Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America celebrates commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska

Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America celebrates commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska
Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America celebrates commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska
Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America celebrates commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska
Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America celebrates commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska

On 9 August 2019, commemoration day of St. Herman of Alaska was celebrated at St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church in-the-Fields, the Representation of the Orthodox Church in America to Moscow Patriarchate.

Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, OCA, and Bishop Dionisy of Voskresensk, first Patriarchal vicar for Moscow, ROC, officiated.

Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

On Sunday, July 30/ August 11, 2019, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, above the God-receiving Cave, where our Lord Jesus Christ was born in the flesh.

This Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the centenary completion since the foundation of Jamaeye, namely the Greek-Orthodox community in Bethlehem, whose parish Church is the Basilica.

Commemoration of our Holy Father John the New Hozevite

On Saturday, July 28/ August 10, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Holy Father John the New Hozevite from Romania at the Holy Monastery of his ascetic life, the ancient Monastery of Hozeva, which is located by the bank of brook Chorath, near Jericho.

On this day, primarily the Church of Jerusalem, but also the Church of Romania commemorate Saint John the New Hozevite, who came in the Holy Land from Romania in mid- 20th century and lived an ascetic life in Holy Monasteries of the river Jordan district and in that of Saints George and John the Hozevites. Due to his marvelous signs he was canonized a Saint by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 2016.

Feast in Monastery of the Holy Panteleimon in the Old City of Jerusalem

On Friday, July 27/ August 9, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy Glorious Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon at his Holy Monastery which is located between the Patriarchate and Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. On this day the Church rends a special honour to the commemoration of Saint Panteleimon who came from Nicomedia by an idolater father named Eustorgios and a Christian mother named Euvouli, from whom he was taught the sacred scriptures.

Jerusalem: Feast of the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeve

On Thursday, July 26/ August 8, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeve at the chapel of the Holy Monastery of St. Basil, where the icon of the Saint is being kept. The Saint confessed Christ in Rome, was tortured and beheaded during the reign of Emperor Anthony in the year 140 A.D.

In honour of the Saint, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the morning of the feast by Priest Nikitas and Archdeacon Mark, under the chanting of nuns with the participation of monks, nuns and laity. At the end of the Divine Liturgy the good keeper of the Monastery reverend Abbess Thecla offered a reception to all present at the hegoumeneion.