Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate

On Sunday April 23/May 6, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Sunday of the Samaritan woman at the shrine of Jacob’s well in Nablus of Samaria. This feast commemorates the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord and the revelation that “He is the Messiah, God is spirit and those who worship Him should do so in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:264-26). This revelation made her believe in the Lord, and consequently led to her martyrdom as well as that of her family, sons and brothers, and thus she is honoured by the Church as Foteini the Great Martyr.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus

On 5 May 2018, His Beatitude Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus received Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), who arrived in Cyprus with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Estonian Church to elect primate May 29

The Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has chosen candidates for its next primate and announced that the first hierarch will be chosen at its upcoming May 29th session.

The Minister of Education of Jordan visits the Patriarchate

On Thursday April 20/May 3, 2018, the Minister of Education of Jordan Mr. Nabie Shekem visited the Patriarchate, escorted by his associates and Mr. Anuar Hatib.

The Minister and his escort were warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers.

New Violation of the Holy Zion Chapel

On Mid-Pentecost Wednesday, April 19/May 2, 2018, radical fanatics from the Yesiva Synagogue by David’s Tomb violated the railing and wire mesh of the chapel-catacomb at the outdoor area of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Priest School of Zion of the Patriarchate, and entered illegally, refusing to leave.

The transgressors were removed from the premises by the Israeli Police of Jerusalem with great difficulty, due to their strong resistance.