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  Orthodox Church of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, properly called the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, is regarded by Orthodox Christians as the mother church of all of Christendom, because it was in Jerusalem that the Church was established on the day of Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Church of Jerusalem remains the custodian of many of the holy sites in Jerusalem and environs, sometimes jointly with Roman Catholic or Coptic or Armenian Orthodox Christians.
On August 22, 2005, the Holy Synod of the Church of Jerusalem unanimously elected Theofilos III, the former Archbishop of Tabor, as the 141st Patriarch of Jerusalem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orthodox_Church_of_Jerusalem   (380 words)

 The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Jerusalem Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Jerusalem Church is a cradle of Christianity, mother of Christian Churches, a keeper of sacred treasures for Christianity of the Sacred Earth where Christ the Savior lived, taught and made act of expiation of the world.
The greatest relics of the Jerusalem Church are Golgotha and God's Coffin in a temple of the Resurrection.
The Patriarchal residence is in Jerusalem; the patriarchal temple is the Resurrection cathedral (Jerusalem).
www.patriarchalexii2.ru /en/history/ourtime/Jerusalem.html   (425 words)

 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, or ROCOR) is a jurisdiction of Eastern Orthodoxy formed in response against the policy of bolsheviks with respect to religion in the Soviet Union soon after the Russian Revolution.
On September 13, 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia established a Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, the foundation of ROCOR.
In November of 1922, Russian Orthodox in North America held a synod and elected Metropolitan Platon as the primate of an autonomous Russian exarchate in the Americas.
russian-orthodox-church-outside-russia.biography.ms   (493 words)

 Orthodox Parish Web Sites
A Diocese of the Church of Constantinople (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
An Archdiocese of the Church of Constantinople (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Representation Church of the OCA to the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate
www.aggreen.net /parishes/find_parishes.html   (1131 words)

 Greek Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I believe that the church, or the archbishop, uses a flag which is red with a yellow cross and four golden firesteels (B like symbols) in the four quarters (the ones near the hoist are regular Bs the ones in the fly are inverted).
Churches in the North display the Patriarchate fl double-headed eagle (another Byzantine symbol - after all the Patriarch's title is at least as old as the Byzantine Empire and was closely connected to it).
In the Orthodox Church there are 15 independent church units (Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Russia, Greece, Rumania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland, USA, Cyprus, Georgia), each with his own Patriarch or Archbishop.
www.fotw.net /flags/gr-ortho.html   (1565 words)

 Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ethiopian Orthodox church is the oldest of all Eastern Christianities (although Armenians would argue it).
Sometimes Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church is called Copic, which is due to the fact that till the early fifties the head of Ethiopian church was selected in Alexandria, Egypt and this tradition was changed under Haile Sellassie.
The great dependence of the church on the state is generally believed to be the prime cause of these defects.
sellassie.ourfamily.com /culture/church.html   (1730 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Greek Orthodox church mired in Jerusalem land row
The properties were allegedly sold by the church's treasurer in Jerusalem, Nicholas Papadimas, before he disappeared when he was charged in Greece with stealing church funds in a separate case.
The Greek Orthodox church, which has about 100,000 followers in the holy land, is the richest church in the region and the second largest landowner in Jerusalem after the Israeli state.
The Greek foreign ministry dispatched a delegation to Jerusalem yesterday to investigate the sale in an attempt to prevent a further deterioration in relations between the church leadership and Palestinians who say it is working in league with the Israelis.
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/Story/0,2763,1442923,00.html   (811 words)

 EOC Rolls over to preserve Political Power
Orthodox clerics supporting Irineos' removal -- represented by six bishops at the synod -- claim they already have voted to remove him as patriarch and sought the endorsement of the pan-Orthodox synod representing the highest authority in the Orthodox church.
The Greek Orthodox patriarchate of Beit-ul-Moqaddas was thrown into crisis in mid-March after reports emerged that the church had sold a large tract of politically-sensitive land in the Old City to ideologically-motivated Jewish investors.
The Greek Orthodox hierarchy, mainly Greek nationals, are the last of the major historic churches in Jerusalem yet to succumb to the PLO's 'indigenization' process.
exorthodoxforchrist.com /eoc_rolls_over_to_preserve_political_power.htm   (6433 words)

 Eastern Orthodox Church organization biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Eastern Orthodox Churches are a communion comprising the collective body of sixteen separate autocephalous hierarchical churches that recognize each other as "canonical" Orthodox Christian churches.
At the beginning of the 11th century, the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church was ruled by five patriarchs: those of Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.
These Churches are resistant to what they perceive as the errors of Modernism and Ecumenism in mainstream Orthodoxy, but they do not consider themselves schismatic; they do refrain from co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy with the mainline Orthodox Churches while they remain fully within the canonical boundaries of the Church, i.e.
eastern-orthodox-communion.biography.ms   (649 words)

The Russian Orthodox Church was represented by Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna Juvenaly, who at one time attended the enthronement of Patriarch Diodoros.
At the same time Patriarch Alexy expressed confidence that the Jerusalem Orthodox Church has found in the deceased Patriarch "the one who continuously prays before God about the pacification of enmity and hatred, about the accession of love and mutual understanding and about salvation of his faithful children".
Patriarch Alexy reminded, that at the invitation of His Beatitude Diodoros the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches gathered in the jubilee year to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on the place of birth of the Saviour of the world.
www.pravoslavie.ru /english/mainnews001222.htm   (581 words)

 Jerusalem Faith Leaders to Address Arab American Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WASHINGTON DC- Leaders of the four major Christian Churches in Jerusalem will join The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation for a press briefing on Friday, October 22, to launch a weekend-long conference, "Holy Land Christians Rooted in Bonds of Peace," addressing the progress and challenges facing the Holy Land's Christian population.
Riah Abu El-Assal, Bishop, Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and The Middle East; the Rt.
Munib Younan, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jerusalem and Archimandrite Innokentios representing the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem will address concerns over the exodus of indigenous Christians from the Holy Land and activities Western Christians may undertake to support this dwindling community.
www.hcef.org /hcef/includes/news/print.cfm/ID/1166.cfm   (471 words)

 Talk:Orthodox Church of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is this Church the same entity as Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem?
It's the church that patriarch is the head of.
Same relationship as between Pope and Roman Catholic Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Orthodox_Church_of_Jerusalem   (64 words)

 Orthodox Church leaders dismiss Jerusalem patriarch -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Orthodox Church leaders decided to dismiss Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch, Irineos I, who is accused of authorizing the sale of some church land in the old city of Jerusalem to Jewish investors.
The decision came during a meeting of representatives of 12 main Orthodox Churches in a rare synod, headed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, to rule on Irineos's fate.
Israel seized East Jerusalem in 1967 and annexed it in 1981.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=8378   (545 words)

 Orthodox churches
Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and all Africa
The Diocese of the Armenian Church in North America was established in 1898 by Catholicos Mkrtich I, Catholicos of All Armenians to oversee the spiritual and cultural needs of the newly established Armenian communities in the United States and Canada.
The head of the church is the Catholicos of the East, headquartered in Kottayam, Kerala (India).
www.ecumenism.net /denom/orthodox.htm   (1195 words)

 ummah.com forum - Church supports martyrdom
The spokesman of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Father 'Atalla Hanna, who is a Palestinian Arab, stated his own and the Church's support for suicide attacks and for all forms of Palestinian resistance to the occupation.
Rauf Abu Jaber, head of the Greek Orthodox Organization in Jordan, said that the decision to dismiss Hanna because of his political positions was inappropriate, and that by so doing, Patriarch Irineios I had capitulated to the Israeli government.
Churches have a hierarchy, and this priest was not speaking for his Church, but for himself.
www.ummah.net /forum/printthread.php?t=21543   (4518 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: BISHOPS - Greek Orthodox church elects Eirenos I for Jerusalem - Brief Article
BISHOPS of the Greek Orthodox church have elected a new patriarch of Jerusalem.
The Greek-born bishop moved to Jerusalem in 1953 and graduated from the theological seminary of the church a decade later.
Church officials estimate that some 100,000 followers of the Greek Orthodox church live in Jerusalem.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_37_37/ai_78545400   (227 words)

 War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The highest decision-making body of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem fired Patriarch Irineos I on Friday over his suspected involvement in the sale of church land to Jewish investors, a church official said.
Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem announced Thursday that they were breaking off all contact with Patriarch Irineos I because of suspicions of corruption, and that they considered him dismissed.
"This is an internal affair of the church of Jerusalem," the cleric said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
www.christusrex.org /www1/news/haaretz-5-7-05a.html   (545 words)

 The Greek Orthodox Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Greek Orthodox Museum is located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City.
The Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem is viewed as the “Mother Church,” according to Greek Orthodox Christianity.
The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem is considered holy because, according to the gospel, Jerusalem is the place where the spirit of Jesus Christ descended upon the disciples.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/Greek_Orthodox.html   (130 words)

 Greek Orthodox leader fired in Jerusalem - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jerusalem, Israel, May. 7 (UPI) -- The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has fired Patriarch Irineos I over his suspected involvement in the sale of church land to Jewish investors.
Church leaders had announced Thursday that they were breaking off all contact with Patriarch Irineos I because of suspicions of corruption, and that they considered him dismissed.
The church denied any long-term lease had been signed, but one church official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a 99-year lease had been signed.
washingtontimes.com /upi-breaking/20050507-045224-5419r.htm   (203 words)

 Catholic Answers Forums - Orthodox clergy assault Catholics at Jerusalem shrine
Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - This morning (Monday), at about eleven o'clock in the morning, dozens of Greek Orthodox monks, led by their Patriarch Ireneos (which means “peaceful”), rampaged through parts of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre Basilica in Jerusalem, assaulting police and attacking the Franciscan Friars.
The Franciscan Friars represent the Catholic Church at this holiest Shrine of Christendom, commemorating the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ.
I'd agree the Orthodox Patriarchate is in the wrong on a couple of counts; in its treatment of the Ethiopians when they lost documents in a fire which showed their historical use of some of the spaces and they were thrown out, and, in its continuing prohibition against native Palestinian Orthodox becoming bishops.
forums.catholic.com /printthread.php?t=16295   (13334 words)

Click here for a friendly reminder from the Orthodox Christian Church in Jerusalem that Arab fanatacism directed against Jews is not confined to the Islamic Arabs but also includes the Christian Arab world.
Another attack in Jerusalem against the infidels by a demented member of the Oprah certified religion of peace and love.
Jerusalem's worst suicide attack in six years has taken the lives of 19 and wounded over 40 others.
occamstoothbrush.blogspot.com /2002_06_16_occamstoothbrush_archive.html   (3136 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He has been dismissed by all Orthodox Churches," said Asilios, who is ranked the first metropolitan in the hierarchy of the Jerusalem Patriarchate.
The decision came after Irineos I refused a proposal by the Istanbul Synod of 12 sister churches and patriarchates to resign voluntarily, the Metropolitan of Petra, Cornelios, said.
His supporters claim the Holy Synod in Jerusalem cannot decide on a dismissal unless the patriarch himself calls the meeting, loses his mental capacities or violates the teachings of the Church.
www.anatolia.com /h.asp?i=42559   (658 words)

 Dhimmi Watch: Athens opposes 'Arabisation' of Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem
What was a survival tactic for Churches (Catholic and Eastern rites) has become over time epitomized by the stockholm syndrome, where the dhimmi identifies with the oppressor, much like Michel Aflaq (once a Christian Arab) did when he joined with a Muslim Arab to create the Ba'ath (Renaissance) Party (Aflaq subsequently converted to Islam).
The total population of Jerusalem in 1850 was 15,000.
The Eastern Orthodox Church in Arabic-speaking lands has a long and deep root in the indigenous population; while in 'Eretz Yisroel,it was ethnically Greek only in its hierarchy and a portion of its laity.
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/005490.php   (2119 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Jerusalem's Greek Church names patriarch
The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem named a new patriarch to replace Irineos I, who was sacked over an alleged land deal with Jews in Arab East Jerusalem that sparked a church crisis.
He replaces Irineos, who was ousted in May by the church's Holy Land hierarchy as patriarch and demoted to monk over the alleged leasing of church property to Jewish investors in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as capital of a future state.
Under church law, any new patriarch must be approved by the three governments under whose jurisdiction the church's flock lives.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=17865   (654 words)

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