Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Coat of arms

Founder

The Apostles

Independence

Apostolic Era

Recognition

Orthodox

Primate

Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, Syria, beyond the Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion Theophilos III.

Headquarters

Jerusalem, Israel

Territory

Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, The Gulf States (except Kuwait).

Possessions

United States,

South America

Language

Arabic, Greek, English

Adherents

Estimated 130,000 People[1]

Website

http://www.jerusalem-patriarchate.info/

The Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem (Greek: Πατριαρχεῖον Ἱεροσολύμων Patriarcheîon Hierosolýmōn, Arabic كنيسة الروم الأرثوذكس في القدس), also known as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Communion, with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem as its head. It 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 (Acts 2:1-41). From Jerusalem the Gospel of Christ was spread to the world. This church is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is also often called “Σιωνίτις Εκκλησία” (Greek: Sionitis Ecclesia, i.e. the “Church of Zion”). There are about 100,000 Orthodox Christians in the Holy Land, most of them Palestinians.

From: Wikipedia



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