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His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem

Of His Beatitude Theophilos III,
Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine

His Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine,
Syria, Arabia, and beyond the Jordan River, Kana of Galilee and Holy Sion,
Theophilos III.

Date of Enthronement
9th - 22nd November 2005

BIOGRAPHY - English

BIOGRAPHY - Greek


Church Clergy

Very Reverend Father Luke Matar   Reverend Father Nicolas Matar

The Very Reverend Father Luke MatarReverend Father Nicolas Matar

Church Liturgy

Our Divine Liturgy is spoken in Arabic, English and Greek.

Matins: 9:00am Sunday morning 

Divine Liturgy: 10:00am Sunday morning.

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Gospels & Epistles Reading: January - December 2017

1-15-17: Sunday before Epiphany - The Reading is from Mark 1:1-8
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8

1-29-17: Zachus Sunday The Gospel: From St. Luke 19:1-10
The Lord will give strength to His people. Bring to the Lord, O ye children of God
The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15
 

February
2-5-17: Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
The Reading is from Luke 18:9-14
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15


2-12-17: Sunday of Prodigal Son
The Reading is from Luke 15:11-32
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

2-19-17: Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13;9:1-2

March
3-5-17: Sunday of Orthodoxy
The Reading is from John 1:43-51
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:24-26,32-40


3-12-17: Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from Mark 2:1-12
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3

3-19-17: Sunday of the Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6

3-26-17: Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20

April
4-2-17: Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

The Reading is from Mark 10:32-45

The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

4-9-17: Palm Sunday
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9
The Reading is from John 12:1-18

4-16-17: Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8

4-23-17: Thomas Sunday
The Reading is from John 20:19-31
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20


4-30-17: Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday
The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7

May
5-7-17: Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42

5-14-17: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
The Reading is from John 4:5-42
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15


5-21-17: Sunday of the Blind Man
The Reading is from John 9:1-38
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34


5-28-17: Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18,28-36


June

6-4-17: Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
The Reading is from John 7:37-52; 8:12
The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11


6-11-17: All Saints
The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2


6-18-17: 2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 2:10-16


6-25-17: 3rd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-11


July

7-2-17: 4th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:5-13
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 6:18-23


7-9-17: 5th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 10:1-10


7-16-17: 6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14


7-23-17: 7th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 15:1-7


7-30-17: 8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17


August

8-6-17: 8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:22-34
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17


8-13-17: 10th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16


8-20-17: 11th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 18:23-35
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 9:2-12


8-27-17: 12th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 19:16-26
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 15:1-11


September

9-3-17: 13th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 21:33-42
The Reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 16:13-24


9-10-17: 14th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 22:1-14
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 1:21-2-4


9-17-17: 15th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 22:35-46
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

9-24-17: 16th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 25:14-30
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

October
10-1-17: 1st Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:21-28
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1


10-8-17: 2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11


10-15-17: 3rd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9


10-22-17: 4th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19


10-29-17: Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20

November
11-5-17: 5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18


11-12-17: 6th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10


11-19-17: 7th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:41-56
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22


11-26-17: St. John Chrysostom Sunday
The Reading is from John 10:9-16
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:26;8-2

December
12-3-17: 8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 5:8-19


12-10-17: 9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 13:10-17
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-17


12-24-17: 11th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 14:16-24; Matthew 22:14
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11