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Coronavirus: Greek Orthodox Church forgoes Easter Via Dolorosa procession

The clerics were granted entry to the building, and soon afterwards the sound of prayers could be heard from within.

Muslim women spread Christmas holiday cheer in the Gaza Strip

Though most of Gaza's 2 million population are Muslim, around 1,000 are Christian, mostly Greek Orthodox, who celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7.

David Bitan in Knesset on February 5, 2018.
MK Bitan promises legislation to resolve Church land property crisis

In recent years, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem sold more than 50 hectares to private investors and developers.

The Golden Gate also known as the Mercy Gate (R) and the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosques
Patriarchate files new indictment over ongoing land spat in Old City

It cited new evidence that includes recordings and forged documentation in bid to overturn the Supreme Court decision in June

Greek Patriarch Theophilus III delivers a speech and prayer to reclaim leased property sold to Jews
Patriarch calls for day of prayer to reclaim Old City bldgs. sold to Jews

“We cannot remain silent while access to our Holy Sites is threatened and the hope of a lasting peace is diminished,” the Greek Patriarch Theophilus III said on Thursday.

Court rejects church appeal over Old City properties

When the sales were made public in 2005 Patriarch Irenaios was forced from office by Greek Orthodox officials and replaced by current Patriarch Theophilos III.

Pilgrims enter the Jordan River during the celebration of the Epiphany, Friday January 18 2019
IN PICTURES: Epiphany celebration by the Jordan River

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III leads the ceremony.

The history of celebrating Christmas in ancient Greek Catholic villages

Each year ahead of Christmas, villagers deck the streets with vivid displays of color, in a bid not only to celebrate the holiday but also in hopes of attracting tourists.

Father Gabriel Naddaf
Father Naddaf is subject of year-long police investigation

According to Israeli media, police recommend the case be closed.

dome of the rock temple mount
Government backs bill that says Jerusalem not for sale

The new bill will make land leased by JNF and sub-leased by the Greek Orthodox Church property of the state.

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