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January 8, 2020

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His Excellency Bishop Theophilectus, the Patriarchal Agent in the city of Bethlehem, the pastor of this city, received the kindness of the Governor of Bethlehem Governorate, the most respected Major General Kamel Hamid, the leaders of the security and police in the city of Bethlehem, and the directors and staff of the state in the city of Bethlehem, where they presented their congratulations to the Orthodox parish on the occasion of Eid The Glorious Christmas, and His Eminence thanked the Governor, the motorists and the attendees, His Excellency Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) for preserving and caring for him with the Palestinian leadership, and all the gentlemen of safety incidents in this country, and their recommendations to preserve the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Christian in general Palestine.

It also gives many thanks from his kindness, from the Presidency Office, from the office of the President in Bethlehem, and from the pioneer of services in the city of Meat, as well as officers, seizure, seizure, control, seizure, seizure and control of aircraft, medical and medical services, liaison and nature in the city of Bethlehem for the services of the parish and the associations that he established during their serious, wonderful and distinguished work In this year, to secure Christmas, and to show relations with the world in the most pompous, praised for success and great effort. Image and make it an example to be followed globally.

In his speech of kindness, he conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the President and the leadership to the security services and government agencies in Bethlehem to the sovereignty of the Bishop and the Orthodox parish, and expressed his joy and pride in ideas and satisfaction with the leading brothers present in the embrace of the Church of the Nativity in such a blessing of the Sunnah with its symbolism and patriotism on the world level, And securing them and their dwellings on the go, housing, dwellings, dwellings, dwellings, space, space, space, space, a large area, thanks to Bishop Theophilectus, the pastor of the city of Bethlehem and its patriarchal agent, who, with his distinguished and permanent presence and coordination in the city, works to contain the crises and make the work that everyone aspires to. , His full support for the work done by the Sovereign of the Pastures of the Holy City.


About the office of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity – Bethlehem


January 8, 2020

Second Christmas Mass from the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity 1/8/2020 His Eminence Archbishop Theophilectus, the Patriarchal Agent in Bethlehem, presided over a great celebration in the presence of Mr. Michael Freij, President of the National Orthodox Charitable Society and members of the Society’s governing body, and Mr. Maher Canawati assisted the priests of the Orthodox parish in the city of Bethlehem, where the holy Orthodox Church returns on the second day of Christmas for the feast of the Mother of the Virgin Mary. Then, immediately after the Mass, His Eminence Bishop Theophilectus, the pastor of this city, accepted the congratulations of his parishioners in the monastery hall. For the office of the Roman Orthodox Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem1/8/2020.

January 7, 2020

Christmas breakfast ceremonies 1/7/2020

In the ancient Roman monastery.

The Church of the Nativity of the Roman Orthodox Church.

About the Church of the Nativity Greek Orthodox office


January 7, 2020

Midnight Mass at Christmas from the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.For the Roman Orthodox Church of the Nativity office1/7/2020

January 6, 2020

Christmas Gala Dinner 1/6/2020


His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all the works of Palestine and Jordan, received the President of the State of Palestine, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen, “may God keepers”, where he held a dinner in his honor in the Greek Orthodox Monastery Hall in the Church of the Nativity in the presence of a representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan His Excellency the Minister of State, Mr. Sami Al-Dawood, and his accompanying delegation, and the Prime Minister, Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh and the Consul General of Greece Hristos

Sofianopoulos, the Governor, Major General Kamel Hamid and Ramzi Khoury, Chairman of the Supreme Presidential Committee for Churches Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, Ms. , Leaders of the security services from Ramallah, and a commander The region, His Excellency Brigadier General Nader, Bethlehem Police Director, Brigadier General Tariq Al Hajj, Human Rights Officer, Brigadier Salim Al Qaisi, Director of Intelligence, Brigadier Hilal Abdel Haq, Director of Preventive Security, Military and Civil Liaison, Medical and Military Services and Civil Defense, a number of Palestinian ministers and officials and a large number of Orthodox parishioners in the city Bethlehem, and the banquet included a speech by His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas “Abu Mazen” Where he welcomed the attendees and congratulated everyone on the arrival of Christmas, according to the eastern calendar. In his speech, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III welcomed his Excellency and the representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the guests and the attendees, and praised President Mahmoud Abbas, the political and national leader of the Palestinian people and his wise policy, and said: We meet today in the cradle of Christ from which the light was emitted, the light of the world, the land of the Redeemer, to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Messenger of Love. And peace, in a land that yearns for peace, and under the leadership of its primary concern is to achieve peace to ensure a bright future for its people, who sacrificed a long time for their dignity and freedom and the realization of his legitimate dream of independence and self-determination.We believe that we are able to make peace and live by its requirements, no matter how difficult it is. This imposes on us a transcendence that raises us above the limits of our self, so we transcend them, so that we are able to look at the other as God looks to him, and accept the other as God accepts him, so that we realize and achieve justice and truth for us and others. It is Christmas this year and the Middle East region suffers regional tensions and conflicts. In Lebanon, the Lebanese are protesting the country’s deteriorating economic conditions, and in Syria, Christmas carries the hope that the country will witness a way out of the current impasse and that the next year will be a year of security and safety for Syrians with all their political, ethnic and religious affiliations, far from foreign interference. Yemen is still moving ahead with its internal war, which we pray for it to end as soon as possible. We also call on the Creator to give Iraq and Libya the stability it lost years

On the bright side, we celebrate in the Holy Land the legal victory achieved by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the battle of defending the properties of Bab Al-Khalil in Jerusalem within the context of successive battles that the “Mother of Churches” wages to preserve its capabilities and the authentic Christian presence in the Holy Land, especially the city of Jerusalem, which God blessed. And adhere to protecting the pilgrim’s route between the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Church of the Nativity, between the place of Christ’s birth and the place of his crucifixion. We also celebrate the birth of Christ today and have completed important housing projects in Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala, and we are looking forward in 2020 to implementing a housing project that includes 400 apartments and a shopping mall in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, as we have been working on obtaining the necessary licenses since For years, this huge project will limit immigration from the Holy City and contribute to strengthening the steadfastness of its people. In the same context, we are preparing this year for the restoration of the St. Mitri School building in the Old City, to provide a comfortable atmosphere for the school’s students and to preserve its historic building, in addition to dozens of charitable projects on which our patriarch is based with the support of its children in particular and society in general. The doors of the Patriarchate will always remain open to the people of our parish and to the general Palestinian and Jordanian peoples, Muslims and Christians.

In addition to our effective local role and conveying the voice of Jerusalem to the world, the Greek Orthodox Jerusalem Patriarchate is playing its historical role on the international Orthodox level as well, so our patriarch opened its doors to host our brothers, heads of international Orthodox Churches to meet in our second home in Amman under the shadow of the Hashemite Custodian of Islamic and Christian holy sites. Your brother, Your Excellency, the President, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, to discuss the issues of global Orthodox unity that we believe in strengthening our faith, and in losing it, a decrease in our faith.

Christ became flesh, was born, and dwelt among us, as the Gospel of John 14: 1 says, so let us rejoice, rejoice and worship the great mystery of God according to Ephesians 5: 32 that appeared among us. The message of Christmas is a message of love, humility, peace and a convergence of hearts. The living and fruits of love endure through a sincere relationship and reconciliation between man and his Creator, and between man and his fellow man, through a relationship of reconciliation and frankness between man and himself. This reconciliation, in its three dimensions, fills the human heart with peace, the peace of God that comes from above, which helps the person deal with the daily living pressures and life’s difficulties to meet the challenges of the age with wisdom and love. The sublime peace, which we all seek, enables the believer, with the support of divine grace, to deal properly with economic, political and social crises.

Christmas is the feast of joy, and joy is to find strength through forgiveness and love in tears, to reap success from the fall, and to achieve the ascension from humility and holiness, as Christmas is the feast of joy based on the rock of faith.

In the name of the Mother of Churches and their Children, we wish your Excellency a glorious Christmas full of holiness and love, and a blessed New Year full of goodness, blessing and peace. We thank your Excellency for the glorious Christmas message that had a great impact on our souls and hearts.

In conclusion, we cannot but extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Chairman of the Supreme Presidential Committee for Churches Affairs and its Chairman, His Excellency Minister Dr. Ramzi Khoury. And the President of the Presidential Office, Mrs. Intisar Amara, the presidential protocol, ceremonies, leaders of the brigades and members of the security services, without exception, for their fatigue, watchfulness, and their contribution to the success of this year’s glorious birthdays.

With the angels we sing and praise God, saying: “Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good people” (Luke 2:14. For his part, the Jordanian guest conveyed the congratulations of His Majesty King Abdullah II, stressing Jordan’s role in defending and preserving the Christian and Islamic holy places in the Holy Land. ” Through all legal means, he affirmed His Majesty’s support for the establishment of the Palestinian state and for the Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate rights, and he extended congratulations on the occasion of Christmas holidays to all the parishes.

His Beatitude presented a random gift from the work of the people of this holy city to His Excellency the President, and another gift to His Majesty the King, His Excellency Sami Al-Daoud and his country the Prime Minister and Mr. Ramzi Khoury.


For the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity office 1/6/2020

January 6, 2020

Ceremonial Christmas lunch 1/6/2020 at the Al-Rum Al-Ameri Monastery, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity .About the Church of the Nativity Greek Orthodox office6/1/2019.

January 6, 2020

A welcoming ceremony for His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III in Bethlehem

The official reception ceremony for Patriarch Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all the works of Palestine and Jordan in the city of Bethlehem

For the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity office 1/6/2020.

July 13, 2016

During his last visit to Indonesia on 7/13/2016, which lasted for two weeks, businessman Maher Canawati met with several official governmental and civil bodies and clerics, the most important of which was the presence of Mr. Maher Canawati, one of the meetings related to the encouragement and support of the Indonesian President, in the presence of a number of senior statesmen, government and ministers during the meeting Mr. Maher was able to speak to the Indonesian President, that he is one of the Palestinian citizens and we came to support you, Mr. President, and despite the heavy presence of attendance and security, the Indonesian President approached Mr. Maher and expressed to him his love for the Palestinian people and his continuous support for President Abu Mazen.
An official invitation was sent to Mr. Maher from the Indonesian side on 08/17/3016 to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence Day in the Al-Rasi Palace in Jakarta.

April 14, 2016

Businessman and member of the Bethlehem municipality, Mr. Maher Canawati, inaugurates the garden of Dr. Kamal Abdel Nasser Hospital
The inauguration took place on Sunday April 24 2016, when female students from the Open University and the Youth Action Center Lailak joint initiative to create a garden for the women’s department in Kamal Abdel Nasser Hospital “Psychiatric Hospital”. This initiative aims to work to integrate the beneficiaries of this section into normal and healthy life. And working to create an appropriate atmosphere for women residing to roam in this park, and thus help create a psychological atmosphere suitable for this category.
Here, I would like to thank those who contributed to the success of this project, especially the sisters, students of Al-Quds Open University, the Center for Youth Action, Lailak, the management of Kamal Abdel Nasser Hospital, and the local community who contributed financially and morally to the success of this project. We wish a speedy recovery to the hospital residents.

September 4, 2015

My dreams defy borders … my vision changes reality … On my recent visit to Indonesia and during my meeting with the most widespread Indonesian station, they told me that I have achieved tangible success in attracting tourism to the Holy Land and you are working hard in Indonesia and neighboring countries to invite its citizens to visit Palestine and focus at the present time On Islamic tourism, my people’s response was in need of your peoples … Your sanctities in my country need you to protect them.
I thank all those who supported me for the success of all my visits to Indonesia, especially the Palestinian ambassador to Indonesia, the friends in the Indonesian