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The Melkite Watchman

Melkite Patriarch Gregorios III of AntiochThis page contains a collection of Pastoral Letters of His Beatitude, Gregorios III, Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem together with some news accounts in which he is mentioned.

The Melkite Patriarch of Antioch is based in Damascus, Syria. Melkites are Greek Catholics (Byzantine Catholics) and are Greek Orthodox Christians who entered into full communion with Rome in 1729. There are about 1.6 million Melkites worldwide, of which about 90% living in the Middle East.

Website of the Melkite Patriarchate: http://www.pgc-lb.org
 


1. Lent Letter from Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
From Gregorios, Servant of Jesus Christ, by the Grace of God Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, to the Bishops, members of our Holy Synod, to our sons ...
Created on 25 February 2014
2. Patriarch Gregorios III hopes refugees will remain in Middle East
(News of the Christian East)
CWN - Syria’s leading Catholic prelate has voiced misgivings about refugee programs that are helping Christian families from Syria resettle in the West, saying that it is better if they remain in the ...
Created on 29 January 2014
3. Jubilee celebration at the Cathedral of the Dormition in Alexandria
(News of the Christian East)
Alexandria, 27 January 2014 On the evening of Sunday 19 January 2014, His Beatitude Gregorios III (Laham), Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, ...
Created on 28 January 2014
4. Patriarchial Appeal to Muslim Religious Leaders on the eve of Geneva 2
(News of the Christian East)
... for peace: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." With my affection and great regard   + Gregorios Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of ...
Created on 20 January 2014
5. From His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III on the eve of the Geneva 2 Conference
(News of the Christian East)
... Muslim-Christian dialogue, prosperity and progress in all the Arab countries that we love. Let us pray: God of Peace, Grant peace to our countries! +Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch ...
Created on 16 January 2014
6. Patriarch Gregorios III: Call to pray for Syria on the eve of the Geneva 2 Conference
(News of the Christian East)
... r country! With my affection and blessing +Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and Jerusalem  ...
Created on 16 January 2014
7. Updated list of churches and monasteries and shrines damaged in the Syrian crisis (22 Dec 2013)
(News of the Christian East)
... sques, homes and villages be destroyed in order to end the war on Syria?! With my love and my blessing   +Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and Je ...
Created on 22 December 2013
8. Patriarch Gregorios III’s Damascus Journal for 17-19 December 2013
(News of the Christian East)
... in Damascus: one hundred and twenty persons were present. After a meditation, Patriarch Gregorios III (who was in fact the only patriarch present) invited all the bishops there to speak to the assembly ...
Created on 21 December 2013
9. Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, for the Feast of the Nativity 2013
(News of the Christian East)
... ; + Gregorios III                                     &nbs ...
Created on 19 December 2013
10. A list of churches and monasteries and shrines damaged in the Syrian crisis 22-11-13
(News of the Christian East)
... d my blessing   +Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and Jerusalem  ...
Created on 18 December 2013
11. Patriarch Gregorios III: Why attack places of worship, and especially churches?
(News of the Christian East)
...  we deserve due to our sins.   With my love and blessing + Gregorios III Patriarch  ...
Created on 18 December 2013
12. Statement of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Syria
(News of the Christian East)
Liqaa Center - Rabweh (Lebanon) 6/12/2013 The Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Syria, presided over by Patriarch Gregorios III, met in special session with Cardinal Robert Sarah, President ...
Created on 09 December 2013
13. Melkite Patriarch greets Pope as Simon of Cyrene
(News of the Christian East)
... Middle East without Christians. The Church needs the heritage of the Christian East. Gregorios III: We bring filial greetings from a Church proud to be in full communion with the See of Peter, a Church ...
Created on 01 December 2013
14. Sardinia will welcome Gregorios III Laham
(News of the Christian East)
... bishops from all continents and faithful from all over the world will participate. On the same day, His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch, and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem ...
Created on 01 December 2013
15. Melkite Patriarch: stop arming Islamist Syrian rebels
(News of the Christian East)
... and freedom,” the Patriarch commented. Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Birth of the Islamic Front. Patriarch Gregorios III: they certainly ...
Created on 25 November 2013
16. Meeting of Pope Francis with the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs, Assembly of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
(News of the Christian East)
Gregorios III: “Frank, constructive conversations for the good of our Churches.” Vatican City - Last Thursday 21 November 2013, the Feast of the Presentation of the Mother of God in the Temple, was the ...
Created on 25 November 2013
17. Address of Patriarch Gregorios III To Pope Francis
(News of the Christian East)
... Churches and problems of justice and peace. Thank you, Most Holy Father, + Gregorios III, Patriarch        ...
Created on 25 November 2013
18. Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes Patriarch Gregorios to Lambeth Palace
(News of the Christian East)
Thursday 24th October 2013 The Archbishop met and prayed with His Beatitude during his UK visit to raise awareness for Syria Archbishop Justin embraces Patriarch Gregorios in his study at Lambeth ...
Created on 02 November 2013
19. Interview with Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch
(News of the Christian East)
John Pontifex interviews Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch at Aid to the Church in Need's UK office. The Patriarch, who is the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, was visiting the UK as the guest-of-honou ...
Created on 02 November 2013
20. Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch's talk at Westminster Event 2013
(News of the Christian East)
Melkite Greek Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch gives a speech at Westminster Cathedral Hall on 22 October 2013 about the situation that Christians in Syria are facing. Video courtesy Aid to the ...
Created on 02 November 2013
Photo Coverage: Patriarch Gregorios III's Trip to the United Kingdom
(News of the Christian East)
Visit to the Aid to the Church in Need's 19 October at Westminster Cathedral and Cathedral Hall His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch was recently the keynote speaker at the Aid to the Churc ...
Created on 02 November 2013
22. Patriarch Gregorios III: Good Wishes for Eid-ul-Adha
(News of the Christian East)
... bring about peace for nations and enable them to enjoy their independence, respecting their right to determine their own future. +Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and ...
Created on 29 October 2013
23. Syria's Christians will endure despite mass exodus, Patriarch Gregorios III proclaims
(News of the Christian East)
...  Syria conflict: Christians 'fleeing homes' (BBC) Gregorios III: Christians do not need Assad to survive (AsiaNews)  ...
Created on 17 October 2013
24. Celebration of 150 years of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in Damascus
(News of the Christian East)
Damascus 29 September 2013 Patriarch Gregorios III presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Dormition in Damascus on Sunday 29 September. The day marked the 150th ...
Created on 03 October 2013
25. Patriarch Gregorios III: Appeal to Arab Countries
(News of the Christian East)
...  in your hands, your hearts and your minds, and deserves all our sacrifices and our love. With the assurance of our love and prayers + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandri ...
Created on 15 September 2013
26. Appeal of His Beatitude Gregorios III regarding Maalula
(News of the Christian East)
... e faith! Long live hope! Long live Maalula! Long live love in Syria! + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 14 September 2013
27. Patriarch Gregorios III: Words of reflection after the events in Ma'alula
(News of the Christian East)
4-7 September 2013 The events in Ma’alula represent an encroachment on the holiest and oldest Christian sites, on Christian heritage and the cradle of Christianity. Each shell aimed at Ma’alula and ...
Created on 14 September 2013
28. Patriarch Gregorios III: Letter to Pope Francis on the Syrian Crisis
(News of the Christian East)
...  + Gregorios III, Patriarch MELKITE GREEK CATHOLIC PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST OF ALEXANDRIA AND OF JERUSALEM  ...
Created on 12 September 2013
29. Patriarch Gregorios III welcomes Obama's choice against military action
(News of the Christian East)
CWN - The leader of the Melkite Catholic Church has welcomed the September 10 speech in which US President Barack Obama backed away from a threat of military action against Syria. “A superpower is such ...
Created on 12 September 2013
30. Saturday, 7 September 2013: Day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria
(News of the Christian East)
... authentic culture of encounter and peace. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!” Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem President of the Assembly of Catholic ...
Created on 03 September 2013
31. Archeparchy of Homs, Hama, and Yabrud: Report on the social, spiritual and economic situation
(News of the Christian East)
... the lack of jobs and the high cost of living ... (We append all necessary statistics.) Financial situation I should like to thank His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III, for his cooperation and ...
Created on 02 September 2013
32. Preliminary Report on Emergency Aid provided by the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Damascus to displaced Syrian families
(News of the Christian East)
... made to the Patriarchate through HB Patriarch Gregorios III Laham and HE Archbishop Joseph Absi, and thanks to the efforts of generous people and competent parishioners. Children of the Patriarchal School ...
Created on 02 September 2013
33. Patriarch Gregorios III: No to foreign military intervention in Syria
(News of the Christian East)
Appeal of H.B. Gregorios III Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church President of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria Prot. N° 412 /2013D Damascus, 30 August 2013 We renew our rejection ...
Created on 02 September 2013
34. The Wisdom of the Attitude of His Holiness the Pope and the Vatican to the Syrian Crisis
(News of the Christian East)
... for a renewed Syria, one country for all its children. + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 02 September 2013
35. Patriarch Gregorios III discusses the appeal of His Holiness Pope Francis for peace in “beloved” Syria
(News of the Christian East)
... eminate Pope Francis' appeal by all means, especially in our parishes and churches. + Gregorios Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 02 September 2013
36. Patriarch Gregorios III: 'Enough with the intervention'
(News of the Christian East)
By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUIT (CNS) -- Syrian-born Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham warned against armed intervention in his country, saying, "It has brought us to the ...
Created on 29 August 2013
37. Patriarch Gregorios III says US strike would be 'criminal'
(News of the Christian East)
CWN - Speaking from Damascus, the leader of the Melkite Catholic Church has told the AsiaNews service that an American-led assault on Syria would be “a criminal act, which will only reap more victims.” ...
Created on 28 August 2013
38. The Crisis in Syria and the Humanitarian Aid Challenge
(News of the Christian East)
Ain Traz Meeting hosted by Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III 1-2 August 2013 Ain Traz - 3 August 2013 Representatives of Aid to the Church in Need, Caritas, Cor Unum, the Good Shepherd ...
Created on 07 August 2013
39. Patriarch Gregorios III Offers Good Wishes for Eid ul Fitr
(News of the Christian East)
... d of peace! + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 07 August 2013
40. Patriarch Gregorios III Visits Austria
(News of the Christian East)
On Thursday 18 July 2013 the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Gregorios III  Laham, resident in Damascus, visited the monastery of St. Florian in Austria. Laham came to collect ...
Created on 22 July 2013
41. The final statement of the Holy Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church - 17-22 06 2013
(News of the Christian East)
Ain Traz 22 June 2013 On the morning of Monday 17 of June 2013 Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, opened the work of the Holy Synod of ...
Created on 09 July 2013
42. Patriarch’s opening address at the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
(News of the Christian East)
Ain Traz - Lebanon June 17, 2013 Protocol 301/2013A Ain Traz 16/06/2013 Speech of Patriarch Gregorios III at the opening of the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Ain Traz - Lebanon June 17, ...
Created on 22 June 2013
43. New Book: Practice on the Spiritual Way of the Divine Liturgy by Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
New Book Announcement #E84 Practice on the Spiritual Way of the Divine Liturgy by Patriarch Gregorios III English translation of the clergy retreat given by His Beatitude in Kevelaer, Germany in ...
Created on 22 June 2013
44. Syrian Patriarch calls for unity among Christians
(News of the Christian East)
Gregorios III Laham with Syrian Delegation in Germany Berlin, 17.06.2013 (KAP) Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham is calling for more unity among Syrian Churches. Right now that the ...
Created on 20 June 2013
45. Appeal of His Beatitude Gregorios III on the Eve of the Second Geneva Conference on Syria
(News of the Christian East)
... d the children of God.” (Matthew 5: 9) May the road to Geneva be Syria’s way to peace! + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 04 June 2013
46. Beirut: Visit by Cardinal Sandri to Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
Bringing hope of peace for Syria Beirut, 26 May 2013 (Apic) - Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, Gregorios III, surrounded by bishops from Lebanon ...
Created on 29 May 2013

 

1. Archimandrite Nicolas Antiba Designated Metropolitan of Bosra, Hauran and Jabal Al Arab
(News of the Christian East)
... charge of the pastoral year. In 2000 His Beatitude Gregorios III appointed him Chancellor of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Rabweh, Lebanon. In 2002 His Beatitude Gregorios III appointed ...
Created on 02 May 2013
2. Call for Solidarity and Prayer (On the Kidnapping of Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna)
(News of the Christian East)
... Eminences Paul Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Alexandretta, and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, of whom we have no news - despite constant efforts at ...
Created on 28 April 2013
3. Appeal of His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem
(News of the Christian East)
... being peacemakers.         + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ...
Created on 13 April 2013
4. Syria: Gregorios III appeals to Pope Francis for help
(News of the Christian East)
Damascus - “Holy Father, be our Saint Simon of Cyrene on the Way of the Cross!” was the appeal made by His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, ...
Created on 04 April 2013
5. Letter to Pope Francis from Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
...   + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem President of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchy in Syria  ...
Created on 31 March 2013
6. Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria, and of Jerusalem for the Feast of Pascha 2013
(News of the Christian East)
... risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and to those in the tombs he has given life. + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem     ...
Created on 26 March 2013
7. Eastern Catholic Patriarchs Meet at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin
(News of the Christian East)
... Pope Francis, their Beatitudes the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs - Nerses Bedros XIX: Catholicos Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church - Gregorios III: Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, of Alexandria ...
Created on 25 March 2013
8. Syria's Christians in peril, Patriarch Gregorios warns Pontiff
(News of the Christian East)
CWN - Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregory II Laham of Antioch has written to Pope Francis, warning him that Christians in the Middle East, and especially in Syria, face immediate dangers. "Interfaith ...
Created on 20 March 2013
9. Appeal of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III for the Protection of Civilians in Syria
(News of the Christian East)
We call upon all local and international leaders to make every effort to protect civilians in Syria. Communities in various parts of Syria have for some time now been the target of indiscriminate shelling ...
Created on 06 March 2013
10. Statement by Patriarch Gregorios III regarding the terrorist attacks in the Mazraa district of Damascus
(News of the Christian East)
... and universal peace." (Address of Pope Benedict XVI, Hall of the Baabda Presidential Palace, Saturday, 15 September 2012) + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Of Alexandria and of ...
Created on 25 February 2013
11. News from Syria and Lebanon
(News of the Christian East)
Rabweh Saturday 9 February 2013 was a busy day in the diary of Patriarch Gregorios III. The day began with His Beatitude celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the church of the Carmelite ...
Created on 18 February 2013
12. Letter of Patriarch Gregorios III for Great and Holy Lent 2013
(News of the Christian East)
Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, For Great and Holy Lent 2013   Gregorios, by the grace ...
Created on 16 February 2013
13. Christmas Letter of Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, For the Feast of the Nativity 2012   Gregorios, by the grace of God, Patriarch ...
Created on 17 December 2012
14. Patriarch Gregorios III remembers Patriarch Ignatios IV of Antioch
(News of the Christian East)
... 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III (Laham) immediately sent by telegram the following message to the Orthodox Holy Synod in Beirut: With a deep feeling of pain and sadness we received the news ...
Created on 11 December 2012
15. Statement on Palestinian recognition from Patriarch Gregorios III
(News of the Christian East)
Taking stock of the historic vote in the UN to grant observer status to the Palestinian state Patriarch Gregorios III says, “The Palestinian case is my Arab Christian and Muslim cause” Rabweh - Patriarch ...
Created on 03 December 2012
16. Patriarchal visit to Great Britain to promote the Liqaa Center, Lebanon
(News of the Christian East)
6-9 November 2012 Patriarch Gregorios III visited Great Britain in the context of a European tour to promote the work of the Liqaa dialogue centre in Lebanon. Arriving on 6 November from Paris, where ...
Created on 20 November 2012
17. First Assembly of European Melkites
(News of the Christian East)
Gregorios III: The Melkite Family in Europe under the Spirit’s breath His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem concluded the first assembly of ...
Created on 07 November 2012
18. Patriach Gregorios III Speaks at the Sixth General Congregation on the Synodal theme «The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith»
(News of the Christian East)
H. B. Gregorios III LAHAM, B.S., Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites, Head of the Synod of the Greek-Melkite Church (SYRIA) Sixth General Congregation Thursday October 11 afternoon 2012 New evangelization ...
Created on 15 October 2012
19. Patriarch Gregorios III speaks during the Episcopal Synod 2012
(News of the Christian East)
Tuesday 9 October 2012 - The Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholics, Gregorios III (Laham), Head of the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, spoke twice: first to ask for more continuous ...
Created on 15 October 2012
20. Patriarch Gregorios III, "May the Year of Faith be the Year of Reconciliation"
(News of the Christian East)
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "That the Year of Faith may be for Syria the Year of Reconciliation is the hope of Christians and all the Syrian people," is what the Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, Gregorios ...
Created on 11 October 2012
21. Gregorios III receives European Union representatives
(News of the Christian East)
... – “‘My peace I give unto you’” was Benedict XVI’s constant theme – His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem tenaciously pursued his efforts and appeals ...
Created on 25 September 2012
22. Christians of the Middle East! How Can We Fail to Praise God for Your Courage and Faith?
(News of the Christian East)
... of the Magisterium into Arabic. Since 1909 it has also been the headquarters of the Missionaries of St. Paul. The Holy Father was received by His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch of ...
Created on 16 September 2012
23. Address of H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III to H.H. Pope Benedict XVI in the Church of St Paul, Harissa, Lebanon
(News of the Christian East)
... + Gregorios III, Patriarch  ...
Created on 14 September 2012

Older Articles:

  1. Patriarch Gregorios III: Respect for the Faith of Others

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  We call everyone to love, mutual respect, encounter and dialogue, and to live according to their holy faith in order to construct a better world, a world civilised by faith, hope and love... Friday, 14 September 2012
  2. Appeal for Reconciliation of His Beatitude, Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  With my love, prayer and blessing, Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ... Monday, 03 September 2012
  3. Patriarch Gregorios III: Appeal on the occasion of recent events in Daraya

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... and everywhere! With my affection and prayer, Gregorios III 1  Daraya lies six miles south of Damascus and is probably the place where Saint Paul (Saul) met the risen Christ.  ... Tuesday, 28 August 2012
  4. Sermon of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III For the Golden Jubilee Of the Carmel of the Mother of God and Unity – Harissa

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... to you all!  وكلَّ عامٍ وأنتم بخير With my love, blessing and good wishes, + Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem For Melkite Greek Catholics Footnotes: ... Thursday, 23 August 2012
  5. Patriarch Gregorios III Sends Good Wishes for Eid ul Fitr

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Prot. N° 393/2012R Good wishes of His Beatitude Gregorios III for Eid ul Fitr To their Majesties, Highnesses and Excellencies, the Kings and Presidents Of Arab Countries (August 2012) Affectionate loving ... Sunday, 19 August 201
  6. François Hollande to Gregorios III: “Only full and complete citizenship in a state of law will bring Eastern Christians the security and prosperity to which they aspire.”

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    In a letter dated 19 July, the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, thanked Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem for his good wishes of 15 May ... Wednesday, 15 August 2012
  7. Patriarch Gregorios III on the celebration of the Transfiguration at Holy Saviour Monastery Church, Joun

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Monday 6 August 2012 Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Saviour, Jesus Christ For the Feast of the Lord’s Transfiguration, H.B. Gregorios  III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria ... Monday, 13 August 2012
  8. Patriarch Gregorios III: "Blessed are the peacemakers"

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... peace to our country. + Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ... Saturday, 04 August 2012
  9. Christians and Muslims are fasting and praying together

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  To everyone, a holy fast! With my affection! United in prayer! Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and Jerusalem  ... Tuesday, 31 July 2012
  10. 24 Reflections and observations on the current situation in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    16/07/2012 His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III (Laham), of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Syria, has imparted these reflections and observations as a vademecum to throw light on the attitudes ... Thursday, 19 July 2012
  11. Letter from Patriarch Gregorios III to President Mursi of Egypt

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... loyalty to it. With renewed congratulations, love and huge appreciation for Your Excellency, Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem For Melkite Greek ... Sunday, 01 July 2012
  12.   Final Declaration of the Synod of Bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Meeting in the Patriarchal Summer Residence of Ain Traz 18 - 23 June 2012  H.B. Patriarch Gregorios  III opened the Episcopal Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate in the patriarchal ... Thursday, 28 June 2012 
  13. Speech of H.B. Gregorios III for the opening of the Holy Synod Of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... progress on their spiritual way. I have explored many ideas in this field, but with little success. Yet I am still keen to realise my great ecclesial dream of founding "Melkite  Solidarity” which is capable ... Tuesday, 19 June 2012
  14. Fortnight for Freedom - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Nicholas to the Melkite Faithful

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Melkite Catholics, sadly we are not strangers to the persecution of our Church in the lands from which we have come, or to the experience of being reduced to the status of second-class citizens because ... Thursday, 14 June 2012
  15. Call to Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... for ransom that has affected a great many members of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church and others, especially in Homs, we ask all the children of our patriarchal Eparchy of Damascus to keep the fast as ... Friday, 08 June 2012
  16. Statement from Their Holinesses and Beatitudes the Patriarchs of Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Damascus - We: Ignatius IV Hazim,Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Gregorios III Laham, Melkite ... Friday, 18 May 2012
  17. A Patriarch on pilgrimage to the Undivided Robe

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Lady Trier– About seventy members of the "Pariarchal  Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem" of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, a church united with Rome, that is, in complete ... Thursday, 17 May 2012
  18. Patriarch Gregorios III: "Foreign Countries Should Keep Out"

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Bost spoke for PAZ with Patriarch Gregorios III, head of some two million Melkites, one of the largest Eastern Churches in union with Rome, based in Damascus, Syria. PAZ: You have come from a region ... Wednesday, 16 May 2012
  19. Patriarch Gregorios III: Speech at the Conference on "Woman and thier Role in an Era of Change"

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Speech of H. B. Gregorios III (Laham), Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Conference on “Women and their role in an era ... Monday, 14 May 2012
  20. Melkite Patriarch Gregorios III, “Unprecedented Barbarity: People Say, Enough”

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... thought it might be an earthquake.” H.B. Gregorios III Laham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East is still incredulous, while describing to MISNA the moments of terror that ... Monday, 14 May 2012
  21. Final Report of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... April 2012, chaired by its President, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III. Also taking part were Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III (Younan), Archbishop Mario Zenari, Papal Nuncio ... Monday, 30 April 2012
  22. 100 thousand dollars for the Syrian people, from the Pope

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Catholic priests, today (31 March) received at the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Damascus Mgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary of the Papal Council Cor Unum accompanied by the Papal Nuncio Archbishop ... Monday, 02 April 2012
  23. Patriarch Gregorios III's Post-Pilgrimage Message

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... 000 Melkite Greek Catholics out of 2 million Christians in Syria and 800 000 Melkite Greek Catholics in all Arab countries altogether). Our faithful seek my help. We are witnessing the start of chaos ... Monday, 02 April 2012
  24. Paschal Letter 2012 of Patriarch Gregorios

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... of our Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in Arab countries and throughout the world. We are praying for you all, especially those who are suffering, doubting, frightened, fragile, fallen, especially ... Friday, 30 March 2012
  25. Spiritual summit, 25 March 2012, at Bkerkeh, Lebanon

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... attended, representing the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He had marked the Feast of the Annunciation by celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the morning with the superior general of the Aleppine Fathers ... Wednesday, 28 March 2012
  26. Funeral of Pope Shenouda

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Alexandria and of Jerusalem left Beirut on Monday 19 March 2012 for Cairo to take part in the national funeral of Shenouda III thus expressing the attachment for and closeness of the Melkite Greek Catholic ... Tuesday, 20 March 2012
  27. Peace Pilgrimage - France

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... H. B. Gregorios III, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem held significant conversations with Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris ... Monday, 19 March 2012
  28. Gregorios III: Peace, living together and Christian presence in the Middle East

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... was accompanied by Rev. Dr Shafiq Abouzayd, priest of the Melkite parish in London and Ms Valerie Chamberlain, liaison officer for the trip to the U.K. On Sunday, 11 March, (the third Sunday in ... Monday, 19 March 2012
  29. Close of the Holy Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Damascus - The Holy Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has, as foreseen, ended its work on 8 February,   2012. The final communiqué published this morning announces that the ... Monday, 20 February 2012
  30. Melkite Bishop Nicholas' Letter at the Start of the Great Fast

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... in the Eparchy of Newton So as not to burden anyone’s conscience, the Holy Synod of the Melkite Church permits each eparchial bishop to ease the canonical obligations of fasting, while, at the ... Tuesday, 14 February 2012
  31. Melkite Bishop Nicholas' Letter of Religious Liberty

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... every Melkite Catholic. How many of our parents and grandparents immigrated to this land of freedom precisely to escape a religious tyranny that reduced Christians to the status of second-class citizens ... Thursday, 09 February 2012
  32. Melkite Patriarch pleads for peaceful settlement of Syrian crisis

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    CWNews.com - Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregory III Latham has issued an appeal to international leaders to help prevent the outbreak of more widespread violence in Syria, arguing that it is possible ... Tuesday, 07 February 2012
  33. Patriarch Gregorios III Letter for Great and Holy Lent 2012

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  and all the sons and daughters of the parishes and eparchies  of our Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Arab countries and throughout the world, quadragesimal greetings with my affection, ... Tuesday, 07 February 2012
  34. Back from Cairo, Gregorios III says, “We are living God’s today

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Egyptian Melkite Greek Catholic community. We really deplore the departure of some twenty families, according to the testimony of our parish priests, as this is a significant number for a community already ... Wednesday, 01 February 2012
  35. Funeral of Archbishop Paul Antaki

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... 2012 in the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral of Cairo, presided over by H. B. Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem. Concelebrating the funeral service ... Thursday, 12 January 2012
  36. Communiqué of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... III, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch, in the presence of H.B. Mar Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria and the Catholic ... Wednesday, 04 January 2012
  37. Patriarchs’ Message to their faithful and to their fellow-citizens in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Antioch and All the East, and H. B. Gregorios III (Laham), Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem – met at the Monastery of Saint Ephraim the Syrian ... Sunday, 18 December 2011
  38. More on Ecumenical Prayers for Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Damascus - On Tuesday evening of 13 December, 2011, in the context of the session of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Syria, there took place in the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchal Cathedral in ... Friday, 16 December 2011
  39. Syria: Christmas 2011, Gregorios III (Melkite), "Sobriety Out of Respect for The Victims"

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... bishops of Syria, chaired by the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Gregorios III (Laham) has just closed. "For this Christmas,” said ... Friday, 16 December 2011
  40. Patriarch Gregorios III's Christmas Letter 2011

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... bishops, members of the Holy Synod and all the faithful clergy and laity of our Melkite Greek Catholic Church.   Communion and Witness Communion and witness are both expressive ... Tuesday, 13 December 2011
  41. Call to Prayer and Fasting

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Damascus, 15 November 2011 On 15 November the Christmas Fast begins, according to the tradition of our Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Other Churches start it on 10 December. In view of the ... Sunday, 20 November 2011
  42. Second Report from Patriarch Gregorios III's Venezuela Visit

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Caracas, 13 October 2011 (Second report) Patriarch Gregorios III is continuing his pastoral visit to Venezuela, heading a delegation of bishops and priests of the Melkite Greek Catholic community. ... Tuesday, 18 October 2011
  43. First Report from Patriarch Gregorios III's Venezuela Visit

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    “Peace in the Middle East is the key to world peace,” says Patriarch Gregorios III on pastoral visit to Venezuela Caracas, 10 October 2011 (First report) The Melkite ... Tuesday, 18 October 2011
  44. Programme for Patriarch Gregorios III Pastoral Visit to Venezuela

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  Toast for the whole Community.   MONDAY 17 OCTOBER (Arrival at Maiquetía of the Melkite Greek Catholic Bishops of Brazil, Canada and the United States)   Official ... Wednesday, 12 October 2011
  45. Patriarch Gregorios Attends Sant’Egidio Meeting for Peace in Munich

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... America, India and Africa, while Eastern Catholic Churches were represented notably by three Patriarchs, Cardinal Antonios (Naguib) of Alexandria, Gregorios III (Laham) of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church ... Wednesday, 21 September 2011
  46. Episcopal Ordination of Archimandrite Robert Rabbat

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Divine Liturgy led by Patriarch Gregorios III, together with Bishops Salim (Bustros) and Issam (Darwish). Also present were six other bishops from Lebanon and Syria, besides the new bishop. Present ... Monday, 19 September 2011
  47. Patriarch Gregorios III Letter on Liturgy

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Letter on the Liturgy Of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III, Of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem For the Melkite Greek Catholic Church   To ... Friday, 16 September 2011
  48. Tercentennial Celebrations at the Monastery of Holy Saviour, Lebanon

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Republic, Michel Sleiman, when H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III commemorated the founding of the Holy Saviour Monastery, Lebanon. There attended some fifteen bishops, representing different Christian Churches, ... Wednesday, 10 August 2011
  49. Funeral and burial in Saida, Lebanon of Archbishop Emeritus of Saida and Deir el Qamar H.E. Mgr George Ibrahim Kwaiter (1928-2011)

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    The mortal remains of Mgr George Kwaiter were displayed at the chapel of the Providence Home (of which Archbishop George had been director and co-founder with H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III) in Salhieh ... Tuesday, 02 August 2011
  50. Close of the Synod of Bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    20-25 June 2011 Divine Liturgy of the Close of the Synod A solemn Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 for the close of the Holy Synod, which had begun its work at the Patriarchal ... Wednesday, 29 June 2011
  51. Patriarch Gregorios III's Address to Melkite Synod

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

      Holy Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church   Ain Traz, 20 - 25 June 2011   Inaugural Address Document No. 5 Speech of Patriarch Gregorios ... Thursday, 23 June 2011
  52. Visit of H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III to Slovakia

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    27-30 May 2011 As Spiritual Protector of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III was invited to Bratislava, Slovakia (27-30 May 2011.) On 27 May ... Wednesday, 01 June 2011
  53. Celebration in memory of Blessed John Paul II

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    On Sunday 15 May 2011, in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition, in Damascus, a solemn Divine Liturgy was concelebrated, presided over by His Beatitude Gregorios III, the Melkite Greek Catholic ... Saturday, 21 May 2011
  54. Patriarch Gregorios III Funeral Oration for +Archbishop Salim Ghazal, B.S.

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... + Gregorios III, Patriarch Translation from French: V. Chamberlain  ... Tuesday, 17 May 2011
  55. Inauguration of the Liqaa International Centre (Rabweh) for Dialogue

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    (in Rabweh, Lebanon at 5p.m. on Tuesday 10 May 2011) On Tuesday, 10 May 2011, in Rabweh (Lebanon), Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem for the Melkite ... Sunday, 15 May 2011
  56. Gregorios III’s Speech at the Inauguration of the Liqaa Meeting Centre

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... through the blessing of the Saviour and through your work and fellowship. To you all, my friendship and blessing, Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and ... Thursday, 12 May 2011
  57. Meeting (Liqaa) - A Communication Bridge in a Divided World

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ...  Meeting has been an idea of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III from the beginning of his clerical mission. It is an idea that he has transformed into effective work in several centres across Palestine, ... Thursday, 12 May 2011
  58. Patriarch Gregorios III’s Appeal to Western Leaders

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    In view of the tragically difficult times that the whole Middle East, and especially Syria, is going through, H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III wrote a letter on 20 April 2011 to Western leaders, asking ... Sunday, 24 April 2011
  59. Letter of Gregorios III to Heads of State

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ... Sunday, 24 April 2011
  60. 2011 Paschal Encyclical of Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Letter of H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III for Pascha 24 April 2011    The Arab World’s Way of the Cross towards Resurrection                   ... Friday, 22 April 2011
  61. Paschal Greetins from Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... risen!     He is risen indeed! + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem  ... Friday, 22 April 2011
  62. Patriarch Gregorios' Speech in Kyiv

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Speech of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III Of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem During the Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Held after the ... Sunday, 03 April 2011
  63. Patriarch Gregorios Leads Delegation to Kiev for Consecration of New Major Archbishop

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Visit to Ukraine of H. B. Gregorios III Lesding a delegation from the Melkite Greek Catholic Church On the occasion of the consecration of H. B. Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) New Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian ... Sunday, 03 April 2011
  64. Patriarch Gregorios III Greets New Major Archbishop of Ukraine

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Prot. 173/2011D Damascus, 23/3/2011   Greetings of H. B. Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem for the enthronement of the new Major Archbishop  ... Monday, 28 March 2011
  65. Meeting about the impact on Arab countries of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops (22 March 2011)

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III’s invitation to a lunch hour meeting on 22 March 2011 about the impact on Arab countries of the Synod of Catholic Bishops’ Special Assembly for the Middle East was accepted ... Friday, 25 March 2011
  66. Patriarch Gregorios III visits Bkerkeh to congratulate Maronite Patriarch Beshara

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    On 16 March, 2011, Patriarch Gregorios III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church led a delegation of several bishops, with other clergy and lay-people, on a visit to Bkerkeh  (Lebanon) to congratulate ... Saturday, 19 March 2011
  67. Appeal for Prayer for Arab Countries

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    To All Bishops, Priests and Faithful of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Throughout the World From H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III At this very difficult moment for Arab countries, we ask all Christian ... Monday, 07 March 2011
  68. Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches visits Melkite Patriarch’s Lebanese Residence

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Nuncio to Lebanon, Bishop Gabriele Caccia and his Adjutor, visited Patriarch Gregorios III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church at the patriarchal summer residence of Ain Traz. Cardinal Sandri and the ... Monday, 07 March 2011
  69. Patriarch Gregorios III attends Maronite Patriarch’s Diamond Jubilee of Priesthood

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    On Saturday, 05 March 2011, Patriarch Gregorios III, in company with the Syrian Catholic and Armenian Catholic Patriarchs, attended the Jubilee and farewell celebration of the Maronite Divine Liturgy in ... Monday, 07 March 2011
  70. Letter of Gregorios III for Great and Holy Lent 2011

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Prot. Nº 96 /2011D Damascus, 24 February 2011   The Prodigal Son and the Compassionate Father   Letter of H. B. Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Of ... Wednesday, 02 March 2011
  71. Patriarch Gregorios III celebrates his patronal feast

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Damascus - Newly returned to Syria via Lebanon after his annual pastoral visit to Egypt, His Beatitude, assisted by the Patriarchal Vicar, Archbishop Joseph Absi, and twenty-five priests of the Patriarchate, ... Wednesday, 02 February 2011

     

  72. Patriarch Gregorios III meets Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    At the gracious invitation of Patriarch Ignatios IV Damascus - Patriarch Gregorios III attended the Divine Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition in Damascus and lunch afterwards in ... Wednesday, 02 February 2011
  73. Letter of Gregorios III to Western Heads of State

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... peace and stop the Israeli settlements on the West Bank, recognized in international law as Palestinian land! Christians, from lay-people to Patriarchs, together with Muslims in Arab countries are wondering ... Tuesday, 28 December 2010
  74. After the Synod for the Middle East: Melkite initiatives

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Witness, H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III undertook a number of activities to publicise this event. Patriarch Gregorios called this Synod for the Middle East "a great gift of His Holiness Pope Benedict ... Tuesday, 28 December 2010
  75. Speech of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III at the First International Congress: Christian-Muslim Brotherhood

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... being the first of its kind. I thank Their Holinesses and Their Beatitudes the Patriarchs and their representatives, as well as His Excellency the representative of the Holy Father, His Excellency the ... Thursday, 16 December 2010
  76. Patriarch Gregorios III'a Opening speech of the First International Congress in Syria: Muslim-Christian Brotherhood

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... sisters, Your Beatitudes, the Patriarchs, metropolitans, bishops, muftis, ministers of cults, ulemas, imams and dear fellow-citizens. We are meeting with the blessing of Almighty God, guided by his Holy ... Thursday, 16 December 2010
  77. Eastern Churches: Conferences at the Bocca della Verità

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... at the same university, talking about the Byzantine Church. On April 14, Msgr. Mtanios Haddad, Apocrisary in Rome of H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, will give a talk about the Melkite Greek ... Friday, 03 December 2010
  78. 2010 Christmas Letter of Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Christmas Letter 2010   Gregorios, by the grace of God,  Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem: May divine grace and apostolic ... Friday, 03 December 2010
  79. Congress on The Synod for the Middle East and its impact on Arab Countries

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... East of the Synod of Catholic Bishops. The congress will be held under the auspices of the Syrian Ministry of the Awqaf and the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate. The Minister, Dr. Muhammad Abd as-Sattar ... Tuesday, 30 November 2010
  80. The Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Meeting at Aleppo 15-17 November 2010 The Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria met at Aleppo under the presidency of Patriarch Gregorios III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, to discuss ... Tuesday, 30 November 2010
  81. Speech of Patriarch Gregorios III during the 55th ICMC Council Meeting, Rome, 17-20 November 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic P A T R I A R C H A T E of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Speech of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III during the 55th. ICMC Council ... Thursday, 18 November 2010
  82. Patriarch Gregorios’ Letter Concerning the Islamist Attach on the Syrian Cathedral in Baghdad

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... those of our Church to His Beatitude Patriarch Ignace-Joseph III (Younan), to His Eminence Cardinal Emmanuel III (Delly) and to all those who are broken-hearted at this crime. We know that this criminal ... Monday, 08 November 2010
  83. Patriarch Gregorios' Letter to Kings and Presidents of Arab Countries

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... language of the Synod alongside other languages. A resolution requested that it be adopted again in the Vatican's Roman Dicasteries. It is a gift due to the concern of the Arab Catholic Patriarchs and ... Sunday, 07 November 2010
  84. Middle East Synod: Message to the People of God

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... Benedict XVI, Homily at the Opening Liturgy, 10 October 2010). We have come to Rome, We the Patriarchs and Bishops of the Catholic Churches in the Middle East with all our spiritual, liturgical, cultural ... Saturday, 30 October 2010
  85. Patriarch Gregorios III: We ought to have a pope

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic PATRIARCHATE of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem The Melkite Greek Catholic Church took the bold step of resuming full ecclesial ... Saturday, 23 October 2010
  86. Patriarch Gregorios III: Islamic-Christian Dialogue

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic PATRIARCHATE of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Speech of H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III during the Special Assembly for the Middle ... Saturday, 23 October 2010
  87. Patriarch Gregorios III: Presence and Witness

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic PATRIARCHATE of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Speech of H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III during the  Special Assembly for the Middle ... Saturday, 23 October 2010
  88. Patriarch Gregorios III: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic PATRIARCHATE of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Speech of H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III During the Synod of Bishops: Special ... Saturday, 23 October 2010
  89. Patriarch Gregorios III: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: brave peace

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic PATRIARCHATE of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: brave peace The Israeli-Palestinian conflict ... Saturday, 23 October 2010
  90. "Congenial Eastern Atmosphere:" An Interview with Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    The Melkite Patriarch of Damascus himself, Gregorios III (Laham), bluntly admits that the synod was his idea.  Speaking on Tuesday in the Aula of the Synod at the Vatican, he gave a powerful warning about ... Thursday, 21 October 2010
  91. Speech of Patriarch Gregorios III at the Middle East Synod

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Communiqué of 12 October 2010 Speech of His Beatitude Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem   On this second day of the Synod for the Middle ... Thursday, 14 October 2010
  92. International Meeting of Prayer for Peace in Barcelona 3-5 October 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... with the poor, ecumenism and dialogue. From 1987, the community took over the interfaith dialogue begun at Assisi by Pope John Paul II. Patriarch Gregorios III in Jerusalem Panel This year, as last ... Thursday, 07 October 2010
  93. Programme of Events for HB Patriarch Gregorios III in Argentina 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    25 August - 6 September 2010 Wednesday 25 August 11:00 Arrival of His Beatitude PatriarchGregorios III and his party at Ezeiza International Airport Buenos Aires and official reception at the airport ... Tuesday, 24 August 2010
  94. Sermon of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III in Latin America

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... of every Christian, since it is the homeland of Jesus and Mary. The cordial greeting that I bring you comes from the heart of one who was impatient to see you, the heart of your Patriarch. That is why ... Saturday, 14 August 2010
  95. Schedule of the Visit of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III to Brazil – 5-17 August 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    On 05 August, Thursday - 17:10 Arrival of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III( Laham) GUARULHOS, KLM 1000. Airport Reception. (Chancellor Fr Antoine Dib, accompanying His Beatitude, had arrived on 4 ... Thursday, 12 August 2010
  96. Final Report of the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church - June 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Final Report of the  Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church at the Patriarchal Summer Residence, Ain-Traz 21-26 June 2010   The Synod of Bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church was held ... Monday, 05 July 2010
  97. Speech of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III at the opening of the Holy Synod of the Melkite Church

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... like to review for you aspects of these three Apostles Thomas, Paul and James. I visited India with my brother His Grace Archbishop Joseph Absi, Patriarchal Vicar General in Damascus, and His Grace ... Thursday, 01 July 2010
  98. Day for Priests in Rabweh, Lebanon

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    16 June 2010 In the Context of the Year for Priests Pursuant to the decision of the Holy Synod regarding the Year for Priests, the animation committee organised a Day for Priests held in the Patriarchal ... Thursday, 17 June 2010
  99. Papal visit to Cyprus and appeal for Christians in the Middle East 4-6 June 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... in Cyprus, to be greeted by President Demetris Christofias, Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II, Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir and a number of other Catholic prelates. On arrival, ... Monday, 14 June 2010
  100. Letter of Patriarch Gregorios III on Palestine

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... by support given to Palestinian refugees by Catholic Christian institutions in our East and throughout the whole world. In view of our support for the campaign of our brother bishop Hilarion, our patriarchal ... Monday, 14 June 2010
  101. Patriarch Gregorios III Preaches Sermon in San Fructuoso, Compostela

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... bringing the world to fruition and creating a civilisation of life and love. And may the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with you all, now and forever. Amen. Gregorios ... Monday, 31 May 2010
  102. Patriarch Gregorios III on Pilgrimage to Siantiago de Compostela, Spain, with the Order of Saint Lazarus

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... dinner for over four hundred members of the Order and their guests was afterwards held in the refectory of the monastery. On Sunday, 23 May, the Feast of Pentecost, His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios, ... Monday, 31 May 2010
  103. Second Ecumenical Kirchentag scheduled for 12-16 May

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Programme of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III Münich, Germany Arriving in Bavaria from Lebanon on 11 May, 2010, Patriarch Gregorios assembled his own personal programme ... Wednesday, 12 May 2010
  104. Patriarch Gregorios Expresses Solidarity

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Prot.      /2010D Damascus, 12 April 2010 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City   Most ... Thursday, 06 May 2010
  105. Matter of Concern for Special Synod for the Middle East - a contribution from His Beatitude

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Prot.      /2010D Damascus, 1 March 2010 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City   Most ... Thursday, 06 May 2010
  106. Third Reunion of the Presynodal Council for the Middle East

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Rome 23-24 April 2010 Report by Patriarch Gregorios III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church The work of preparation for the Synod for the Middle East has made progress in this third reunion ... Monday, 26 April 2010
  107. Visit to Malta of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... of the providential apostolic shipwreck. His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III was pleased to accept an invitation from the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem to visit Malta in coincidence with the ... Monday, 26 April 2010
  108. Paschal Letter of Patriarch Gregorios III for 2010

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Letter of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III for Pascha 2010 From Gregorios, servant of Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, ... Friday, 19 March 2010
  109. Patriarch Gregorios III Appeals for Prayer and Forgiveness for Victims of Violence and Fanaticism in Iraq

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... in Kerala. We shall be meeting in great numbers for prayer, forgiveness and peace in Harissa. And may the God of Peace fill us to the brim with his Peace, his security and his Love. + Gregorios III ... Friday, 12 March 2010
  110. Speech of Patriarch Gregorios III in Nalanchira, India

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Speech of H. B. Patriarch Gregorios III on the occasion of his visit to his brother, H. B. Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Church, and attendance at the ... Friday, 12 March 2010
  111. Patriarch Gregorios III (Laham) in India

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Express News Service First Published : 10 Mar 2010 07:02:44 AM IST THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Gregorios III Laham, the Patriarch of Greek Melkite Rite, arrived in India on a five-day visit on Wednesday, 10 ... Friday, 12 March 2010
  112. Patriarch Gregorios III attends the Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs Meeting in Cairo

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    Patriarch Gregorios III has been pleased to accept an invitation to attend the 22nd Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, on the theme of "The objectives of Islamic Sharia and the great ... Monday, 22 February 2010
  113. Letter for Great and Holy Lent 2010 from His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... according to the rule, with enthusiasm, warmth and joy. To all I wish a good Holy Lent, with my love and blessing, + Gregorios Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem ... Monday, 15 February 2010
  114. New Book: Introduction to Liturgical Services and their Symbolism in the Eastern Church

    Category: News/News of the Christian East - This book, hitherto only available in Arabic, is a wonderful educational summary of many traditions of the Eastern Christian Churches by Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

  115. Pastoral Letter to Priests of Their Beatitudes, the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    ... as possible in this Year for Priests. SEVENTH PASTORAL LETTER "As the Father hath sent me, even so send I you." (John 20:21)   Feast of the Dormition 15 August 2004   INTRODUCTION ... Friday, 25 December 2009
  116. Letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III for the Year for Priests

    Category: News/News of the Christian East

    From Gregorios, servant of Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, to their lordships, the bishops, members of the venerable ... Thursday, 03 December 2009
  117. First Meeting of the Presynodal Council for the Middle East

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    ... of the Copts 8. H. B. Gregorios III Laham B.S., Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greeks 9. H. B. Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians 10. H. B. Fouad Twal, Patriarch ... Sunday, 27 September 2009
  118. Pope Announces a Synod on the Church in the Middle East

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    ... Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, India; His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt; His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch ... Monday, 21 September 2009
  119. Meeting of the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs and Major Archbishops with Pope Benedict XVI

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    ... taken with the whole group. The participants were then guests of His Holiness for lunch in the Swiss Hall of the Apostolic Palace. H.B. Patriarch Gregorios III offered sweets from Damascus to His Holiness. ... Monday, 21 September 2009
  120. Faiths and Culture in Dialogue - Kraków, September 6-8, 2009

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    ... Greek Catholic Church of Antioch and All the East, Gregorios III (Laham) was also there to speak in two panels, one of which he also chaired. From other ancient Eastern and Orthodox Churches, there were ... Tuesday, 15 September 2009
  121. Dialogue of Faith and Culture - Saint Egidio Congress Kraków 6-8 September 2009

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    Session 7 Contribution from Patriarch Gregorios III Inter-faith dialogue contributes to cultural exchange and dialogue through religion, just as cultural dialogue and mutual enrichment helps inter-religious ... Tuesday, 15 September 2009
  122. Patriarch Gregorios III Participates in Meeting of the International Catholic Migration Commission

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    Geneva - Recently elected to the Governing Committee of the ICMC, His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III was keen to attend its meeting in Geneva on 13 July. Identity and work of ICMC Responding to ... Wednesday, 19 August 2009
  123. General Report on the Bimillennial Year of the Birth of Saint Paul

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    ... proclamation of the Year of Saint Paul by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Patriarch Gregorios III and his Vicar General, Archbishop Joseph (Absi) went to the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Doctor ... Thursday, 23 July 2009
  124. Patriarch Gregorios III's Sermon for the Closure of the Year of St. Paul

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    Sermon of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III 29 June 2009 On the Closure of the Year of Saint Paul At the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral of the Dormition Damascus Your Eminence Cardinal ... Sunday, 28 June 2009
  125. Report of the Holy Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church 1-5 June 2009

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    Rabweh, Lebanon - The Holy Synod opened in Rabweh under the presidency of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III. Present were some thirty bishops and exarchs from eparchies in Arab countries and other ... Monday, 15 June 2009
  126. Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III on the Occasion of the Closure of the Year of Saint Paul

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    The Collaborators of Saint Paul "I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace." (Acts of the Apostles 20: 32)   From Gregorios III, servant of Jesus Christ, by the grace of God Patriarch ... Thursday, 11 June 2009
  127. Celebrations in Damascus in the Closure month of the Year of Saint Paul

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    Damascus - On Sunday 7th. June, in the evening, His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III, together with four bishops, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Mismiyeh, where Saint Paul is traditionally thought to ... Thursday, 11 June 2009
  128. Pope Benedict XVI Praises Apostolic Work of the Eastern Churches

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    ... Syriacs, Armenians, Chaldeans and Latins). Also present was Archbishop Benediktos Tsikoras of the Greek Orthodox Church. Following greetings from Greek-Melkite Patriarch Gregorios III Laham and his vicar, ... Monday, 11 May 2009
  129. Address of Patriarch Gregorios III to Pope Benedict XVI in Jordan

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    Address of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral of St. George in Amman (9 May 2009) during Vespers on the occasion of the meeting ... Saturday, 09 May 2009
  130. Cyprus’ Archbishop on Straight Street in the Steps of Saint Paul

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    ... by Patriarch Gregorios III, together with his Patriarchal Vicar, Bishop Joseph (Absi), the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Mario Zenari and all Catholic bishops in Damascus, first in the Cathedral of the Dormition ... Tuesday, 05 May 2009
  131. Paul and the Dialogue of Cultures in the Middle East

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    ... Memorial St. Paul in Damascus. Paul and the Dialogue of Cultures in the Middle East Lecture of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem ... Sunday, 26 April 2009
  132. Letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III for Pascha 2009

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    Paul, Apostle of the Resurrection “..Ye be risen with Christ” (Colossians 3:1) From Gregorios, servant of Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, Patriarch of Antioch and of All the East, of Alexandria ... Tuesday, 07 April 2009
  133. Letter for Great and Holy Lent 2009 from Patriarch Gregorios

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    From Gregorios, Servant of Jesus Christ, by the Grace of God Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, to the Bishops, members of our Holy ... Sunday, 22 February 2009
  134. "For to me to live is Christ" - Patriarch Gregorios' Letter for Christmas 2008

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    Christmas Letter 2008 From Gregorios, Servant of Jesus Christ, by the Grace of God Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, to the Bishops, members of our Holy Synod, to ... Tuesday, 09 December 2008
  135. Patriarch Gregorios III: “A Common Word and Future Muslim-Christian Engagement”

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    ... October 2008AD/1429AH. Patriarch Gregorios was one of a number of leading Christian and Islamic scholars to address the distinguished assembly. His Grace had convened the conference in partnership with ... Saturday, 25 October 2008
  136. Patriarch Gregorios III Wishes Muslims Happy Feast of Eid-ul-Fir

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    1 October 2008 From His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III We had already expressed our good wishes for the beginning of the month of Ramadan, so today we are rejoicing with our Muslim brothers and sisters ... Saturday, 04 October 2008
  137. Contribution of His Beatitude Gregorios III to the Session of the Lambeth Conference

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    “An update on the principal issues that concern the Church in the Holy Land and specifically the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, some reflections on the phenomenon of Christian Zionism, and inter ... Saturday, 26 July 2008
  138. Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III On the Occasion of the Opening of the Year of Saint Paul

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    ... blessing + Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem Translated from the French by V. Chamberlain Photo credit to Daniel Dzurovčin of the Gréckokatolícke ... Friday, 18 July 2008
  139. Address of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III to His Holiness Pope Benedixt XVI

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    ... their Creed, and I’ll ask for nothing more, even discarding as a matter of indifference the question of unleavened bread.” Gregorios II That is the role played by our predecessors, ... Friday, 09 May 2008
  140. Holy Father Praises Vitality of the Melkite Church

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    VATICAN CITY, 8 MAY 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received 300 members of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate, headed by His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, who ... Thursday, 08 May 2008
  141. Paschal Letter of Patriarch Gregorios of Antioch

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    Gregorios, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem for the Melkite Greek Catholic Church on the occasion of the Glorious Feast of Pascha Feast of the Glorious Resurrection, ... Wednesday, 18 April 2007
  142. Orientale Lumen Conferences Announced for 2007

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    ... – “Patriarch Bartholomew welcomes and addresses the Orientale Lumen EuroEast I Conference in Constantinople” 6. Gregorios at Tombs – “Greek-Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III ... Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Troparion of the Resurrection

When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, * You slew Hades with the lightning of Your divinity. * And when You raised the dead from the depths of the earth, * all the heavenly Powers cried out: * “O Giver of Life, Christ our God, glory to You!” (Troparion)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

According to the text, `We are the body of Christ and each of us is one of its members' (cf. 1 Cor. 12:27), we are said to be the body of Christ. We do not become this body through the loss of our own bodies; nor again because Christ's Body passes into us hypostatically or is divided into members; but rather because we conform to the likeness of the Lord's flesh by shaking off the corruption of sin. For just as Christ in His manhood was sinless by nature both in flesh and in soul, so we too who believe in Him, and have clothed ourselves in Him through the Spirit, can be without sin to Him if we so choose.

St. Maximus the Confessor, Second Century on Theology, Philokalia, V. 2