Call to Prayer and Fasting for the Dormition

26 July 2016 “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21) On the threshold of this Marian month of August and as we are about to begin holding Paraklesis services, we summon the faithful of all our eparchies to prayer and fasting, in order to...

Greetings for Eid ul-Fitr

Greetings for Eid ul-Fitr 1 Shawwal 1437 AH / 6 July 2016 AD Damascus Eid ul-Fitr concludes the fasting month of Ramadan, during which we have been witnessing a tragic situation. Nevertheless we send our Muslim fellow-citizens and companions in history and destiny...
Patriarch’s 2016 Paschal Letter

Patriarch’s 2016 Paschal Letter

Way of the Resurrection: Road to Jerusalem! Road to Damascus! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! To all of you, dear brothers and sisters, your Graces the Bishops, Superiors General, Mothers General, priests, deacons, monks, nuns and all the sons and daughters of...
Patriarch’s 2016 Paschal Letter

Patriarch’s 2016 Lenten Letter

Letter of His BeatitudePatriarch Gregorios IIIOn the Occasion of Great and Holy Lent8 February 2016 From Gregorios, Servant of Jesus ChristBy the mercy of Almighty GodPatriarch of Antioch and All the East,Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem To my brother bishops, members...
Patriarch’s 2016 Paschal Letter

Patriarch’s 2015 Christmas Letter

Letter of His Beatitude Gregorios III Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church On the occasion of the Feast of the Nativity 25 December 2015 From Gregorios, Servant of Jesus Christ By the mercy of...