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Saturday 5-3-2016

The enthronement of the new Metropolitan of Jerusalem:
His Eminence Metropolitan Anba Antonious

On Saturday 5-3-2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Anba Antonious arrived at Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem and was met by heads and members of numerous denominations and institutions congratulating him and accompanying him in processions through the streets of the Old City along with scouts, monks, nuns and congregation from the diocese of Jerusalem until the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. His Eminence visited the Tomb of our Lord for the first time, and was led with joyous procession again to St Anthony's Monastery at the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. There, he, along with the delegation of Metropolitans and Bishops sent by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II prayed the Thanksgiving Prayer, and began the enthronement ceremony. With the attendance of heads of Churches from different denominations, Political figures and officials, His Eminence was enthroned on the seat of Jerusalem as the 22nd Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem and the Near East.

The enthronement of H.E. Metropolitan Anba Antonious


Video footage of the entire enthronement ceremony can be found here:
https://youtu.be/XffsmJD5HNUcourtesy of MeSat



Friday 4-3-2016
Arrival of the new Metropolitan of Jerusalem to the Holy Land
His Eminence Metropolitan Anba Antonious, along with an official delegation of Bishops and Priests sent by H.H. Pope Tawadros II arrived in Jerusalem around midday today (Friday 4-3-2016), ahead of the Enthronement of His Eminence on the seat of Jerusalem on Saturday 5-3-2016.
                                      
       



Sunday 28-2-2016

The Ordination of the new Metropolitan of Jerusalem and the Near East:

His Eminence Metropolitan
Anba Antonious


On 22-2-2016, the monk Fr. Theodore El-Antony received the rank of Hegumen in St Anthony's Monastery, in preparation for his further ordinations:

  


On Sunday 28-2-2016, Rev. Fr. Theodore El-Antony was ordained the rank of Bishop and then Metropolitan of Jerusalem and the Near East (in St Mark's Cathedral in El-Abasseya), and given the name Anba Antonious:

The ordination of H.E. Metropolitan Anba Antonious


May the Lord grant him strength and guidance in his service.


*His Eminence will be enthroned on his seat in Jerusalem within one week.



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RIP our beloved father and teacher Anba Abraham.
Pray for us before the throne of God.



+ Anba Abraham +


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The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem has had a presence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Church of the Resurrection) and in Jerusalem since the time Queen Helena founded the church in the 4th century.

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