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This information is taken from the Jerusalem Patriarchate's website and some of the contact details may have changed:


Holy Monasteries and Churches in Jerusalem

1. Central Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena (the Seat of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood).
Overseer of the Typicon: Archimandrite Alexios.
Officiating: 4 Priests and 2 Deacons.
Head cantor: Archimandrite Eusebios.
Candle lighters: Hierodeacon Anastasios and Novice Byron


2. Holy Monastery of Little Galilee on the Mount of Olives
Holy Church of Viri Galilaei (Men of Galilee), wherein the Patriarchal residence.
Caretaker: Archimandrite Anthimos. Tel. +972-2-6287956
Holy Church of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos
Sister Daniilia. Tel. 0545/832567


3. Holy Monastery of Saint Charalampos.

Abbot: Archimandrite Kallistos. Τηλ. +972-545 832567.


4. Holy Monastery of the Forerunner.
Abbot: Archimandrite Vartholomaios. Tel. +972-543-158798.


5. Holy Monastery of the Archangels.
Abbot: Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda.


6. Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas.
Abbot: Archimandrite Aristovoulos. 
Tel. +972-2-6261498, +972-545-556461.


7. Holy Monastery of Saints Theodores.
Abbot: Archimandrite Alexios.
Tel. +972-548-052799


8. Holy Monastery of Saint George the Jew 
Abbess: Nun Anna. Tel. +972-542-581575


9. Holy Monastery of Saint George of the Hospital.
Abbess: Nun Pansemni.
Tel. +972-2-6277176.


10. Holy Monastery of Saint Basil.
Forewoman: Nun Thekla.


11. Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine
Abbot: Archimandrite Stephanos. Tel. +972-544-263240


12. Holy Monastery of Saint Spyridon.
Abbot: Archimandrite Sergios.


13. Holy Monastery of Saint Nicodemus.
Supervisor: Archimandrite Makarios. 
Tel. +972-2-6260287


14. Holy Monastery of the Praetorium.
Abbot: Archimandrite Parthenios. Tel. 0544/988542.


15. Holy Monastery of Saint Anna.
Abbot: Archimandrite Meletios. 


16. Holy Monastery of Saint Simeon in Katamonas.
Abbot: Archimandrite Theodoritos.
Tel. +972-2-6790477


17. Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross.
Abbot: Archimandrite Klavdios.
Tel. (mob) 0525/880614.


18. Holy Monastery of Saint Onoufrios.
Abbess: Nun Paisia. 
Tel. +972-505-315530


19. Holy Monastery of Saint Sion.
(The seat of the Patriarchal School).
Abbott: The Principal   
Tel. +972-2-6719773


20. Holy Monastery of Saint Stephanos.
Abbott: Archimandrite Epiphanios. Tel. +972-546-271785


21. Holy Monastery of Saint Panteleimon.
Abbess: Nun Charitini. 
Tel. +972-2-6280684


22. Holy Monastery of the Ascension 
Supervisor: Monk Achillios. 
Tel. +972-2-6275924, +972-528-128087


23. Holy Monastery of Saint Modestos.
Supervisor: Monk Antiochos. Tel. 0546/603249


24. Holy Monastery of Abraham.
Officiating: The vicars of the Holy Sepulchre
Convents (Monasteries of Nuns):

1. Holy Monastery of the Great Panaghia.
Abbess: Nun Melanie. Tel. 0546/026930.


2. Holy Monastery of Saint Euthemios.
Abbess: Nun Christonymphe. Tel. +972-2-6277121, +972-542-235398


3. Holy Monastery of Panaghia Seyda Naya.
Abbess: Nun Serapheima. Tel. +972-2-6285356, +972-544-364157.
Chapels: 1. Saint Demetrios, 2. Saint Thekla

Cathedral of Saint James the Brother of God: wherein the Chapels of the Myrrh-bearing Women (Myrophorae) and the Holy 40 Martyrs, where the relics of the Patriarchs of Jerusalem are deposited.
Officiating: Stewards Fr. Issa Touma & Fr. Charalampos (Farah) Bantour. Mobile: 0544/310863.  Tel: + 972-2-6284185.
President of the Community: Mr. George Kamar. Tel. +972-2-6289954, mob. 0522/798174.

Holy Monasteries and Hegoumeneia (Abbot’s Quarters) outside Jerusalem

1. Holy Laura of Hosios Savvas the Consecrated
Abbot: His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem 
Confessor: Archimandrite Evdokimos
Stewart: Monk Ioannikios

15 Monks, 2 Novices

Holy Lavra of St. Savvas, P.O.Box 19824, Jerusalem 91199.
Tel: +972-2-2762915. Metochion (Dependency): +972-2-2748549

2. Holy Monastery of Saint George the Hozevite 
Abbot: Archimandrite Constantinos

6 Monks, 2 Novices
Tel: 00972/547/306557, P.O. Box 31388, Jerusalem 91001, Israel

3. Holy Monastery of Mount Sarantario (of Temptation)

Abbot: Archimandrite Gerasimos 
Tel: 02/2322827, Hierodeacon: f. Onouphrios

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 21, Jericho

4. Holy Monastery of Martha and Maria in Bethany 
Abbess: Nun Eupraxia, 10 Nuns.

Tel: +972-2-2799708.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 19121, Jerusalem


5. Holy Monastery of the Twelve Apostles in Tiberias 
Abbot: Hieromonk Dionysios Tel: 04/6720042, 0546/106893
Greek Orthodox Convent, Sea Shore, P.O. Box 464, Tiberias

6. Holy Monastery of Abba Gerasimus of the Jordan

Abbot: Archimandrite Chrysostomos, Tel. 02/9943038, Mob: 0505/348892

Officiating priest: Hieromonk Kyriakos.

3 Monks, 6 Novices.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 35, Jericho, Israel

7. Holy Monastery of Abba Theodosius the Cenobiarch

Abbot: Archimandrite Ierotheos. Tel. 02/2761223, 0528/516033.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 1102, Jerusalem 91010, Israel

8. Holy Monastery of Jacob’s Well in Samaria

Abbot: Archimandrite Ioustinos. Tel. 09/2313123, 0599/658385.

Greek Orthodox Convent, Nablus

9. Holy Monastery of Mount Tabor

Abbot: Archimandrite Hilarion, Mob. 0522/413348, 6 Nuns.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 2100, Nazareth 16000.


10. Holy Monastery of the Prophet Elisha of Jericho

Abbot: Archimandrite Philoumenos. Tel. 02/2322433, 0549/350350.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 89, Jericho

11. Holy Monastery of Cana, Galilee

Abbot: Archimandrite Chrysostomos, Tel. 0547/849896

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Greek Orthodox Convent, Kfar Cana. Tel. 04/6517111

12. Holy Monastery of the Holy Apostles in Capernaum

Superintendent: Monk Irinarchos, Mob. 0532/840991 & 0528/858421.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 385, Tiberias.

Tel. 04/6722282, Fax: 04/6791535. Email:

13. Holy Monastery of St George in Lod (Lydda)

Abbot: Archimandrite Nikodimos. Mob. 0543/487849. Tel. & Fax: 08/9222023.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 230, Lod

14. Holy Monastery of St George in Beit-Jala, Al-Khadr

Abbot: Archimandrite Ananias. Tel. 02/ 2743233, 0528/658828, 0544/598201


15. Holy Monastery of the Prophet Elias

Abbot: Archimandrite Paisios. Tel. 02/6760966, mob. 0542/341469

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 11006, Gilo, Jerusalem

16. Holy Monastery of John the Baptist in the Jordan

Superintendent: Archimandrite Chrysostomos. Tel. 02/9943038, 0505/348892.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 35, Jericho, Israel

17. Holy Monastery of Palm Sunday, Bethphage

Superintendent: Nun Savvina. Tel. 0542/076941, 0542/421175.

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 29697, Jerusalem

18. In Beit-Jala, Churches: of the Nativity of Theotokos, of St Nicholas and of the Archangel Michael

Abbot: Archimandite Narcissus. Tel. & Fax at Priests’ Office: 02/2743178.

Officiating priests: Stewards f. Georgios Sahuan, Tel. 02/2751482, Mob. 0597/029084; f. Pavlos El Alam. Tel. 02/2764708 Mob. 0598/935957; f. Joseph Hondali Tel. 02/2777017 Mob. 0597/591093

19. In Ramallah, Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

Abbot: Archimandrite Galaktion, Tel: 02/2964684, 0599/805586

Office: Tel. & Fax: 02/29656618

Officiating priest: Steward f. Yacub Houri. Tel & Fax: 02/2965417

Mob. 0599/839881

Greek Orthodox Convent, P.O. Box 307, Ramallah

20. In Ramla, Church of St George

Abbot: Archimandrite Niphon, Tel. & Fax: 08/9221174 Mob. 0544/484786.

Greek Orthodox Convent, Kehilat Detroit Street 2, P.O. Box 38, 7100 Ramla

21. In Oreini, Monastery of John the Baptist

Abbot: Monk Chariton. Tel. 02/6436297, 0544/865063.

P.O. Box 14223, Jerusalem 91141, Israel

22. In Haifa, Church of the Prophet Elias


Officiating priest: Steward f. Demetrios Samra, Tel: 0504/743045, Fax: 04/9503990

23. In Karak, Church of St George

Abbot:………………………Tel. 962/3/2352176

Officiating priest: Steward f. Ioannis Hani Hamati. 962/79/5776615


24. In Fhes, Monastery of St George; and in Alali, Monastery of St James the Brother of God 

Abbot: Archimandrite Ieronymos. +962/6/5311140, +962/79/5892787

Officiating priests: Stewards f. Elias Soues 06/4729033, 079/5/565131, f. Jiries Smerat 079/5562183, f. Romanos Samaoui 079/5854465

Active in Fhes is “St George” Christian Youth and a Boy Scouts Association. Schools of Catechism, a Women’s Association, an Orthodox Society, and an Orthodox Charity Association are also in operation. St George’s Shrine operates in Mahes.


25. In Nablus, Rafidia and Nousfizbil Holy Churches of the Annunciation of Theotokos, St Dimitrios, Moses of Aithiopia and St George

Abbot: Protosyncellus Leontios. Tel: 0545/670651 & 0569803604


26. Holy Monastery of the Shepherds in Beit-Sahur

A Dependency of the Holy Laura of St Savvas

Superintendent: Archimandrite Ignatios. Tel. 02/2773135, 0522/810522. Fax: 02/2773118.

P.O. Box 11377, Jerusalem 911301, Israel

27. In Burqin, namely the Village of the Ten Lepers. St George Church

Superintendent: Monk Vissarion. Tel: 0569/397582. P.O. Box 32369, Jerusalem, Israel.

28. St Savvas Tower

Superintendent: Archimandrite Narcissus

29. Estate of Monk Galaktion

Superintendent: Monk Lazaros

30. St Chariton’s Laura at Ain-Farah


31. Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross in Qasr El-Mutran

Abbot: Archimandrite Hilarion, Mob: 0522/413348

Holy Churches of the West Bank

1. In Beit-Sahour. Church of the Forefathers. Tel. & fax at Priests’ office: 02/2773081 Vicars: Stewards: f. Ibrahim Houri. Tel. & fax: 02/2774252 Mob. 0522/460301, f. Savvas Her. Tel. & fax: 02/2774738 Mob. 0569/770432, f. Issa Musleh. Tel. & fax: 02/27713483 Mob. 0597/179787.


2. In Bir Zeit. Church of St George.

Vicars: Priest Georgios Banoura. Tel. 0595/049335 and retired Steward f.Issa Houri, Tel. & Fax: 02/2813930.

Vicar: Steward f. Issa Houri. Tel. & Fax: 02/2810563 Mob. 0597/952779.


3. In Jifna. Church of St George.

Vicar: Steward. f. Georgios Awad. Tel. & fax: 02/2818359. Mob. 0599/392383 Retired Priest: Steward. f. Andraus Rafizni. Tel & Fax: 02/2810835 Mob.: 0599/788002


4. In Taymbeh. Church of St George.

Vicars: f. Daud Houri. Tel. & Fax: 02/2898282 Mob.:0599/127867.


5. In Ein Arik. Church of the Dormition of Theotokos.

Vicars: Steward f. Nikolaos Sahin. Tel. 02/2905010 Mob.: 0599/732993


6. In Abud. Church of the Dormition of Theotokos.

 Vicars: Steward f. Emmanuel Awad. Tel & fax: 02/2972043. Fax: 02/2864530. Mob: 0599/797323


7. In Tulkarm. Church of St George.

Abbot: Archimandrite Leontios.


8. In Zababdeh. Church of St George.

Vicar: Steward. f. Touma Daud. Tel. & fax: 04/2520646 & 04/2520372. Mob.:0599/270699.


9. In Toumbas. Church of the Holy Trinity.

Vicar: Steward f. Touma Daud. Tel. & fax: 04/2520646 Mob.:0599/270699

Russian-speaking Community Parishes

Committee for the pastoral care of the Russian-speaking community

President: Theophylaktos, Archbishop of Jordan 

Secretary: Archimandrite Aristovoulos, Tel: 0545/556461 

Parishes of the Russian-speaking Community

In Jerusalem. Holy Monastery of Saint Nikolas, Old City

Head: Archimandrite Aristovoulos, Tel: 0545/556461

Officiating Priest: Stewart Fr Alexandre Vinogratscki, Tel: 0528/506717

Divine Liturgy held every Saturday


In Ptolemais (Accra). Holy Church of Saint George

Head: Archimandrite Philotheos, Tel: 04/9910563

Divine Liturgy held every Saturday


In Nazareth. Holy Metropolitan Church of Saint George

Head: Kyriakos, Metropolitan of Nazareth

Officiating Priests: Hieromonk Sfiatoslav, Tel: 07/22349960, Mob: 05/42250366 & f. Sergios Denisenko.

Divine Liturgy held every Saturday


In Mountjentel (Migdal Ha Emek). Holy Church of Saint Nikolas

Head: Kyriakos, Metropolitan of Nazareth, Tel: 04/6021533

Officiating Priest: Archimandrite Serapheim. Tel. +972/544910248, +972/506514775 & f. Sergios Denisenko.

Divine Liturgy held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday


In Tiberias. Holy Monastery of The Twelve Apostles

Head: Archimandrite Timotheos

Officiating Priest: Stewart Fr Alexandre Portianicov, Tel: 0506/958579

Divine Liturgy held every second Saturday


In Capernaum. Holy Monastery Of The Twelve Apostles

Head: Monk Fr Eirinarhos, Tel: 04/6722282, Mob: 052/8858421

Officiating Priest: Stewart Fr Alexandre Portianicov, Tel: 0506/958579

Divine Liturgy held every second Saturday


In Joppa. Holy Monastery of the Archangels, Holy Church of Saint Tabitha

Head: Damaskinos, Archbishop of Joppa, Tel. +972/3/6823451

Officiating Priest: Fr Alexandre Sinkevitz, Tel: 0507/644218

Divine Liturgy held every Saturday and Sunday.


In Beersheba

Head: Archimandrite Aristovoulos, Tel: 0545/556461

For the time being, the Divine Liturgy is held at homes gatherings every fortnight.

Romanian-speaking Community of Joppa. Holy Monastery of the Archangels

Head: Archbishop Damaskinos of Joppa, Tel: 03/6823451

Officiating Priest: Archimandrite Gerasimos Timofte, Tel 0527/748482

Divine Liturgy every Saturday and Sunday

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