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The Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society, a charitable scientific organization, was created in 1882 on the initiative of Grand Prince Sergei Alexandrovich (president for life) with the purpose of supporting Orthodoxy in the Holy Land (including Syria and Lebanon), acquaintance of Russians with Palestine and pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

The Palestinian Society erected churches and hostels in the Holy Land, supported teacher seminaries, schools, ambulance stations and hospitals. The Society negotiated preferential passing duties for pilgrims due to which many thousands of Orthodox believers from Russia could visit the Holy Land annually. The Palestinian Society also carried out archaeological excavations, scientific expeditions, published hagiographies of Palestinian saints, descriptions and guides of the Holy Land. The Orthodox Palestinian Anthology was published from 1881, (known as the Palestinian Anthology since 1918), and Reports of Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society from 1891. Many outstanding scientists were members of the society, including V. V. Bartold, S. F. Oldenburg, I. Y. Krachkovsky, V. V. Latyshev, N. Y. Marr, and V. V. Struve.

The Administration of the Palestinian Society, which had sections in many eparchies, was located in St. Petersburg at 36 Voznesensky Avenue. In 1885, the Chapel of St. Alexander Nevsky in Old Alexander's Market, which had raised money for the restoration of the Church of St. Nicholas of Mira in Turkey was transferred into the ownership of the Palestinian Society. In 1905, the chapel was sanctified as St. Nicholasí Church. In 1913-15, the church dedicated to St. Nicholas of Mira was erected in its place in the Neo-Russian style. At the same time the Palestinian Society started building the Russian representative office with a church in the City of Bari in Italy, but the project was not completed on account of the Russian Revolution.

In 1918, the Russian Palestinian Society was transferred to the Russian Academy of Sciences; its Russian properties were nationalized.

The society now functions abroad under the original name along with the Jerusalem Spiritual Mission of the Moscow Patriarchate taking care of Russian Churches and Institutions in the Holy Land. In 1992, it was restored to its former status in Russia.

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Московский патриархат - Русская духовная миссия в Иерусалиме
Moscow Patriarchate - Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

Address: P.O.Box 1042, Russian Compound, (6 Kheshin St.) 91009 Jerusalem, Israel.
Tel.: (+972-2) 625-25-65 - Fax: (+972-2) 625-63-25

The Mission is located in the Russian Compound (Migrash HaRusim, Moskobia) between the Post Office on Jaffa street and the Jerusalem Municipality, into one building with the Magistrate Court, other entrance. The entrance is from Jaffa st. or Heshin str.


Russian Presence in the Holy Land

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Welcome to the Holy Land !
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Ladies & Gentlemen,

Please rise for the National Anthem of the Russian Federation
"God bless our Russian Motherland, its Leaders,
its sons and daughters and all of you"



Exhibition "Russian Presence in the Holy Land" (Nov.2014)

November 10, 2014 at 18:00 in Jerusalem, at the Cultural Center "Harmony" (27 Hillel St.), an exhibition of photographs "Russian presence in the Holy Land."will be opened.

Organizers: Foundation for the name of St. Georg the Theologian, Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Moscow Patriarchate and the State Museum of the History of Religion.

The exhibition is organized with the support of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Publishing of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, Elisabeth Sergius educational society, "Gazprom dobycha Urengoy" studio "Click".

The opening ceremony will be attended by the acting Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem Hegumen Theophan (Lukyanov); chief editor of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Vladimir ??police, deputy executive director of the Foundation named after St. Georg the Theologian Igor Lapshin, Director of the State Museum of the History of Religion Lubov Musienko, Head of Rossotrudnichestvo in Israel,Natalia Yakymchuk , Head of Rossotrudnichestvo in Palestine, Sergey Shapovalov, and spokesman for the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Israel, Pavel Platonov.

The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, who in 1905 was appointed chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and largely contributed to the Orthodox pilgrimage to the Holy Land, was engaged in spiritual enlightenment of the inhabitants of Palestine.

The exhibition was prepared on the basis of photographs from the archives of 1885-1917 years of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, which is stored in the collections of the State Museum of the History of Religion. The Photographs allow visitors to meet with the leaders of the society and the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, to see Russian places in Palestine, to view the image of Russian pilgrims to Jerusalem and carried away in the last century.

The exhibition is open to visitors from 10 to 23 November 2014 every day except Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 to 17:00.

On May 24, 2013, the chairman of the Russian Federation Government, D. A. Medvedev, met with His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine, at the Church of Christ the Saviour. The head of the Russian Government welcomed His Beatitude who has come on a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church and participated in the celebrations on the occasion of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture.

After meeting with Patriarch Theophilos, Ms. Medvedev had a talk with the Primates of the Churches of Jerusalem and Russia.

5 Jan 2013 - Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow,8 Nov 2012 - His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s visit to the Patriarchate
of Jerusalem on 9-14 November 2012

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The PMOH-RUSNAS.ORG in Israel and the Jerusalem Holy Land Center Staff welcome His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and of all Russia and Delegation on their historical visit to the Holy Land !

Moscow, 4 June 2012 - Conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

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The PMOH-RUSNAS.ORG in Israel and the Jerusalem Holy Land Center Staff welcome
President Putin and the Russian Delegation on their important visit to our region !

Tel Aviv - Jerusalem, 25 June 2012

"The Spiritual Unity of Our Church Already Exists—Structural Unity is a Matter of Time."I think that potentially, a merger can occur, for instance, of two parishes in a single city, as has already happened in Australia, in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales. The believers of the already-united St Nicholas Parish live together, and, I should note, live amicably. As far as the proposed unification of separate parishes in Germany, I believe that this decision is entirely in the hands of the ecclesiastical authorities. With time, of course, discussions can be held on this matter. At the same time, it is my opinion that there is no need to hurry in this direction. Such complicated matters must be decided upon peacefully, cautiously, and most of all, with love.

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Great Britain Speaks With the Students of Sretensky Theological SeminaryArchbishop Mark of Berlin and Great Britain Speaks With the Students of Sretensky Theological SeminaryWhen I enrolled in university, I met some Russian emigre youth my first year, wishing to deepen and broaden my knowledge of Russian and get more practice. It happened that I would attend church with them: on Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings, on holidays… I went for many years, not having been Orthodox yet. So the impulse to accept Orthodoxy arose in me, but I was afraid of the reaction of my relatives, and so I put off that decision. But at age twenty I finally became Orthodox. Some twelve years later I was tonsured a monk.

Jericho, Holy Land - November 10, 2010

The Russian Cultural Center in Jericho
will become "the first major project in the Holy Land in the third millennium that was actively taken up by the Russian state." Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

"And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the tax collectors, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus ... but could not because of the crowd, because he was of short stature. And he ran ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house." Luke 19:1-5

With a giant trunk and boughs towering 60 feet high, a gnarled sycamore near Jericho's main square has long been touted as the very tree that the hated tax collector climbed to get a glimpse of Jesus. The tree, once tucked obscurely away on a side street, is a featured attraction of a Russian-funded museum complex to be unveiled this month as part of Jericho's 10,000th birthday celebrations.
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President of Russia
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Moscow,Kremlin News - Israel Visit - 25 June 2012

In Israeli Netanya, Pres.Vladimir Putin and Israeli President Shimon Peres took part in a ceremony of unveiling a monument to the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Great Patriotic War veterans also attended the ceremony.

Meeting with Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu

Meeting with President of Israel Shimon Peres

State reception on behalf of the President of Israel

Official welcoming ceremony.

Pres.Vladimir Putin had talks in Bethlehem with the President of the Palestinian National Authority
Mahmoud Abbas - June 26, 2012

Pres.Vladimir Putin had talks in Bethlehem with President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, following which the two presidents oversaw the signing of a bilateral agreement on the legal status and activity of a museum and park ensemble in Jericho. The two leaders made press statements after the talks. Later, Mr Putin and Mr Abbas took part in the opening of the Russian Science and Culture Centre in Bethlehem. Mr Putin also visited the Church of the Nativity.
Visit to Jordan - June 26, 2012 - Amman
Pres.Vladimir Putin had talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Later, Mr Putin and King Abdullah II took part in the opening of a hospice for Russian pilgrims on the territory of a special archaeological site known as the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ on the Jordan River. .
The President decorated Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, chief religious and cultural adviser and personal envoy to King Abdullah II, with the Order of Friendship for his big contribution to strengthening the friendship and cooperation

President Vladimir Putin answers Journalist Questions in conclusion of his Middle East Visit .

Rossotrudnichestvo - Near Eastern Russian Cultural Centers

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    الجمعيـة الإمبراطوريـة الأرثوذكسيّـة الفلسطينيـة- فرع فلسـطـين

    Educational Orthodox Society "Russia in colours" in Jerusalem.

    The Controversy and obscure background of the "Russian Orthodox Palestine Society" in Jerusalem's Alexander Compound.
    Is the Orthodox Palestinian Society in Jerusalem's Alexander Compound canonical?

    Embassy of the Russian Federation
    in the State of Israel

    Address: 120, Rehov Hayarkon, Tel-Aviv, 63573, Israel
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    Representation of the Russian Federation to the PNA

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    Address: Ramallah, al-Birah, Compound "Genzo"
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    Russian Cultural Center in Tel Aviv - Israel

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