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Following the recent deposition of Patriarch [[Irenaios I (Skopelitis) of Jerusalem|Irenaios I]] amidst scandals regarding the transfer of land to Jewish control, the Holy Synod of the church named as their [[locum tenens|temporary primate]] His Eminence Metropolitan [[Cornelius (Rodousakis) of Petra]]. On [[August 22]], 2005, the Holy Synod unanimously elected the former Archbishop of Tabor, [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilus]], as the 141st Patriarch of Jerusalem.
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==History==
* 52 The first Apostolic Council was held in ca. 49-52AD and rules that the Gentiles do not have to become Jews before becoming Christians. In 70 AD, the roman emperor [[w:Titus|Titus]] captures and destroyes Jerusalem. The Jewish temple is demolished and under difficult conditions the Christians move to Pella on the east bank of the Jordan River. By 135AD the roman emperor [[w:Hadrian|Hadrian]] builds a pagan temple over the ruins of Golgotha and covers the Holy Tomb with dirt. A new roman city is held declared and is named ''Aelia Capitolina'' and Christians are permitted to come back to Jerusalem. The Jewish people are not allowed to return, in the meantime, Christianity is spreading all over Palestine and many communities and episcopacies are created under the primacy of the Metropolitan of Caesaria. By 326AD, St. Helena visits Jerusalem to rediscover the riuns of the old Jerusalem. During the excavations, she discovers three crosses and through a miraculous event the [[True Cross]] of Christ is discovered. Her son, St. [[Constantine the Great]] commissions for the demolition of the Roman buildings and the construction of the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Church of the Holy Sepulchre]].
==Holy places of worship==
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