→External links: Fixed broken link to CNEWA website.
Lately there has been criticism of the church leadership by Palestinian faithful, who accuse the Greek-speaking and largely Greek-born leadership of squandering their money and treating their Arabic-speaking members as second-class faithful.
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.
===Places of importance===
*[[St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai)|Holy Monastery of St. Catherine]] ([[Mount Sinai]]), believed to be the site of the Burning Bush from the Old Testament, belonging to [[Church of Sinai]].
#The Monastery of St. [[Euthymius the Great|Eythymios]] the Great (Khan-Ahmar)
a total of 25 monasteries within the city of Jerusalem:
#The Holy Monastery of Abraam, a dependency of the Holy Sepulchre
#The Holy Monastery of St. [[
#The Holy Monastery of the Forerunner
#The Holy Monastery of the Archangels
#The Holy Monastery of St. Onouphrious
#The Holy Monastery of St. Sion, also the Patriarchal Theological college
#The Holy Monastery of St.
Stephanos#The Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimonos#The Holy Monastery of the Ressurection
#The Holy Monastery of St. Modestos
#The Holy Monastery of the Great Panagia (female)
#The Holy Monastery of Panagia "Seidanagias"
There are two churches in Jerusalem, the Church of St. Demetrios and the Church of St.
Theklas. There is also the cathedric Church of St. Iakovos the "Adelfotheou" (Brother of the Lord ) which also has two chapels dedicated to the Myrofores (Myrrh-bearers ) and the Holy 40 Martyrs of Jerusalem. The chapel of the Holy 40 Martyrs holds the relics of all the Patriarchs of Jerusalem.
*The Holy Monastery of St. Theodosios (Nder Impn, Ambet - Bethlehem) - Archimandrite Theodosios died 105 years old [[January 11]], 532 AD. --->
*[[Monastery at the Shepherds Field (East Jerusalem, Israel)]]
*[[New Church of St. Mary, the Theotokos (Jerusalem)]]
*[http://www.jerusalem-patriarchate.info/ Official Website of the Church of Jerusalem] (Main page)
**[http://www.saintgeorgetaybeh.org/ Greek Orthodox Church of St. George], Taybeh (Palestine)
*[http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/features/ Interviews with Christians in the Holy Land] ([[Ancient Faith Radio]])
ecc-bodypg-us.aspx? eccpageID=16& IndexView= toc Eastern Christian Churches: The Patriarchate of Jerusalem] by Ronald Roberson, a Roman Catholic priest and scholar
*[http://www.geocities.com/rev_alexander2000/ Rum Orthodox Ivri: The Website of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Community within Israeli Society], served by Fr. Alexander Winogradsky, a priest of Jewish ethnicity serving mainly in Hebrew
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