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“O Lord, O Lord, look down from heaven and behold, and visit this vine, and perfect that which Your right has planted”

“In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of a good cheer,
I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)

Our Fathers and Mothers in Christ; the Blessed Abbots and Abbesses,

On the feast of the Holy Pentecost, we, the Faithful Children of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem convey to you our greetings on this blessed feast, beseeching the Lord to keep you in good health and grant you grace and holiness.

The Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite points out in one of his letters that the monk distances himself from the world, not out of hatred, but out of love to the world. In this sense, through his prayer he will present more help to the world to resolve issues, that can’t be resolved by human effort, but only through divine intervention; and thus God saves the world. The monks, through their prayers, are steered by divine power, not by their illusive individual power. In view of our current time where evil prevails, we are in absolute need for divine intervention in our lives.


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Jerusalem doesn't have dioceses? How does that work?

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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

Same in MP, OCA, here. That does not say there are no dioceses.
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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

Same in MP, OCA, here. That does not say there are no dioceses.
All of the bishops of the Patriarchate of Moscow do not reside in Moscow, nor do the members of the OCA Holy Synod live in DC (or NYC, when the primate there). The bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and All Palestine etc. all reside in Jerusalem, and have for centuries, even when the Patriarch didn't live there.  Dioceses, as far as they exist (except Sinai), are run by vicars.
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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

Same in MP, OCA, here. That does not say there are no dioceses.
All of the bishops of the Patriarchate of Moscow do not reside in Moscow, nor do the members of the OCA Holy Synod live in DC (or NYC, when the primate there). The bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and All Palestine etc. all reside in Jerusalem, and have for centuries, even when the Patriarch didn't live there.  Dioceses, as far as they exist (except Sinai), are run by vicars.

OK. That's strange.
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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

Same in MP, OCA, here. That does not say there are no dioceses.
All of the bishops of the Patriarchate of Moscow do not reside in Moscow, nor do the members of the OCA Holy Synod live in DC (or NYC, when the primate there). The bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and All Palestine etc. all reside in Jerusalem, and have for centuries, even when the Patriarch didn't live there.  Dioceses, as far as they exist (except Sinai), are run by vicars.

OK. That's strange.
Indeed. Unfortunately, the strangeness doesn't end there.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
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if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

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Not very well. So far as I understand it, all of Jerusalem's bishops basically act as auxiliary bishops to the patriarch. In their parishes, the patriarch is always commemorated first, followed by the local bishop.

Same in MP, OCA, here. That does not say there are no dioceses.
All of the bishops of the Patriarchate of Moscow do not reside in Moscow, nor do the members of the OCA Holy Synod live in DC (or NYC, when the primate there). The bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and All Palestine etc. all reside in Jerusalem, and have for centuries, even when the Patriarch didn't live there.  Dioceses, as far as they exist (except Sinai), are run by vicars.

OK. That's strange.
Indeed. Unfortunately, the strangeness doesn't end there.

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