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Gulbenkian Library


The Calouste Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem strives to collect, preserve, and make rapidly and easily accessible a vast array of ideas and information for the education, enrichment, and empowerment of its religious and lay community, as well as for the enlightenment of scholars and researchers in the region and throughout the world.

The Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate (Convent) of St. James is the home of the Brotherhood of the St. James, a monastic order of the Armenian Church with about 60 members worldwide. Within the compound of the Patriarchate, also lie the residences of Armenian families and hence public access to the grounds of the Patriarchate is restricted to the Cathedral itself.


a Because of renovations, the Museum is temporarily closed.

Holy Land

The Armenian presence in the Holy Land dates back to the earliest years of Christianity, even before the conversion of Armenian King Tirdat the Third on or about 301 A.D.