Today, February 28 2018, the doors of the Holy Sepulchre reopened at 4.00 am. Photo: AFP/THOMAS COEX Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed with Jerusalem Mayor Barkat upon the formation of a team, headed by Minister Hanegbi in close cooperation with the Churches to work things out. The Prime Minister’s Office declared Continue Reading →
Yesterday we started the celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth and the feast of purification. According to Old Testament law, Continue Reading →
Yesterday, Sunday the 26th of February 2018, the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate in Jerusalem decided together with the Greek and the Catholic Church, to close the doors of the Holy Sepulchre. The events leading up to this decision concern recent Israeli tax policies targeting Christian Churches only, while other religious institutions Continue Reading →
We would like to thank the author Mrs. Rubina Sevadjian for donating signed copies of her books In the Shadow of the Sultan and The Darker Shadow to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. Mrs. Sevadjian wrote these books for young readers, and her donation will enable future generations to remember Continue Reading →
On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The property belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate Continue Reading →
To all our sisters and brothers who celebrate Christmas on December 25:
The Church of St. Saviour’s on Mount Zion is renovated and looks splendid. Last Saturday, October 28, Vespers were celebrated in St. Saviour’s, and the images in the church were anointed by His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian. Sunday, October 29 the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in St. Saviour’s.