The Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration July 7, 2018 In the synoptic Gospels, which are the Gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark and St. Luke, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is reported in a similar way, as there are not many differences in the accounts. The Gospel of St. Continue Reading →

The Armenian Bird Mosaic

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As happens regularly in the Holy Land, construction works uncover antiquities. When in 1894 constructions were made for a home near Damascus Gate, just outside of the Old City, a large mosaic flour was uncovered, about a meter underground. The find was described in the Quarterly Statement of the Palestine Continue Reading →

His Beatitude celebrated his 70th Birthday

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Sunday June 24 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrated his 70th birthday at the Patriarchate. Members of the St. James Brotherhood, as well as members of the Armenian community congratulated His Beatitude on this occasion. The Grand Sacristan, His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, offered His Beatitude a beautiful cross and Continue Reading →

Pictures of the Festive Service in the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator

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Here are some pictures of last Sunday’s festive service in the renovated church of St. Gregory the Illuminator: Pictures: Fr. Nerseh Aloyan

Festive Service for the Renovation of the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in modern Jerusalem.

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Festive Service for the Renovation of the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in modern Jerusalem. The church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in the area of German Colony in Jerusalem, has undergone vast renovations recently. The renovation is finished, and the church is restored in its glory. Coming Sunday, Continue Reading →

Fifth anniversary of His Beatitude’s enthronement to the Holy See of St. James

Portrait of Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, in his office at the Armenian Convent in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, on October 24, 2015. Manougian was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, and became a priest after studying at the Seminary of the Armenian Quarter. He was elected as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on January 24, 2013. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Today it is the fifth anniversary of the enthronement to the Holy See of St. James of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially Շնորհաւոր Սրբազան Պատրիարք Հայր May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.  

The Speaker of the Knesset replied to His Beatitude’s letter

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The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, the Honourable Mr. Yuli Yoel Edelstein replied to His Beatitude: Your Beatitude, I regret that incorrect publications caused you disappointment. The discussion about recognition of the Armenian Genocide was not scheduled for this week at all, so it was not pulled of the agenda. Continue Reading →

His Beatitude wrote to the Speaker of the Knesset after discussion of the Armenian Genocide was pulled from the agenda.

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His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the Knesset, the honourable Mr. Yuli Yoel Edelstein, expressing feelings of deep disappointment. The Speaker of the Knesset pulled discussion on recognition of the Armenian Genocide from the agenda, in spite of his Continue Reading →

Israeli Knesset accepted motion to discuss recognition of the Armenian Genocide

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Today the Knesset plenum approved a motion to discuss recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The motion was submitted by Meretz chairwoman MK Tamar Zandberg and supported by MK Itzik Shmuli from the Zionist Union, and accepted by 16 votes without opposition. Knesset speaker Yoel Edelstein advocated recognition of the Armenian Continue Reading →

Feast of Pentecost 2018

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The word Pentecost means 50, and is celebrated 50 days after Christ’s Resurrection on Easter morning and ten days after the Feast of Ascension. In the Book of Acts 1: 4-5 we read that the Risen Lord had instructed the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but Continue Reading →