Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary; Independence of the Republic of Armenia

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Saturday September 21, 2019 we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary. On this day we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Christian tradition tells us about the birth of Virgin Mary in the following way. St. Anne and St. Joachim did not have children, although they longed Continue Reading →

His Beatitude receives Israeli Ambassador to Armenia and Chief Secretary of Religions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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On the third of September 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, received His Excellency Eliav Belotserkovsky, the newly-appointed Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Armenia, and Mr. Ohed Shalev, the Chief Secretary of the department of Religions within the Ministry of Continue Reading →

Feast of Vardanats on Thursday March 7, 2019

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Vartanants, Thursday March 7, 2019. On the Thursday before Great Lent we celebrate the Feast day of St. Vartan the Captain and his  Companions. This year that is on March 7, 2019. In the year 428 AD although Armenia came under the rule of a Sassanid governour, the Armenians could Continue Reading →

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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This Sunday, September 30th 2018, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This Feast is one of the five Tabernacle Feasts of the Armenian Orthodox Church. Christian tradition tells us that the Apostle St. James, the Bishop of Jerusalem, erected a cross, blessed the congregation and Continue Reading →

Unexpected Discoveries by Khoren Bandazian

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Unexpected Discoveries written by Khoren Bandazian July 15, 2017. The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going Continue Reading →