Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary

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According to the Jerusalem Calendar, we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary on September 21- Divine Liturgy will be in the Church of St. Mary’s at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Tomorrow we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia.

Feast of the Discovery of the Belt of the Holy Virgin

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September 9, 2018 Divine Liturgy at the tomb in the Church of St. Mary The second Sunday after the Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Discovery of her Belt. Early Christian tradition tells us, that the Apostle St. Thomas received the belt from Virgin Mary Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of Virgin MAry

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Virgin Mary has a distinctive role in Christianity, chosen by God for her purity and faith to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Holy Gospel of St. John chapter 19, we read that our Lord apparently charges St. John to care for Virgin Mary.  In the Continue Reading →

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 →

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.  

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 →

Feast of the Ascension 2018

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This is the schedule for the Feast of Ascension, which shall be celebrated on the Mount of Olives, in the Chapel of the Ascension. Feast of the Ascension 2018 Wednesday May 16, Eve of Ascension Day 13.30 ringing of the bells in St. James Convent 13.45 leaving from St. James Continue Reading →