Lent 2020

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Lent 2020 Since yesterday we’ve entered the period of Great Lent, Medz Bahk. The curtains have closed the altars from our sight, and we are preparing ourselves for Holy Easter. Christian tradition has followed 40 days of fasting before Easter since early times. In the tradition of the Armenian Church, Continue Reading →

Trndez 2020

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Today, February 27, 2020 we celebrate Trndez, or Tiarndaraj, the Feast of the Purification and the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple, exactly 40 days after Christmas, also called Տօն քառասնօրեայ գալստեանն ի Տաճարն. The Old Testament commands all mothers of newborns to go to the Temple, 40 days Continue Reading →

Vardanants

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Tomorrow, February 24 2020, we celebrate the Feast of Vardanants. We commemorate the brave St. Vartan Mamikonian and his courageous men. The Byzantines in Constantinople came to an agreement with the Persians, to occupy and divide Armenia. The Persians eventually gained control over the land of the Armenians. When the Continue Reading →

Celebration Armenian Christmas 2020

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Armenian Christmas January 2020 Program for Christmas Eve, Saturday January 18  and Christmas Day, Sunday January 19 Times are approximately  Saturday January 18 9.30 am                His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem leaves from St. James, through Jaffa Gate, to Bethlehem. 10.00 am              At the Continue Reading →

January Feasts 2020 of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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These are the schedules of upcoming feasts this month. We cordially invite you to celebrate with us.

Feast of St. George Sunday October 20, 2019

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The Feast of St. George St. George is revered all over the world. He is the patron Saint of England, Ethiopia and Malta; in our Orthodox tradition St. George takes a prominent place. Early Christian tradition tells us that St. George was born to Christian parents in the late third Continue Reading →

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 →

Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary

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This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin. Saturday August 24, 2019 4.00 pm the bells of Sts. James Cathedral are rung 4.30 pm arrival at the Church of Virgin Mary 5.00 pm evening service 7.00 pm dinner 8.00 pm evening prayers 11.00 pm return Continue Reading →

Pentecost 2019

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Pentecost 2019 Our Lord, after His Ascension, had ordered the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem, and promised that they would receive the Holy Spirit- which would give them strength and after which they were to be Christ’s witnesses in Judea and Samaria until the ends of the earth. Fifty days Continue Reading →

Celebration of the Day of the Ascension

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Next week we celebrate the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mount of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday June 5, 2019: 1.15 pm                ringing of the bells of St. James 1.15 pm                departure from the Armenian Quarter 2.15 pm                arrival at Continue Reading →