Feast day of St. Nicholas of Myra on Saturday December 8, 2018 in Jaffa

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Saturday December 8, 2018 we celebrate the Feast day of St. Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11.00 am in the Church of the Armenian Monastery of St. Nicholas in Jaffa, and we cordially invite you to participate.               Continue Reading →

Feast Presentation Virgin Mary to Temple

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Tomorrow, December 4 2018, we celebrate the Presentation of Virgin Mary to the Temple. Early Christian tradition recounts that the Saints Joachim and Anna were pious and faithful, and served God in every way. Fifty years in their marriage, they had not been blessed with a child. They longed for Continue Reading →

Feast of Sts. Tarkmanchatz and Ordination of Deacons

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On Saturday the 27th of October we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Translators, Sts. Tarkmanchatz. On this Feast His Eminence Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate, ordained these young men to Deacons: Deacon Hovhannes Petrosyan, Deacon Hagop Baghdasaryan and Deacon Sahak Davtyan. Students of the Sts. Continue Reading →

Pictures of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Friday evening September 29, on the Eve of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, young members of the Armenian Community in Jerusalem made a large cross of candles in the great courtyard, while the Seminary Choir sang. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem and 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 →

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 →