Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj


Yesterday we started the celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth and the feast of purification. According to Old Testament law, Continue Reading →

Spring of St. Philip Opening


On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The property belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate Continue Reading →

Feastday of the Patriarchate

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Today is the Eve of the Feastday of the Patriarchate, Vespers will be at 14.30. Tomorrow we celebrate Saints David, the prophet and king, and James the Apostle, Brother of the Lord, in a Patriarchal Mass. Morning prayers start from 7.00 AM in St. James Cathedral.

Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion

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The Church of St. Saviour’s on Mount Zion is renovated and looks splendid. Last Saturday, October 28, Vespers were celebrated in St. Saviour’s, and the images in the church were anointed by His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian. Sunday, October 29 the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in St. Saviour’s.  

Feast of the Dormition and Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos


This weekend we celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the pilgrimage walking from the Armenian Convent to the Church. There Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Pictures: Continue Reading →

Anniversary of His Beatitude’s Enthronement to the Holy See of St. James


Today it is the fourth 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.