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 →

Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross

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Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross On Sunday May 6, 2018 the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in St. James around 9.00 AM. The Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross is one of the Continue Reading →

Palm Easter

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Palm Easter This Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrate Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem from Continue Reading →

Timetable for Holy Week and Easter 2018

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Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 am                  Entry Continue Reading →

Delegation of the European St. James Way visits St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem

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Saturday morning March 10, a delegation of the Fédération Européenne du Saint-Jacques de Compostelle visited the Armenian Convent of St. James. Their visit was well prepared by correspondence as well as a previous visit of M. Gérard Beaume, the general coordinator of the Fédération. The delegation consisted of about 25 Continue Reading →

Closure of the Holy Sepulchre

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Yesterday, Sunday the 26th of February 2018, the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate in Jerusalem decided together with the Greek and the Catholic Church, to close the doors of the Holy Sepulchre. The events leading up to this decision concern recent Israeli tax policies targeting Christian Churches only, while other religious institutions Continue Reading →

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

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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 →