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 →

The Armenian Bird Mosaic

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As happens regularly in the Holy Land, construction works uncover antiquities. When in 1894 constructions were made for a home near Damascus Gate, just outside of the Old City, a large mosaic flour was uncovered, about a meter underground. The find was described in the Quarterly Statement of the Palestine 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 →

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 →