Restoration Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is originally built in 339 AD, and after a fire rebuilt in the 6th century AD. Necessary restorations are taking place at the moment, by the Piacenti Spa Organization. Recently the mosaic of an angel was discovered, until then completely covered by plaster. Continue Reading →

Baptismal Site will be cleared by HALO Trust

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We would like to ask your attention and support for the following project: Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the river Jordan, somewhere near Jericho. Since centuries Christianity has visited Jordan River in that area, a location called Qasr al Yahud, to celebrate and commemorate Christ’s baptism. The Continue Reading →

St. James Cathedral

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Saints James Cathedral In order to visit the Sts. James Cathedral, you have to enter the main gate of the Armenian Quarter. Immediately after you pass the big iron gate, you turn left, and enter the courtyard to the Cathedral.The walls of the courtyard are decorated with typical Armenian “Khatchkars” Continue Reading →

The Armenian Quarter

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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate (Convent) of St. James is the home of the Brotherhood of St. James, a monastic order of the Armenian Church with about 60 members worldwide. Residences of Armenian families are within the compound of the Patriarchate, and hence public access to the grounds of the Patriarchate Continue Reading →