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 →
Today, February 28 2018, the doors of the Holy Sepulchre reopened at 4.00 am. Photo: AFP/THOMAS COEX Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed with Jerusalem Mayor Barkat upon the formation of a team, headed by Minister Hanegbi in close cooperation with the Churches to work things out. The Prime Minister’s Office declared Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
Unexpected Discoveries written by Khoren Bandazian July 15, 2017. The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going Continue Reading →
Tomorrow is the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mt. of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday May 24: 13.45 departure from the Armenian Convent 14.15 arrival at the Mount of Olives 14.30 Liturgy of cleansing, blessing and dedication of the site Continue Reading →
The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion of the Son of Continue Reading →