Trndez 2020

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Today, February 27, 2020 we celebrate Trndez, or Tiarndaraj, the Feast of the Purification and the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple, exactly 40 days after Christmas, also called Տօն քառասնօրեայ գալստեանն ի Տաճարն. The Old Testament commands all mothers of newborns to go to the Temple, 40 days Continue Reading →

Vardanants

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Tomorrow, February 24 2020, we celebrate the Feast of Vardanants. We commemorate the brave St. Vartan Mamikonian and his courageous men. The Byzantines in Constantinople came to an agreement with the Persians, to occupy and divide Armenia. The Persians eventually gained control over the land of the Armenians. When the Continue Reading →

Congratulations to His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian

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We congratulate His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on his birthday. We wish him many years in good health. Շնորհավոր and may our Lord continue to strengthen you in your work, dear Srpazan Hayr.

January Feasts 2020 of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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These are the schedules of upcoming feasts this month. We cordially invite you to celebrate with us.

Ordination and consecration of four new Priests

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On Saturday November 16, 2019 the Call to Priesthood of the following ordinands will be conducted in St. James Cathedral immediately following Vespers: Deacon Armen Saroukhnanian Deacon Rafik Ghazarian Deacon Arda Düşen Deacon Narek Abrahamian On Sunday November 17, 2019 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Continue Reading →

His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian ordained two Stolebearers

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On Monday, October 21, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ordained Stolebearers Sergey Antinyan and David Minasyan.          

Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary; Independence of the Republic of Armenia

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Saturday September 21, 2019 we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary. On this day we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Christian tradition tells us about the birth of Virgin Mary in the following way. St. Anne and St. Joachim did not have children, although they longed Continue Reading →

His Beatitude receives Israeli Ambassador to Armenia and Chief Secretary of Religions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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On the third of September 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, received His Excellency Eliav Belotserkovsky, the newly-appointed Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Armenia, and Mr. Ohed Shalev, the Chief Secretary of the department of Religions within the Ministry of Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary

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This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin. Saturday August 24, 2019 4.00 pm the bells of Sts. James Cathedral are rung 4.30 pm arrival at the Church of Virgin Mary 5.00 pm evening service 7.00 pm dinner 8.00 pm evening prayers 11.00 pm return Continue Reading →

Communique August 1, 2019

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It was on the 7th of May 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, Patriarch of St. James Brotherhood of Jerusalem, rightfully defrocked Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Atajanyan from his ecclesiastical status for being negligent in his religious duties, disobedient to the monastic order, disturbing the peaceful coexistence of the Brotherhood Continue Reading →