Agreement for further renovations in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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Yesterday, May 27, an agreement was signed for renovations in the Holy Sepulcher Church Click to see the scanned declaration

Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross

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Sunday May 26 we celebrate the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross. This feast is one of the Holy Cross Feasts of the Armenian Church, and is celebrated 28 days after Easter. In May 351, a bright light in the shape of a cross was seen over Jerusalem. Continue Reading →

Generous donation Mr. Harout Ayvazian to the Armenian Patriarchate

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Communiqué Generous donation of  Mr. Harout Ayvazian from Los Angeles, California, of $ 600,000 to the Armenian Patriarchate. Mr. Ayvazian visited the Holy Places with his family and participated in the Christmas celebrations and the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Baptismal site at Jordan River. The pilgrimage Continue Reading →

New Sunday May 5, 2019

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On Easter morning the first witnesses of Christ’s Resurrection were women, one of which was Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene at first did not recognize Christ, but when He calls her name, she does. Two people, one of them being Clopas (according to some early Christian tradition the brother of St. Continue Reading →

Meeting with His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel.

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Today, Tuesday April 30 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, met with His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel. Discussed were matters of Armenian interest in a very pleasant and amicable atmosphere.

Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

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We cordially invite you to participate in the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The pictures show the full schedule in detail. The commemoration starts on Tuesday evening, April 23. At 7.00 pm we leave from the Armenian Patriarchate in a march with torches to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Continue Reading →

Requiem Service Saturday April 20, 2019

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Tomorrow, Saturday April 20, we remember the 40 days after the passing away of His Beatitude Archbishop Mesrob Moutafian, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople and of our Father Hampartzoum Keshishian with a requiem service. Divine Liturgy will start around 9.00 am in St. James Cathedral.

Time schedule of the Holy Week and Easter 2019

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This is the time schedule of the Holy Week and Easter 2019: Or click on the following link: 2019 Holy Week Easter English or click on the following link: 2019 Holy Week Easter Armenian   Or click on the following link: Horaire de la Semaine Sainte et des Pâques 2019

Visit of the honourable Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, to the Holy Sepulcher.

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Thursday the 21st of March the honourable Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, visited the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem in the afternoon. He was welcomed by the three dominations responsible for the Holy Sepulcher, de Greek Orthodox, the Franciscans and the Armenian Orthodox Continue Reading →

Visit of His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin to the Baptismal Site at Jordan River

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On Tuesday March 19, His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel met with the Heads of Churches, visiting the Baptismal Site Qasr Al-Yehud at the Jordan River near Jericho. His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan, the Very Reverend Father Koryoun Baghdasarian, the Chancellor, Continue Reading →