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 →

Communiqué of the department of Real Estate of the Armenian Patriarchate

Communiqué 1. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem wants to communicate the following statement. 2. The Armenian Patriarchate has won its case against Mr. Serop Sahagian. 3. Mr. Serop Sahagian illegally rented out the apartment house to others in the Gulbengian Building in the old city of Jerusalem without the permission Continue Reading →

Palm Easter

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Palm Easter This Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrate Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem from Continue Reading →

Timetable for Holy Week and Easter 2018

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Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 am                  Entry Continue Reading →

Delegation of the European St. James Way visits St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem

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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 →

Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj

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Yesterday we started the celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth and the feast of purification. According to Old Testament law, Continue Reading →

Closure of the Holy Sepulchre

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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 →