Pentecost 2019

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Pentecost 2019 Our Lord, after His Ascension, had ordered the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem, and promised that they would receive the Holy Spirit- which would give them strength and after which they were to be Christ’s witnesses in Judea and Samaria until the ends of the earth. Fifty days Continue Reading →

Sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude

Portrait of Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, in his office at the Armenian Convent in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, on October 24, 2015. Manougian was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, and became a priest after studying at the Seminary of the Armenian Quarter. He was elected as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on January 24, 2013. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Today is the sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, to the throne of St. James. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially. May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.

Celebration of the Day of the Ascension

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Next week we celebrate the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mount of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday June 5, 2019: 1.15 pm                ringing of the bells of St. James 1.15 pm                departure from the Armenian Quarter 2.15 pm                arrival at Continue Reading →

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 →

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.