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 →

Spring of St. Philip Opening


On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The property belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate Continue Reading →

Congratulations to His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian


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.

Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion

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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.  

Armenian Community in Jordan celebrates elevation to Archimandrite of the Very Reverend Father Avedis Ipradjian

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The Armenian community of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan held a festive gathering on occasion of the elevation of the Very Reverend Father Avedis Ipradjian to Archimandrite. The Grand Sacristan, His Grace Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Very Reverend Father Baret Yeretzian, Head of the Real Estate Office and Father Khat Continue Reading →

The Very Reverend Father Avedis will become Archimandrite

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Thursday the 10th of August, in the afternoon, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian will elevate the Very Reverend Father Avedis Ipradjian to the rank of Archimandrite. We invite you to attend the Liturgy and celebrate with us. Our cordial congratulations to the new Archimandrite !

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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 →