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 →

prayer chr unity st james feb 2014

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 →

Epiphany celebrations at Jordan River


Sunday the 22nd of January we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho. A large number of Armenians, both local and non-locals joined the annual pilgrimage on both sides of the river. Click on the pictures to see them in Continue Reading →

Baptismal Site will be cleared by HALO Trust


We would like to ask your attention and support for the following project: Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the river Jordan, somewhere near Jericho. Since centuries Christianity has visited Jordan River in that area, a location called Qasr al Yahud, to celebrate and commemorate Christ’s baptism. The Continue Reading →