Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj


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 →

Feastday of the Patriarchate

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Today is the Eve of the Feastday of the Patriarchate, Vespers will be at 14.30. Tomorrow we celebrate Saints David, the prophet and king, and James the Apostle, Brother of the Lord, in a Patriarchal Mass. Morning prayers start from 7.00 AM in St. James Cathedral.

Article Mr. Russell B. Smith “Remember the Genocide the World Forgot”


Remember The Genocide The World Forgot (a Footsteps Friday reflection) August 4, 2017 / Russell Smith website Mr. Russell Smith This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” – every Friday, I’ll Continue Reading →

Visit of Dr. Leonardo Cohen and students of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev


Visit to the Armenian Patriarchate 21-6-2017 My name is Leonardo Cohen. I am a lecturer at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and my research deals with issues related to Ethiopian Christianity, the history of the Society of Jesus, and the history Continue Reading →

Anniversary of His Beatitude’s Enthronement to the Holy See of St. James


Today it is the fourth anniversary of the enthronement to the Holy See of St. James of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially Շնորհաւոր Սրբազան Պատրիարք Հայր May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.

Feast of the Sons of Zebedee St. James and St. John


At the 10th of January the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the Sons of Zebedee. This feast is one of the biggest feast for the St. James Brotherhood. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrated Divine Liturgy. Pictures are from Dr. Ori Orhof