Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary

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According to the Jerusalem Calendar, we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary on September 21- Divine Liturgy will be in the Church of St. Mary’s at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Tomorrow we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia.

Feast of the Discovery of the Belt of the Holy Virgin

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September 9, 2018 Divine Liturgy at the tomb in the Church of St. Mary The second Sunday after the Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Discovery of her Belt. Early Christian tradition tells us, that the Apostle St. Thomas received the belt from Virgin Mary Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of Virgin MAry

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Virgin Mary has a distinctive role in Christianity, chosen by God for her purity and faith to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Holy Gospel of St. John chapter 19, we read that our Lord apparently charges St. John to care for Virgin Mary.  In the Continue Reading →

Feast of the Dormition and Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos

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This weekend we celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the pilgrimage walking from the Armenian Convent to the Church. There Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Pictures: Continue Reading →