Delegation of the European St. James Way visits St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem

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Saturday morning March 10, a delegation of the Fédération Européenne du Saint-Jacques de Compostelle visited the Armenian Convent of St. James. Their visit was well prepared by correspondence as well as a previous visit of M. Gérard Beaume, the general coordinator of the Fédération. The delegation consisted of about 25 Continue Reading →

Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj

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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 →

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 →

Mrs. Sevadjian donated her books “the Shadow of the Sultan” and “The Darker Shadow” to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem.

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We would like to thank the author Mrs. Rubina Sevadjian for donating signed copies of her books In the Shadow of the Sultan and The Darker Shadow to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. Mrs. Sevadjian wrote these books for young readers, and her donation will enable future generations to remember Continue Reading →

Spring of St. Philip Opening

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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

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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.

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.