Visit of His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin to the Baptismal Site at Jordan River

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On Tuesday March 19, His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel met with the Heads of Churches, visiting the Baptismal Site Qasr Al-Yehud at the Jordan River near Jericho. His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan, the Very Reverend Father Koryoun Baghdasarian, the Chancellor, Continue Reading →

Passing away of Father Hampardzoum Keshishian

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It is with deep grief that we announce the passing away of our Chief Dragoman and a member of the St. James Brotherhood the Very Reverend Father Hampartzoum Keshishian. Father Hampartzoum passed peacefully away in his sleep, on March 10, 2019. He was consecrated a celibate priest in 1979 – Continue Reading →

Feast of Vardanats on Thursday March 7, 2019

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Vartanants, Thursday March 7, 2019. On the Thursday before Great Lent we celebrate the Feast day of St. Vartan the Captain and his  Companions. This year that is on March 7, 2019. In the year 428 AD although Armenia came under the rule of a Sassanid governour, the Armenians could Continue Reading →

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple, Wednesday February 27, 2019.

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The presentation of our Lord in the Temple, Wednesday February 27, 2019. Forty days after Christmas we celebrate the presentation of our Lord in the Temple. We read about this in the Holy Gospel of Luke, chapter 2:22-40. According to the laws in the Old Testament, the firstborn son had Continue Reading →

Celebration of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Jordan River January 20, 2019

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Sunday January 20, 2019 Celebration of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Jordan River. At 10:00 am His Beatitude the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian and the Brotherhood of St. James, Seminarians and pilgrims leave from the Armenian Patriarchate for Jordan River. At 11:00 His Continue Reading →

Schedule for Armenian Christmas January 2019

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Christ is born and revealed! Good news for you and for us. Քրիստոս ծնաւ եւ յայտնեցաւ. Մեզ եւ ձեզ մեծ աւետիս Friday, the 18th of January we start our Christmas Eve celebrations. Around 9:45-10:00 am His Beatitude the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem leaves from the Armenian Convent in Jerusalem to 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.  

Feast day of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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Tomorrow, Saturday the 5th of January we celebrate the Feast day of the Saints David, the prophet-king and of James, the brother of the Lord. St. James the brother of our Lord is also called St. James the Just, or St. James the Less. Over the original burial site in Continue Reading →