Feast Presentation Virgin Mary to Temple

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Tomorrow, December 4 2018, we celebrate the Presentation of Virgin Mary to the Temple. Early Christian tradition recounts that the Saints Joachim and Anna were pious and faithful, and served God in every way. Fifty years in their marriage, they had not been blessed with a child. They longed for Continue Reading →

Feast of Sts. Tarkmanchatz and Ordination of Deacons

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On Saturday the 27th of October we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Translators, Sts. Tarkmanchatz. On this Feast His Eminence Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate, ordained these young men to Deacons: Deacon Hovhannes Petrosyan, Deacon Hagop Baghdasaryan and Deacon Sahak Davtyan. Students of the Sts. Continue Reading →

The Armenian Bird Mosaic

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As happens regularly in the Holy Land, construction works uncover antiquities. When in 1894 constructions were made for a home near Damascus Gate, just outside of the Old City, a large mosaic flour was uncovered, about a meter underground. The find was described in the Quarterly Statement of the Palestine Continue Reading →

His Beatitude celebrated his 70th Birthday

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Sunday June 24 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrated his 70th birthday at the Patriarchate. Members of the St. James Brotherhood, as well as members of the Armenian community congratulated His Beatitude on this occasion. The Grand Sacristan, His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, offered His Beatitude a beautiful cross and Continue Reading →

His Beatitude wrote to the Speaker of the Knesset after discussion of the Armenian Genocide was pulled from the agenda.

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His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the Knesset, the honourable Mr. Yuli Yoel Edelstein, expressing feelings of deep disappointment. The Speaker of the Knesset pulled discussion on recognition of the Armenian Genocide from the agenda, in spite of his 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.