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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →