Official Communiqué – Christmas 2020

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Official Communiqué: COMMUNIQUE   According to the Status Quo, on January 18-19, the Armenian Apostolic Church has the right to celebrate the feast of Nativity and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Nativity Church of Bethlehem. Before the Christmas season, the Status Quo communities of Armenians, Greeks and Continue Reading →

Celebration Armenian Christmas 2020

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Armenian Christmas January 2020 Program for Christmas Eve, Saturday January 18  and Christmas Day, Sunday January 19 Times are approximately  Saturday January 18 9.30 am                His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem leaves from St. James, through Jaffa Gate, to Bethlehem. 10.00 am              At the 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 →

Restoration Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is originally built in 339 AD, and after a fire rebuilt in the 6th century AD. Necessary restorations are taking place at the moment, by the Piacenti Spa Organization. Recently the mosaic of an angel was discovered, until then completely covered by plaster. Continue Reading →