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 →

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.

January Feasts 2020 of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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These are the schedules of upcoming feasts this month. We cordially invite you to celebrate with us.

Feast of St. George Sunday October 20, 2019

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The Feast of St. George St. George is revered all over the world. He is the patron Saint of England, Ethiopia and Malta; in our Orthodox tradition St. George takes a prominent place. Early Christian tradition tells us that St. George was born to Christian parents in the late third Continue Reading →

Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary; Independence of the Republic of Armenia

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Saturday September 21, 2019 we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary. On this day we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Christian tradition tells us about the birth of Virgin Mary in the following way. St. Anne and St. Joachim did not have children, although they longed Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary

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This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin. Saturday August 24, 2019 4.00 pm the bells of Sts. James Cathedral are rung 4.30 pm arrival at the Church of Virgin Mary 5.00 pm evening service 7.00 pm dinner 8.00 pm evening prayers 11.00 pm return Continue Reading →

Pentecost 2019

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Pentecost 2019 Our Lord, after His Ascension, had ordered the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem, and promised that they would receive the Holy Spirit- which would give them strength and after which they were to be Christ’s witnesses in Judea and Samaria until the ends of the earth. Fifty days Continue Reading →

Sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude

Portrait of Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, in his office at the Armenian Convent in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, on October 24, 2015. Manougian was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, and became a priest after studying at the Seminary of the Armenian Quarter. He was elected as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on January 24, 2013. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Today is the sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, to the throne of St. James. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially. May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.

Celebration of the Day of the Ascension

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Next week we celebrate the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mount of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday June 5, 2019: 1.15 pm                ringing of the bells of St. James 1.15 pm                departure from the Armenian Quarter 2.15 pm                arrival at Continue Reading →

Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross

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Sunday May 26 we celebrate the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross. This feast is one of the Holy Cross Feasts of the Armenian Church, and is celebrated 28 days after Easter. In May 351, a bright light in the shape of a cross was seen over Jerusalem. Continue Reading →