Ordination and consecration of four new Priests

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On Saturday November 16, 2019 the Call to Priesthood of the following ordinands will be conducted in St. James Cathedral immediately following Vespers: Deacon Armen Saroukhnanian Deacon Rafik Ghazarian Deacon Arda Düşen Deacon Narek Abrahamian On Sunday November 17, 2019 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Continue Reading →

US House of Representatives recognizes Armenian Genocide

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On Tuesday October 29, 2019, the US House of Representatives recognized the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One officially as Genocide. The House of Representatives voted 405 to 11 in favour of Resolution 296, from both Republicans and Democrats. The House of Representatives also voted Continue Reading →

His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian ordained two Stolebearers

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On Monday, October 21, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ordained Stolebearers Sergey Antinyan and David Minasyan.          

His Beatitude established a new youth committee “ARMAD”.

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Today, Friday the 19th of July 2019, a historical meeting took place in the Armenian patriarchate with His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. A special committee was established by His Beatitude the Patriarch, in cooperation with young members of the Armenian Community. The committee is called Continue Reading →

His Beatitude visits the Dutch Ambassador to Israel

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Yesterday, Monday June 17, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, attended the reception of His Excellency Mr. Beschoor Plug, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Israel. His Excellency has been in Israel for four years,and has now been appointed as the Ambassador of the Netherlands in 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.

Agreement for further renovations in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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Yesterday, May 27, an agreement was signed for renovations in the Holy Sepulcher Church Click to see the scanned declaration

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 →

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 →