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 →

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.          

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 →

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.

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 →

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.  

President Rivlin held New Year’s Reception for Christian Communities in Israel

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On the 27th of December His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel, held a festive New Year’s reception for the leaders of the Christian Communities in Israel.