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 →

Generous donation Mr. Harout Ayvazian to the Armenian Patriarchate

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Communiqué Generous donation of  Mr. Harout Ayvazian from Los Angeles, California, of $ 600,000 to the Armenian Patriarchate. Mr. Ayvazian visited the Holy Places with his family and participated in the Christmas celebrations and the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Baptismal site at Jordan River. The pilgrimage Continue Reading →

Generous donation Mr. Yurejian for Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School

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We would like to thank Mr. Hagop Jack Yurejian for his generous donation of $20,000 to the Armenian Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School. Mr. Yurejian was born in Jerusalem himself, and he decided to financially support the Armenian school he attended in his childhood. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Continue Reading →

Requiem Service Saturday April 20, 2019

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Tomorrow, Saturday April 20, we remember the 40 days after the passing away of His Beatitude Archbishop Mesrob Moutafian, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople and of our Father Hampartzoum Keshishian with a requiem service. Divine Liturgy will start around 9.00 am in St. James Cathedral.

Time schedule of the Holy Week and Easter 2019

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This is the time schedule of the Holy Week and Easter 2019: Or click on the following link: 2019 Holy Week Easter English or click on the following link: 2019 Holy Week Easter Armenian   Or click on the following link: Horaire de la Semaine Sainte et des Pâques 2019

Passing away of Father Hampardzoum Keshishian

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It is with deep grief that we announce the passing away of our Chief Dragoman and a member of the St. James Brotherhood the Very Reverend Father Hampartzoum Keshishian. Father Hampartzoum passed peacefully away in his sleep, on March 10, 2019. He was consecrated a celibate priest in 1979 – Continue Reading →

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple, Wednesday February 27, 2019.

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The presentation of our Lord in the Temple, Wednesday February 27, 2019. Forty days after Christmas we celebrate the presentation of our Lord in the Temple. We read about this in the Holy Gospel of Luke, chapter 2:22-40. According to the laws in the Old Testament, the firstborn son had 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 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 →

Pictures of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Friday evening September 29, on the Eve of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, young members of the Armenian Community in Jerusalem made a large cross of candles in the great courtyard, while the Seminary Choir sang. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem and Continue Reading →