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 →

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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This Sunday, September 30th 2018, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This Feast is one of the five Tabernacle Feasts of the Armenian Orthodox Church. Christian tradition tells us that the Apostle St. James, the Bishop of Jerusalem, erected a cross, blessed the congregation and Continue Reading →

Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary

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According to the Jerusalem Calendar, we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary on September 21- Divine Liturgy will be in the Church of St. Mary’s at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Tomorrow we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia.

His Beatitude received Jerusalem Mayor Candidate Mr. Ofir Berkovitz

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Monday September 17 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, received Mr. Ofir Berkovitz for an audience. Mr. Berkovitz is a candidate for the elections of the Mayor of Jerusalem. Issues concerning the Armenian Patriarchate and the Armenian Community were discussed in a pleasant atmosphere.

Feast of the Discovery of the Belt of the Holy Virgin

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September 9, 2018 Divine Liturgy at the tomb in the Church of St. Mary The second Sunday after the Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Discovery of her Belt. Early Christian tradition tells us, that the Apostle St. Thomas received the belt from Virgin Mary Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of Virgin MAry

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Virgin Mary has a distinctive role in Christianity, chosen by God for her purity and faith to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Holy Gospel of St. John chapter 19, we read that our Lord apparently charges St. John to care for Virgin Mary.  In the Continue Reading →

The Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration July 7, 2018 In the synoptic Gospels, which are the Gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark and St. Luke, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is reported in a similar way, as there are not many differences in the accounts. The Gospel of St. Continue Reading →

The Armenian Bird Mosaic

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As happens regularly in the Holy Land, construction works uncover antiquities. When in 1894 constructions were made for a home near Damascus Gate, just outside of the Old City, a large mosaic flour was uncovered, about a meter underground. The find was described in the Quarterly Statement of the Palestine 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 →

Pictures of the Festive Service in the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator

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Here are some pictures of last Sunday’s festive service in the renovated church of St. Gregory the Illuminator: Pictures: Fr. Nerseh Aloyan