Feast of Pentecost 2018

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The word Pentecost means 50, and is celebrated 50 days after Christ’s Resurrection on Easter morning and ten days after the Feast of Ascension. In the Book of Acts 1: 4-5 we read that the Risen Lord had instructed the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but Continue Reading →

Feast of the Ascension 2018

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This is the schedule for the Feast of Ascension, which shall be celebrated on the Mount of Olives, in the Chapel of the Ascension. Feast of the Ascension 2018 Wednesday May 16, Eve of Ascension Day 13.30 ringing of the bells in St. James Convent 13.45 leaving from St. James Continue Reading →

Hakeldama or Field of Blood

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We read about Hakeldama in the New Testament; the Aramaic words Hakeldama mean Field of Blood. Judas Iscariot, one of Christ’s original students, is mostly known for betraying our Lord. In the Gospel of St. Matthew we read that Judas went to the clergy in the Temple and asked: “What Continue Reading →

Palm Easter

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Palm Easter This Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrate Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem from Continue Reading →

Timetable for Holy Week and Easter 2018

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Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 am                  Entry Continue Reading →

Spring of St. Philip Opening

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On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The property belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate Continue Reading →

Unexpected Discoveries by Khoren Bandazian

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Unexpected Discoveries written by Khoren Bandazian July 15, 2017. The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going Continue Reading →