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 →

New Sunday May 5, 2019

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On Easter morning the first witnesses of Christ’s Resurrection were women, one of which was Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene at first did not recognize Christ, but when He calls her name, she does. Two people, one of them being Clopas (according to some early Christian tradition the brother of St. Continue Reading →

Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

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We cordially invite you to participate in the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The pictures show the full schedule in detail. The commemoration starts on Tuesday evening, April 23. At 7.00 pm we leave from the Armenian Patriarchate in a march with torches to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Continue Reading →

Feast of Vardanats on Thursday March 7, 2019

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Vartanants, Thursday March 7, 2019. On the Thursday before Great Lent we celebrate the Feast day of St. Vartan the Captain and his  Companions. This year that is on March 7, 2019. In the year 428 AD although Armenia came under the rule of a Sassanid governour, the Armenians could 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 day of St. Nicholas of Myra on Saturday December 8, 2018 in Jaffa

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Saturday December 8, 2018 we celebrate the Feast day of St. Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11.00 am in the Church of the Armenian Monastery of St. Nicholas in Jaffa, and we cordially invite you to participate.               Continue Reading →

Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross

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Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross On Sunday May 6, 2018 the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in St. James around 9.00 AM. The Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross is one of the Continue Reading →

Delegation of the European St. James Way visits St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem

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Saturday morning March 10, a delegation of the Fédération Européenne du Saint-Jacques de Compostelle visited the Armenian Convent of St. James. Their visit was well prepared by correspondence as well as a previous visit of M. Gérard Beaume, the general coordinator of the Fédération. The delegation consisted of about 25 Continue Reading →