US House of Representatives recognizes Armenian Genocide


On Tuesday October 29, 2019, the US House of Representatives recognized the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One officially as Genocide. The House of Representatives voted 405 to 11 in favour of Resolution 296, from both Republicans and Democrats. The House of Representatives also voted Continue Reading →

Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

lights 1905

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 →

The Speaker of the Knesset replied to His Beatitude’s letter

answer Yuli Edelstain May 31 2018

The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, the Honourable Mr. Yuli Yoel Edelstein replied to His Beatitude: Your Beatitude, I regret that incorrect publications caused you disappointment. The discussion about recognition of the Armenian Genocide was not scheduled for this week at all, so it was not pulled of the agenda. Continue Reading →

His Beatitude wrote to the Speaker of the Knesset after discussion of the Armenian Genocide was pulled from the agenda.


His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the Knesset, the honourable Mr. Yuli Yoel Edelstein, expressing feelings of deep disappointment. The Speaker of the Knesset pulled discussion on recognition of the Armenian Genocide from the agenda, in spite of his Continue Reading →

Israeli Knesset accepted motion to discuss recognition of the Armenian Genocide

knesset voting motion may 2018

Today the Knesset plenum approved a motion to discuss recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The motion was submitted by Meretz chairwoman MK Tamar Zandberg and supported by MK Itzik Shmuli from the Zionist Union, and accepted by 16 votes without opposition. Knesset speaker Yoel Edelstein advocated recognition of the Armenian Continue Reading →

Mrs. Sevadjian donated her books “the Shadow of the Sultan” and “The Darker Shadow” to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem.


We would like to thank the author Mrs. Rubina Sevadjian for donating signed copies of her books In the Shadow of the Sultan and The Darker Shadow to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. Mrs. Sevadjian wrote these books for young readers, and her donation will enable future generations to remember Continue Reading →

Visit to Auschwitz


In the beginning of this month, an interfaith delegation of the Council of Religious Leaders in Israel traveled together to Poland, in order to visit Auschwitz. The Reverend Father Koryoun Baghdasaryan represented the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem in this commission. The religious leaders met with the Cardinal of Krakow and Continue Reading →