Feast of the Birth of Virgin Mary; Independence of the Republic of Armenia

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Saturday September 21, 2019 we celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary. On this day we also celebrate the Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Christian tradition tells us about the birth of Virgin Mary in the following way. St. Anne and St. Joachim did not have children, although they longed Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary

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This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin. Saturday August 24, 2019 4.00 pm the bells of Sts. James Cathedral are rung 4.30 pm arrival at the Church of Virgin Mary 5.00 pm evening service 7.00 pm dinner 8.00 pm evening prayers 11.00 pm return Continue Reading →

Pentecost 2019

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Pentecost 2019 Our Lord, after His Ascension, had ordered the Apostles to stay in Jerusalem, and promised that they would receive the Holy Spirit- which would give them strength and after which they were to be Christ’s witnesses in Judea and Samaria until the ends of the earth. Fifty days Continue Reading →

Sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude

Portrait of Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, in his office at the Armenian Convent in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, on October 24, 2015. Manougian was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, and became a priest after studying at the Seminary of the Armenian Quarter. He was elected as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on January 24, 2013. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Today is the sixth anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, to the throne of St. James. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially. May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude in his work.

Celebration of the Day of the Ascension

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Next week we celebrate the Feast of Ascension Day. We will celebrate on Mount of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule: Wednesday June 5, 2019: 1.15 pm                ringing of the bells of St. James 1.15 pm                departure from the Armenian Quarter 2.15 pm                arrival at Continue Reading →

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 →

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

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 →