On Wednesday, the 8th/21st of January 2015, two days after the Orthodox feast of Epiphany, and on the feast-day of St George the Hozevite, the Patriarchate reciprocated the visit paid by the Armenians on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas, as the Armenians celebrate the Nativity after the Epiphany.
This visit to the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem, which stands where St James, the son of Zebedee and brother of the Evangelist John suffered a martyr’s death, was paid by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers. There, Patriarch Theophilos addressed the Armenian Patriarch, Nourhan, in English, see link: http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2015/01/21/11621
The Armenian Patriarch replied by extending thanks for the visit and underlining its importance for the peaceful coexistence of Christians in the Holy Land.
From the Secretariat-General