Eastern Diocese Welcomes Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

Florence Avakian - November 2013 NEW YORK — “If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem…” is the biblical phrase signifying the emotional and spiritual power of the sacred site that is home to three of the world’s major religions. And for Armenians who have played a pivotal role in Jerusalem since the seventh century, the impact of this ...

‘We are third-class citizens,’ says Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

Lauren Gelfond Feldinger - 30/6/13 'If Israel recognizes the Armenian genocide it won't be the end of the world,' says the new head of the Armenian Church in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th century.  It might even help making the community feel less cut off from the rest of the city and country. On a ...

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Enthroned at Sts. James Cathedral

7/6/13 The courtyard of Sts. James Armenian Cathedral echoed with the sound of knocks as a deacon struck a narrow wooden plank at the right of the cathedral's entryway. This is the traditional call to service at the Armenian cathedral of Jerusalem, where pilgrims, clergy, and guests gathered on Tuesday, June 4, for the enthronement of ...

Expectations of the new Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem

13/2/13 In the second of two broadcasts, international lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, talks about the newly elected Archbishop Nurhan Manoogian, 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. Dr Hagopian proposes the necessity of a vision to combine the challenges of both geography and demography in order to maintain the development ...

A new Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem: what does it mean?

25/1/13 As many church leaders, organisations and individuals have learnt already, Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian was elected earlier today (24 January 2013) as the 97th patriarch of the Armenian Church in the Holy Land (Jordan, Israel and Palestine). The Grand Sacristan (or Lousararabed in Armenian) of the Church for many years, Archbishop Nourhan succeeds the late Torkom II who established ...

Archbishop Manoogian elected Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

24/1/13 PanARMENIAN.Net - Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian, the current Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has been elected 97th Armenian Patriarch, gaining 18 out of 33 votes, in the second round of the solemn election that took place Thursday, Jan 24. Meeting in conclave, the members of the priestly Brotherhood of St James, have cast their ...

Jerusalem Armenian Patriarch vote set for next month

GREER FAY CASHMAN 24/10/2012 The Armenian Apostolic Church prepares to choose new patriarch to succeed archbishop who passed away. Elections are taking place not only in political circles, but in religious ones as well. The Armenian Apostolic Church’s General Assembly of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem is preparing for the election of a new patriarch to succeed archbishop Torkom Manoogian, ...

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Patriarch Laid to Rest

23/10/2012 JERUSALEM—Patriarch of Jerusalem Archbishop Torkom Manoogian was laid to rest Monday as hundreds of cloaked clergymen marched through the narrow alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem The Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Archbishop Torkom Manoogian passed away on October 12. He was 93. The 96th Patriarch of Jerusalem was interred at the Patriarchal Cemetery. A respected figure among ...

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Passed Away

The Late His Beatitude Archbishop Torkom Manoogian Patriarch of Armenian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem 96th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on the Throne of St. James 13/10/2012 Memory Eternal. YEREVAN, OCTOBER 12, ARMENPRESS. On October 12 Vicar of the Patriarch of Jerusalem Archbishop Nurhan Manoukyan informed Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II that after long ...

Armenian Patriarch: Religious minorities are respected in Iran

15/7/2012 Armenian patriarch praised Iran’s officials for creating equal occupation opportunities, activities and religious rites for Christian minorities. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - He added religious minorities in Iran are respected and have full freedom. Patriarch Gregor Joftchian, at the end of religious rites in Chaldoran Kara Kilise, told reporters that holding glorious spiritual rites in this ...

Armenian Patriarch Blesses All Bulgarians

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov (l) with Catholicos Karekin II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during Borisov's visit to Armenia and the city of Echmiadzin in April 2012. Photo by BGNES

14/6/2012 His Holiness, Catholicos Karekin II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church has blessed all Bulgarians during the visit of Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov to the country. The blessing of the Patriarch was conveyed by the second-ranking priest in Armenia - Archbishop Ovanesyan. Karekin II was unable to meet personally with the Minister "Culture cannot exist without faith. ...

Acting Armenian Patriarch Says Troublesome Days Should Be Left Aside

29/11/2011 The acting patriarch of Turkish Armenians said on Tuesday that troublesome days of the past should be left aside. Aram Atesyan said that he was sorry to hear the word "minority", and Turkish and Armenian peoples had lived together on these territories for centuries as members of two different religions and communities. "Even though some circles have ...

From Skudar to Yerevan: Unfinished Odyssey of Bedros Tourian’s Skull

8/8/2011 Sevan Deyirmenjian has written an opinion piece for the Istanbul Armenian newspaper Jamanak in which he calls for a final resolution to the question – what do to with the skull bones of 19th writer Bedros Tourian? The bones have been kept in a locked box at the Charents Museum of Literature and Art, seemingly forgotten ...

Churches of Holy Land protest against new taxes in Israel

17/6/2011 Heads of Christian churches expressed their deep concern on new changes aimed at taxation of churches’ real estate, writes Nouvelles d`Arménie. Although former changes failed to be implemented, the Israel did not hide its intention of taxation on various churches’ real estate. The empty churches are also subjected to taxation. The statement by an unofficial “Church heads ...

Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul decorated Turkish mayor with Order

30/5/2011 Armenian patriarch of Istanbul decorated Mayor of Sisli Mustafa Sarigul with Hovahhnes Kolot Order of Merit on the occasion of 550th anniversary celebration of Istanbul Armenian churches. After liturgy in Surb Astvatsatsin church of Istanbul Kumkapi district, hieromonk Zaregos read out the message of the Deputy Patriarch Aram Ateshyan expressing gratefulness to Mustafa Sarigul on behalf ...

Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople: Turkey did not debar Armenian community from electing its Patriarch

4/12/2010 Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople issued a statement, saying the Turkish Government did not debar the Armenian community from electing its patriarch. “The rumors the Turkish State tries to debar Armenians from electing a patriarch are unfounded and untrue. A new patriarch will be elected after Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople Mersrob Mutafyan’s death, according to Armenian ...