Unexpected Discoveries – The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Khoren Bandazian - The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 27/7/17 The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going so I left ...

New Armenian Orthodox Baptismal Church to be Consecrated on the banks of Jordan River

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Dept. of Press and Information The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem 28/10/14 Armenian Quarter - Jerusalem: At the end of this month, at the river Jordan bank in Jordan, the Armenian Baptismal Church of St. Garabed will be consecrated. His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan donated property for the Church to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate ...

Lamenting Jerusalem: The Armenian Quarter In The Old City

BY TAMAR BOYADJIAN - 30/3/13 For the last two millennia, Jerusalem has been represented as a space of desire – a place that has been perennially occupied and lost, and an area of which the borders are contested until today. Jerusalem – as both a spiritual and secular space – has over the years attracted the ...

Jerusalem’s Armenians outraged as city approves Jews-only parking lot in Old City

By Nir Hasson 3/2/2012 For decades, the parking lot was open to all, though Jewish Quarter residents paid far less for a parking sticker than their Armenian neighbors. Armenian residents of Jerusalem's Old City are protesting a municipal decision to designate a parking lot in the area solely for Jews, although part of it stands on land belonging ...

Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem content with Abbas’ Statement

18/2/2011 The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is pleased with the statement of Mahmoud Abbas saying the Palestinian administration considers the Armenian Quarter a part of Eastern Jerusalem, said patriarchate’s representative. “We do not want the Armenian Quarter to be divided into Jewish and Palestinian. We find important that our quarter should not be separated and should be ...

Giving no quarter, Jerusalem’s Armenians keep flame Alive

28/6/2010 The rare sense of space and calm that marks out the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City is both its blessing and its curse. The acquisition of the land, and construction of the beautiful St. James Cathedral at its heart, speaks volumes for the abilities of this small ethnic diaspora from the Caucasus to secure ...