Officials visiting His Holiness Aram I on Armenian Christmas discuss the situation in Lebanon and the Middle Eas

21/1/14 According to the established tradition, religious and political officials, as well as representatives of civil society and interreligious associations visit Antelias to express their good wishes to Catholicos Aram I and the Armenian community. The visit this year was also an opportunity for the leaders to discuss with His Holiness the situation in Lebanon, specifically the ...

JERUSALEM 18 Jan 2012 Thousands celebrate Armenian Christmas

10/1/2012 Christmas comes but thrice a year in the Middle East, so the Armenian Orthodox festival offers one final opportunity to celebrate the occasion, following the Roman Catholic and Protestant Christmas of Dec 25 and the Greek/Syrian/Russian Orthodox services of Jan 6. Armenians have lived in Jerusalem for over for two millennia, with around 5000 remaining to ...

PA struggles to fund Bethlehem Church Renovation

Greek Orthodox clergymen clean the floor of the Nativity Church, believed  by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead of Orthodox and Armenian  Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem (MaanImages/Luay Sababa, File)

13/12/2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority is struggling to raise funds for a planned renovation to Bethlehem's iconic Church of the Nativity, a Palestinian official said Monday. Ziad Bandak, presidential adviser for Christian affairs and head of the Nativity Church restoration committee, says the PA has raised about $1.6 million of the nearly $15 million ...

Celebrating the most ancient Christmas Day

4/1/2011 NIKKI GAMM ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News Christmas is just around the corner – this time Armenian Christmas, which is held on Jan. 6, a tradition established to commemorate both the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ. The reason Jan. 6 was chosen as the date to commemorate the life of Jesus apparently stemmed from the ancient notion ...