Category: Jerusalem

Amid Outcry, Greek Church Defends Its Sales of Land in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Caesarea

Amid Outcry, Greek Church Defends Its Sales of Land in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Caesarea

By Sue Surkes JERUSALEM (Times of Israel) — The Greek Orthodox Church has broken its decades-long practice of leasing land to Israelis, and has now sold it, because it can no longer withstand massive pressure from Israeli authorities to hand over its real estate, church insiders claim. The issue hit the headlines recently with revelations […]

Fascinating Jerusalem: Armenian History Runs Deep in Holy City

Fascinating Jerusalem: Armenian History Runs Deep in Holy City

By Jirair Tutunjian While many Armenians know that the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City covers one-sixth of the city, many Armenians, including even some living in Jerusalem, don’t know the many Armenian-related facts which make our presence in the Holy City so significant. Here are ten such salient facts. The St. James Cathedral The name […]

Trump Visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Meets Armenian Patriarch

Trump Visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Meets Armenian Patriarch

JERUSALEM (Armenpress) — US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday, May 15. Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president. Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custodians of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump. President Donald Trump […]

A Look at Jerusalem’s Armenian History at TCA Program

A Look at Jerusalem’s Armenian History at TCA Program

By Kevork Keushkerian ALTADENA, Calif. — Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Glendale-Pasadena Chapter organized a lecture about “Today’s Armenian Community in Jerusalem.” It took place on Sunday, March 26, at Tekeyan’s Beshgeturian center. Asdghig Khanjian, a committee member, delivered the welcoming remarks and then introduced the lecturer, Dr. Minas Kojayan. The latter had spent the last two […]

The Chamichian Saga: Gold and Pistachios

The Chamichian Saga: Gold and Pistachios

By Arthur Hagopian The little children sit enthralled, watching with baited breath the colorful biblical figures pirouette around the flannel-covered display board perching on its makeshift tripod. The story being depicted in the 2D diorama is familiar to them: the Three Wise Men in pursuit of the elusive Star of Bethlehem. But the animation, created […]

Four Students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Takrmanchatz Visit St. Nersess Seminary

Four Students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Takrmanchatz Visit St. Nersess Seminary

By Florence Avakian ARMONK, N.Y. — Now, in its 11th year, an innovative program brings young Armenian students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Tarkmanchatz School to a summer program at St. Nersess Seminary, providing them with unique opportunities. For the first time, the number of students chosen was increased from two to four. Started by the Rev. […]

Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Inspires Leadership, Enriches Faith

Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Inspires Leadership, Enriches Faith

NEW YORK — A group of 29 young adults from parishes across the Eastern Diocese traveled to the Holy Land from June 6 to June 14. The sixth annual Youth Leadership Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was led by the Rev. Hovsep Karapetyan, pastor of St. Mary Church of Washington, DC, and Arpi Nakashian, a […]

Versatile Armenian Artist: Celebrating Life with a Brush

Versatile Armenian Artist: Celebrating Life with a Brush

By Arthur Hagopian JERUSALEM — Since early childhood, Sarkis Antikajian had nurtured one paramount dream: to paint, to be an artist, to give expression to the creative urges in him by metamorphosing them into landscapes, portraits, still lifes. But the fact that he was growing up in a part of the world where art took last […]