In 1861, a national constitution (Sahmanadrootiun in Armenian) was granted to Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire by Sultan Abdülaziz. In 1461, he was brought to Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed II and established as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople. There have been 84 individual Patriarchs since establishment of the Patriarchate: The Armenian Patriarchate served the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire with a line of Patriarchs in Constantinople. Among these sites under joint control of the Armenian Patriarchate and other churches, chapels and holy places are: The Armenian Patriarchate also has jurisdiction over the Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) communities in Palestine, Israel and Jordan. Would this be possible? The Armenian Patriarchate is located within the Armenian Monastery of St. James, in the Old City of Jerusalem. In 1850 the seminary complex at the south end of the St. James convent was completed. Significantly Bishop Eghiazar assumed the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and in 1644 declared himself for a short period of time as "Catholicos" ("Leader") of all the Armenian church. Coordinates: 41°00′16″N 28°57′40″E / 41.0045°N 28.9612°E / 41.0045; 28.9612. It was restored for a brief period from 1919 to 1922 with Patriarch Zaven I Der Yeghiayan residing. We commemorate the brave St. Vartan Mamikonian and his courageous men.

The Armenian Patriarch is independent and self-governing. The Mameluke government also engraved a protective declaration in Arabic on the western entrance to the quarter. It is named after its benefactor, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 03:28. He, along with a Synod of seven clergymen elected by the St. James Brotherhood, oversees the Patriarchate's operations. The "Theological Seminary" of the Patriarchate, a complex located a hundred yards from the entrance of the compound, a gift of the late Armenian-American philanthropists Alex and Marie Manoogian. We hope to see you in Jerusalem! The office has continued, with some interruptions, down to this day. The Armenian Patriarchate, due to its proximity to the Holy places and isolation from the main Armenian population, played an important role in the schism that began to affect the Armenian leaderships in Constantinople and Etchmiaddzin (seat of the Armenian church). From Armenian Patriarchate street the Khatchkars in the Seminary garden can be seen. I will be in Jerusalem on Friday, November 10, 2017. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of Saints James (Armenian: Առաքելական Աթոռ Սրբոց Յակովբեանց Յերուսաղեմ Aṙak’yelakan At’voṙ Srboc’ Yakovbeanc’ Yerusaġem, literally "Apostolic See of Saint James in Jerusalem") is located in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem. Prior to 1915, almost two million Armenians lived in Turkey; today (2015) less than 100,000 reside there. The Patriarch's title is "His Beatitude". In 638, the Armenian Apostolic Church began appointing its own bishop in Jerusalem, generally known as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. The events surrounding this ethnic cleansing of Armenians from Turkey have become known as the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is the home of the Brotherhood of the St. James, a monastic order of the Armenian Apostolic Church with about 60 members worldwide. In the 1340s the Armenians were permitted to build a wall around their quarter. Your email address will not be published. Armenian Apostolic Church in the Holy Places of the Holy Land. The Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem is His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian. Dear Mr. Eurdekian, the webmaster, Thank you for answering to all the questions posted here, I am planning a trip to Jerusalem and I am very much looking forward to attend service at St James Church, I have heard that is an emotional, spiritual experience, now, thanks to your replies, I know to be there at 15hrs thank you !! Claudia Espindola. Closed to visitors in order to contain spread of Coronavirus. Your email address will not be published. In 1922 Armenians made up 8% of Jerusalem's Christians, bringing their total number to about 2,480 people. Within the compound of the Patriarchate, also lie the private residences of 2,000-3,000 Armenian families. After the end of the Crusader period, the Armenian Patriarchs sought to establish good relations with the Muslim rulers.