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Church of St. James, Jerusalem

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The Cathedral of Sts. James (Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց, or Saints Jacobs Armenian Cathedral) is a 12th-century Armenian church in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, near the quarter's entry gate. The cathedral is dedicated to two Christian saints: James the Greater (one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus) and James the Just.It is the principal church of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of Sts. James.Bibliography Armenian Patriarchate: official websiteFurther reading (Pringle, 2007, pp. 168-182)
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  • A little hard to find the time in which the Church is open because is open only during services. This can, however, listen to the beautiful songs of the Armenian. A place full of historical connotation. One of the most peaceful of the temples of Jerusalem. Free entrance.
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  • Church of St. James is a 12th century Armenian church located along the Armenian Patriachate Street in the Armenian Quarter. The church is dedicated to Christian saints - James, brother of Jesus and J...  more »
  • The Armenian Quarter, the Citadel and Tower of David were right across the street for our hotel, the New Imperial. There is so much to see and do in the Old City and I am sorry we didn't find the time...  more »
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  • There has been some repairs when I visited the church, it's November and there are really many tourists inside the church. You should pick a season that has less tourists in the area to visit.
  • Wow, I was baptized in this church September 1960 by Rev. Kegham Zakarian
  • Wonderful place. You have to attend the ceremony, at 3 pm, to visit the church, but that worth it. The monks sings lovely songs 'a capela'
  • Open 9:00 to 9:40 and 15:00 to 15:40 except on some Armenian feast days. Sung by the Seminarians coming from Armeny. Don't miss Saint James martyrdom place on the left-hand second chapel inside.
  • Indonesia for Jesus ✝️💒🌏🇮🇩

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