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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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  • That feature here is nearly covered the entire ceramic tiles. Armenia pottery is now a typical souvenir of the old city of Jerusalem, are descended from Turkey kyutahya pottery. We brought our kyutahya Potter in Armenia who liked mark Sykes (is the man in the Sykes-Picot agreement) enters for the decorative tile repair of the dome of the rock, under the British mandate Palestine. Armenia who is diaspora in the cities of the Eastern Mediterranean region, Armenia Church of Jerusalem is covered in tiles is that this background. Feel the hardships of Armenia who were at the mercy of history too.
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  • Walk through Jaffa Gate,turn right,pass the Citadel-Tower of David Museum,in front is Christ Church-The center of London Jewish Society,,and folowing the Police station you enter the Armenian Patracha...  more »
  • St. James's Cathedral is located in the Armenian quarter of the old city of Jerusalem. I must say that this quarter is not very rich in attractions compared to the other three quarters, so the Cathedral, to some extent, fills the shortfall. In fact, it is believed that he built on the site of St. James the Apostle-penalty and first bishop of Jerusalem. It also considered either cousin or Christ's half-brother. The Cathedral belongs to the Armenian Church, he is deeply hidden in the city block, so its difficult to photograph well.
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  • 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'
  • Please ignore the racist below! This is an amazing experience, be aware you can only attend certain services & then briefly tour the interior. The colour, vibrance & history makes this a place you shouldn't miss.
  • The most favorite place in the world
  • Amazing
  • The relics of St. James. Opened from. 15.00 to 15.30.
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