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Church of St. James

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Located inside the Armenian convent compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, this church serves as the quarter’s religious heart and the holiest focal point for Armenians in Israel.
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Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We got Father Samuel, 78 years old and for the last 62 years staying at the Church. He knows everything, explained us patiently and answered all our questions, We managed to see hidden places like where the Armenian baptize their babies, the special clothes of...More

1  Thank debrecen_10
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral (Armenian Orthodox) is unique in the old city Open just for 30 minutes to visitors per day No electricity inside just oil lamps All the paintings and frescoes are magnificent, on the altar lots of relics that the survivors of the Armenian genocides...More

1  Thank 330antoined
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We primarily went to that church for St James' tomb, step brother of the Christ. But we arrived during vespers and remained there, captivated by the chants of the choir. The church itself is worth a look, as is the Armenian neighborhood it is located...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The choir during their service have a unexplainable level of energy. It is just great. We were lucky to see it.

Thank Levi_Jonatas
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Learn about Old City Jerusalem and see the most beautiful church. Crowds are small and you can really get a chance to see everything and just reflect on how amazing this Church really is.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Get up early and arrive at 6.30am to take part in one of the most spiritual services you will ever experience. We went and there was only 4 people there everyone else probable still in bed or at breakfast. The Monks entering the church dressed...More

3  Thank Y2438NTstephenb
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 James the son of Zebedee. It is a beautiful church but has...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 to see this. So...More

Thank Candy G
Reviewed 27 February 2017

St Jame's Cathedral is beautiful church. Originally built in the 11th & 12th centuries. Most of the decorations added in the 18th century. You enter the church through a small courtyard where there is a fountain and some Armenian inscriptions on the west wall dated...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed 13 August 2016

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 Patrachate Road entering the ARMENIAN Quarter,The Armenian Convent includes the St.James Church,the house of Annas,the residence of the...More

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