Patriarch of Constantinople Archbishop Sahak Mashalian Visited Jerusalem and Holy Lands
OCP News Service – 22/01/2023
Holy Land- Jerusalem: His Beatitude Archbishop Sahak Mashalian, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople visited Jerusalem and Holy Land from January 17, 2023. His Beatitude’s first visit to Jerusalem and Holy Land after his Enthronement (in 2019) started with his arrival at the Armenian Quarter.
At Jaffa Gate, HB was welcomed by Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, Grand Sacristan of the Jerusalem Patriarchate who led the Patriarch and delegation to St. James Armenian Cathedral. After the service in the cathedral, HB was led to the patriarchate where he was received by His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. The delegation from orthodox churches in Jerusalem attended this ceremony, which included the patriarchal vicar of Jersusalem & Holy Lands Archdiocese, Archbishop Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub
On January 18 both patriarchs left for Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, they celebrated the liturgy of nativity, and theophany was celebrated on 18 and 19 January with liturgy and special services.
On January 22, 2023, both patriarchs also led an epiphany service at River Jordan where they also met with the governor of Jericho.
OCP News Service