Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem - Jurisdiction Outside The Patriarchate Complex

Jurisdiction Outside The Patriarchate Complex

The Patriarchate enjoys a semi-diplomatic status and is one of the three major guardians of the Christian Holy Places in the Holy Land (the other two are the Orthodox and Latin Patriarchates). Among these sites under joint control of the Armenian Patriarchate and other churches, chapels and holy places are:

  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City (Jerusalem)
  • The Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives
  • Tomb of the Virgin Mary in the Valley of Gethsemane
  • The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

The Armenian Patriarchate also has jurisdiction over the Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) communities in Palestine, Israel and Jordan. The Armenian churches with full jurisdiction are:

  • The Saint Elias Church in Haifa
  • The Saint Nicholas Church in Jaffa
  • The Saint Gregory Monastery in Ramleh
  • The St. Thaddeus Armenian Church in Amman, Jordan

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