Christmas of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem

Did you know that Christmas in Bethlehem happens more than once? It is actually celebrated 3 times because of the different Christian denominations protecting parts of the Nativity Church and each of them is also following different calendars – on the 18th & 19th of January the Armenian Orthodox Christmas celebrations will take place:

Armenian Christmas in Bethlehem

Manger Square, Tel. 02-2742410

January 18th, 2013

  • 11.00 Arrival of H.B. the Armenian Patriarch on Manger Square
  • 14.00 Entry in the Basilica of Nativity – Vespers and Christmas Eve Mass
  • 22.00 Armenian Midnight Service, ends at 1.00 am

January 19th, 2013 (Feast of Epiphany starts)

  • 1.00 Blessing of the Holy Water & Episcopal High Mass in the Grotto
  • 6.00 End

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