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Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem

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Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem

Cathedral of Saint James
Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց
Interior of the cathedral
Basic information
Location Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type domed basilica
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 12th century

The Cathedral of St. James (Armenian: Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց, or Saint Jacob 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 (brother of Jesus).[1]

It is the principal church of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of St. James.


See also


  1. ^ "St. James Cathedral".  


  • Armenian Patriarchate: official website

Further reading

  • Denys Pringle: The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: a Corpus, Bd. 3: The City of Jerusalem, Cambridge 2010, pp. 168-182.

External links

  • The website of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem [1]
  • The website of the Armenian Church of America [2]
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