The Armenian Priest

Just wanted to share this photo of an Armenian priest (I am pretty sure he’s an Armenian priest, but I didn’t ask him) that I captured in Jerusalem. I’ve been experimenting with the background and played with the colours (hope you’ll like it), to make the priest ‘stand out’ from the surroundings. The thing I probably like best about this photo is the look the priest gets from the woman behind him.

Armenian Priest in Jerusalem. Photo:

Armenian Priest in Jerusalem. Photo:

Info from Wikipedia:
The Armenian Apostolic Church is the world’s oldest National Church, a part of Oriental Orthodoxy, and one of the most ancient Christian communities.
Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD. The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church traces its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century.

EDIT: My readers, who apparently are more talented and well versed than me regarding priesthood, have informed me that this is NOT an Armenian priest, but a Greek priest.


20 thoughts on “The Armenian Priest

    • Thank you Margie. I am glad that you’ve noticed my headers! I try to make them unique so that they fit the different themes that I’m writing about, but I also have one “standard theme”.

      • And you think this is funny? Armenians all over the world are horrified by the actions of our priests and monks in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem. This behavior with Greek priests during Easter is outrageous and should be stopped. And by the way that photo is of a Greek priest but of a bishop. You can tell by the necklace.

      • Do you think that article is funny? We are ashamed as Armenians of what happens in the Armenian Quarter between Armenian priests and their Greek counterparts.

    • Thanks Sofie. I’ve updated the post with a small edit and I guess I’ll have to reprimand my blog’s research team. I’ll make it clear for both the team and the shareholders that these kind of mistakes will not be taken lightly 🙂

    • Sometimes my team have proven useless when it comes to fact checking, but luckily they’ve improved lately and they’ve also promised to pay more attention to details in the future.

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  2. He is the Metropolitan of Veria, Naousa and Kampania Panteleimon, in Greece( ecumenical patriarchate-Church of Greece)

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