Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem

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Cathedral of Saint James
Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց
Inside Saint James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem.jpg
Interior of the cathedral
Basic information
Location Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem
Geographic coordinates 31°46′28″N 35°13′44″E / 31.77444°N 35.22889°E / 31.77444; 35.22889Coordinates: 31°46′28″N 35°13′44″E / 31.77444°N 35.22889°E / 31.77444; 35.22889
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 Sts. James (Armenian: Սրբոց Յակոբեանց Վանք Հայոց, or Saints Jacobs 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 Sts. James.


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  1. ^ "St. James Cathedral". The Jerusalem Post. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 

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