Church of Saint Toros

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Church of St. Toros, Jerusalem

Church of Saint Toros (Armenian: Սուրբ Աստվածածին եկեղեցի) is an Armenian Orthodox church in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem.


The Church of St. Toros is located next to St. James' Cathedral. Some 4,000 ancient manuscripts are kept at the church[1] (cf. St. Toros Manuscript Library). This collection of Armenian illustrated manuscripts is the second largest in the world, after one in Armenia. When former Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan visited Israel, the Church of Saint Toros was an important stop on his itinerary.[2]

Thoros, also transliterated as T'oros, is the Armenian equivalent of the name Theodore (Theodoros in Greek).

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  1. ^ "The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate". The Armenian Patriarchate of St. James, Jerusalem. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ Islamic and Christian Holy Places

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Coordinates: 31°46′28.51″N 35°13′42.23″E / 31.7745861°N 35.2283972°E / 31.7745861; 35.2283972