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St. James Cathedral

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Phone Number: +972 2 6282331
Email: arminf@netvision.net.il
Fax Number: +972 2 6264861
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri. & Sun 6:30 - 7:30 Daily 15:00 - 15:40 Sat. 6:30 - 9:30 Closed for the summer 2018 due to restoration. Note: Modest dress required.
Address:
P.O.Box 14235, Latin Patriarchate Road, Armenian Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem
Description:

Located in the heart of the Armenian Quarter of the Old City, St. James Cathedral was built over the tomb of the apostle and martyr, James the Wise, the patron saint of Armenians. Most of the building dates back to the 12th century, but the decorative elements were installed later in the 18th century. The cathedral has no bells; instead, wooden panels are struck with bronze mallets to signal the beginning of services. This system of calling the faithful to worship was invented in the 9th century in response to a Muslim ruling which forbade the ringing of church bells.

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