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International lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is an active Ekklesia associate and contributor, talks here to CivilNet TV (in Yerevan, Armenia) about the process of electing an Armenian patriarch in Jerusalem.
As many church leaders, organisations and individuals have learnt already, Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian was elected earlier today (24 January 2013) as the 97th patriarch of the Armenian Church in the Holy Land (Jordan, Israel and Palestine).
Many people know that today is an important day not only for the United States but also our world, since it is President Obama's second inauguration in Washington DC.
In a few days' time, we will learn the name of the new Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem. Four or five names have been see-sawing in the consciousness of those following these developments for many long weeks already. But the haze of speculation will finally be removed with the elections and actual votes of the members of the St James Brotherhood (36 in all).
On 6 November 2012, the Armenian Church and its community in the UK & Ireland recall the first anniversary of the ordination at Holy Etchmiadzin of their serpazan or bishop as the primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
It has been a sad week for the Armenian patriarchate of Jerusalem, following the death of the late Patriarch Torkom II.