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.

History[edit]

The Church of St. Toros is located next to the 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).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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