Etchmiadzin: On 29 January 2013, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, extended His Blessings and Congratulations to His Eminence Archbishop Nourhan Manougian on the occasion of his election as the new Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.
"… Glory to Almighty God that the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with her cherished faithful service to the Church, will continue succeeding in her sacred Mission, in this Holy place. The hope from our soul is that with God’s blessings and under your leadership, the Brotherhood of St. James will continue serving God and protecting the sanctuaries of our Holy sites" - the congratulatory letter states in part.
His Holiness expresses his wish that Almighty God supports the newly elected Patriarch, and grants him productive works and on-going success. And that He strengthens the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem for the glory of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church and the hope of the Armenian faithful.
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