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It is the Armenian quarter, the street Ararat dividing the Jewish street with Arabian. See the monk conducts pupils in church on a pray .At present in seminary 32 pupils, but several years ago were sixty. Teach basically the professor from Armenia, including from university. Come for two-three years under the contract. Train ancient Armenian in language, history of Armenian people. The maximum priests teach Shabby and the New testament. One of ten graduates of seminary it becomes usual VARTAPET - sacred father.
Armenians have lodged in Jerusalem approximately in the fifth century of a new era (" Here came, as pilgrims, and have remained for ever "). Then the first Armenian temples have been constructed. The Jerusalem Armenian community has considerably replenished in 1915 when about one and a half millions Armenians became victims of a turkish genocide. In 1947 in city lived about 15 thousand Armenians, today their little have more 2000. About 600 have the Israeli citizenship.
Armenians, Jews and arabs-Christians peacefully adjoin, live soul in soul. Assyrians live in the distant end of street Araratskoj

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