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Armenian Patriarchal Exarchate of

Jerusalem and Amman

Jordan Jordan, Israel Israel, Palestine Palestine

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Armenian

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate

Population: 500 Catholics (2013)

Statistics: 2 parishes, 2 priests (religious), 2 lay religious (2 brothers), 1 seminarian (2013)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch (2019.05.10 – ...):Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara (50)Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara (50)

Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Jerusalem and Amman (Armenian Rite)

Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara (50)Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara (50)Permalink
(2019.05.10 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan)
Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

Born:1969.06.06 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1999.10.31

Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (2018.06.23 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2019.05.10 – ...)

Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (66)Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (66)Permalink
(2015.11.25 – 2019.05.10)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt)

Born:1953.06.17 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.09

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) ([2003.09.09] 2004.01.07 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2015.11.25 – 2019.05.10)

Msgr. Kevork Noradouguian (51)Msgr. Kevork Noradouguian (Dankayé) (51)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.04.30 – 2015.11.25)

Msgr. Joseph Antoine KélékianPermalink
(2011.08.08 – 2014)

Born:1950.04.18 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1973.12

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2011.08.08 – 2014)

Archbishop Raphaël François Minassian (73)Msgr. Raphaël François Minassian (73) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2006 – 2011.06.24)

Ordinary of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia)
Titular Archbishop of Cesarea in Cappadocia of the Armenians

Born:1946.11.24 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1973.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2011.07.16

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2006 – 2011.06.24)

Titular Archbishop of Cesarea in Cappadocia of the Armenians (2011.06.24 – ...)

Ordinary of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia) (2011.06.24 – ...)

Archbishop Kévork Khazoumian (84)Bishop Kévork Khazoumian (84) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2001 – 2006.03.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop emeritus of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey)

Born:1935.03.13 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.07

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) ([2001.10.15] 2001 – 2006.03.15)

Titular Bishop of Marasc of the Armenians (2002.01.22 – 2006.03.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (2006.03.15 – 2014.05.21)

Protosyncelli of Amman and Jerusalem (Armenian Rite)

Bishop André Bedoglouyan, I.C.P.B.Permalink
(1998 – 2001)

Born:1920.02.18 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.25
Consecrated Bishop:1971.09.19
Died:2010.04.13 († 90)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon) (1971.07.24 – 1994.11.05)

Titular Bishop of Comana Armeniæ (1971.07.24 – 2010.04.13)

Apostolic Administrator of Kameshli of the Armenians (Syria) (1988 – 1989)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem of the Armenians (Jordan) (1995 – 1998)

Protosyncellus of Amman and Jerusalem of the Armenians (Jordan) (1998 – 2001)

Patriarchal Exarchs of Jerusalem (Armenian Rite)

Bishop André Bedoglouyan, I.C.P.B.Permalink
(1995 – 1998)

(see above)

Archimandrite Joseph RubianPermalink
(1992 – 1995)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem of the Armenians (Jordan) (1992 – 1995)

Fr. Joseph I. DebsPermalink
(1991 – 1992)

Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem of the Armenians (Jordan) (1986 – 1991)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem of the Armenians (Jordan) (1991 – 1992)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.11.30

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