Pope Francis and Catholicos KarekinII release doves at the Khor Virap monastery towards Mount Ararat in Armenia.
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. -
So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the
dove from the ark. The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her
beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated
from the earth. Then he waited yet
another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him
again. - Genesis 8:11
Photos of members of the Armenian ApostolicChurch in Jerusalem.
First photograph is of five Armenian Priests in the courtyard of the Mediterranean Hotel, Jerusalem. Second photograph is of four seated Armenian Priests with three non Armenians standing behind them in the courtyard of the Mediterranean Hotel, Jerusalem. The third photograph is of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, sitting next to a table, holding a sceptre.
The photographs are part of a cropped album print made from Phillips’ original negative. It was one of a series of mounted prints labelled and sold by the PEF. These specific print was given by Mr E Broughton, in Feb 1918, as part of a whole set of PEF photos.