Armenians live in Jerusalem starting the 1st century B.C. Armenians were among the followers of Christ after Apostles accepted Holy Spirit. Have a look to the heritage of Armenian culture in Jerusalem.
Armenian Apostolic Church owes great territories in Holy Land preserving them from ancient times. It is one of the owners of the Tomb of Jesus Christ. Truly, it can be written a long book about the history of Armenian Jerusalem.
It is believed that the first spiritual leader of Armenian Church also came to Jerusalem. Except being the leader of Armenian church he was also one of the greatest saints of his times, that is why Armenians had special authorities in this city.