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Monks and priests in ornate regalia at St. James Cathedral, an Armenian Church in Jerusalem
January 17, 2021

Sacred Ceremonies

In this photo from the December 1950 issue, monks flank the Patriarch of the Cathedral of St. James, the Armenian Church in Jerusalem. The ornate service was held on Maundy Thursday, which remembers the day Jesus Christ washed his disciples' feet the day before his crucifixion.
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, Nat Geo Image Collection
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