Save the Arq

Save the ArQ aims to create awareness of the significant religious, cultural, and historical presence of Armenians in Jerusalem and to encourage the revitalization of the Armenian Quarter in the Old City.

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Save the ArQ

An organization passionate about building and sustaining this community while promoting the Armenian life which has existed in the Old City of Jerusalem for over 1700 years.

Our Purpose

We work to raise critical awareness regarding the Armenian Quarter’s current conditions while assessing innovative ways to revitalize and maintain this uniquely significant Armenian presence.

Why it is important

Without a vital Armenian community; soon, the Armenian Quarter will cease to exist.

The Armenian Quarter

The Armenian presence in Jerusalem dates back to the Byzantine period in the fourth century when an influx of Armenian pilgrims came to the city after the discovery of the Holy Places of Christianity, traditionally ascribed to Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine I.

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Currently, Save the ArQ’s donations have been focused on Sts Tarkmanchatz Armenian School in order to further the children’s education for a more promising future.


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Donation Total: $500.00

Map of the Armenian Quarter