In this 1919 photo released by the Armenian National Archives shows victims of the "Great Slaughter" in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.  The sign reads: Some of the Armenians, who were killed and brought to the Armenian Relief Hospital during the massacre of Feb. 28th  1919 at Aleppo. Violence against Armenian centers in eastern regions of the dying Ottoman Empire spiked over the summer 1915. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians deemed subversive to the empire _ as many as 1.5 million, by many accounts _ died in what is today eastern Turkey.Most were driven into the deserts of Syria and Iran, over the mountains into the southern Caucasus, into disease and starvation, hounded and attacked by maurauding soldiers, Turkish and others.(AP Photo/Armenian National Archives, HO)

AINA Editorial - 24/4/14 (AINA) -- On April 24, 1915 the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians began very simply, without pomp and circumstance. "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan." Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April ...

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April 2014 On April 22, 2014, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offered special prayers on behalf of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo, Syria: Archbishop Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim & Archbishop Boulous Yazigi as well as the other kidnapped priests and lay people. The service was held at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Teaneck, New Jersey. Source:  

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http://www.tert.am - 24/4/14 A torchlight procession marking the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey is taking place in Yerevan. The procession has been organized by the youth unions of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Nikol Aghbalyan student union. The participants are marching toward the Memorial to Armenian Genocide victims. Head of the ARF-D Hay ...

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http://www.armradio.am - 24/4/14 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has highlighted the "shared pain" endured during the 1915 events in an unexpected statement April 23 on the Armenian issue, expressing condolences on behalf of the Turkish state to the grandchildren of Armenians who lost their lives "in the context of the early twentieth century," the Hurriyet Daily ...

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By Deniz Serinci Rudaw - 24/4/14 COPENHAGEN -- What role did the Kurds play in the Armenian genocide under the Ottomans? On April 24 every year, Armenians worldwide commemorate the genocide, in which between 1-1.5 million died under Ottoman campaigns that began in 1915.  Turkey acknowledges that during World War I many Armenians were killed, but claims the numbers ...

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Turkish Government Issues Message Denying Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide

April 24, 2014 News

By Rufiz Hafizoglu http://en.trend.az - 24/4/14 Turkey’s Cabinet of Ministers has spread a message in connection with the events of 1915, the website of the country’s government said on April 23.The message says it is important not to be a captive of historical events and there is need to create a foundation for building a common […]

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Tribute to Bishop Gyuregh Kapikian

April 24, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2014 At Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School Auditorium on 25th April 2015 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, shall preside the event. As part of the 85th anniversary celebrations of Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School, a special event will take place in honour of late Bishop Gyuregh […]

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Olympiad on the History of Armenian Church in the Mother See

April 24, 2014 Featured News

On April 16, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was organized upon the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science […]

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Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria

April 23, 2014 Featured News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America – April 2014 1. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, representing millions of Orthodox Christians, express our grave concern over the escalation of unrest and ongoing violence in countries throughout the Middle East, especially in […]

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Reorganization of Episcopal Assemblies in the Americas

April 23, 2014 Featured News

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America  – April 2014 During the Holy Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Constantinople on March 6-9, 2014, the Prelates, through a unanimous vote, agreed to form separate Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Canada and in the United […]

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SVOTS offers D. Min. Distance Learning Program: Applications being accepted

April 23, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 23/4/14 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here is now accepting applications from priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry who want to earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry [D.Min] degree through a new hybrid program that combines on-line coursework with on-campus intensive training. In the coming months the seminary administration […]

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New Liturgical editions published by the British Orthodox Church

April 23, 2014 Featured News

British Orthodox Church – 23/4/14 To commemorate the fact that 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the union of the British Orthodox Church with the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, the British Orthodox Press has published two new editions of liturgical texts, as authorised for use in The British Orthodox Church. A third edition of […]

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Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

April 23, 2014 Featured News

23/4/14 Thousands of Greek Cypriots, most refugees, flocked to the Ayios Giorgos Exorinos church in Famagusta where they attended a Good Friday service at their historical place of worship for the first time in decades. The service, the first since 1957 at the church in the medieval town, should send a message of hope and […]

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Once-in-a-lifetime NYC Arvo Pärt Concerts

April 23, 2014 Featured News

SVOTS – 23/4/14  The Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s presents concerts May 31–June 2 in NYC PURCHASE TICKETS! LISTEN to the Ancient Faith Presents interview with Dr. Reeves and Dr. Bouteneff Two concerts devoted to the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, an Orthodox Christian, will take place in New York City at Stern […]

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The Patriarch of Romania at the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

April 23, 2014 Featured News

23/4/14 On 21 April 2014, the second Easter day, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox church was present in the middle of the faithful at the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation, where he delivered a sermon. On this occasion, His Beatitude announced in the end of the Divine Liturgy that next year […]

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Patriarch john X : Violence exacts heavy price, freedom is about reaching out to the other

April 22, 2014 Featured News

22/4/14 Yazigi: Violence exacts heavy price, freedom is about reaching out to the other. Damascus, (SANA) Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East, John X Yazigi hoped that it will become clear enough that violence exacts a much heavier price than peace. Yazigi, who led an Easter mass at the Greek Orthodox Mariamite Cathedral […]

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Al-Rahi calls on international community to stop terrorist war in Syria

April 22, 2014 Featured News

22/4/14 Beirut, (SANA) Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Maronite Church reiterated his call on international community “to stop the terrorist war in Syria.” In a speech after a mass held in Bkirki , al-Rahi said the international community should put an end to this endless, cursed war […]

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A Plea To Free Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

April 22, 2014 Featured News

By Wolfgang Danspeckgruber http://www.huffingtonpost.com - 22/4/14 It is now precisely a year, 365 days, since the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo, the Syriac-Orthodox Archbishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi, which took place on the road between Aleppo and the Turkish border on April 22, 2013. The kidnappers murdered the […]

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Homes of Christians Fleeing Iraq Seized By Gangs

April 22, 2014 Featured News

http://www.worthynews.com - 22/4/14 Baghdad — Gangs in Baghdad are seizing homes left vacant by Christian families who have been forced to flee from sectarian violence, according to Barnabas Aid. “Most of them are afraid of submitting complaints to the government because they do not believe they can protect themselves if they file a lawsuit,” said William […]

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Patriarch John X and Christian Prelates visit Christian Town of Maaloula

April 22, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 22/4/14 Beirut: Patriarch John X of Antioch visited the Christian Town of Maaloula which has been recaptured by the Syrian government forces after driving rebels and terrorist. Several Christian leaders namely Jean Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director of the Patriarchal Office of the Syrian Orthodox Church), […]

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Extraordinary evening and book signing event with Dr. Matti Moosa

April 22, 2014 Featured News

USA – New York- 22/4/14 Under the Auspices of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Archdiocese is holding a cultural event, sponsored by the Yunan Family, to honor Dr. Matti Moosa, who recently translated The Chronicle of Michael Rabo into English. Dr. Matti Moosa will also deliver […]

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