A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

From (L)His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East, His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All Armenia, Holiness Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of East, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of all Ethiopia, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios all Eritrea, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, His Beatitude Catholicos-Maphriyano Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I of India, His Beatitude Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch-Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan of Constantinople & His Eminence Archbishop-Co-Patriarch Aram Ateşyan of Constantinople.

From (L)His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East, His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All Armenia, Holiness Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of East, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of all Ethiopia, His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios all Eritrea, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, His Beatitude Catholicos-Maphriyano Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I of India, His Beatitude Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch-Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan of Constantinople & His Eminence Archbishop-Co-Patriarch Aram Ateşyan of Constantinople.

From (L) His Grace Bishop Athanasius of France, His Eminence Metropolitan-Archbishop Kuriakose Mor Severios of Knanaya, His Eminence Metropolitan Mar Yacob Elias of Brahmavar, His Grace Bishop Makarios of North America.

From (L) His Grace Bishop Athanasius of France, His Eminence Archbishop Kuriakose Mor Severios of Knanaya, His Eminence Metropolitan Mar Yacob Elias of Brahmavar, His Grace Bishop Makarios of North America.

George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16
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Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope the Armenian Patriarchates in Jerusalem and Constantinople, Syriac Orthodox Church in India, Malankara Knanaya Archdiocese, the French Coptic Orthodox Church, the Brahmavar Orthodox Community (organized into episcopal diocese), and. These churches continue to offer the witness of Jesus Christ and his teachings to the world. Despite the huge political, religious, and geographical challenges, these ancient churches have survived and offered the true essence of Holy Orthodoxy to the modern world.

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II is the 118th Pope & Patriarch of Alexandria on the Holy See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Coptic Pope is the ‘first among equals’ with no jurisdictional powers over sister churches.

His Grace Bishop Athanasious - General Bishop of France

His Grace Bishop Athanasius – General Bishop of France

The French Coptic Orthodox Church (Autonomous in matters of administration & governance in accordance with the Coptic Patriarchate). His Grace Bishop Athanasius is the General Bishop of France serving the French Coptic Orthodox Church and he is responsible to the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria (the Original Seat of the French Coptic Church is vacant since 1998).

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II is the 123rd Patriarch of Antioch and all the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter and Supreme Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.

His Beatitude Catholicos-Maphriyano Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I

His Beatitude Catholicos-Maphriyano Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I

The Syriac Orthodox Church in India (Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church. Autonomous in matters of administration & governance in accordance with the Syriac Patriarchate). His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I is the Catholicos-Maphriyano of Indian & Metropolitan Trustee of the Church in India. He is the Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India and is responsible to the Patriarch of Antioch and All East.

His Eminence Archbishop Kuriakose Mor Severios

His Eminence Archbishop Kuriakose Mor Severios

The Malankara Knanaya Archdiocese (Autonomous in matters of administration & governance in accordance with the Syriac Patriarchate). His Eminence Kuriakose Mor Severios is the Archbishop and Chief Metropolitan of the Knanaya Archdiocese, Chingavanam & Gulf Regions.

His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II

His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
His Holiness Karekin II is the 132nd Supreme Patriarch & Catholicos of All Armenians in the Lineage of Apostol’s Bartholomew, Thaddeus and St Gregory the Illuminator. He is the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. The spiritual authority of the Catholicosate of All Armenians remains supreme.

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

The Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon
His Holiness Aram I is the Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. He is the Primate of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Lebanon.

His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian

His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem (Autonomous in matters of administration & governance in accordance with the Mother See). His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian is the 97th Armenian Patriarch-Archbishop of Jerusalem of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He is responsible to the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan

His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople (Autonomous in matters of administration & governance in accordance with the Mother See). His Beatitude Mesrob II Mutafyan is the 84th Armenian Patriarch-Archbishop of Constantinople of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He is responsible to the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Patriarch is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and is currently under medical treatment.

His Eminence Archbishop-Co-Patriarch Aram Ateshian

His Eminence Archbishop-Co-Patriarch Aram Ateshian

His Eminence Aram Ateşyan is the Co-Patriarch of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem who is in charge of the administrative and spiritual matters. A new Patriarch will be elected soon.

His Holiness Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II

His Holiness Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II

The Indian Orthodox Malankara Church

Catholicate of the East (Orthodox Syrian Church of the East)

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II is the 91st Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and 21st Malankara Metropolitan. He is the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church.

His Eminence Metropolitan Yakob Mar Elias

His Eminence Metropolitan Yakob Mar Elias

The Brahmavar (Goan) Orthodox Church (Organized as an Episcopal Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church). His Eminence Mar Yacob Elias (De Facto Julius II) is the Metropolitan of the Brahmavar Orthodox Diocese who is responsible to the Catholicate of the East. Historically, this was an autonomous Western (Latin) Rite (Known as the Independent Catholic Church Mission of Goa, Ceylon, and India) of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, currently organized as a diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church. The First Bishop of this Church was Mar Alvares Julis I who held the title ‘The Archbishop & Apostolic Prefect of Ceylon, Goa & India (Excluding Malabar)’.

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
His Holiness Abune Mathias I is the 6th Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot. The Patriarch of Ethiopia also belongs to the lineage of Saint Frumentius of Axum and St. Philip, Deacon, and Evangelist.

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios

His Holiness Patriarch Abune Antonios

The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
His Holiness Abune Antonios is the 3rd Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church who remains under house arrest since 2007. Eritrean Church belongs to the lineage of Evangelist St.Mark and Saint Frumentius of Axum. The church was granted autocephaly (elevated into a Patriarchate) in 1993 by the Coptic Church.

His Grace Bishop Makarios

His Grace Bishop Makarios

His Grace Makarios is the Bishop of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewhedo Church Archdiocese of North America. The USA diocese remains one of the canonical diaspora organization of the Eritrean Church.

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