Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter to the Spiritual Leader of Azerbaijan

August 2014 On August 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter to Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, Grand Mufti of the Muslims of the Caucasus, urging him to apply efforts, so that the peaceful settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will not be endangered by the countries authorities. In the ...

“Let There Be Light” Award Ceremony in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

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On July 18, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over the "Let There Be Light" Awards Ceremony. As a part of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival, the award "Let there be light" has been established by the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church. The ceremony was held in the Events ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Expresses His Support to Border-Protection Soldiers and Condolences to Families of Killed Soldiers

August 2014 Over recent days, in light of the unfortunate events that have occurred on the Armenian- Azerbaijan border and at the Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has expressed His condolences and support to the families and relatives of the heroes who sacrificed their lives during ...

Catholicos Baselios Thomas I responds to the Call for dialogue between Syriac and Indian Orthodox Churches

His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I – Catholicos & Maphriyano -Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service - 8/6/14 India/Kerala/Ernakulum: Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India, Abune Baselios of Thomas I (Catholicos –Maphriyano & Metropolitan Trustee) has responded to the call by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East to begin dialogue with the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. Catholicos ...

Patriarch Iustin Moisescu Commemorated at the Romanian Patriarchate

On 31 July 2014, the worthy remembering Patriarch Iustin Moisescu was commemorated in the Patriarchal Cathedral, 28 years after since passing away. The memorial service was celebrated by His Grace Ieronim Sinaitul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch. To end with, His Grace evoked the personality of the 4th Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church: “His legacy for ...

Honorable Jason Kenny Canadian Minister of Multiculturalism meets with His Holiness Aram I

28 July 2014. On Monday Hon. Jason Kenny and his delegation met with His Holiness Aram I. Rt. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical Relations officer, was also present. The Minister is in the region on a special mission to assess the political situation and discuss the problems of Christian communities in the region. The Minister discussed ...

Youth are the life force of our Church and People

24 July 2014. On Wednesday evening the Youth Committee of the Catholicosate, accompanied by Rev Barouyr Shernezian, director of the Youth Department, met with His Holiness Aram I. The committee presented its activity report and the findings of the survey they had carried out with its 50 members. The purpose of the survey was to ...

His Holiness Aram I monitors the Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation Programmes for Armenians in Syria

2/8/14 Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Peria (Syria) recently arrived in Antelias to brief His Holiness Aram I on the situation of Armenians in Aleppo, Damascus, Jezireh, Lattakia and Kessab. He also informed the Catholicos on the provision of humanitarian assistance and rehabilitation efforts. The Catholicos expressed his appreciation to the work of ...

Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia announce new positions for Prelates

            Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon-2/8/14 26 July 2014. On Friday, His Holiness Aram I announced the following new appointments: 1. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Pontifical Vicar, Diocese of Cyprus. 2. Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, Director, Office of Ecumenical Relations and Head of the office of Communication. 3. Rev. Torkom Donoyan, Dean, of Theological Seminary. 4. Very Rev. Paren Vartanian Grand Sacristan, ...

Orthodox Christians to join the UN rally in support of Iraqi & Middle East Christians

OCA- August 2014 Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America in the New York City area are invited to attend a rally calling attention to the suffering of Christians in Iraq and the Middle East in front of the United Nations building here at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014. “The pace of the threats in ...

FOCA President addresses 88th Annual Convention

OCA - 2/8/14 As the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America convened during the last weekend of July 2014 in Gettysburg, PA for its 88th Annual National Convention, they were joined by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon; His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania; and His Grace, Bishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. A weekend ...

Moscow Patriarchate’s parish opened at the centre of Mexico City

  2/8/14 In compliance with an agreement between Archbishop Justinian of Elista and Kalmykia, authorized by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and the Catholic Primate of Mexico, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, the 17th century Catholic Church of the Conception of the Virgin Mary was handed over for the free temporary ...

Patriarch Kirill receives Ambassador of Poland to Russia

2/8/14 On July 30, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Ambassador of Poland to Russia Mr. Wojciech Zajaczkowski, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow. The meeting took place at the patriarch residence in the St. Daniel Monastery. Mr. Zajaczkowski thanked His Holiness for the readiness to receive him on ...

Proclamation of Bishop Sergije of Middle Europe

Church of Serbia - 28/7/14 On the eve of the feast-day of Holy Archangel Gabriel there gathered a pleroma the Serbian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The occasion for this solemn gathering was a proclamation of the newly-elected Bishop Sergije. ...

Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church Condemns ‘Barbaric Acts’ Against Christians in Iraq

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East - 28/7/14 The Holy Synod of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, presided by His Holiness Mar Dinkha lV, Catholicos-Patriarch, Wishes to express its unequivocal condemnation of the terroristic and barbaric acts perpetrated against the Christians of the ancient city of Mosul (Nineveh) by the ...

Director of Hong Kong based Jingjiao Fellowship Received by Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

Holy Assyrian Apostolic Catholic Church - July 2014 In the afternoon of Friday, July 4, 2014, His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, received in audience at the patriarchate Mr. David Tam, director of the Jingjiao Fellowship, who was accompanied by Mr. Faust Chan, a research student on Christianity in ...

To Work and to Witness: Kurt Bringerud Reflects on Life as a Missionary in Mongolia

July 2014 OCMC Missionary, Kurt Bringerud (center) shares the Orthodox faith as the relationships with his English students naturally grow. They ask him questions about his faith as part of the language learning process and he is then able to introduce them to Orthodox Christianity. In a classroom in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, OCMC Missionary ...

Patriarchal Letter to the New President of the European Commission His Excellency Jean-Claude Juncker

July 2014 Your Excellency, It is with much gladness that we have learned of your election as President of the European Commission, and we wholeheartedly congratulate you on this celebratory occasion. We anticipate that through your forthcoming term you will restore confidence in the citizens of the European Union and will better prepare their countries for ...

Patriarchal Letter to His Majesty Willem-Alexander on the Recent Malaysia Airlines Tragedy

July 2014 Your Majesty, It is with great pain and sorrow that we have learned of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of so many lives, citizens mostly from your country, men and women, young and old. On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we wish to convey our deepest condolences ...

Stand in Solidarity for Iraqi Christians

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The British Orthodox Church - 27/4/14 Following reports of the threats against Christians in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has led to their flight from a city with a continuous Christian presence for more than 1,600 years; the Iraqui Christian community in the UK organised a demonstration outside Parliament on 26 July. Among its ...