Serbian Patriarch Received President of Armenia

Church of Serbia - 8/1/0/19 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 October 2019.  The President of Armenia thanked Serbian Patriarch Irinej for the warm audience during which they talked about current problems faced by the Serbian and Armenian people as well as about ...

Who is Man? (On Christian Anthropology)

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By Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 7/9/19 Anthropology is the study of human beings, of who we are. There are many theories and approaches to clarify who is man, what are his components. My article is about my idea on this subject from the Bible point of view, focusing on what Christianity emphasizes regarding ...

“Just the Beginning”: With Support from International Orthodox Christian Charities, Women Embark on Sustainable New Careers in Armenia

IOCC - 21/2/19 Vocational Training, Supplies Offer Path for Women to Earn Reliable Income Baltimore, Md. (February 19, 2019) – As part of a 14,500-item shipment, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) recently delivered 3,000 sets of sewing supplies to the Social-Educational Center run by the Armenian Apostolic Church’s Shirak Diocese, supporting vocational training that equips women to enter new ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulated the Fourth President of the Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2018 On March 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Armen Sargsyan on his election as the fourth President of the Republic of Armenia. The congratulatory message stated in part: “From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we convey ...

Better Healthcare for Artsakh: Tufenkian Foundation Renovates a Clinic in Kashatagh

Tufenkian Foundation - December 2017-January 2018 The primary clinic of Iskhanadzor, a village in the liberated Kashatagh region of Artsakh, reopened its doors after months of renovation. Kashatagh Administration Chief of Staff Davit Davtyan, Tufenkian Foundation Executive Director Raffi Doudaklian, as well as representatives of the Artsakh Ministry of Healthcare, Berdzor Hospital and the Ishkhanadzor community attended ...

Armenia offers Germany to take part in renovation of church in Syria

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PanARMENIAN.Net - 23/11/17 PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian lawmaker, head of the foreign relations committee Armen Ashotyan on Wednesday, November 22 met member of the German Bundestag Heribert Hirte and suggested that the German side participate in the renovation of the Armenian church of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. At a meeting in Yerevan, Ashotyan attached great importance to the interparliamentary cooperation with the Bundestag, adding that the Armenian ...

International Conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/11/17 On October 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The conference was organized through the initiative of the ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 16/10/17 On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received famous Hollywood actor, director, screenwriter and producer Mr. John Malkovich and his partner Ms. Nicoletta Peyran; who arrived in Armenia to participate the opening ceremony of the ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/10/17 On September 25, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the victory of the Christian-Democratic Alliance in the Bundestag elections. “By Your wise guidance, Germany can overcome all the political and ...

Prayer for the Republic offered at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2017 On 21 September, the 26th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia, a Prayer for the Republic was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. Also present ...

“Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority” , Said His Holiness Aram I

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - July 2017 His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds. Sharing his concern, His Holiness stated, “We cannot remain indifferent towards the challenges to our people in ...

Discussion on Religion and the Environment Held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2017 On June 28, an inter-religious Armenian-Iranian discussion on Religion and the Environment, was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The event was organized by the World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table Foundation; in cooperation with the Ecumenical Relations Department of the ...

“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members of ...

“The Catholicosate of Cilicia accompanies the movement in Artzakh demanding its right to the land, which is inspired by the spirit of the battle of Sardarabad,” stated His Holiness Aram I

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2017 28 May 2017. Sunday, on the eve of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. During the Liturgy, prayers of ‘thanksgiving’ were offered for the Republic of Armenia and a Memorial ...

Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMEMIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 6TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (Yerevan , 18 May 2017) Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honorable Members of Parliament, Dear attendees, We extend to you Our pontifical blessings and greetings, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Newly Elected President of France

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 15/5/17 On May 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Emanuel Macron, newly elected President of the Republic of France. “France has been and continues to be, one of the powerful and foremost countries of the European family, that today ...

His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 9/5/17 On Saturday 29 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I hosted and presided over a one-day consultation to discuss the reconstruction and revitalization of the Armenian community in Syria. The consultation brought together clergy and laity representing the Armenian community in Syria, as well as representatives of Armenian humanitarian organizations who have responded to Catholicos ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 3/5/17 On April 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriach and Catholicos of All Armenians; received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She was accompanied by Dr. Armen Muradian, Rector of the Yerevan State ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Casts His Vote in the National Parliamentary Elections

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On the morning of April 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by members of the Brotherhood of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, visited the 14/11 precinct of Vagharsapat where he cast his vote in the national Parliamentary elections being held in the ...

Feast of St. Sarkis

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 14/2/17 On Saturday, the 11th of February we celebrated the Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior. St. Sarkis, of Armenian descent, was a centurion under Emperor Constantine the Great (fourth century A.D.), in the Roman Empire. However, when Julian the Apostate came to power in 361 A.D., Christians were not ...