Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 4/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, in the Catholicosate headquarters in Antelias, Beirut. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office ...

Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated

Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 9/11/17 The Church of St. Saviour’s on Mount Zion is renovated and looks splendid. Last Saturday, October 28, Vespers were celebrated in St. Saviour’s, and the images in the church were anointed by His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem. Sunday, October 29 the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in St. Saviour’s. Source:

New Publications from the Armenian Orthodox Church

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2017 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of Mother See has published two new boosk. The first is a Russian-language work entitled “St. Grigor of Tatev and his Morality”by Rev. Fr. Ghevond Hovhannisyan, a member of the ...

The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon - August 2016 Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent attempted coup in Turkey and its temporary suspension of the European Convention ...

Divine Liturgy & the ‘Blessing of Grape’ held at the Armenian Orthodox Church of Abu Dhabi

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Monu Phillip – (Special Envoy of the OCP Secretariat) OCP News Service – August 2016 Also Read: OCP Delegation Visits Fr Mesrob Sarkissian – the Armenian Catholicosal Vicar of UAE & Qatar: The Blessing of Grapes | Khaghogh Orhnek">The Blessing of Grapes | Khaghogh Orhnek Abu Dhabi: Divine Liturgy and blessing of grapes ceremony were held at the Holy ...

Blessing of the Holy Muron of the Armenian Orthodox Church to be Held on 27th September 2015

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church - August 2015 Visit FB Event Page Here: The blessing of the Holy Muron, which traditionally occurs once every seven years, will be offered on September 27, 2015 at the Mother See of Holy Holy Etchmiadizn on the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag, by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and ...

The Ancient Armenian Orthodox Church of Forty Martyrs in Aleppo Destroyed

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Prakash Varghese ( OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service - 29/04/2015 Read more about the Church here:  Beirut: The 15th-century Armenian Apostolic church located in the old Christian quarter of Jdeydeh has been destroyed in bombings. Reports suggest that explosives were placed underneath the structure through some underground tunnels. This historic church was the ...

Spring and Mother’s Love in “Saint Movses Khorenatsi” Primary School

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - April 2015 On April 1, 2015 “Spring and Mother’s Love” event organized by “Saint Movses Khorenatsi” Primary School was held in Calouste Gulbenkian Hall of the Hayartun Center. It was attended by the Fathers of the Church, Hayartun Center employees, parents and other guests. Mrs. Eleonora Vardanyan, the wife the ...

Commemoration of the Parable of the Ten Maidens in Antelias

31 March 2015. During the evening service in Antelias on Great and Holy Tuesday, the Armenian Orthodox Church commemorated the parable of the Ten Maidens. After prayers and hymns on the theme, reminding the faithful to be prepared for the Day of Judgment, the priest read the parable (Matthew 25:14-30). As is the tradition, during ...

Divine Liturgy in Memory of St. Gregory the Illuminator

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - march 2015 On March 21, 2015 the feast of the first Catholicos St. Gregory the Illuminator was celebrated in memory of his torments in Khor Virap. The Divine Liturgy therefore was delivered by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan in Tbilisi St. Etchmiadzin Church. At ...

Mother See of the Armenian Orthodox Church Announces Holy Week Schedule

March 2015 The Mother See is pleased to announce this year’s schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Armenian communities throughout the world ...

Remembering Ananian-Hovnanian Family

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia On March 15, 2015 Doctor of Philology, Chairman of the Patriotic Union "Lorva Dzor"("Lori Valley”), Head of RA MES State Inspectorate of Language, Professor Sergo Yeritsyan presented his book “Following In Ananian-Hovnanian Family Footsteps” in the “Hayartun” Center’s Calouste Gulbenkian hall. The author of the book, Armenian public figures of Tbilisi ...

Anahit Bostanjyan – Poetess and Translator Who Connects Armenian and Georgian Literatures

Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - February 2015 On February 17, 2015 the 65th birthday anniversary of famous poetess and translator Anahit Bostanjyan and 40th anniversary of her literary activity was celebrated in Tbilisi Writers House. She is the author of many proses and poems, a dedicated woman, who connects Armenian and Georgian literatures. Famous Georgian writers, ...

Flowers Laid on the Tomb of the Great Armenian Writer

Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - February 2015 The birthday of the great Armenian writer Hovhannes Tumanyan was on February 19. As every year, Armenians of Tbilisi visited Khojivanq Pantheon, where lies the Great Loretsi, and paid their respects and love to the great Armenian writer.  The Primate of the Armenian Diocese together with the clergy ...

“My Tbilisi” exhibition held at the “Hayartun” Center of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia

Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia- February 2015 The personal exhibition of honored artist Giovanni Vepkhvadze’s oil paintings entitled “My Tbilisi” was opened on February 6. Calouste Gulbenkian Hall at the “Hayartun” Center of the Diocese lacked sufficient space to admit all the visitors of that interesting and nostalgic exhibition. 30 paintings of changing and almost disappearing old ...

Mikael Hovsepyan – A Man Devoted to Armenian Choreography

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - February 2015 Mikael Hovsepyan was a well-known, merited choreographer, who dedicated all his life to the preservation and development of Armenian culture outside the homeland. “Pari Misha” (Misha of the Dance), of blessed memory, considered it his mission to inspire the young generation with love of Armenian choreography and to ...

Blessing of Holy Muron to be held at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in July 2015

January 2015 - Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon The Catholicosate of Cilicia announces the forthcoming ceremony of the blessing of the Holy Muron (Chrism) by His Holiness Aram I to be held on: Saturday 18 July 2015 in the evening at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon. Source:  

Catholicos Aram I Consecrates Armenian Orthodox Church and Genocide Memorial in UAE : Pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirates 12 December 2014. Following the anointment of the baptismal font and the pictures by the Primates of Tehran, Isfahan and Lebanon, on Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I, on Friday, anointed the altar and dedicated the four main columns of the building to the four Evangelists. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of ...

Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Verapokhum)

Armenian Orthodox Church - Mother See - 14/8/14 On August 17, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Services will start at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of the Grapes ...