Armenian Orthodox

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

June 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/6/18 On June 21st 2018, Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great […]

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Their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II and Catholicos Aram I at Atchaneh for Heads of OOC Meeting

June 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of […]

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Aram I declares 2018 ‘The year of independence’

January 18, 2018 Featured

www.armradio.am – 18/1/18 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, has declared 2018 “The Year of Independence” to mark the centennial anniversary of Armenian Independence and the establishment of the First Republic, Press Service of the Catholicate of Cilicia reports. Aram I’s Pontifical Encyclical was read on Sunday, Jan. 14, during the […]

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Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus & the Return to Orthodoxy

February 4, 2017 Support Missions

Visit – http://returntoorthodoxy.com/ FB PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/returntoorthodoxy To join the Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus – or to submit material to the site – please visit: http://returntoorthodoxy.com/contact/ It is the unfortunate truth that in the modern day the Oriental Orthodox Churches have proven permeable (to one degree or another, depending upon the jurisdiction) to the influence of […]

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Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus and the Return to Orthodoxy

February 1, 2017 Featured

St. Jacob Baradaeus Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship – OCP News Service – 1/2/2017 Visit – http://returntoorthodoxy.com/ FB PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/returntoorthodoxy It is the unfortunate truth that in the modern day the Oriental Orthodox Churches have proven permeable (to one degree or another, depending upon the jurisdiction) to the influence of heterodox pop culture of the Evangelical and Charismatic […]

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ISIS Bombs Assyrian and Armenian Churches in Syria

April 30, 2015 Featured News
The St. Odisho Assyrian Church in Tel Tal, Syria, was bombed by ISIS

30/4/15 Also Read – The Ancient Armenian Orthodox Church of Forty Martyrs in Aleppo Destroyed: (AINA) — According to reports from Syria and also the Turkish press, ISIS has bombed two churches in Syria, the St. Odisho Assyrian Church in Tel Tal and the St. Rita Tilel Armenian Church in Aleppo. The churches were bombed […]

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The Ancient Armenian Orthodox Church of Forty Martyrs in Aleppo Destroyed

April 29, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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The Newly Renovated Martyrs’ Chapel in Antelias

April 12, 2015 Featured News

12/4/15 The Newly Renovated Martyrs’ Chapel in Antelias of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon.  Source:

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

April 5, 2015 News
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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 […]

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Commemoration of the Parable of the Ten Maidens in Antelias

April 4, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Divine Liturgy in Memory of St. Gregory the Illuminator

March 30, 2015 Featured News
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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. […]

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Mother See of the Armenian Orthodox Church Announces Holy Week Schedule

March 28, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Remembering Ananian-Hovnanian Family

March 20, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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

February 24, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Flowers Laid on the Tomb of the Great Armenian Writer

February 24, 2015 News

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 […]

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

February 14, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Mikael Hovsepyan – A Man Devoted to Armenian Choreography

February 14, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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

January 31, 2015 Featured News

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:  

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Patriarchate’s Land in Jericho returned to the Armenian Orthodox Church of Jerusalem

January 17, 2015 Featured News
Every year the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Epiphany at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho, the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy is celebrated, and there is a special blessing of the water.

2014-2015 Patriarchate’s Land in Jericho has been returned to the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Source:  

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II attends Armenian Orthodox Christmas & Epiphany in Damascus

January 7, 2015 Featured News

7/1/15 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy for Christmas and Epiphany according to the Armenian Rite celebrated by Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian at St. Sarkis Church in Bab Sharqi – Damascus 0n 6th January 2015. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius Jean […]

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The Rite of blessing of pomegranates held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

January 3, 2015 Featured News

03/01/2015 Yerevan: A new order of blessing of pomegranates by  His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians  was held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin at the eve of the New Year 2015 . The Pomegranate-blessing service was offered at all parishes of Armenian Orthodox Church as well. In the Armenian tradition, the pomegranate is seen as the […]

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