Fundraiser to Give a Home to a Wounded Soldier in Artsakh Hits 50%

Mher Araqelyan’s family.

Tufenkian Foundation - 12/1/18 facebook.com/TufenkianFoundation In April 2016, the people of Artsakh suffered unprecedented violence, as Azerbaijan launched unprovoked assaults along its eastern border. This escalation has since been known as the “April War” or “Four-Day War.” Mher Araqelyan, a 35 year old father of one, was one of the soldiers mobilized to protect Artsakh during this ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 25/3/17 Meeting with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Lecture at the University of Eastern Finland. KUOPIO, FINLAND: On March 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Head of the Orthodox Church of Finland. After ...

National Geographic: Georgia’s Davit Gareja Caves among Top 17 Most Beautiful Places

Georgia Today - 11/11/16 TBILISI-Georgia’s Davit Gareja Monastery was listed among top 17 the most beautiful places in the world with shots by National Geographic photographers. “High in the cliffs of eastern Georgia’s rugged and remote border with Azerbaijan, Georgia’s Davit Gareja is a complex of 19 medieval cave monasteries. Considered masterpieces of Georgian art, the caves ...

23RD I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN THESSALONIKI – GREECE

23rd General Assembly of I.A.O. Thessaloniki, 4 – 8 July 2016 Central Subject: Fundamental Global Changes– Christian Orthodox Perspective RESOLUTION – CONCLUSIONS The 23rd General Assembly of the “Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy” (I.A.Ο) that convened in Thessaloniki from July 4 until July 8 on the central subject «Fundamental Global Changes – Christian Orthodox Perspective»: Addresses warmly and cordially every ...

Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer at the Republic Square of Yerevan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - June 2016 On June 25, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; an Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer was held in the Republic Square of Yerevan. The prayer service was attended by around 60,000 ...

HH Karekin II’s Message on Victory Day and Liberation of Shushi Day

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE COMMEMORATION OF VICTORY DAY  AND THE LIBERATION OF SHUSHI From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we extend our Pontifical blessings and congratulations to our faithful people on the occasion of the day of the glorious victory ...

“A Strengthened Armenia and a Strongly Defended Karabagh Are the Foundations of Our Continued Demand for Justice”

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - April 2016 Abridged message of His Holiness Aram I on the One hundred and first Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunday 24 April 2016, in front of the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel in Antelias  Following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I addressed the thousands of Armenians who had come to pay their respects to ...

Thousands worldwide demand that Turkey recognize Armenian genocide on 101st anniversary

Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey. File photo. © Murad Sezer

www.rt.com - 25/4/16 Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in ...

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in NagornoKarabakh

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Moscow Patriarchate - April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in NagornoKarabakh resulting in the ...

Statement of His Holiness Karekin II on Military Aggressions Against Nagorno Karabakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2016 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; released a statement condemning the aggressive military actions unleashed on April 1 and 2 by the armed forces Azerbaijan on the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh. The statement reads: "We strongly condemn the attacks by Azerbaijan along the ...

Pictures of Genocide Centennial Rallies Throughout the World

26/4/15 (AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and ...

How Orthodox parishes live abroad

How Orthodox parishes live abroad

Vestnik Kavkaza - February 2015 About a month has passed since the tragedy in Paris when 12 members of the Charlie Hebdo magazine were killed in an attack. The reaction in Russia differed from that in the West. The cartoonists were not called heroes there, people doubted that freedom of speech was above the feelings of believers, ...

An ancient chapel discovered in the caves of the David-Gareja monastery complex

David-Gareja - January 2015 An unknown chapel with frescoes depicting the Mother of God and saints has been discovered in the David-Gareja monastery complex, the cells and churches of which are situated inside caves in the mountains at the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, reported the public relations service of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage ...

Bishops’ Synod of the Armenian Church Condemns Downing of Armenian Helicopter by Azerbaijan Armed Forces

On November 13, during the ongoing Bishops’ Synod, being held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia; particular reference was made to the incident resulting in the downing ...

“There is no need to improve relations between the Orthodox and the Muslim world”

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30/9/14 Moscow. Farid Akbarov - APA. "There is no need to improve relations between the Orthodox and the Muslim world. Because the relations are pretty good," said the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to APA’s Moscow correspondent He noted that he has excellent and friendly relations with chairman of Caucasian Muslim Board Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur ...

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 ...

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 ...

Armenian Church in Turkey to be handed over to Friends of Armenia Society

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Baku, Azerbaijan - 10/12/13 A  church in the Turkish province of Sivas located in the territory belonging to the Armed Forces will be restored and handed over to the Friends of Armenia Society, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on Dec.9. This step will be taken as part of the package of measures for ...

Azerbaijani President attends opening of Orthodox Religious and Cultural Center of Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy

Baku, Azerbaijan - 16/11/13 Trend: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev yesterday attended the opening of Orthodox Religious and Cultural Center of Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy. The President first viewed Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral, and then toured the Orthodox Religious and Cultural Center. The Head of State then had a tea party with chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikhulislam Allahshukur ...

Bishop of Baku and Caspian region addresses Orthodox Christians regarding upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan

24/9/13 Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. Bishop Alexander of Baku and the Caspian region has addressed the Orthodox Christians regarding the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan. APA reports that at the meeting in the Caucasian Muslims Board the Bishop has today called on the Orthodox Christians to vote for Ilham Aliyev. He said that Heydar Aliyev has properly ...

Valery Novoselsky: “The Armenians feel comfortable in Azerbaijan”

9/9/2013 Interview by Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza The Israeli human rights activist Valery Novoselsky has recently visited Azerbaijan where he took part in the project “The Path of Tolercance” initiated by the Azerbaijani State Committee on Work with Religious Organizations. He talked to Vestnik Kavkaza and shared with his impressions. - It was really impressive. ...