Lebanon Plans Commemorative Stamp for Genocide Centennial

10/12/13 BEIRUT—The government of Lebanon plans to issue a commemorative stamp picturing the Genocide Monument at Bikfaya, Lebanon, in order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On Friday, December 6, Lebanon’s Minister of Telecommunications Nicolas Sahnawi visited the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I. During the visit, His Holiness spoke ...

Lebanon patriarch rejects military action in Syria

The Daily Star - 2/9/13 BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai  rejected any military action against Syria  in remarks Sunday following his meeting  with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant  and Antioch  John X Yazigi. “We are against any foreign military intervention in Syria or other [means]  that could includes weapons and strikes,” Rai said at Balamand Monastery ...

Greek Orthodox patriarch slams failure to free bishops

Daily Star - 24/6/13 BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Yohanna X Yazigi  questioned the failure of states  and security forces to expedite the release of two abducted bishops. “We appreciate the efforts exerted by the [relevant] states and security  forces to seek out information on the fate of the two bishops, but we wonder if  they lack the ...

Beirut march to mark Armenian genocide

The Daily Star - 18/4/13 BEIRUT: A committee organizing events to commemorate the 98th anniversary of  the Armenian genocide said a march will take place next week in Downtown  Beirut. “This march aims to reject Turkey’s policy of denial at international forums  and to demand that justice be served and the necessary steps to compensate  Armenians for ...

Patrairch Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas decorated with Gold Medal of University of Islamic

23/1/13 - Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East BEIRUT/LEBANON: Holy Father was decorated with Gold medal of University of Islamic Civilization on 20th January 2013 by Prof. Sheikh Ahmad Mukhlis founding president of the Islamic Civilization Open University and Prof. Suhail Qasha President of the Supreme Council for Research and Studies. This is the recognition of the ...

Archbishop Philexinos Matthias Nayis as the Archbishop of the Diocese of Germany

5/11/2012 Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East BEIRUT: Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas  has appointed H.E. Mor Philexinos Matthias Nayis as the Archbishop for the Diocese of Germany. The enthronement of the new Diocesan Metropolitan will be performed by the Patriarch himself in the monastery of Mor Yakob in Warburg. The date is yet to be ...

Lebanon held commemoration event to honor victims of Sumgait massacres

28/2/2012 BEIRUT. – All Armenian churches in Lebanon held commemoration liturgy for the victims of Sumgait massacres on Feb. 26. After the liturgy in the Antelias Armenian church, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I and Armenia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ashot Kocharyan delivered speeches. The Ambassador stated in particular that the severest ethnic cleansings, deportation policy ...

Syrian regime threatens Christians, clamps down on churches

Many Syrian Christians have been targeted by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad for participating in protests demanding his ouster. (Reuters)

By MOHAMED ZEID MESTOU AL ARABIYA BEIRUT 27/2/2012 As part of its campaign against all pro-democracy activists, the Syrian regime has been persecuting Christian citizens and clergy who take part in the revolution or help the revolutionaries. The Syrian regime issued instructions to all banks across the country to stop transactions with the Greek Orthodox Mariamite Church on ...

Hazim: Syria unlikely to witness a civil war

The Daily Star 22/10/2011 BEIRUT: Syria is unlikely to face a civil war despite the current unrest in the country, according to the Orthodox patriarch, Ignatius IV Hazim, who said he supported the views of the Maronite patriarch. Speaking during a radio interview, Hazim said he agreed with Patriarch Beshara Rai’s fears that Islamist fundamentalists might take power ...

Mokbel and Hazim to establish a higher Orthodox Council

BEIRUT | iloubnan.info 3/9/2011 A meeting was held Friday between Deputy Prime Minister Samir Mokbel and Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox at the Patriarchate in Balamand, whereby the two agreed to establish a higher council for the Orthodox community that cares for their issues at the national level, ...

A TEAM OF PRIESTS VISIT THE ARMENIAN INMATES AT THE PRISON IN BEIRUT

12/28/2010 A Team of Priests visited the Armenian inmates on Tuesday 28 October at the main prison at the outskirts of Beirut. After holding a prayer service and collective confession, the inmates received the Holy Eucharist. At the end of the service, the clergy received private confessions, and discussed listened to the problems and concerns ...