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Assyrians Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Patriarch’s Assassination

March 5, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Benjamin Shimun XXI (1887-1918), Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of East.

AINA – 5/3/18 (AINA) — On March 3 Assyrian around the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mar Benjamin Shimun XXI, Patriarch of the Church of East. Mar Shimun was assassinated on March 3rd, 1918 by Ismail Simko, a Kurdish warlord. The Patriarch had accepted Simko’s invitation and had gone to his […]

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Christmas Epistle & New Year Message by Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis Sliwa III

December 29, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 -January 2016 – Assyrian Church of gtheEast  Global: Christmas 2015 Epistle by His Holiness Mar Gewargis Slewa III, Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East. Source:    

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Catholicos Patriarch Mar Gewargis III Arrives in USA

November 12, 2015 Featured News

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Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: don’t evict people from houses because of the debt

December 11, 2014 Featured News
Patriarch Ilia of Georgia: don’t evict people from houses because of the debt

Christiantelegraph – December 2014 The Catholicos – Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia asked the country’s commercial banks to not evict from their houses those people, who could not pay their mortgage loans, at least during the winter season, reports The Christian Telegraph in reference to Interfax-Religion. “I have concerns about those in need, who have […]

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Letter of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch to the President of the European Union Parliament

August 16, 2014 Featured News

August 2014 Download PDF His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Catholic Apostolic Church of the East has written a letter to His Excellency Martin Schulz, the President of the European Union on the sad plight of Christians in Iraq. Source:  

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Paschal Message from Catholicos Patriarch MarDinkha IV

April 20, 2014 Featured News

20/4/14 Click here to watch video message: The Patriarchal Epistle of the Great Feast of the Resurrection (Eeda Qadisha D’Qyamta) by His Holiness MarDinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East-April 20, 2014. Source:    

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Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia to visit Georgia

January 26, 2014 News

26/1/14 Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill plans to visit Georgia. Details of the Russian church’s visit to Georgia will be known in two weeks, Georgian patriarch’s protopresbyter, Tbilisi Theological Academy Rector Giorgi Zviadadze told journalists on Friday. “When a new patriarch is enthroned in line with tradition, he visits all the local churches. These for example, […]

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Georgia: Orthodox manifest

January 19, 2014 Featured News

Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza Vestnik Kavkaza – Janaury 2014 The Christmas sermon by Catholicos Patriarch of all-Georgia Ilya II stirred up public opinion. There were several clashes near the patriarchy and several press conferences of church officials who had to explain the position of the head of Church on artificial insemination, conceiving […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia blessed Wounded Military

December 28, 2013 News

27/12/13 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia hosted Georgian wounded military servicemen at the Patriarchate of Georgia. Military servicemen wounded in the August War 2008, in international missions, and while performing service duties, will undergo a prosthesis program in the Peter Harsch Prosthetics Clinic, San Diego, California, USA. Before traveling to the USA, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II blessed […]

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Patriarch: Decisive steps should be taken to unite Georgia

December 22, 2013 Featured News

By Nana Kirtzkhalia – Trend – 22/12/13 On Dec.21 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II received the head of the EU Monitoring Mission Toivo Klaar and members of the mission. Part of the meeting was closed to journalists. The head of the mission asked the patriarch’s opinion on what can be done to improve the […]

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Georgian patriarch praises ‘historic’ visit to Russia

January 27, 2013 News

27/1/13 Tbilisi. The Catholicos-Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, praised his five-day visit to Russia as “historic” upon his arrival to Georgia late on Saturday, RIA Novosti reported. “With God’s help, my visit was successful, and I think it was a historic visit and good results will follow,” he told journalists. The 80-year-old […]

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Yanukovych presents Order of Merit I to Patriarch of Georgia

January 16, 2013 News

2013-01-15 KYIV, January 15. /UKRINFORM/. Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia Vasyl Tsybenko handed the Order of Merit I over to spiritual leader of Georgia, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, read a decree of President Viktor Yanukovych, published on January 9 over the 80th anniversary of His Holiness and the 35th anniversary of his enthronement, GHN […]

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Catholicos Patriarch’s traditional Christmas epistle

January 9, 2013 News

8/1/2013 Ilia II, Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia, celebrated Christmas and addressed residents of Georgia with his traditional Christmas epistle. “First of all we are responsible for our country, God and each other.” According to the patriarch’s address, everybody’s portion of responsibility is essential. “Everybody’s function is very important, but the higher the rank, the higher […]

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Georgia to celebrate 35th anniversary of enthronement of Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II

December 26, 2012 News

Trend, N. Kirtskhalia- 25/12/12 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is celebrating the day of his enthronement today. As the Patriarchate of Georgia told Trend, in this regard Patriarch will hold a festive liturgy in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where he was elected to the Patriarchate of Georgia 35 years ago. Crowd is expected to arrive in […]

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Annual From Easter to Ascension concert series graces Georgia

April 22, 2012 News

By Salome Modebadze 20/4/2012 The 7th International Festival From Easter to Ascension opened with an instrumental duets evening on April 18. Pianist George Vachnadze made the audience feel the beauty of music at Tbilisi State Conservatory alongside his cellist friend Suren Bagratuni. The festival founded by the International Charity Foundation of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All […]

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Ilia II to baptize children

April 3, 2012 News

3/4/2012 Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II will have the 22nd mass baptism of children, News Georgia reports. Requests for part in the baptism ceremony are welcome at the Fund of the Georgian Patriarch from March 31 to April 2. The patriarch has baptized about 11,000 children. Ilia II expressed readiness to baptize the third and upcoming […]

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Historic documents tell it all

February 7, 2012 Featured News

07/02/2012 Disturbing news is coming from Abkhazia. With instigation of the Moscow Patriarchate and through blindness of the separatist authorities of Abkhazia vandals of the XXI century are purposely destroying all Georgian trace on monuments of cultural heritage. As a result of so-called restoration works in the Ilori St. George Church of the XI century […]

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565 more babies became Patriarch’s godchildren

January 21, 2012 News

20/1/2012 565 more babies became the Patriarch’s godchildren. The 21st baptism was held at the Trinity Cathedral yesterday. The Patriarch arrived at the cathedral for the baptism and blessed his godchildren. He also delivered a sermon. Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is already the godfather of 10,400 children. The Patriarch has been baptizing each […]

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Catholicos Patriarch of all Georgia to visit Germany for medical examination

January 17, 2012 News

17/1/2012 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II will leave for Germany for medical examination at the end of this week. As Patriarchate told Trend, he will stay in Germany for 10 days and will undergo rehabilitation in one of the clinics. Two years ago, Ilia II underwent surgery on his heart, and therefore doctors recommended […]

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Ilia II – “Don’t be afraid of obstacles”

January 5, 2012 News

4/1/2012 His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II called on the Georgian population not to be intimidated by obstacles in his televised New Year address. As the Patriarch said, “Problems will be left behind and peace and happiness will prevail”. “Each New Year is always mysterious. We don’t know what we […]

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Patriarch Irinej awarded with the highest distinction of the Georgian Royal Family

December 16, 2011 Featured News

16/12/2011 With the patriarchal blessing of His Holiness and Beatitude k.k. Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, the Heir to the throne of Georgia and the head of the oldest Orthodox royal dinasty in the world, His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagrationi-Moukhraneli Batonshvilli of Georgia, yesterday bestowed upon His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch the highest […]

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