Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis

Church of Serbia - 9/4/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, awarded His Excellency Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade, with the Order of Saint Sava. The ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate on 1 April 2019 was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, ...

President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - 3/4/19 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 29 March 2019. The audience was attended by His Excellency Ioseb Nanobashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to Athens and Belgrade, members of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. Goga Gulordava, Zakaria Kurtsnashvili, Mr. Giorgi Totladze, Mr. David Bakradze, ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Minister of Kerala

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, at the Cliff House in Kerala, India. His Excellency welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation to India. His Holiness thanked His Excellency for his positive role in the current situation in India. His Holiness ...

Opening of the Spring of St. Philip in Jerusalem

The Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem - January - February 2018 On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem. From ...

Official Reception in Honor of His Excellency Speaker of the Syrian Parliament Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted an official reception in honor of His Excellency Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, who is the first Syriac Orthodox, and the first Christian to ...

Archbishop Anastasios Receives Albanian Citizenship after 25 Years of Service

Albanian Orthodox Church - January 2017 In a letter delivered on December 24th 2017, His Excellency Mr. Ilir Meta, President of the Republic of Albania, offered his heartfelt congratulations to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania who was granted Albanian citizenship by presidential decree no. 10700/22.12.2017. The letter was handed to the archbishop ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Arrives in Brussels for the first Apostolic Visit

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Brussels and begins his apostolic visit to the Patriarchal Vicariate of Belgium, France and Luxemburg. Choir Concert of the Parishes of Brussels @ Mor Shemoun d’Zayte His Eminence Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary ...

Governor of Hassakah Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 30/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Jayez Al-Moussa, Governor of Hassakah, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev. ...

Serbian ambassador visited Patriarch of Alexandria

Church of Serbia- Patriarchate of Alexandria - March 2017 On 8th December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received in the Patriarchal See the visit of His Excellency Mr. Dragan Bisenic, Ambassador of the Serbian Republic to Egypt, as part of his visit to Alexandria. During their meeting, His ...

Visit of Belarussian & Serbian Ambassadors to “Little Angel House”

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - October 2016 In a special visit to the children of the “Little Angel House” Orphanage in Maarat Saydnaya, His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Ponomarev, Ambassador of Belarus to Damascus, distributed humanitarian aid to the children of the orphanage. This humanitarian assistance is a gift from the Belarussian government and people to the people ...

MEP Lars Adaktusson Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Lars Adaktusson, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Christian Democrats Party at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and ...

Letter from the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem to the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic

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  The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2016 His Beatitude, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, sent a letter of congratulation to His Excellency Mr. Bako S. Sahakyan, the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Artsakh. Source:  

Patriarch Aphrem II Requests Russia’s Help Regarding the Two Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 26/8/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kinshchak, Russian Ambassador to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness thanked Russia for its efforts for the release of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo their Eminences Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim. In ...

Indian Foreign Minister Mr. M. J. Akbar Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - August 2016 On Thursday August 18, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar, Indian Foreign Minister, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. Foreign Minister Akbar is on an official trip to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. His Holiness congratulated His Excellency on the occasion ...

Visit of the Brazilian Ambassador to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Achilles Zaluar, Ambassador of Brazil in Damascus, at the patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Excellency personally condemned the terroristic attack that took place a week ago in Qamishly, during the pastoral visit of His Holiness to the city. He also ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Minister of Interior in Iraqi Kurdistan Government

Syriac Orthodox Church - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Excellency Mr. Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior at the Iraqi Kurdistan Government, at the Ministry of Interior in Erbil. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Gregorius Saliba Shemoun, Patriarchal Counselor, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, ...

Visit of the Minister of Education in Iraqi Kurdistan Government

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Bitshewan Sadek Abdallah, Minister of Education and Interim Minister of Endowments in the Iraqi Kurdistan Government, in Erbil. His Excellency was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Khaled Alber, Director of the Christian Affairs in the Ministry of Endowments. Their Eminences ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER TERRORIST ATTACK IN PAKISTAN

DECR Communicatioin Service  - March 2016 His Excellency Mr. Nawaz SHARIF Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Your Excellency, Dear Mr. Prime Minister: It was with profound grief that I learned about the appalling terrorist attack in Lahore that killed and injured many people, including women and children. Please accept my deep condolences. I request you to convey ...

Visit of a Delegation from Belarus to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

www.syriacpatriarchate.org - 19/2/16 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Ponomarev, Ambassador of Belarus in Syria, with a delegation from Belarus headed by His Excellency Igor Korpenka, General Secretary of the Communist Party in Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and thanked all those who ...

Pontifical Visit and Armenian Cross-Stone Blessing in Singapore

October 2014 On September 28, the Pontifical visit of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, was commenced. During the visit a Divine Liturgy was held in the St. Gregory the Illuminator church of Singapore, upon completion of which His Holiness offered a Blessing service for the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, that ...