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His Holiness Baselios Paulos II strongly condemns terror attack targeting Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Catholicate News – June 2016 The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropoltan Baselios Paulose II has strongly condemned the attack on the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and the Christian faithful in Qamishli. While talking over the Phone with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II,H.HBaselios Paulos II affirmed his prayer and support .His Holiness expressed […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Martyrs and Wounded in Qamishly

June 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Vicariate in Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness thanked the Lord for […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Visit Gyumri

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 26/6/16 On June 25, after visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; flew to Gyumri. At the Shirak Airport, the Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope Francis were welcomed […]

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Syriac Orthodox Delegation Attends the Great & Holy Synod – Crete

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 25/6/15 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II delegated His Eminence Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery in Iraq, to represent the Syriac Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches which is being held in Crete, Greece. His Eminence conveyed […]

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Meeting of the Pope and the Catholicos of All Armenians in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/6/15 On the evening of June 24, the meeting of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The meeting was attended by the delegation of the Catholic Church; […]

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Statement by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate following the Suicide Bombing in Qamishly

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 24/6/16 Patriarch Aphrem II Offers Thanks to God and Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Qamishly Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 After returning safely to the Patriarchate in Damascus following his pastoral visit to the city of Qamishly, His Holiness Patriarch Mor […]

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The Ministry of Justice of Turkey rejects Catholicosate of Cilicia’s Litigation demanding the return of its Seat in Sis

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org Communiqué On 27 April 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a lawsuit at the Turkish Constitutional Court, demanding the return of its historical Seat in Sis. The legal team, which comprises Turkish lawyers and experts on International Human Rights Law and the European Court of Human Rights, prepared a folder of more than one […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Event Dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the Etchmiadzin 13 Dental Clinic

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 19, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; attended the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Etchmiadzin 13 French Dental Clinic, which was established through the joint efforts of the Mother See, Senator Jean-Noël Guérini, President of the Administrative Council […]

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Commemoration of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 18, 2016 Featured News

    Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/6/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Feast of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Orthodox Delegation from Brazil

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Brazil headed by His Eminence Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Delegate to the Syriac Missionary Churches in Brazil, His Grace Mor Faustino Jose, and two priests visiting the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. His Eminence presented a report […]

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US General Consul in Erbil Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency the US General Consul in Erbil Mr. Matthias Mitman. Their Eminences Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kurdistan and Environs, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the […]

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We should not forget the Armenian Community in Syria, Appeals His Holiness Aram I

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, His Holiness Aram I has been monitoring the situation of Armenians in Syria through regular telephone communication with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate, and the lay leadership. A few days ago, the Archbishop informed the Catholicos that the latest mortar attacks on Aleppo also […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Mor Matta Monastery

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Mor Matta Monastery. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Gregorius Saliba Shemoun, Patriarchal Counselor, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits the President of Iraqi Kurdistan

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Excellency President of Iraqi Kurdistan Mr. Massoud Barzani at the Presidential Palace. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Gregorius Saliba Shemoun, Patriarchal Counselor, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop […]

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

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Meeting of the Temporary General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the meeting of the Temporary General Secretariat of the Holy Synod in Erbil. Their Eminences, members of the Temporary General Secretariat. Mor Justinus Boulos Safar , Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, […]

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Patriarch Igantius Aphrem II Meets the British Consul in Erbil

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the British Consul General in Erbil His Excellency Mr. Angus McKee accompanied with the Embassy’s First Secretary Political Officer Ms. Palika Bhasin. His Holiness gave an overview of the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church and discussed with His Excellency the […]

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Holy Qurobo in Ankawa

June 6, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Lady of Light Church in Ankawa, Erbil. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, and Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta […]

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Visit of the Minister of Education in Iraqi Kurdistan Government

June 6, 2016 Featured News
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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. […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Refugee Camp in Erbil

June 6, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited a refugee camp in Erbil and met with the refugees. He visited the Church of the Annunciation where he prayed the service of the Virgin Mary and then visited the diverse clinics for healthcare and medical assistance as well as dental […]

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Letter of Appreciation Sent to the President of the German Bundestag

June 5, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of appreciation to Mr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag; and expressed his appreciation and gratitude on the occasion of the adoption of a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, on June 2 by […]

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