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ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

July 25, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three […]

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Heads of OOC Visit His Beatitude Patriarch John X

June 25, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/6/18 Their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, and Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia visited His Beatitude John X, Greek […]

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Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

June 23, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/6/18 In the presence of His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of […]

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Their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II and Catholicos Aram I at Atchaneh for Heads of OOC Meeting

June 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 20, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/6/18 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 Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo and the 103rd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the […]

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THE ARMENOLOGICAL CENTER CONCLUDES ITS THREE-YEAR ARMENOLOGICAL PROGRAM

June 19, 2018 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2018 On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, 13 graduates received certificates for successfully completing the three-year program in Armenology from the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The Armenological Center was launched in 2012-2013 under the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The late Sarkis Guiragossian directed the program for the first […]

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CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDINATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I TO THE PRIESTHOOD

June 19, 2018 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2018 On Saturday, June 9th, 2018, thousands were gathered in front of the Martyrs’ Monument at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Bikfaya to celebrate the 50th anniversary of His Holiness Aram I’s ordination to the priesthood. The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Harout Fazlian, and Soprano Hasmik Babian performed on this occasion. […]

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Patriarch Abuna Mathias launch book ‘Church about Child Marriage’

June 15, 2018 Featured

Rowan Williams – OCP News Service – 15/6/18 *Patriarch Abunä Mathias launches book entitled ‘What the Church Teaches about Child Marriage’ Addis Ababa -Ethiopia: His Holiness Abunä Mathias I, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ǝč̣äge of See of Täklä Haymanot, has launched a new Amharic book through the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

June 14, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, Lebanon. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media […]

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Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

June 12, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. His Beatitude was accompanied by their Excellencies Bishop Aphrem Maalouly of Seleucia, Bishop Moussa Khoury of Daraya, Bishop John Batch the Patriarchal Delegate […]

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Iftar on the occasion of Ramadan at Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

June 12, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II holds an Iftar on the occasion of Ramadan at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. The Iftar was attended by His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East as well as the Representative of His Excellency President Bashar […]

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Keynote Address by Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at the General Assembly of CEC – Novi Sad

June 2, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave the Keynote Address at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches gathered in Novi Sad – Serbia under the title of: “You Shall be My Witnesses”. In his speech, entitled “Hospitality”, His Holiness emphasized that “through His incarnation, Jesus reveals to […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Meets Faithful at Puthencruz

May 25, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the crowds of the faithful who gathered after the Holy Qurobo in the Patriarchal Center in Puthencruz to meet His Holiness and receive his blessings. His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, welcomed His Holiness and said that he wishes […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Minister of Kerala

May 23, 2018 Featured

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. […]

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Consecration of Mor Eliyo Syriac Orthodox Church, Pohlheim – Geissen- Germany

May 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of Mor Eliyo in Pohlheim – Geissen, Germany. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

May 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven, at Mor Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the […]

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Feast of the Ascension Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 17, 2018 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 17/5/18 On May 10, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the feast is also designated as the Pilgrimage Day of Holy Etchmiadzin. This […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Virgin Mary for the blessing of the crops and Inauguration of Virgin Mary Church after Renovation

May 17, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at the Virgin Mary Church in Bourj Hammoud, Mount Lebanon. He was received by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahla and Bekaa, Mor Clemis Daniel […]

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Consecration of Mort Shmouni Syriac Orthodox Church – Ghala, Muscat

May 11, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of Mor Shmouni in Ghala – Muscat, Oman. His Holiness was assisted by His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences: Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of Oman and Metropolitan of Kozhikkod Diocese, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, […]

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Reception held for Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Il in Muscat

May 9, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was received by a crowd of faithful of our Church in Muscat at his residence. Leading the crowd were their Eminences: Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal synod in India, Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Lebanese President General Michel Aoun

May 3, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency the President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Very […]

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