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His Holiness Aram I visits Birds’ Nest

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – July 2016 22 Jul 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I visited the Birds’ Nest compound in Byblos, accompanied by Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Ecumenical Officer and Director of Communications, and Rev Bedros Manuelian, the director of the Audio Visual Department. The visit combined His Holiness’ annual visit to the school-orphanage and the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Zahle

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 21, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios (El Soury) of the Archdiocese of Zahle of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. He was accompanied […]

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His Holiness Aram I Sends a Letter of Condolence to the President of France and Expresses Solidarity with the People

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – July 2015 15 July 2016. His Holiness Aram I wrote a letter of condolence to President François Hollande following the violent lorry attack in Nice during the French National Day celebration. Deploring the act of violence perpetrated on a packed crowd celebrating the 14th of July, the Catholicos stated that violence is a global […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter of Condolence to French President

July 16, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 15, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to French President Francois Hollande, on the terrorist attack last night in the city of Nice. “We strongly condemn such an inhumane crime against human life. On behalf of […]

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Feast of Mor Kyriakos and His Mother Juliet

July 16, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub of Nisibin Church in Tabbala on the occasion of the Feast of the Martyr Mor Kyriakos and his mother Juliet. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the saintly life of this martyr and how […]

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Armenian Pontiff Receives Ambassador of Greece

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ioannis Tais, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Greece to Armenia. The Catholicos of All Armenians, bidding farewell to the Ambassador who […]

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Consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2015-2016 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

July 10, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On 6th July, the 2015-2016 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following the Lord’s Prayer and the singing of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary […]

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Patriarchal Visit to the Federal President of Germany

July 9, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II meets the Federal President of Germany Mr. Joachim Gauck at the Bellevue Presidential Palace in Berlin. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor […]

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Patriarchal Meeting with the Malfone of the Rheda Wiedenbruck Region

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the Malfone (teachers) of the Syriac language and Christian Education in Rheda Wiedenbruck. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in The […]

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Consecration of Mor Esha’yo Holoboyo Church in Wiesbaden

July 4, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 Visit to the Church of the “Virgin of Azekh” in Bad Vilden His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the consecration of Mor Esha’yo Holoboyo Church in Wiesbaden. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Theophilus […]

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St. Aphrem Choir – Wiesbaden

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 Evening Prayer at St. Jesaja (Mor Esha’yo) Church – Wiesbaden His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Choir Concert of St. Aphrem Choir in Wiesbaden, at Mor Eshayo Holoboyo Church. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros […]

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Transfer of the Relics of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III

July 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 On the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the passing away of His Holiness Late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave his directions to transfer the remains of the Late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III from his tomb in […]

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Visit of the Brazilian Ambassador to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Iftar Organized by EPDC for the Muslim Benevolent Institutions

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 Under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) organized an Iftar “Ramadan Charity Banquet” on the occasion of Ramadan for the Muslim Benevolent Institutions in Damascus. The event was hosted at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. Her Excellency Dr. Rima […]

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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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