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Sunday of the Departed Souls – Holy Qurobo in Augsburg

February 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Augsburg on the occasion of the Sunday of the Departed Souls. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, […]

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Aleppo, Mosul & Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the discussion panel entitled “Aleppo, Mosul and Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?” at the Munich Security Conference. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan Region was also present in the discussion […]

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Roundtable on Migration and Refugees

February 20, 2017 News

  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a roundtable talk on “Migration and Refugees” at the Munich Security Conference. He spoke about the dangers of migration of Christians in the Middle East and how it affects negatively the Christian presence in their homeland. He also spoke about […]

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Feast Day of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast day commemorating the presentation of the 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple in Jerusalem. On the occasion of the Feast, a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was Very Rev. Fr. Shahe […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the Governor of Russian Orthodox Church Community to the Republic of Armenia

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 15, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Alania and Vladikavkaz, the Governor of the Russian Orthodox Church Community in the Republic of Armenia; and Mr. Ivan Volink, Ambassador Extraordinary and […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria will Visit Australia

February 18, 2017 Featured
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 18/2/17 Historic First Pastoral Visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. (30 August – 13 September 2017) In a meeting today with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Suriel is overjoyed to announce the historic first pastoral visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II to Australia. His Holiness will […]

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Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 17, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/2/17 Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Lebanon February 16, 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, invited their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA’S SURGERY SUCCESSFUL AFTER POSSIBLE POISONING ATTEMPT

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia of Georgia’s previously reported planned surgery was successfully performed today in Germany. “The operation was successfully completed,” his attending doctor from the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic told Rustavi2. His Holiness was flown to Germany after complications following kidney stones. He underwent laparoscopic gallbladder surgery this morning. Various hierarchs and […]

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Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan’s from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/2/17 Arrival of a delegation of 17 Diocesan Metropolitans from our Syriac Orthodox Church in India headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Holy Synod of India, as per the direction of His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of our church, […]

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Priests’ Sunday – Holy Qurobo

February 13, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Priests’ Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate for the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates. In his sermon, His Holiness […]

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OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

February 12, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 12/2/17 Read: Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch “We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also […]

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian Visits Mother See

February 11, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/2/17 Today in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr.Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness welcomed the Prime Minister to the Mother See, noting the government’s efforts and programs launched to overcome […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets a Delegation from Multaqa Al-Adyan (the Encounter of Religions)

February 9, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Grace Al-Sayyed Ali Fadlallah, Head of the Encounter of the Religions (Multaqa Al-Adyan) accompanied by a delegation from the Encounter, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. His Holiness stressed the importance of young people from all religions to have common activities […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary Choir to Perform in Russia and Belarus

February 8, 2017 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/2/17 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Etchmiadzin Choir of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary left for Russia on February 5, where they performed a concert program. Prior to their departure, on the evening of February 4, the “Etchmiadzin” choir […]

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple

February 5, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Temple, at Mor Athanasius Church in Tampa, Florida. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, and […]

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Funeral Rite for the Late Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian

February 1, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 1/2/17 +Memory Eternal+ On January 30, the funeral rites for His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian was held in the cemetery of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin located at the Mother See. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the body of Archbishop […]

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Serbian Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Sava’s Cathedral

January 30, 2017 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 30/1/17 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarh Irinej officiated the Divine Liturgy in the crypt of the memorial St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade on the 27th January, 2017, the feast-day of the First Serbian Archbishop and Illuminator. A multitude of faithful attended this solemn hierarchal service, among whom quite a number of pious […]

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Inauguration of a Sayfo Monument in Detroit – Michigan

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo Monument in commemoration of the Syriac Genocide at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Detroit – Michigan. The ceremony was attended by His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA as well as the clergy and […]

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The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Conclude

January 26, 2017 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 26/1/17 The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three bodies met separately, as joint groups, and in plenary, depending on the topics. After welcoming […]

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President General Michel Aoun & Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II discuss – ‘the Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo’

January 22, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/1/17 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, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar of Zahleh and Beqaa, […]

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