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Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/3/17 Meeting with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Lecture at the University of Eastern Finland. KUOPIO, FINLAND: On March 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Head of the Orthodox Church […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter of Condolence to British Prime Minister

March 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/3/17 On March 24, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for the casualties suffered during the terrorist attacks in London on March 22. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

March 11, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Nikos Kotsias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. He was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. Karen Nazaryan, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic […]

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Relics of St. Stefan Lazarevic brought to Belgrade for veneration

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 11/3/17 With blessing of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej and thanks to the benevolence of His Grace Bishop Ignatius of Branichevo, relics of St. Stefan Lazarevic have been brought from monastery Manasija to the church of Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade. His Grace Bishop Arsenius, Vicar Bishop of His Holiness, prayerfully […]

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Feast of Mor Aphrem and Ordination of Readers and Subdeacons

March 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/3/17  On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Mor […]

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Serbian Patriarch celebrated Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Sava’s Church

March 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 7/3/17 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irineus celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the memory church of St. Sava in the Vracar District of Belgrade on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the 5th of Marh 2017. Next to the brotherhood of this church, the Liturgy was concelebrated by Archpriest-Staurophor Ermolaos from the Greek […]

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Forum on the Persecuted Church – Christian Churches Together

March 4, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Forum on the Persecuted Church organized by “Christian Churches Together” and held at the First Presbyterian Church in Newark. The forum was attended by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Tobin of Newark, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian and other bishops to discuss the […]

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Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Prelates Attend Luncheon in Honor of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/3/17 Luncheon in Honor of His Holiness at the Armenian Church – New York His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to a special luncheon in his honor at St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral and the Headquarters of the Archdiocese in New York. The heads of the Oriental Orthodox […]

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Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

February 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Wedding of Cana, which is the beginning of the Great Lent, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of […]

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Lecture on the History of Syriac Orthodox Church

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a lecture on the History of the Syriac Orthodox Church as well as the modern challenges the Syriac heritage is facing. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II meets Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency the Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban, at the Hungarian House of Parliament. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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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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