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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis in Greece

May 29, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 On May 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece; and Archimandrite Irenaeus, who travelled to Armenia to attend the Aurora Prize awards ceremony. They were accompanied by Rev. […]

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Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven

May 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven. The Holy Qurobo was celebrated by His Eminence Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, at […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets US Vice President Mike Pence

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/17 His Holiness Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, and His Beatitude Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, met His Excellency US Vice President Mike […]

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Holy Qurobo – 5th Sunday after Easter

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mark Cathedral in Teaneck – NJ on the 5th Sunday after Easter. His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar of the Archdiocese for the Eastern USA assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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The Church Flourishes, We Flourish, Stated His Holiness Aram I in Kuwait

May 22, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – May 2017 On Friday 19 May 2017, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy, anointing and consecrating the St Vartanantz Armenian Church in Kuwait, which the community has recently constructed. Later in the day, the Catholicos inaugurated the prelacy. Bishop Shahé Panossian, Prelate of Lebanon, celebrated the Holy Liturgy, while Very […]

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His Holiness Aram I Visits Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

May 22, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 22/5/17 On Tuesday 17 May 2017 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I met with the Emir at the Royal Palace. He was accompanied by Very Reverend Massis Choboyan, Prelate of Kuwait and the neighbouring countries, and HE Maher Kheir, Ambassador of Lebanon in Kuwait. After the official welcome, His Holiness thanked the […]

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Pope Tawadros received by HM The Queen, Archbishop of Canterbury and HRH The Prince of Wales

May 18, 2017 Featured
Queen Elizabeth II receives a gift from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II (centre), during a private audience at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Coptic Orthodox Church – UK – 18/5/17 On his first pastoral visit, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, has been visiting Coptic Orthodox parishes and meeting with communities across the United Kingdom. Pope Tawadros has also consecrated churches, presided over Liturgies and Vespers services, […]

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Protecting Freedom of Belief & Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict

May 15, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to give a talk in a discussion panel on “Protecting Freedom of Belief and Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict”. Panelists included Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher, Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom and President of the International Council of the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Newly Elected President of France

May 15, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 15/5/17 On May 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Emanuel Macron, newly elected President of the Republic of France. “France has been and continues to be, one of the powerful and foremost countries of the European family, […]

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Historic Meeting of Queen Elizabeth II & Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

May 10, 2017 Featured
Queen Elizabeth II greeting Egypt's Pope Tawadros II at Windsor Palace in London , UK (Photo: Buckingham palace)

Julie Jones (Delegate in UK) – OCP News Service – 10/5/17 More photos from Getty Images here: London: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the UK received for the first time, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist & Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church on 9/5/17. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sent a Letter of Condolence to the President of Iran

May 9, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Mr. Hassan Rohauni, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; on the occasion of the mine collapse in the Golestan province of Iran, which has caused many […]

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His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

May 9, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 9/5/17 On Saturday 29 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I hosted and presided over a one-day consultation to discuss the reconstruction and revitalization of the Armenian community in Syria. The consultation brought together clergy and laity representing the Armenian community in Syria, as well as representatives of Armenian humanitarian organizations who have responded […]

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Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus

May 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of St. Georges at St. Georges Shrine in the old city of Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. In […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Vice-President of India

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India and President of the Upper House of Parliament. Vice President Hamid Ansari was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriach and Catholicos of All Armenians; received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She was accompanied by Dr. Armen Muradian, Rector of the Yerevan […]

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Consecration of St. Mary (Azret Azakh) Syriac Orthodox Church in Bad Vilbel – Germany

May 1, 2017 Featured

    Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated and consecrated the newly built St. Mary (Azret Azakh) church in Bad Vilbel, Germany. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Nicolaos Matta Abdelahad, Patriarchal […]

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We expect Europe to act firmly against the Turkish policy of Genocide Denial, stated His Holiness Aram I

April 29, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – April 24 April 2017 – On Monday morning, Armenians gathered in Antelias to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration brought together Armenian people and organizations irrespective of their political or ideological differences. Elected Armenian Ministers and Deputies and their Lebanese counterparts, as well as representative of Lebanese civil society, […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Ambassador of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia

April 25, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin  – April 2017 On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Dušan Spasojevich, (residence in Athens), newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness, congratulating the Ambassador […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met with Mothers and Widows of Killed Soldiers

April 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with mothers and widows of soldiers killed during the conflict in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain of the Republic of Armenia […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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