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Catholicos of All Armenians Awarded “Golden Medal” of the International Academy of Literary Documentation

July 27, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 27/7/17 On July 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a delegation from the International Academy of Literature Documentation. They were led by Mr. Valery Narinyan, President of the Academy. The purpose of the visit was […]

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Holy Qurobo – Conclusion of 53rd Convention, California – USA

July 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the conclusion of the 53rd Annual Convention held in California, USA. Their Eminences Archbishops Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, and Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, assisted His Holiness […]

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Clergy Meeting – 53rd Convention of the SOC in Northern America

July 21, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the clergy meeting of the two Archdioceses of the USA at the 53rd Annual Convention held in California. Their Eminences Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, and Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, […]

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“Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority” , Said His Holiness Aram I

July 14, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July 2017 His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds. Sharing his concern, His Holiness stated, “We cannot remain indifferent towards the challenges to our […]

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Special Meeting of Syriac Orthodox Church in Switzerland

July 14, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/7/17 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, and under his presidency, a meeting of their Eminences the Archbishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Europe was convened at Mor Augin Monastery in Switzerland on Thursday July 13, 2017. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz […]

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“Our Last Stand: Saving Christianity in Iraq”

July 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – July 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II spoke at the Panel entitled: “Our Last Stand: Saving Christianity in Iraq” at the conference on the Future of Christians in Iraq. The panel was moderated by MEP Gyorgy Holvenyi. His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Very Rev. […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year Closing Ceremony

July 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June – July 2017 On 24th June, the 2016-2017 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. Attending the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of the […]

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The Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia holds its 87th Commencement Ceremony

July 5, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July 2017 18 June 2017. On Sunday evening, His Holiness Aram I presided over the 87th Commencement, which also marked also the 65th Anniversary of the construction of St. Mary’s Church. Clergy, the faculty of the seminary, representatives of the community organizations and the public gathered at the courtyard of the church to celebrate the two […]

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Syriac Orthodox Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 23, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Themotheos Thomas, Metropolitan of Kottayam, and Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, headed a delegation from Kerala and met His […]

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Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Baradeus Church – Atchaneh

June 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Mathew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs and in […]

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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

June 18, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/6/17 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 102nd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Sayfo Commemoration in Aleppo Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta […]

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Feast of the Pentecost – Damascus

June 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus on the occasion of the Feast of the Pentecost. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Inaugurates Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University

May 31, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 31/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University in Sabtieh – Mount Lebanon. This project was implemented through the efforts of Professor Alexandru Peterliceano from this PROEMA Institute for cultural promotion. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Victor Mircea, […]

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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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