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Holy Qurobo of the Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the second Sunday after Epiphany, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damscus. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Petros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal […]

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Official Reception in Honor of His Excellency Speaker of the Syrian Parliament Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted an official reception in honor of His Excellency Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, who is the first Syriac Orthodox, and the first Christian […]

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Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Mor Jacob Baradaeus Church in Jaramana

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo in St. Jacob Baradaeus in Jaramana – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarhal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo, which was attended by Very Rev. Fr. Patrick who comes from […]

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Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Archbishop of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Ver Rev. […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATED THE CYPRIOT PRESIDENT NICOS ANASTASIADES WITH “PRINCE OF CILICIA” MEDALLION

January 7, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – December 2017- January 2018 On Monday, December 11, 2017, His Holiness Aram I paid a short visit to Cyprus and participated in an Armenian cultural event, during which he decorated the Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades with “Prince of Cilicia” Medallion. His Holiness also met with Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Cyprus. Receiving the medallion, President […]

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“AS WARS, POLARIZATION IN POLITICS, AND MISERY OF THE PEOPLE GROW, THE MESSAGE OF BETHLEHEM REMINDS HUMANITY OF ITS VOCATION TO ESTABLISH PEACE WITH JUSTICE BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT” STATES HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

January 7, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 7/1/18 “AS WARS, POLARIZATION IN POLITICS, AND MISERY OF THE PEOPLE GROW, THE MESSAGE OF BETHLEHEM REMINDS HUMANITY OF ITS VOCATION TO ESTABLISH PEACE WITH JUSTICE BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT” STATES HIS HOLINESS ARAM I. On Saturday morning, 6 January, His Holiness Aram I entered the Church in procession while the bells of St. […]

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Christmas Holy Qurobo in Damascus

December 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Christmas Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. Their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for the Church in India, and Arminian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash […]

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Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided the Holy Qurobo for Christmas Eve in St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. During the Qurobo, His Eminence read the Christmas […]

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Forum on Jerusalem in Latakia

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/12/17 Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Forum on Jerusalem. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and […]

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Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Risha Church in Latakia. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama. Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, as well as priests, deacons, and […]

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Visit of His Excellency Ambassador of Austria to Damascus

December 12, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Hans-Peter Glanzer, New Austrian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency the situations in Syria. His Holiness wished the new ambassador a fruitful service for the strengthening of […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I REJECTS THE U.S. RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

December 11, 2017 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 His Holiness Aram I, this morning both at the World General National Assembly of the Catholicosate, currently taking place in Antelias, and during his visit to the president of Lebanon H.E. General Michel Aoun, rejected the U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to His Holiness, such a move may […]

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Youth Involvement in the Armenian Church A Top Priority: Youth representatives provide first-hand accounts and strategies for youth participation in churches

December 11, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 The World General Assembly dedicated a portion of its meeting to discuss Armenian youth and its current status in the life of our church. His Holiness invited four individuals to represent the voice of the youth and offer suggestions to foster youth participation in our churches. Those youth who traveled to Antelias were: […]

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THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA CONVENES WORLD NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY H.H. ARAM I IDENTIFIES THE PRIORITIES OF THE CHURCH

December 6, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 6/12/17 Antelias, Lebanon-  Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, the World National General Assembly convened at the Armenian Catholicoate in Antelias, Lebanon with the participation of around 130 clergy, lay delegates, and invited guests representing the prelacies of the Holy See of Cilicia across the world. The […]

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Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ Brought to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for the Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

December 6, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 6/12/17 On December 2, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. The Feast of the founding Apostles of the Armenian Church was solemnly celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, according to the Pontifical Encyclical issued by His Holiness […]

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Opening Ceremony of the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurates the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye, held at the University of Munich in Germany. His Holiness greeted all the physicians and people working in the field of medicine who gathered from different countries to participate in this important event. […]

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Patriarchal Holy Qurobo in Perth – Australia

November 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Burd’ono Church in Melbourne. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence of […]

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The Feast of Holy Translators and the 88th Opening of the School Year of the Armenian Theological Seminar

November 14, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 14/11/17 On Sunday, October 15, 2017, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy in the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia. The Holy Liturgy was celebrated by the Dean of the Armenian Theological Seminary Very Rev. Boghos Tinkjian and was dedicated to the feast of Holy Translators. Following the Divine Liturgy, […]

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Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Burd’ono – Melbourne

November 13, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Burd’ono Church in Melbourne. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence […]

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Holy Qurobo and Ordination of Deacons at St. Gabriel Church

November 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Gabriel church in New South Wales in Sydney. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, […]

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Formal Reception for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II in Sydney

November 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a reception organized by the Patriarchal Vicariate of Australia and New Zealand, on the occasion of His Holiness first visit to Australia. Their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, […]

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