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Patriarch Aphrem II Requests Russia’s Help Regarding the Two Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

August 26, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/8/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kinshchak, Russian Ambassador to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness thanked Russia for its efforts for the release of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo their Eminences Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Visits Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta

August 24, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 On 17 August, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; arrived in the Republic of India; to visit the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy in Calcutta. Currently, 55 students from Iran, Iraq and Armenia study there. Staff and students of the Academy were […]

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Syrian Immigrants Delegation Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 22, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation of Syrian Immigrants from different countries, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation was headed by Mr. Nabil Al-Malazi, President of the Initiative of the Declaration of Warsaw for the Syrian Immigrants. The meeting was attended […]

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Armenia, Artzakh (Karabagh) and the People are above everything, Stated His Holiness Aram I

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon – August 2016 On Saturday 13 August, following the Holy Liturgy of Assumption at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I addressed the community and in the end shared his pain and concern regarding the recent events in Armenia and Karabagh. The following is a brief summary of […]

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Indian Foreign Minister Mr. M. J. Akbar Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 20, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 On Thursday August 18, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar, Indian Foreign Minister, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. Foreign Minister Akbar is on an official trip to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. His Holiness congratulated His Excellency on […]

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The feast-day of St. Archdeacon Stephan celebrated in Belgrade

August 18, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- August 2016 The feast-day of the Translation of Relics of St. Archdeacon Stephan was marked by a Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the monastery dedicated to this ecclesial event, Slanci, near Belgrade, which is a filial monastery of the Monastery Chilandar in Mount Athos. The Serbian […]

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Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

August 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the virtues of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, especially her tenderness […]

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Lecture on the “Intercession of the Saints”

August 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 On the occasion of the Fast of the Virgin Mary (August 10-15), the nuns of Mor Jacob Baradeus organized a series of lectures at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a lecture entitled: “Intercession of the Saints”. During the lecture, Sister […]

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Holy Qurobo on the Occasion of the Transfiguration

August 7, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Transfiguration and the Feast of Mor Gabriel at Mor Aphrem Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. His Grace Mor George Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary, assisted His Holiness in […]

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New Members of the Syriac Scouts of the Patriarchate

August 3, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the ceremony of accepting new members of the Syriac Scout of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus. The ceremony was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal […]

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Holy Qurobo – St. Jacob Baradeus Feast

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of St. Jacob Baradeus, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the virtues of St. Jacob Baradeus and his role in preserving the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Pilgrims from Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America

July 30, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; welcomed pilgrims from the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. Komitas Zohrabyan, spiritual pastor of the St. […]

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OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Displayed at SYGG16 Leadership Program in Netherlands

July 28, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Sevice- 28/7/16 Julie Jones (Delegate -Representing Coptic Orthodox Church of United Kingdom to OCP) Netherlands: The OCP Icon of St Gregorios of Parumala (the first canonised Indian Saint) was displayed at the global Syriac Orthodox Youth (Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering 2016 of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch & All East) gathering held […]

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Holy Qurobo Concluding SYGG16

July 28, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Sunday July 24, 2016 at St. Mary Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Glane – Netherlands. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in the Netherlands, Mor Gregorius Malke Urek, Patriarchal […]

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His Holiness Aram I visits Birds’ Nest

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – July 2016 22 Jul 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I visited the Birds’ Nest compound in Byblos, accompanied by Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Ecumenical Officer and Director of Communications, and Rev Bedros Manuelian, the director of the Audio Visual Department. The visit combined His Holiness’ annual visit to the school-orphanage and the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Zahle

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 21, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios (El Soury) of the Archdiocese of Zahle of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. He was accompanied […]

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His Holiness Aram I Sends a Letter of Condolence to the President of France and Expresses Solidarity with the People

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – July 2015 15 July 2016. His Holiness Aram I wrote a letter of condolence to President François Hollande following the violent lorry attack in Nice during the French National Day celebration. Deploring the act of violence perpetrated on a packed crowd celebrating the 14th of July, the Catholicos stated that violence is a global […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter of Condolence to French President

July 16, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 15, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to French President Francois Hollande, on the terrorist attack last night in the city of Nice. “We strongly condemn such an inhumane crime against human life. On behalf of […]

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Feast of Mor Kyriakos and His Mother Juliet

July 16, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub of Nisibin Church in Tabbala on the occasion of the Feast of the Martyr Mor Kyriakos and his mother Juliet. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the saintly life of this martyr and how […]

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Armenian Pontiff Receives Ambassador of Greece

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ioannis Tais, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Greece to Armenia. The Catholicos of All Armenians, bidding farewell to the Ambassador who […]

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Consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Church – July 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the consecration of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros Church in Giessen. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Affairs in Germany, Mor […]

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