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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I FOLLOWS CLOSELY THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE KESSAB REGION

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 On Friday, 21 March, early in the morning, His Holiness Aram I was informed of the assault and bombardment of the radical rebel forces from Turkey on Kessab, the historical Armenian region near the Turkish border. After consultation with the Armenian clergy and community leaders in Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus and Lebanon, the Catholicos demanded […]

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His Holiness Aram I presents his condolences upon the death of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Zakka I Iwas

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 Upon receiving the news of the passing of Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, His Holiness Aram I called Archbishop George Saliba, Secretary of the Holy Synod. After presenting his condolences, Catholicos Aram I expressed his hope that the historical ties between the two churches, rekindled by the late Patriarch, would continue. Source:

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Canterbury Archbishop expresses sadness at death of supreme head of Syrian Orthodox Church

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed great sadness at the passing away of His Holiness Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1933-2014), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Archbishop Justin said: “We thank God for the extraordinary life and witness of His Holiness and pray for the Syrian Orthodox Church at this time […]

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH IGNATIUS ZAKKA I IWAS

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The funeral arrangements (tentative) for His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is as follows: Saturday, March 22, 1014 His Holiness’ body will be lying in state at Mor Yacoub Monastery in Germany. Sunday, March 23, 2014, Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) and visitation for His Holiness will be held at Mor Yacoub Monastery Germany. Tuesday, March 25, […]

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Statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The first statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch concerning the passing away of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Source:  

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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates the 35th Book Fair in Antelias

March 21, 2014 Featured News

On Sunday 16 March 2014, after the Holy Liturgy, Catholicos Aram I inaugurated the 35thBook Fair entitled “Source of Spiritual and Intellectual Enrichment.” In his message, His Holiness stated that although the current innovations in communication and the Internet are providing quick information and knowledge, the Armenian book is the powerful repository of Armenian spiritual […]

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Celebrating 2014, Year of the Elderly, one hundred elderly women and men invited guests for lunch with His Holiness Aram

March 21, 2014 Featured News

Lebanon: On 14 March 2014. On the occasion of 2014, the Year of the Elderly, instituted by Catholicos Aram I, one hundred elderly people visited Antelias. They first attended the Lenten Sunrise service (Arevakal) at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and then met with His Holiness Aram I. After welcoming them, His Holiness said, “After […]

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His Holiness Aram I meets young artists from Artzakh (Karabagh)

March 21, 2014 News

On 10 March 2014. On Monday, a group of young artists from Artzakh, accompanied by the Vice-Minister for Culture and Youth and representatives of the Lebanon Artzakh fund, met with His Holiness Aram I. The group had come to take part in the programme of the Artzakh Cultural Week organized by the Fund in Lebanon. […]

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An Orthodox Monk from a Samurai family

March 19, 2014 Featured News
Hierodeacon Nikolai (Ono). Photo: mospat.ru

19/3/14 A monk from a samurai family – A Conversation with Hierodeacon Nikolai (Ono) Hierodeacon Nikolai (Ono) comes from an old family of priests of the Japanese Orthodox Church. His great-great grandfather’s name—Priest John Ono—is often mentioned in the diaries of St1. Nicholas of Japan. We talk with Fr. Nikolai about his family and Orthodox […]

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Patriarch Kirill celebrates Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the day of the 38th anniversary of his episcopal consecration

March 19, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On 14 March 2014, Friday of the second week of Lent, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. That day marked the 38th anniversary of his episcopal consecration. Concelebrating with Patriarch Kirill was […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs

March 13, 2014 Featured News

On March 10, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia; and his delegation. During the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians reflected on the historical connection of the Armenian and […]

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His Holiness Aram I honors Mr. and Mrs. Hagop Chiliguirian

March 13, 2014 News

March 2014 On Saturday March 1, 2014, in the evening, following the 40th anniversary concert of the Shenorhali Choir, His Holiness Aram I decorated Mr. and Mrs Hagop Chilinguirian with the St. Mesrob Mashdotz insignia. In his message, Catholicos Aram I recognized Mr and Mrs Chilinguirian’s service to the community through the many committees on […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Participants of the 15th European Individual Chess Championship

March 13, 2014 News

On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; welcomed players participating in the 15th European Individual Chess Championship. Present at the meeting were His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grant Sacristan of the Mother See; and His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Director of […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Republika Srpska

March 12, 2014 News

On March 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Milorad Dodik, President of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) at the patriarchal chambers of the Church of Christ the Saviour. The meeting took place in anticipation of the 2013 Alexy II Prize award ceremony “For the outstanding work […]

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Saint Simeon’s Assembly in Podgorica

March 6, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia- March 2014 The Saint Simeon’s Assembly began with the consecration of the baptistery in the pyrgos of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher and the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on Saturday, March 1st. The assembly was held under the sign of the great jubilee […]

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In honor of the Serb who obligated the world

March 6, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On Friday, 28 February 2014, an agreement among the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Serbian Government and the Interim authority of the City of Belgrade, there was signed at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Agreement is based on the mutual lasting commitment to realize the idea of the Holy Synod of the Serbian […]

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Ordination of Priests on the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions in the Mother See

March 1, 2014 News

March 2014 On February 27, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and his 1036 companions in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. During the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, ordination of priests was held in the Mother Cathedral under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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Annual Clergy Conference Convenes in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 1, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On February 25, the Feast Day of St. Ghevond the Priest and his Companions, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the annual Clergy Conference was held in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Present at the meeting were the Bishops and Priests of the Brotherhood […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Participants of Pan- Armenian Games

March 1, 2014 News

March 2014 On February 28, in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the participants of the first Pan- Armenian winter games. Accompanying them was Mr. Ishkan Zakaryan, Chairman of World Committee of Pan Armenian games. Mr. Zakarian opened the meeting with […]

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Volunteer Homeland Defenders Union Board Visit the Mother See

March 1, 2014 News

March 2014 On February 26, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed members of the newly appointed Volunteer Defenders Union board in the Vache and Tamar Manoukian Library and Manuscript Repository of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The delegation was led by Lieutenant General Manvel Grigoryan, President of the […]

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Patron Saint-Day of the Patriarchate chapel of Venerable Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher

March 1, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Church – March 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of the Patron Saint-Day of the chapel, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade. His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis concelebrated to His Holiness in the presence of Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of […]

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