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Patriarchal Holy Qurobo for the Youth at Mor Gabriel Church – Haworth, NJ

May 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church- May 2016 USA: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated a special Holy Qurobo for the Youth of the Patriarchal Vicariate for the Eastern United States of America, at Mor Gabriel Church in Haworth, New Jersey. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Rector of Moscow State Pedagogical University

May 18, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On 15 May, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received academician Alexey Semyonov, Rector of the Moscow State Pedagogical University and his delegation. They were accompanied by Professor Ruben Mirzakhanyan, rector of Yerevan State Pedagogical University. […]

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The Armenian Community in UAE Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of His Holiness Aram I’s Enthronement as Catholicos of Cilicia

May 12, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – May 2016 9 May 2016. On Monday evening, the Diocese of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar celebrated the 20th Anniversary of His Holiness Aram I’s spiritual leadership at the Al-Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai. Joining the Catholicos were the Pontifical Delegate Rev Mesrob Sarkissian, Revs Torkom Donoyan and Bedros Manuelian, members of Aram […]

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The Church is the people strengthened and upheld by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Stated His Holiness Aram I

May 12, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – May 2016 7 May 2016. On Friday evening, His Holiness presided over the Holy Liturgy at the Holy Martyrs, Church in Abu Dhabi, celebrated by Rev Torkom Donoyan. During the sermon, Rev Mesrob Sarkissian thanked His Holiness Aram I for his visit and invited him to address the people. His Holiness spoke of the centrality […]

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His Holiness Aram I Receives Representatives of the UN Special Envoy for Syria

May 6, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – May 2016 3 May 2016. On Tuesday, Nicolas Michel, under-secretary-general for legal affairs, met with His Holiness Aram I to discuss the Syrian crisis. Mr Antoine Lahham, assistant to UN special envoy for Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura and V. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical officer, also attended the meeting. The meeting in Antelias […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aprem II Meets UN Special Envoy for Syria’s Legal & Political Facilitator

May 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with UN Special Envoy for Syria’s Legal & Political Facilitator Mr. Nicolas Michel, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visits St. Georges Church in Zaydal

May 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – May 2016 On the occasion of St. Georges Feast, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Georges Church in Zaydal. At the main square of the town, His Holiness was met with crowds of faithful who came to welcome him, headed by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Met Youth with Disabilities

May 3, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On April 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Davit and Hasmik Khachatryan from Ashtarak, who were born with disabilities and are suffering from infantile cerebral paralsy. The children came to receive the blessing of His […]

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Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday – Damascus

May 2, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 2/5/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His Grace Bishop Mor George Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary […]

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Celebration of the Resurrection – Evening Qurobo – Damascus

May 1, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/5/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Daoud at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness announced the joyful news of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus […]

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“A Strengthened Armenia and a Strongly Defended Karabagh Are the Foundations of Our Continued Demand for Justice”

April 30, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – April 2016 Abridged message of His Holiness Aram I on the One hundred and first Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunday 24 April 2016, in front of the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel in Antelias  Following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I addressed the thousands of Armenians who had come to pay their […]

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Washing of the Feet – Damascus

April 30, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the rite of the washing of the feet at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. During this rite, His Holiness calls twelve young people who represent the twelve Apostles. He then washes their feet as an example of what […]

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Hasho Service at Mor Jacoub Church in Jaramana

April 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/4/16 On the occasion of the Passion (Hasho) Week, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the prayer service of Tuesday Evening at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Jaramana. The prayer was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Palms Sunday Celebrated in Damascus

April 25, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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The Youth Movements of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation meet with His Holiness Aram I

April 24, 2016 Featured News

17 April 2016. On Sunday morning 190 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) youth section attended the Holy Liturgy at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. They took part in the Holy Eucharist and then met with His Holiness Aram I. After Karin Minassian, from the ARF “Navasartian” Chapter, and Natalie Markarian, from […]

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Visit of a Delegation from the European Parliament at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

April 24, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Alliance for Freedom and Peace (AFP) from the European Parliament, at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included MEP: Roberto Fiori (Italy), Udo Voigt (Germany) Herve Van Laethem (Belgium), Eleftherios Synadinos (Greece) and Mr. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Members of the Democratic Liberal Party

April 24, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On April 21, in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukyan Library, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the members of the Democratic Liberal Party, who had arrived in Armenia on the occasion of the second congress of the party. Mr. Hakob Avetikyan, representative […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Students from the Hovnanian School of New Jersey

April 21, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On April 19, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the graduating class of the Hovnanian School (New Jersey, U.S.A.) in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The students are being accompanied by Mr. Hratch Toufayan, a benefactor of Mother See. Welcoming […]

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French & European Parliamentarians at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

April 20, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 On April 19, 2016, a delegation of French Parliamentarians which included Deputies and Senators, as well as Members of the European Parliament and Presidents of Associations and NGOs, accompanied by the President of the French Association for the Christians of the Orient (Chredo), visited His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius […]

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Suryoyo Got Talent – Damascus

April 17, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Finale of the ‘Suryoyo Got Talent’ Show which was organized by the Religious Education Center (Beth Tarbitho) in Damascus. The Syriac youth offered diverse shows of talents which impressed the audience. This show coincided also with the 35th anniversary […]

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First Anniversary of the Repose of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

April 13, 2016 Featured News

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – April 2016 The Assyrian Church of the East around the world commemorated the repose of His Holiness the late Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch who left this earthly life for life eternal in God’s glorious kingdom on 26 March 2015. While hundreds of thousands of Assyrian faithful continue […]

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