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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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Pontifical Visit of the Catholicos of All Armenians to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America

October 29, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/10/17 On 26 October, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the first day of his visit to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; visited the AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, CA, and met with the […]

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Ecumenical Service at Berliner Dom

October 23, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in an Ecumenical prayer for the Christians of the Middle East held at the Evangelical Church in Berlin. Heads of the Oriental Orthodox churches, the Evangelical church as well as other church leaders also attended the prayer. In his sermon, His Holiness acknowledged […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch Visits Patriarch John X of Antioch

October 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness and His Beatitude discussed Church matters as well as the recent developments concerning […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

October 16, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 16/10/17 On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received famous Hollywood actor, director, screenwriter and producer Mr. John Malkovich and his partner Ms. Nicoletta Peyran; who arrived in Armenia to participate the opening ceremony of […]

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Consecration of St. Paul the Apostle Syriac Orthodox Church in San Diego

October 10, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of St. Paul the Apostle in San Diego – US. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA and His Eminence Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, assisted His Holiness in the […]

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Opening of the Syriac Community Hall – Paramus, New Jersey

October 8, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurates the multipurpose hall “Syriac Community Hall” at Mor Aphrem Center in New Jersey. The grand opening ceremony was attended by their Eminences Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, Mor Theethose Yeldho, Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of North […]

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Holy Qurobo at the Armenian Church of Bucharest

October 3, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  – 3/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Armenian Church of Bucharest. It is the first time that a Syriac Orthodox Patriarch celebrates the Holy Qurobo in Romania. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits St. Michael & St. Gabriel Monastery and the Merry Cemetry in Romania

October 1, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Archangels Michael and Gabriel Monastery in Şurdeşti, where he was received by Rev. Fr. Gregory. His Holiness first raised prayer in the wooden church of the monastery, which is considered the oldest and highest wooden church in Romania. He then made […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Constantin Brancoveanu Award

September 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends “The Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards” ceremony organized by the Alexandrion Group Foundation in Romania. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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PATRIARCH ILIA CELEBRATES 50TH MASS BAPTISM

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/9/17 On September 21, the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Georgia celebrated his 50th mass Baptism, reports the site of the Georgian Orthodox Church. His Holiness again became Godfather to more than 600 newly-baptized children during the service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. […]

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Catholicos Aram I Highlights Problems of Emigration, Lack of Confidence; Urges National Unity

September 19, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – September 2017 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, stressed the importance of “confidence” as one of the three key phrases in the theme of the Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Pan-Armenian Conference, “Mutual Confidence, Unity, and Responsibility.” “Indeed, any type of cooperation in which confidence is lacking becomes false and harmful,” Aram […]

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Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross and Ordination of Monks

September 17, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/9/17 On the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese […]

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Pope Tawadros II Opens Eporo Tower in Melbourne

September 15, 2017 Featured
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CYC – 15/9/17 His Holiness Pope Tawadros II blessed the opening of Eporo Tower in Melbourne, Victoria where His Holiness consecrated a new church as well after then. Many officials attended the opening, giving some words. Also, H.H. Pope Tawadros II gave an amazing talk during the opening ceremony. Source:

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Holy Qurobo at the Basilica of Brussels

September 12, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Basilica in Brussels. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates as well as the […]

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Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary Celebrated in Liege

September 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/9/17 On the occasion of the feast of birth of the Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Liege. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop […]

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