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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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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits King Philip of Belgium

September 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Majesty King Philip of Belgium at the Royal Palace in Brussels. His Holiness was accompanied 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 Very […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Arrives in Brussels for the first Apostolic Visit

September 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Brussels and begins his apostolic visit to the Patriarchal Vicariate of Belgium, France and Luxemburg. Choir Concert of the Parishes of Brussels @ Mor Shemoun d’Zayte His Eminence Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph […]

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His Holiness Aram I visits the Summer Bible Camp and meets the Youth

September 6, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 6/9/17 His Holiness Aram I visited the Summer Bible Camp for Youth, which was held in the village of Anjar, 21-27 August. This new initiative was organized by the Christian Education Department of the Armenian Orthodox Church of the Holy See of Cilicia. Upon his arrival, His Holiness was received by the youth […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Metropolitans from Malankara Church

September 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/9/17 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church & Syriac Orthodox Church in India   His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Eminences Metropolitans Mor Athanasius Thomas and Mor Nicholovos Zakaria, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh on September 4, 2017. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits 59th Damascus International Fair

August 28, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 28/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the 59 Damascus International Fair. His Holiness took a tour inspecting the companies that are displaying their products accompanied by their Excellencies Dr. Samer Khalil, Minister of Economy and External Trade, and Mr. Mohammad Ramez Turjuman, Minister of Information, as well as the […]

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Holy Qurobo – St. George Patriarchal Cathedral – Damascus

August 28, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 28/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Mothers of Soldiers Killed in the Conflict in Artsakh

August 27, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 27/8/17 On August 20, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a group of mothers whose sons who were killed serving as soldiers during the conflict in Artsakh, under conditions of military actions and ceasefire. His Holiness […]

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Festival of the Syriac Song

August 22, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurates the “Syriac Song Festival” at Mor Gabriel Hall in Qamishly. The Edessa Cultural Choir performed some Syriac songs with Church melodies. The theme of this year’s festival is: “the voice of Edessa from Zalin”. The children of the choir sang a diversity […]

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Installation of Mor Maurice Amsih Archbishop of Jazera &Euphrates

August 20, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/8/17 +Axios Axios Axios+ Syriac His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Cathedral in Hassakah. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and […]

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Consecration of the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro)

August 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/8/17 On the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the altar of the Virgin Mary at the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros […]

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Delegation from the Regional Episcopal Synod in India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Regional Holy Synod of India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Episcopal Synod in India, and included their Eminences: Mor […]

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Holy Qurobo – Feast of Transfiguration – SYGG 2017

August 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Transfiguration and the Feast of Mor Gabriel at the SYGG 2017. Their Eminences: Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Nicodemus Daoud […]

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Official Opening of SYGG 2017

August 6, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 6/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurated the third Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering (SYGG) held this year in Lebanon. Very Rev. Raban Jack Yakoub, Director of the Youth Department, thanked His Holiness for taking care of the Suryoyo youth as their spiritual father and beloved friend. He greeted […]

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His Holiness Aram I calls on university graduates to “lead the Armenian community towards new horizons”

August 5, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July -August 2017 27 July 2017. On Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I honoured Armenian youth who have recently graduated from universities in Lebanon with a dinner at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA), and the Assembly of University Graduates, both of which are sponsored by the […]

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Delegation from the Simhasana Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 2, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Eminences Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in North Kerala and Abbot of the Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Athanasius Geevarghese, Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in South Kerala and Abbot of Mor Ignatius Dayro, at the Patriarchal Residence […]

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Archbishop Atallah Hanna Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Archbishop Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of Sebastia, who is visiting Damascus accompanied by a delegation from Palestine, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Very Rev. […]

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