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Opening of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod 2016

September 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Metropolitans, members of the Holy Synod, gathered at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon to participate in the Meetings and Sessions of the Holy Synod 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Mor […]

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Holy Qurobo – Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in […]

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Armenian Church Youth Center Officially Opened in Ashtarak

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On 14 September, the opening ceremony of the Youth Center in Ashtarak was held under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. With the opening of the new center, it becomes the eighth Youth Center now operating under the auspices […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Participants of the 6th International Eastern Rite Research Conference

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On September 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the participants of the 6th International Eastern Rite Research Conference. The Conference is being held from September 11 to 15 in the Mother See. Rev. […]

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Opening Ceremony for Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On September 10, the opening ceremony for the 2016-17 academic year of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Attending the event were the members of the Brotherhood of […]

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Children’s Choir – St. Mary Church Saydnaya

September 15, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Saydnaya where the Children’s Choir performed some hymns on the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese […]

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Holy Qurobo for SYCE

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the families gathered at the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter in Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut. Their Eminences Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and […]

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General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness discussed with Rev. Fr. Huttunen the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria […]

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Blessing of the Republic Prayer was offered at the Holy Savior Church of Shushi

September 10, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On September 08, at the Holy Savior Church of Shushi, Nagorno-Kharabakh; His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; offered a Blessing of the Republic Prayer for the peace and prosperity of Artsakh. The service were attended by Mr. Bako Sahakyan, President of the Nagorno-Kharabakh […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Visited the Frontline in Artsakh

September 10, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On the morning of September 8, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by General-Major Vardan Balayan, visited the military positions in Artsakh, to convey his Pontifical blessing to the commanders and soldiers at the frontline. His Holiness was also accompanied by […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met With Soldiers of NKR Defense Army

September 10, 2016 Featured News

  Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On August 6, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by the members of the Supreme Spiritual Council (SSC), visited a military unit of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR) Defense Army, where they met with commanders and soldiers. At the unit […]

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Armenian Orthodox Church Contributes One Million US Dollar for the Restoration Works of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

September 10, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 From September 6 to 8, the regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council (SSC) was convened in Stepanakert, the capital city of Nagorno Karabakh (NKR also known as Artsakh), as well as the Gandzasar Monastery, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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President Barak Obama Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulos II on his 70th Birthday

August 30, 2016 Featured News

MOTV- 30/8/16 Also Read: 70th Birthday Celebration of Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II Today His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, the Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan, the Supreme head of Malankara Orthodox Church celebrating his 70th Birthday. At Present His Holiness is on Apostolic visit to […]

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70th Birthday Celebration of Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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MOTV – 30/8/16 70th Birthday (Sapthathi) Celebration of His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas & Malankara Metropolitan The year 2016 is a blessed year for the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, as it is the 70th birthday (Sapthathi)of His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos […]

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Patriarchal Lecture at the 7th ICLN Conference in Frascati – Italy

August 29, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II contributed to the first plenary session of the 7th International Catholic Legislators Network Conference, which is taking place in Frascati, Rome – Italy. The plenary session was about the genocides in the past and present. His Holiness spoke about the current persecutions […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the President of Italy

August 29, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 On August 24, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter to Italian President Sergio Mattarella; following the devastating earthquake that occurred in central Italy. On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Armenian Church, His Holiness addressed his letter […]

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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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