His Holiness

“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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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Attends Funeral of the Late Mother of Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X

April 10, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the funeral service of the Late Mother of His Brother in Christ, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Patriarch John X, at St. Georges Cathedral in Lattaqia. The funeral service was attended by the Syrian Minister of Endowments, Dr. […]

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Patriarchal Visit to Qaryaten after its Liberation from ISIS

April 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 After the liberation of Al-Qaryaten from ISIS, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II headed to visit the town. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Very Rev. Raban Barsom Kassab, Priest of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Qarayten, and […]

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Russian and German Delegation in Syria to Offer Assistance

April 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Russia and from the “Aid to the Church in Need”, an international charity that is helping with some of the relief work done in Syria. The delegation was accompanied by representatives from all the Churches in Damascus. A one-day […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Visits Wounded Soldiers

April 6, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On the evening of April 4 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; visited the Central Clinical Military Hospital and the Ministry of Defense, to see offer his blessings and support to the soldiers who were wounded in recent days as a result […]

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Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church

April 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the meetings of the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod, which were held at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon, on April 4 and 5, 2016. After the meetings, the general secretariat issued […]

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Appeal of the Armenian Nation for Peace and Stability of the World

April 4, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On April 3, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; offered the wish of the Armenian Republican for world security and stability. In the Mother Cathedral, following the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Catholicos of All […]

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The Resurrection of Christ Is an Invitation for a Renewed Life

April 2, 2016 Featured News

March – April 2016 27 March 2106. On Sunday morning the Easter Liturgy began in Antelias with His Holiness Aram I entering the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in procession as the bells of the Cathedral rang. The Easter Liturgy, which was chanted by the “Shenorhali” choir of the Catholicosate, was attended by the faithful, […]

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“The Twin: My Mother and Syria” – Book Signing Ceremony

April 1, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a book signing ceremony at Al-Assad Library in Damascus. The book “The Twin: My Mother and Syria” which was newly published is written by the Syriac author Mrs. Siham El-Youssef. It is a novel describing the daily life of an old […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo

March 30, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- March 2016 By the invitation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters where he was received by the bishop’s vicar Rev. Archmandrite Moussa Al-Khassi and the clergy and council members of the Archdiocese. His Holiness prayed for the safe […]

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First Suryoyo Youth Gathering in Aleppo – “You Are the Rock”

March 30, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – March 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the first Suryoyo Youth Gathering in Aleppo which was organized by Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis and the Youth leaders in the Archdiocese of Aleppo. The theme of the gathering was: “You are the rock”. The number of the participants […]

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