The Serbian Patriarch Visits the Gomionica Monastery After Two Centuries

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in the Gomionica Monastery, the Diocese of Banja Luka (photo gallery), on the feast of the Holy Great Martyr and Victorious George, May 6, 2019. In the prayerful presence of the His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka,  the Patriarch was ...

The Serbian Patriarch visited Serbian settlements Orahovac, Velika Hoca and Zociste

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited Orahovac, where he celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos on April 14, 2019. A visit to Velika Hoca followed, where both the old and the young welcomed joyously their Patriarch accompanied by Bishop Teodosije, in the ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the Pec Patriarchate on April 12, 2019. His Holiness the Patriarch was welcomed by the Right Reverend Teodosije, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, and Monastery abbess Haritina with her sisterhood. The Patriarch will celebrate Liturgies in the Pec Patriarchate as well as in Visoki Decani ...

Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”

Church of Serbia - March 2019 With the blessing of His Holiness the  Serbian Patriarch Irinej and of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis a two-day conference with the theme “Orthodox monasticism” was opened in Nis under auspices of the Centre for Church Studies of Nis on 7 March 2019. The scientific conference was opened by Patriarch Irinej who evaluated development of ...

The Patron Saint of the Republic of Srpska – St. Archdeacon Stephen

Church of Serbia - 15/1/19 On the occasion of the feast of the First-martyr Archdeacon Stephen and the Day of the Republic of Srpska, celebrated on January 9, 2019, His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy patriarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Banja Luka. The Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by Hrisostom ...

Christians in the Middle East: Is There a Future – Speech by Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 15/11/18 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church o November 13, 2018, University of Athens, Athens – GREECE, Upon conferring an Honorary Doctorate to His Holiness Christians in the Middle East: Is There a Future? Your Beatitude Archbishop ...

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a Church in Botswana

Church of Serbia - 30/10/18 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated on October 27, 2018, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother St. Paraseceva, a new church dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava in Gaborone, capital city of the state of Botswana. During the First Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church His Holiness the ...

Serbian Patriarch: I am delighted to be in Montenegro together with the Patriarch of Antioch

Church of Serbia - 15/10/18 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej said in an interview given for to the Montenegrin media in the Cetinje monastery that he was delighted to be in Montenegro together with the Patriarch Jovan X of Antioch and All-East. “I used to live here before 1969/1970 as a principal of the Ostrog monastery, ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II & Swiss President Alain Berset Discuss ‘Abducted Bishops’

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/8/18 On August 28th 20118, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, at the Maronite Patriarchal Residence in Dimane, North Lebanon. The meeting was hosted by His Beatitude and Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, ...

ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

Orthochristian.com - 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of ...

Heads of OOC Visit His Beatitude Patriarch John X

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/18 Their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, and Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia visited His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox ...

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/6/18 In the presence of His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria ...

Their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II and Catholicos Aram I at Atchaneh for Heads of OOC Meeting

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 21/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of ...

Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 20/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo and the 103rd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese ...

THE ARMENOLOGICAL CENTER CONCLUDES ITS THREE-YEAR ARMENOLOGICAL PROGRAM

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2018 On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, 13 graduates received certificates for successfully completing the three-year program in Armenology from the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The Armenological Center was launched in 2012-2013 under the Educational-Armenological Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The late Sarkis Guiragossian directed the program for the first three years ...

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDINATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I TO THE PRIESTHOOD

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2018 On Saturday, June 9th, 2018, thousands were gathered in front of the Martyrs’ Monument at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Bikfaya to celebrate the 50th anniversary of His Holiness Aram I’s ordination to the priesthood. The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Harout Fazlian, and Soprano Hasmik Babian performed on this occasion. Representatives ...

Patriarch Abuna Mathias launch book ‘Church about Child Marriage’

Rowan Williams - OCP News Service - 15/6/18 *Patriarch Abunä Mathias launches the book entitled 'What the Church Teaches about Child Marriage' Addis Ababa -Ethiopia: His Holiness Abunä Mathias I, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ǝč̣äge of See of Täklä Haymanot, has launched a new Amharic book through the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter Church ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 14/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, Lebanon. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, ...

Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 12/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. His Beatitude was accompanied by their Excellencies Bishop Aphrem Maalouly of Seleucia, Bishop Moussa Khoury of Daraya, Bishop John Batch the Patriarchal Delegate for Lataqia. The ...

Iftar on the occasion of Ramadan at Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 12/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II holds an Iftar on the occasion of Ramadan at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. The Iftar was attended by His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East as well as the Representative of His Excellency President Bashar Assad, ...

Keynote Address by Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at the General Assembly of CEC – Novi Sad

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 2/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave the Keynote Address at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches gathered in Novi Sad – Serbia under the title of: “You Shall be My Witnesses”. In his speech, entitled “Hospitality”, His Holiness emphasized that “through His incarnation, Jesus reveals to us the ...