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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Conference Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 19, 2014 Featured News

19/6/14 On June 18, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the 6th conference of the Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See was commenced. On June 16, in the Vache and Tamar Manoukian Library, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the members of the brotherhood visiting the […]

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Communique Issued from International Consultation on “Crisis in Syria: Challenges for Faith Communities”

June 19, 2014 Featured News

June-2014 On June 11 and 12, following the conclusion of the International Consultation on “Crisis in Syria: Challenges for Faith Communities”, convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a communique was issued, stating the following: “Church leaders and representatives […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Syriac Orthodox Faithful in Bartella, Bahzani and Bashiqa in Iraq

June 19, 2014 Featured News

19/6/14 Visit to Bartella On 15th June Sunday morning, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Morth Shmouny church in the Syriac town of Bartelly where he was met by the priests, deacons and a crowd of believers. With great joy and amidst Syriac hymns welcoming the ‘Father of the Syriac people’, they welcomed […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II on an Apostolic visit to Iraq

June 14, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 14/6/15 Beirut: His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius AphremII has arrived in Iraq for an Apostolic visit on 13th June 2014. This is the first ever visit made to Iraq as the Patriarch of Antioch and All East. The Patriarch was received at the airport by Syriac Orthodox […]

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Patrairch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits the Mosque of Khaled Bin Al-Waleed

June 14, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Damascus: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Mosque of Khaled Bin Al-Waleed accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayid, Minister of Endowments and Mr. Talal Al-Barazi, Governor of Homs along with a delegation including their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Mr. Alexander Poryadochni

June 11, 2014 News

On June 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the poet Mr. Alexander Poryadochni. Accompanying him was Mrs. Rima Varjapetyan, President of Armenia’s Jewish Community. The Catholicos of All Armenians congratulated Mr. Poryadochni on the occasion of the publication of the Armenian […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visited Homs and Celebrates Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Girdle

June 9, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service Homs: His Holiness Moron Mar Ignatius Aphrem II the Patriarch of Antioch and all East visited the historic city of Homs on the day of Pentecost.The Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy and observed special prayers of Pentecost at the legendary St Marys Syriac […]

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Visit of the Anglican Pilgrims to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 8, 2014 News

June 2014 On June 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed a group of pilgrims from the Anglican Church. Accompanying them were Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Marshall, Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral of Swansea and Brecon in Wales; and Rev. Fr. John […]

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Armenian Catholici Concelebrate for the Feast of the Ascension at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 1, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 On May 29, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day also commemorates the return of the Catholicosate of All Armenians from Sis to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in 1441. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin […]

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Metropolitan Severius Moses of the Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church sends letter to Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

May 31, 2014 Featured News
Mor Severius Moses - Metropolitan and Primate of the Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church

Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church - 31/5/14 Read PDF Version of the Letter to Patriarch of Antioch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Afrem II Kerim Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Whole East We ask for your apostolic blessing and greet you in the love of Jesus Christ, our God. Holiness, first of […]

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First General Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church Presided by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II held

May 30, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East – 30/5/14 Damascus: First General Synod of the Syriac Orthdoox Church presided by the new Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II was held at the monastery of Saint Ephrem Syrian bemarh sednaya on 30th May 2014. Presided by His […]

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OCP Chancellor Calls Patriarch Ignatius Ephraim II as the new bright star in the Eastern Horizon

May 30, 2014 Featured News
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch of Antioch and All East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter. Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church

  Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago – Chancellor Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society OCP News Service – 30/5/14 AXIOS, AXIOS, AXIOS, MORAN MOR IGNATIOS APREM THRAYONO PATRIARCHO D’KURSYO SHLIHOYO D’ANTHIOKYA D’SURYOYE!!! Chicago: It was in 2004. In the month of March I was invited to deliver a speech at the World Peace Conference […]

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Catholicos Karekin II of all Armenia Receives Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilica

May 29, 2014 Featured News

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church – May 2014 On the evening of May 26, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilica, arrived in Armenia to attend the fourth session of the State Committee coordinating the events dedicated to the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness Karekin […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, ON THE FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC DAY

May 29, 2014 Featured News

  May 2014 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with paternal love we are extending our blessings and congratulations to our children in Armenia and throughout the Diaspora on the occasion of the First Armenian Republic Day. In 1918 our people courageously defended our Homeland during the heroic battles in May and established the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Attends the Session of the State Committee on Coordinating Events Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

May 29, 2014 News

On May 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, attended the fourth session of the State Committee on coordinating events dedicated to the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness offered his message to the committee members and those present. MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, […]

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Mor Ignatius Aphrem II assumed Supreme Head of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church

May 29, 2014 Featured News

29/5/14 Damascus Countryside, (SANA) – Investiture ceremony of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of Syriac Orthodox, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, as Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church started Thursday in presence of Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam. Ministers of States Nazira Sarkis, Joseph Sweid and Jamal Shahin, Syria’s […]

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Enthronment of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch: Live

May 29, 2014 Featured News

Watch live streaming video from suryoyosatwebtv at livestream.com   OCP News Service – 20/5/14 Damascus: Live Stream of the Enthronement of new Patriarch His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syria Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East. Source: Suryoyosat Web TV

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Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II: “I will ask the Lord to give the people strength”

May 27, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On the day following Georgia’s celebration the Day of Family Strength and Honor for Parents by prayer processions and sprinkling of streets and houses by holy water, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II addressed the people, as usual, at the Divine Liturgy. A week before this the Patriarch declared May 17 the Day of family strength […]

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Pope Tawadros II and Coptic Orthodox Prelates Cast votes in Egyptian Presidential Elections

May 26, 2014 Featured News

John Anton  (OCP  Special Delegate of Cairo and All Egypt) 26/5/14 Cairo: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and All Africa and Coptic Orthodox Prelates casted their votes in the Egyptian Presidential Elections. Pope made his vote at Mostafa Kamel elementary boys school located in Cario on 26th of Monday morning time. Several Coptic Orthodox prelates and thousands […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the “Commander Vazgen Sargsyan” Order

May 26, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Lieutenant General Manvel Grigoryan, President of the Volunteer Defenders Union, Member of the Republic of Armenia Parliament; Mr. Karen Grigoryan, Mayor of Vagharshapat; and the Volunteer Defenders Union board members. Present […]

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Winners of the National Contest Entitled „Orthodox Icon – Light of Faith” Were Awarded Prizes

May 24, 2014 News

Church of Romania – May 2014 On 21 May 2014, the winners of the National Contest of the “Orthodox Icon – Light of Faith” were awarded prizes and the exhibition of their works was opened. The young painters were awarded prizes by the Patriarch of Romania. The contest was held in two sections: section A, […]

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