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The Church Flourishes, We Flourish, Stated His Holiness Aram I in Kuwait

May 22, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – May 2017 On Friday 19 May 2017, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy, anointing and consecrating the St Vartanantz Armenian Church in Kuwait, which the community has recently constructed. Later in the day, the Catholicos inaugurated the prelacy. Bishop Shahé Panossian, Prelate of Lebanon, celebrated the Holy Liturgy, while Very […]

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His Holiness Aram I Visits Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

May 22, 2017 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 22/5/17 On Tuesday 17 May 2017 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I met with the Emir at the Royal Palace. He was accompanied by Very Reverend Massis Choboyan, Prelate of Kuwait and the neighbouring countries, and HE Maher Kheir, Ambassador of Lebanon in Kuwait. After the official welcome, His Holiness thanked the […]

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Berakah – Harvest Festival – Kuwait 2016

November 20, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Berakah – Harvest Festival held in Kuwait. He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin, Mor Severius Kuriakose, Chief Metropolitan […]

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85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait

November 20, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – November 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the event organized to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait (NECK). He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius […]

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Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Kuwait

November 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 18/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo in Kuwait. He was assisted by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, in the presence of their Eminences Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin, Mor Aphrem Matthews, Assistant […]

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Malankara Syriac Orthodox Delegation From Kuwait Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016- Syriac Orthodox Church in India His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from St. George Church in Kuwait, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. His Eminence Metropolitan Mor Severius Abraham headed the delegation which came to discuss the situation of their church in Kuwait. His Eminence Mor […]

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Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib of Kuwait Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

January 24, 2015 Featured News

24/1/15 – The Orthodox Theological Seminary  Kottayam/Kerala: Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib, Chairman of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait and Pastor of the Kuwait Presbyterian Church visited the Seminary on January 22 and attended the Evening Prayers. He was accompanied by other dignitaries of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait. The National Evangelical Church is a campus in […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring

January 15, 2015 Featured News

Church of Antioch – January 2015 Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarch John X Yazigi congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for naming him a “Humanitarian Leader” and Kuwait as a “Humanitarian Center” by the UN. The visiting Patriarch made this remark to the press, Wednesday, after his […]

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October 2014 Statement of the Holy Synod of Antioch

October 11, 2014 Featured News
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English translation of a report (Arabic original here) published by the Patriarchate of Antioch: Under the presidency of His Beatitude Patriarch John X (Yazigi), the Holy Synod of Antioch held its fourth regular session on October 7, 2014. The following bishops were present: Spiridon (Zahle and its dependencies), Georges (Jbeil, Batroun and their dependencies), John […]

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OCYM creates Orthodox Christian Learning Center in Kuwait

June 12, 2014 Featured News

The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Kuwait Orthodox Christian Youth Movement – OCYM Orthodox Learning Centre – Study wing of SG-OCYM Kuwait OCP News Service- 12/6/15 Kuwait City: Orthodox Learning Centre (OLC), Study wing of SG-OCYM Kuwait, is formed for Patristic and Apologetic Studies. OLC is created under the patronage of Vicar, Fr. Raju Thomas and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives President of Kuwait University

April 2, 2014 News

On March 28, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Prof. Abdul-Latif Ahmad Al-Bader, President of Kuwait University, and his delegation. Accompanying them was Prof. Aram Simonyan, Rector of the Yerevan State University. Present at the meeting were also His Grace Bishop Anushavan Jamkochyan, Dean of the Theological Faculty of […]

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His Holiness Aram I appoints Patriarchal Vicars for Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates

January 13, 2014 Featured News
Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian

13/1/14 On the eve of the New Year and Christmas feasts, Catholicos Aram I confirmed the appointments of Rt. Rev. Masis Choboyan (born 1975 and ordained 1997) as the Vicar in Kuwait and Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian (born 1983 and ordained 2006) as the Vicar of the United Arab Emirates. Copyright © 2013, ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org. All rights […]

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Lebanon’s Latest Church-State Scuffle

August 14, 2013 News

Elie Hajj for Al-Monitor Lebanon Pulse  – August 2013 In a rare instance of solidarity, the hard-line Association of Muslim Scholars endorsed the Lebanese Orthodox Church’s objection to the presentation of a particular dance performance during the Baalbek International Festival in August, which, due to the war in Syria, has been relocated from the Roman ruins of the […]

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Patriarch of Antioch thanks Kuwait Leaders

September 30, 2012 Featured News

By Sajeev K Peter, Staff Writer 30/9/2012 KUWAIT: Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, on Friday inaugurated the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of St George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Kuwait. The patriarch arrived in Kuwait on Thursday […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to pay Apostolic visit of to Kuwait

September 26, 2012 News

Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East 25/9/2012 Visit on 27th & 28th 2012 KUWAIT: His Holiness will reach Kuwait on 26th morning 11 am. The main programme here is the 40th year of establishment of St. George Reesh Parish and the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Mor Baselios Youth Association. This is the first […]

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Syrian Christians in the war between fundamentalists and secularists, Sunnis and Shiites

June 12, 2012 Featured News

Samir Khalil Samir 12/6/2012 Al Qabas, Kuwait’s daily newspaper, reports the arrival in Syria of jihadists from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Pakistan. Among them many are under 18 years of age. Turkey serves as a transit point for weapons and people. A war of fundamentalism against the Alawite Shia and Sunni fundamentalism against the secularism […]

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Sheikha sues Al-Tabtabaei over ‘church’ criticism

April 5, 2012 News

5/4/2012 KUWAIT: Sheikha Fraiha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is taking legal action against an Islamist lawmaker she accuses of verbal offense over statements in which he criticized building a new church for the Armenian Orthodox community in Kuwait. “Legal action will be taken against MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei for his blatant and offensive attack against Sheikha Fraiha Al-Sabah, […]

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Sheikha Fraiha endorses Armenian Church demands

April 2, 2012 News
KUWAIT: Sheikha Fraiha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with members of the Armenian community during the visit. —Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

2/4/2012 KUWAIT: Sheikha Fraiha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced that she will continue supporting efforts of the Armenian community in Kuwait to have a piece of land licensed for building an Armenian Apostolic Church in the country. Sheikha Fraiha, who is the chairperson of the Kuwait Society for Ideal Family, announced her endorsement during a ceremony held […]

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Europe bishops slam Saudi fatwa against Gulf churches

March 24, 2012 Featured News

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor 24/3/2012 PARIS (Reuters) – Christian bishops in Germany, Austria and Russia have sharply criticised Saudi Arabia’s top religious official after reports that he issued a fatwa saying all churches on the Arabian Peninsula should be destroyed. In separate statements on Friday, the Roman Catholic bishops in Germany and Austria slammed […]

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Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for “Destruction of All Churches in Region”

March 16, 2012 Featured News
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia

Raymond Ibrahim 16/3/2012 According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti parliament […]

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Awqaf Asks Municipality For Detailed List Of Churches, Locations

February 27, 2012 News

26/2/2012 KUWAIT CITY, Feb 26: Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Adel Al-Fallah has asked the Kuwait Municipality to submit a detailed list of churches in Kuwait, their location and the number of land areas allocated for each church, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources clarified this came after disagreements on […]

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