Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod Delegation Visits His Excellency President of the Republic of Lebanon

Syriac Orthodox Church - 10/10/18 On October 9th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and their Eminences Archbishops members of the Holy Synod of our Syriac Orthodox Church, visited His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Lebanon, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. His Holiness gave a word in which he spoke ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Antioch Concerning the Current Developments in the Orthodox World

The Antiochian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/10/18 The Holy Synod of Antioch met in the Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery, Lebanon, (October 3-6, 2018) and made the following statement: The fathers examined the general orthodox situation. They stressed that the Church of Antioch expresses Her deep worries about the attempts to change the boundaries of the ...

RUSSIAN MILITARY DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SAIDNAYA CONVENT IN SYRIA

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Orthochristian.com - 19/6/18 The Russian military active in Syria has handed delivered humanitarian aid to the much-suffering Convent of the Nativity of the Mother of God of Saidnaya near Damascus, reports Blagovest-Info. As Abbess Febronia Nabkhan explained to journalists, thanks to the aid, there are currently summer courses in English and French being offered for the children of the ...

The New Year in a New Home: Lebanese-Armenian Family Receives a House in Artsakh from the Tufenkian Foundation

Tufekian Foundation- December 2017 -January 2018 Stepanakert: A Lebanese-Armenian family - Vahe Askaryan and his four children - who resettled in Artsakh in 2015, celebrated housewarming today in the Ishkhanadzor Village of the Kashatagh region. The house has been built by the Tufenkian Foundation in the framework of its Resettlement of Kashatagh initiative. Among other efforts, ...

Christian Muslim Religious Summit for Jerusalem – Bkerke

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 17/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christian-Islamic Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate Headquarters in Bkerke upon the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Summit aimed at declaring a united position following the US President Donald Trump’s ...

THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA CONVENES WORLD NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY H.H. ARAM I IDENTIFIES THE PRIORITIES OF THE CHURCH

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 6/12/17 Antelias, Lebanon-  Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, the World National General Assembly convened at the Armenian Catholicoate in Antelias, Lebanon with the participation of around 130 clergy, lay delegates, and invited guests representing the prelacies of the Holy See of Cilicia across the world. The assembly, ...

SUMMARY OF THE SPEECH OF HIS HOLINESS AT THE 2ND ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL PLURALISM AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November 2017 The Middle East  has been the birth place of three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has also been the homeland of so many cultures, ethnicities and civilizations. These diversities that have characterized the history of the region have often generated tensions, polarizations and conflicts. Religion sometime has been used for non-religious ...

CHURCHES OF MA’LOULA LOOTED BY MILITANTS BEING RESTORED IN SYRIA

Orthodoxchristian.com - 16/9/17 Ma'loula, Syria - The Ma’loula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. “The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The specialists faced ...

His Holiness Aram I calls on university graduates to “lead the Armenian community towards new horizons”

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - July -August 2017 27 July 2017. On Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I honoured Armenian youth who have recently graduated from universities in Lebanon with a dinner at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA), and the Assembly of University Graduates, both of which are sponsored by the Catholicosate of ...

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

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 Emir for ...

His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 9/5/17 On Saturday 29 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I hosted and presided over a one-day consultation to discuss the reconstruction and revitalization of the Armenian community in Syria. The consultation brought together clergy and laity representing the Armenian community in Syria, as well as representatives of Armenian humanitarian organizations who have responded to Catholicos ...

Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon

Church of Serbia - 29/4/17 We are grateful to God for this blessed day, when we celebrated once again our 101st Annual Church Patronal Feast Day Celebration (Slava). It was a special event not just for our Parishioners, who worked very hard to make this day a success, but for all our guests who came to join ...

Relief for Assyrian Town Liberated From ISIS

www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org - 10/12/16 On August 6, 2014, the Islamic State overran Iraq's largest Christian city, the city of Qaraqosh. The advance forced thousands of Christians to leave the city after it had been the target of jihadist attacks for weeks. One month before, the Islamic State took over the city of Mosul and many Christian residents from Mosul ...

Fr. Michel Jalkh – Secretary General of MECC Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh, General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director. During the meeting, Rev. Fr. Jalkh reported to His ...

The 20th Anniversary of Enthronement of His Holiness Aram I, Catholios of Cilicia Week of Praise and Thanksgiving organized by the Diocese of Lebanon

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November-December 2016 20 November 2016. Celebrations began on Sunday with special Liturgy held at the St Nichan Cathedral in Beirut. Archbishop Shahé Panossian, the Prelate celebrating the Holy Liturgy accompanied by the Choir of the National Academy of Armenia conducted by Maestro Hovhannes Chekijian. The Ambassador of Armenian to Lebanon, Samuel Meguerditchian, Represetatives of all ...

His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the entire East emphasizes the national role of the Orthodox Antiochian church

Anthiochian Patriarchate - 23/11/16 His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the entire East emphasizes the national role of the Orthodox Antiochian church. Balamand Nov. 20- 2016 His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch emphasized the national role of the Orthodox Antiochian church and her richness with talents, various capabilities and potentials. The words ...

His Holiness Aram I met with Representatives of the Old Catholic Church Visiting Lebanon

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November 2016 18 November 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Bishop Harald Rein and Professor Ours Phone Arks of the “Old Catholic Church” in Switzerland. During the meeting His Holiness Aram I brought them up to date on the conflict in the region and its impact on Lebanon and the Christian presence ...

His Holiness Aram I and Pope Francis Meet in Vatican

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 14/11/16 11 November 2016. On Friday morning the scheduled meeting between the Pope and the Catholicos was held at the Papal office in the Vatican. After sharing greetings, Catholicos Aram I expressed his great appreciation for the Pope’s two pronouncements on the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century, which ...

“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IS IN DANGER OF LOSING ITS IDENTITY AND VISION” HH ARAM I

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November 2016 In his reflections at the opening session of the bilateral theological dialogue between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the World Anglican Communion, at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon, His Holiness Aram I described the present ecumenical landscape as one of "stagnation and uncertainty". In his judgment "the continuous efforts of ...

The President of the Lebanese Republic general Michel Aoun meets with His Beatitude John X accompanied by a delegation of Orthodox Metropolitans

Patriarchate of Anthioch & All East - November 2016 The president of the Lebanese Republic general Michel Aoun meets with His Beatitude John X accompanied by a delegation of orthodox metropolitans Nov. 4 – 2016 His Excellency the president of the Lebanese Republic general Michel Aoun received in the presidential palace at 11 o’clock a.m. at Beabda, ...