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

December 6, 2017 News
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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 […]

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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

November 6, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

September 16, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

August 5, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

May 22, 2017 Featured
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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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His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

May 9, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon

April 29, 2017 News

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 […]

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Extraordinary Session of the Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod Begins– Lebanon 2017

March 16, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the sessions of the extraordinary Holy Synod held in Lebanon. The Fathers, Members of the Holy Synod, attended the sessions and studied the matters of importance for the good of the Holy Church. Source:

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Relief for Assyrian Town Liberated From ISIS

December 10, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

December 8, 2016 News

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 […]

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

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 21, 2016 News

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 […]

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His Holiness Aram I and Pope Francis Meet in Vatican

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 8, 2016 Featured News
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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. […]

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Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church of India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

October 22, 2016 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/10/16 Lebanon: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II receives their Eminences Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Mor Aphrem Matthews, Assistant Metropolitan of Angamali, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. His Holiness […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch: St Anthimos represents a loving icon, under which gather the faithful of the Churches in Romania, Georgia and Antioch

October 8, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 On the feast of Saint Anthimos the Ivirite (Iberian), 27 September 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, presided over the Divine Liturgy officiated in an outdoor altar, next to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan John […]

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Ministers Sahnaoui and Layyoun Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

October 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – October 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Excellencies Ministers Mr. Nicolas Sahnaoui and Gaby Layyoun, accompanied by Mrs. May Khresh and Gaby Gebrayel, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kurdistan and Environs, Mor […]

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The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands

September 17, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – September 2016 Note: The following is a book review of The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands, by Klaus Wivel. A shorter version of the review first appeared in the Middle East Quarterly (Fall, 2016, vol. 23, no. 4). Danish journalist Klaus Wivel is to be commended for shedding light […]

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Opening of the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter

September 10, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/9/16 For the first time in the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church, and under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter (SYCE) was organized in Lebanon. More than 100 married people will attend the meeting coming from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. […]

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