Lebanon

Metropolitan Georges Khodr on the Orthodox in Lebanon

June 23, 2014 Featured News

June 2014- The Orthodox in the Country Don’t wait for me to say to you that they are great. They are just like everyone. They are no lesser and no greater. In the classification of religions, they are Christians and for many reasons they are not considered to be something great, even if some have […]

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Christians’ Last Journey Through Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

June 19, 2014 Featured News

By Nuri Kino – 19/6/14 Sodertalje, Sweden — In 2008, Sodertalje, a small town of 80,000 inhabitants, alone received more Iraqi refugees than the United States and any country in Europe and now at least twenty Christian Syrians arrive every week. Everyone in Sodertalje is stuck in front of his television to follow the development […]

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Sheikh Mohammed Kabbani, the Grand Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon Meets with His Holiness Aram I

May 26, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Antelias – 24 May 2014. On Saturday morning, Sheikh Kabbani and his close collaborators met with His Holiness Aram I in his office in Antelias. The meeting was a follow-up to conversations they had in Bahrain during the International Conference on “All Civilizations in Service to Humanity,” 5-7 May 2014. The two religious […]

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Celebrations of the Installation of Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

May 7, 2014 Featured News

Announcement by Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Eastern United States – 7/5/14 Celebrations of the Installation of Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral , Maarat Saydnaya, Syria, May 29, 2014. St. Aphrem Church, Ashrafieh, Lebanon, June […]

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The Tragic Situation of Syria’s Christians

May 4, 2014 Featured News

Magdi Khalil – May 2014 Coptic Solidarity The Syrian uprising began as a peaceful protest against an autocratic regime that has oppressed its people for over four decades. However, no more than six months later, the uprising lost its peaceful form due to foreign interventions that aimed to hasten the collapse of the regime. The […]

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The members of the Executive Committee of the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches meet with His Holiness Aram I

May 3, 2014 News

May 2014 30 April 2014. On Wednesday, members of the Executive Committee of the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches, representing the United States of America, Europe and the Middle East, met with Catholicos Aram I in Antelias. On the occasion of their meeting in Lebanon, they discussed with His Holiness the hardships of the Armenian […]

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Ordination and Consecration of Bishops in Antelias

April 29, 2014 Featured News

  Armenian Orthdox Church in Lebanon – April 2014 26 April 2014. The ordination ceremony began Saturday evening in the Cathedral where His Holiness Aram I presided over the ritual of the examination of the faith of Very Rev. Meghrig Parikian (Prelacy of Canada), Very Rev. Krikor Chiftjian (Prelacy of Aderbadagan in Iran) and Very […]

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Baroness Valerie Amos , the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief

April 9, 2014 News

2 April 2014. On Wednesday evening the UN-Undersecretary Baroness Valerie Amos, who was on a one-day visit to Lebanon to discuss the status of Syrian refugees, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I welcomed the Under-Secretary and expressed his appreciation to her for including the situation in Kessab in her […]

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His Holiness Aram I receives the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

April 2, 2014 News

March – April 2014 28 March, 2014. On Friday evening Derek Plumbly, the UN Special    Coordinator for Lebanon, met with Catholicos Aram I to follow up a telephone conversation the Catholicos had had earlier with Under-Secretary Jeffrey Feltman regarding Kessab. His Holiness briefed Mr Plumbly of the historical importance of Kessab for Armenians and the necessity […]

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Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Primates attend Funeral Service of late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas in Lebanon:Mortal Remains moved to Syria

March 27, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service- 27/3/14 Beirut: Pope Tawadros II , Patriarch John X of Antioch and Catholicos Aram I of the Armenian Orthodox Church at the Funeral Service of late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas in Lebanon.  Locum Tenens Archbishop Mor Severios Hawathe of Baghdad and Catholcos Abune Baselios Thomas […]

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Mortal Remains of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas in Lebanon

March 25, 2014 Featured News

  25/3/14 The Mortal Remains of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas has arrived in Lebanon on 23rd Tuesday March 2014. It is kept  at the Monastery of Mor Yaqub in Atchaneh, Lebanon Snap Source:  

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Celebrating 2014, Year of the Elderly, one hundred elderly women and men invited guests for lunch with His Holiness Aram

March 21, 2014 Featured News

Lebanon: On 14 March 2014. On the occasion of 2014, the Year of the Elderly, instituted by Catholicos Aram I, one hundred elderly people visited Antelias. They first attended the Lenten Sunrise service (Arevakal) at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and then met with His Holiness Aram I. After welcoming them, His Holiness said, “After […]

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His Holiness Aram I meets young artists from Artzakh (Karabagh)

March 21, 2014 News

On 10 March 2014. On Monday, a group of young artists from Artzakh, accompanied by the Vice-Minister for Culture and Youth and representatives of the Lebanon Artzakh fund, met with His Holiness Aram I. The group had come to take part in the programme of the Artzakh Cultural Week organized by the Fund in Lebanon. […]

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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Raffi Arslanian with the “Knight of Cilicia” Insignia

February 27, 2014 Featured News

February 2014 On Sunday 23 February 2014, in the evening a special ceremony was organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melkon and Haik Arslanian Djemaran (College) of the Armenian Educational and Cultural Association (Hamazkayin). Mr. Dikran Jinbashian, the current director, opened the evening. He recounted the history of Djemaran, which opened its doors 83 […]

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Archbishop Dionysius Behnan Jajawi Enters Eternal Rest

February 18, 2014 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East – 18/2/14 Memory Eternal!!! His Eminence  Dionysius Behnan Jajawi former archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East entered eternal rest. His Eminence was the most senior archbishop and had served more than 55 years as archbishop of […]

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Lebanese President Demands Judicial Action Over ‘Virgin Mary Kiss’

February 15, 2014 Featured News

15/2/14 Beirut (AFP) — Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman demanded action Friday after a television station aired a photograph of a man kissing a statue of the Virgin Mary and quoting him as saying “she is no longer a virgin.” Sleiman’s office said he called on the state prosecutor to “consider what appeared on television yesterday,” showing a man called Ali Eitawi […]

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Lebanese PM Optimistic on Release of Kidnapped Nuns

February 9, 2014 Featured News

Daily Star, Lebanon - February 2014 BEIRUT — Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati voiced optimism late Friday over the case of the group of nuns kidnapped in Syria last year, saying Qatari officials expected the matter to be resolved soon. “In my recent meeting with the Qatari foreign minister who was accompanied by staff working on […]

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Officials visiting His Holiness Aram I on Armenian Christmas discuss the situation in Lebanon and the Middle Eas

January 21, 2014 Featured News

21/1/14 According to the established tradition, religious and political officials, as well as representatives of civil society and interreligious associations visit Antelias to express their good wishes to Catholicos Aram I and the Armenian community. The visit this year was also an opportunity for the leaders to discuss with His Holiness the situation in Lebanon, […]

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Live television broadcast of Christmas Liturgy via satellite from Antelias – January 6th, 2014

January 5, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Church in Lebanon – 5/1/13 The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) will broadcast LIVE via satellite the Christmas Liturgy presided over by His Holiness Aram I, from St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, on Monday 6 January 2014, beginning from 8:00 am UTC (GMT). For the Americas and Australia, check your local LBCI […]

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Fire of extremism devours decades-old Orthodox Christian library in Lebanon

January 4, 2014 Featured News

Middle East Online Lebanon – 4/1/13 Unknown assailants torch Saeh Library in Tripoli, destroying two thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts housed there. TRIPOLI – A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon’s majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security […]

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