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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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Saudis Arrest and Deport 27 Christians for ‘Conducting Christian Prayers’

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – September 2016 Saudi Arabian officials recently arrested 27 Christians—among them several women and children—for the crime of “conducting Christian prayers” and being “in possession of Bibles,” reports Arab media. The group of Christians, most if not all of whom were Lebanese nationals, were celebrating a Virgin Mary feast day when authorities […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II “I am worried that Christianity is on the way out both in Syria & Iraq as well as in Lebanon”

August 31, 2016 Featured News
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Christiantoday – August 2016 Christianity is in danger of disappearing across entire countries in the Middle East, the land of its birth, according to a senior Orthodox Church leader. There have been repeated warnings about the decline of Christianity in Iraq under the Islamic State onslaught. Eight in ten Christians have left Iraq since 2003. But […]

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SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND PEACE BUT LITTLE COMFORT IN FOREIGN LANDS

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – June- July 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syria’s civil war has created the greatest refugee upheaval since WWII, with 4.8 million Syrian men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of refuge in other countries across the Middle East and Europe. An additional 6.6 million have been displaced in their own country. International […]

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The Christians Of Syria, Martyrs Of Nowadays

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Romanian Orthodox News Agency – June 2016 Tuesday, 21 June 2016, the conference entitled “Christians of Syria, martyrs of nowadays” was held at the parish of Saints Parents Ioachim and Ana – Oborul vechi, deanery of district 2, Bucharest, delivered by Rev Gheorghe Costea, parish priest of the Romanian community of Syria and […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Orthodox Delegation from Brazil

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Brazil headed by His Eminence Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Apostolic Delegate to the Syriac Missionary Churches in Brazil, His Grace Mor Faustino Jose, and two priests visiting the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. His Eminence presented a report […]

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His Holiness Aram I writes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

June 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 Press Release: The resolution of the German Bundestag declaring the massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans “Genocide” is an act of historical significance, states His Holiness Aram I Antelias – 2 June 2016. In his letter addressed to Chancellor Angela Merkel, His Holiness Aram I wrote, “Today’s overwhelming vote by Germany’s […]

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran

May 6, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – May 2016 4 March 2016. On Wednesday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Dr Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman, Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization of the Islamic Republic, accompanied by his two assistants and the Cultural Attaché of the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon. The Ecumenical Officer, Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, and the Chancellor, […]

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Two Christian Bishops Were Kidnapped : Has a ‘Silent’ World Forgotten Them?    

April 15, 2016 Featured News

The Orthodox Way – April 2016 It’s been two years since two top Christian clergymen were kidnapped by gunmen in Syria, prompting the brother of one of the victims – himself a senior cleric – to raise alarm that “the world is silent.”“We hope that the bishops are alive, but unfortunately, the world is silent […]

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Christian Religious Summit in Bkerke

April 5, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christian Religious Summit in Bkerke, following the invitation of His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of Great See of Cilicia, His Beatitude Gregorius III […]

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A Historic Publication on The Catholicosate of Cilicia – History, Mission, Treasures

March 8, 2016 Featured News

March 2016 A Historic Publication The Catholicosate of Cilicia – History, Mission, Treasures Editor, Co-Author Seta B. Dadoyan. Antelias, Lebanon: Catholicosate Publications, 2015. [Hard cover, (32×24.5 cms) 400 pages ISBN: 978-9953-0-3164-4] To view the whole article please follow the Link http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/New-C-Cath-ARTICLE-ENGLISH.pdf Source: 

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His Holiness Aram I visits the Staff and Residents of the Azounieh Hospital

December 27, 2015 Featured News

24 December 2015. On Thursday morning, Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by the members of the brotherhood, arrived at the Azounieh hospital in Chouf, Lebanon. The director and medical staff welcomed His Holiness and the clergy, and held a private meeting with the Catholicos. After hearing a report on the institution, its activities and future plans, […]

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