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
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Anthioch & All East

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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July 5, 2016 Featured News

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

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

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

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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December 27, 2015 News

December 2015 His Holiness Aram I invites the Children, Teachers, Personnel, Board Members and the Kayanian Sisters to Anetelias. 23 December 2015. On Wednesday, unlike other years when he visited the children and all the members of the institution, His Holiness Aram I received them at the Catholicosate in Antelias. The children presented a programme […]

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2015 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

December 22, 2015 Featured News

22/12/15 By the mercy of God Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East (Read the Arabic version) To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy See “I behold a strange, most glorious mystery: heaven—the cave, the cherubic throne—the Virgin, the manger—the place where […]

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His Holiness Aram I decorates Vartan Melkonian, an orphan of Birds’ Nest and a conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra based in London

November 27, 2015 Featured News

19 November 2015. On Thursday evening, Vartan Melkonian conducted the Beirut Symphony Orchestra at a concert jointly organized by the Baalbek International Festival Committee and the Pan Armenian Committee of the 100th Anniversary Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Lebanon. His Holiness Aram I was joined at the concert by various heads of different religious communities in […]

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An-Nahar on Lebanese Christian Parties’ Silence about the Russian Intervention

October 19, 2015 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy- Pierre Atallah- October 2015 Also Read – an-Nahar: The Russians have come to Achrafiyeh: Systematic Christian Silence on the Russian Intervention,  in order to prevent the repeat of tragedies and civil wars. All Christian political parties, movements, and blocs are avoiding taking any public position about the Russian military intervention in Syria, […]

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Fr Georges Massouh: Holy Wars… Ridiculous!

October 19, 2015 Featured News

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – October 2015 “My kingdom is not of this world” and not “My kingdom is not in this world” was Christ’s response to Pilate when he interrogated Him before handing Him over to be crucified. Christ denied that His kingdom was “of” this world– that is, in the image of this […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Syriac League in Lebanon

October 16, 2015 News

16/10/15 – FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the annual dinner of the Syriac League in Lebanon. His Holiness spoke about the role of the Syriac people in Lebanon, especially those who work in the public sector. He encouraged the politicians to elect a president […]

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Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission publishes historic ‘Agreed Statement on Christology’

October 9, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 – The Coptic Media Centre in UK Historic agreements have been signed between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches helping to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity. An Agreed Statement on Christology, published in North Wales this week by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican Churches within […]

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Syrian Refugees Flee War To Face Water Crisis

September 6, 2015 Featured News
A Syrian refugee drinks safe water from a faucet in the El Rahmeh settlement in northern Lebanon. Access to safe water is a daily concern for refugee families living in makeshift camps with no running water or sanitation. IOCC is responding to the need in this camp of 2,100 refugees with newly installed water and sewer systems. photo: Paul Jeffrey/IOCC

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 of vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed […]

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More than two hundred delegates participate in Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering

August 20, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 – Fb Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visit Website for more details: Beirut: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over Slutho d-Ramsho (Evening Prayer) at the global Syriac Youth Conference.  More than 200 youth from more than 15 countries are in Lebanon to participate in the Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering.  Patriarch […]

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Patriarch John X Celebrates Divine Services at St. George Cathedral in Worcester

July 24, 2015 News

On Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch John X celebrated Great Vespers, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at St. George Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts. His Beatitude was joined by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, as well as many other Antiochian bishops, clergy and faithful. Following Great Vespers on Saturday, a fundraising dinner was held […]

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Syrian Christians Are Trying to Rebuild Their Lives Between Hope and Fear

July 20, 2015 Featured News
Syria, May 2015 Homs, the Christian quarters, street event prepared by scouts. The children made graffiti on the walls of the destroyed houses and call this street: "Street of Hope". Photo: http://www.churchinneed.org/

July 2015 – http://www.pravmir.com/ Bright colours amidst of the grey of destruction: children and young people have now painted one of the streets in the war-afflicted old city of Homs. On house walls they expressed in brilliant colours what moves them and what they hope for. “The aim is to bring hope and joy back into […]

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