Lebanon

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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Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Primates at the Holy See of Cilicia – Video

July 18, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 Beirut: Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Primates visit the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Lebanon to take part in the blessing ceremony of Holy Muron and the inauguration of Genocide chapel and monuments. Source:  

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Meets Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia

July 17, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Abune Mathias I - Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot (R) and  His Holiness Aram I - Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church (L).

Prakash Varghese – OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant OCP News Service – 17/7/15 Beirut: Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia arrived in Lebanon and met with His Holiness Aram I of the Greater House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. Abune MAthias and the Ethiopian Orthodox delegation is expected to take part […]

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Press Conference Explaining the Lawsuit of the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed with the Turkish Constitutional Court

July 13, 2015 Featured News

Aztag Armenian Daily Newspaper – July 2015 “The main purpose of the lawsuit is to demand the return of the See of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and not financial compensation,” stated Prof. Sofuoglu 1 July 2015. On Wednesday morning, a Press Conference organized by the Communication Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia was held at the […]

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The distribution of the Awards of Khatchik Babikian School competition and The Graduation of the students of Western Armenian Language Crash Course

July 1, 2015 News

June 2015 We must assume collective responsibility and safeguard our Armenian language and values Said Catholicos Aram I 21 June 2015. On Sunday a special ceremony for the distribution of awards and certificates was held under the auspices of His Holiness Aram I. The Main Hall of the Catholicossate was packed with the clergy, members […]

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Archimandrite Silouan Elected as the Metropolitan of Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles & Ireland

June 24, 2015 Featured News

24/6/15 FACEBOOK PAGE OF FR. SILOUAN Diocese Website Lebanon: The Holy Synod of Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East has elected  Orthodox Church elected Archimandrite Silouan  as the Metropolitan designate of  of Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles &  Ireland during  a session held at  Balamand, Lebanon. Source:

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Assyrian Children Bear Scars Of War – Face New Challenges In Exile

June 23, 2015 Featured News
Learning math and reading in French instead of their native Arabic has been a challenge for Syrian refugees Cynthia, 9, and her classmate, David, 8. They are among 128 Assyrian refugee students receiving IOCC assistance to continue their schooling in Lebanon. IOCC is providing more than 1,000 Assyrian Christian families exiled from their homes in Syria with food, housing assistance, and education support as they adjust to their new and unsettling status as refugees in Lebanon. photo: Ramzi Haidar/IOCC

June 2015- IOCC Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Desperate to flee the onslaught of violence surrounding his village near Hasakah, Syria, Charbel remembers how frightened he was when his family barely escaped their home before they saw it destroyed by their attackers. The 14-year-old Assyrian boy left behind all of his possessions, friends, and school, but […]

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PATRIARCH JOHN X OF ANTIOCH RECEIVES RUSSIAN DELEGATION

June 2, 2015 Featured News

On May 29, 2015, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with a delegation of Russian parliament members and public figures at his residence in the Balamand Monastery. The delegation arrived in Lebanon after their trip to Syria bringing humanitarian aid of food stuffs and medicines. The delegation led […]

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His Holiness Aram I receives representatives of the Coalition of Religious Communities in Lebanon

April 12, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 8 April 2015. On Wednesday, representatives of the Interfaith Coalition of Religious Leaders met with His Holiness Aram I and invited him to a special event to be held on 12 April commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Lebanese civil war, which was to take place at the Martyr’s Square, a symbol of […]

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The Newly Renovated Martyrs’ Chapel in Antelias

April 12, 2015 Featured News

12/4/15 The Newly Renovated Martyrs’ Chapel in Antelias of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon.  Source:

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Assyrian Christian Couple Who Fled From Syria to Lebanon Tell Their Story

March 21, 2015 Featured News
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By Doreen Abi Raad http://www.catholicherald.co.uk Assyrian Christians from Syria’s besieged Khabur region who fled their homes when the Islamic State seized their villages in February are increasingly seeking refuge in neighbouring Lebanon. Since March 17, the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon had registered 50 families from the region, and more are coming into […]

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Syrian And Iraqi Assyrians Flee ISIS Extermination Threat

March 19, 2015 Featured News
Iraqi Assyrian families took refuge in the mountaintop Mar Matta Monastery, 30 miles east of Mosul, to flee ISIS.

19/3/15 BEIRUT — Despite the war, 53-year-old Syrian Khami Haydo was obstinately clinging to her dream to “stay on my land.” She thought her only son was safe with her in the village of Tall Nasri, in northeastern Syria, after he dropped his studies at the University of Aleppo because of the fighting. An Assyrian […]

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“Lent is an invitation to accountability” Catholicos Aram I

March 18, 2015 Featured News

9 March 2015. As every year, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Arevakal (mid-Lent sunrise service) at St. Nishan Cathedral of the Diocese of Lebanon, the seminary choir performing the service. In his message, the Catholicos reminded the faithful that Lent is a spiritual journey of self-examination. Each Sunday of Lent is named after […]

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Maronite Church Invaded – Hole Dug by Altar

March 14, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim  – March 2015 In late February, “unknown persons” invaded Mar Elias, an ancient Maronite church in Bekaa, Lebanon.  Along with damaging one of the church’s windows, they destroyed a portion of the flooring, as they dug a large hole near the altar (see pictures below). According to Maronite Bishop Joseph Mouwad, much of […]

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The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag Meets with His Holiness Aram I

March 8, 2015 News

8/3/15 On 5th (Thursday) morning, Sigrid Kaag, who is preparing a report on security and stability in Lebanon for the UN General Secretary and the next meeting of the Security Council, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. They discussed their concerns about the situation in the country and in the region, and the […]

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Catholicos Aram I condemns the kidnapping of Christians and monitors the situation of Armenians

March 3, 2015 Featured News

2 March 2013. After a brief absence, His Holiness Aram I returned to Lebanon and received Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon, Syrian Orthodox Archbishopric and Secretary to the Holy Synod, who described to him the recent attacks on the Christian villages in the Al-Hasakeh region of Syria near the far northeast of […]

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Assyrian Church Leader After ISIS Abductions : ‘We Only Have the Almighty Left to Protect Us’

February 26, 2015 Featured News

http://www.algemeiner.com – 26/2/15 The Vice President of the Assyrian Church in Lebanon, Father Yatroun Colliana, lamented the plight of his coreligionists in neighboring Syria following Monday’s Islamic State (ISIS) onslaught against Assyrian Christian villages in the country. His comments were made in an exclusive interview with Lebanese Daily An-Nahar. Father Colliana noted that, “ISIS terrorists carried […]

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Catholicos Aram I Honours Mr Krikor Mahseredjian as a Knight of Cilicia

February 9, 2015 News

4 February 2015. The ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the Main Hall of the Catholicossate, in the presence of the Ambassadors of Armenia to Lebanon, of Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates, clergy who have served as Catholical Vicars of the Diocese of UAE and Qatar, representatives of the Armenian Community from Abu […]

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Blessing of Holy Muron to be held at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in July 2015

January 31, 2015 Featured News

January 2015 – Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon The Catholicosate of Cilicia announces the forthcoming ceremony of the blessing of the Holy Muron (Chrism) by His Holiness Aram I to be held on: Saturday 18 July 2015 in the evening at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon. Source:  

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