Lebanon

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I BEGINS HIS ANNUAL MEETINGS WITH THE RESIDENTS OF ARMENIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN LEBANON

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
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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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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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