Middle East

Patriarchal Encyclical on Mor Severus of Antioch

February 4, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/2/18 We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very Reverend Corepiscopoi, Reverend priests, monks, nuns, deacons and deaconesses and the entire blessed Syriac Orthodox people throughout the world. May the […]

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Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

December 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. The Recital was entitled: “Because We are Sons of Life 3”, and included Christmas chants from more than ten different languages and traditions. In […]

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THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF LOCAL CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

December 19, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 19/12/17 “But the angel said to them [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born…a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2.10). At this moment the world’s gaze is fixed on Jerusalem, […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I REJECTS THE U.S. RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

December 11, 2017 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 11/12/17 His Holiness Aram I, this morning both at the World General National Assembly of the Catholicosate, currently taking place in Antelias, and during his visit to the president of Lebanon H.E. General Michel Aoun, rejected the U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to His Holiness, such a move may […]

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International Conference ” EUROPEAN OCCIDENTAL IDENTITY: EUROPE OF REGIONS”

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Osifoundation – November 2017 For more in formation and registration visit – http://www.osifoundation.com/events/international-circuit-of-conferencesmind-crossing-borders/ Budapest- Hungary: The Occidental Institute is organizing a conference at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. In collaboration with IRELAC – Institute of Relations between Europe, Latin-America and The Caribbean- based ay ICHEC in Brussels. 3QC a Think- Tank based at Regents’ University in […]

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Armenia offers Germany to take part in renovation of church in Syria

November 23, 2017 News
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PanARMENIAN.Net – 23/11/17 PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian lawmaker, head of the foreign relations committee Armen Ashotyan on Wednesday, November 22 met member of the German Bundestag Heribert Hirte and suggested that the German side participate in the renovation of the Armenian church of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. At a meeting in Yerevan, Ashotyan attached great importance to the interparliamentary cooperation with the Bundestag, adding that […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AMMAN

November 19, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 19/11/7 His Beatitude Theophillos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 17 November 2017 Mr Secretary General, Respected Members of the Executive Committee, Dear Sisters and Brothers, We welcome you to Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and we bring you the blessings […]

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SUMMARY OF THE SPEECH OF HIS HOLINESS AT THE 2ND ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL PLURALISM AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

November 6, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – November 2017 The Middle East  has been the birth place of three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has also been the homeland of so many cultures, ethnicities and civilizations. These diversities that have characterized the history of the region have often generated tensions, polarizations and conflicts. Religion sometime has been used for […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ATHENS

November 1, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 1/11/17 Remarks at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 30 October 201 7 Your All-Holiness, Your Excellency, Mr Kotzias, Your Eminences, Respected Members of the Government and the Diplomatic Service, Fellow Participants in this conference, […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF 28TH OCTOBER 1940 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem –  30/10/17 On Saturday, 15th/28th October 2017, the national celebration of 28th  October 1940 was observed by the Patriarchate with a Doxology at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. This Doxology was a means of thanksgiving to God for His help to our nation in its fight for freedom from the […]

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Serbian Royal Couple attends Antiochian Patriarchal Liturgy

October 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/10/17 Their Royal Highness’s Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, DC. The Patriarch is on a visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian […]

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Annual Nayrouz Prayer Service Held in Westminster

October 23, 2017 Featured
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Deacon Daniel Maylon -Delegate of United Kingdom – OCP News Service – 23/10/17 Pics- Coptic Orthodox Media Center – UK London- UK: On Tuesday 17th October, His Grace Bishop Angaelos held an Ecumenical Vespers service in celebration for the Coptic Feast of Nayrouz. This was the fourth year in which this event has occurred at St […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

October 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme […]

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“Ed Day” Celebrates Grace of Martyrdom

October 15, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – 15/10/17 Hundreds of friends and alumni attended our annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, which this year had the timely theme, “Modern Martyrs: Christians of the Middle East and North Africa.” Explicating the theme in an informative keynote address was the Reverend Dr. George Parsenios, associate professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary, […]

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“We bear the responsibility of a watchman” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán´s Speech on Christian Persecution

October 14, 2017 Featured
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Manfred K. Böhm -OCP News Service – 14/10/17 Full Text of the Speech here: Rüsselsheim – Germany : At a meeting on the International Consultation on Christian Persecution at Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivered a speech in which he called on all Christians to preserve and protect the persecuted Christian communities. “We […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits King Philip of Belgium

September 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Majesty King Philip of Belgium at the Royal Palace in Brussels. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences, Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, as well as Very […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN NEW YORK

July 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 On Tuesday, 5th/18th July 2017, a conference with the title “The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-building in the Middle East” took place at the Headquarters of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in New York, with representatives of the United Nations, Islam, Judaism and Christians, as […]

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Assyrian Football Teams in Sweden Tell of a Changing Community

July 8, 2017 News
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AINA – 8/7/17 Stockholm (AINA) — The Assyrian community in Sweden is perhaps best known for the football team Assyriska FF, established in the town of Södertälje the year 1974, which became the first immigrant club to climb to the top of the Swedish football league.Few people outside Sweden know that several other Assyrian football […]

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Assyrian Flag Acknowledged By Australian City Council

May 30, 2017 News
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AINA – May 2017 Fairfield, Australia (AINA) — The Fairfield city council unanimously passed a motion yesterday acknowledging the cultural symbols of the various immigrant communities in Fairfield, and to allow their use on special occasions. Among the symbols was the Assyrian flag. Before the vote the motion was amended to direct the council to […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets US Vice President Mike Pence

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/17 His Holiness Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, and His Beatitude Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, met His Excellency US Vice President Mike […]

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Russian Church Urges US to Join Forces With Russia in Fighting Terrorism

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department said to with US Vice President Michael Pence that “the US and Russia would work side by sid”e as part of one anti-terror coalition. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told US Vice President Michael […]

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