Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMEMIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 6TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (Yerevan , 18 May 2017) Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honorable Members of Parliament, Dear attendees, We extend to you Our pontifical blessings and greetings, ...

Round Table Discussion on Children’s Issues

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - June 2016 In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Armenian Apostolic Church; The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); and the "MGA Water" company.  The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to promote the defense of children’s rights, develop and undertake projects directed at the improvement of ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the President of the Serbian National Assembly

  11/2/16 On February 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Deputy Maya Goykovich, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and her delegation. She was accompanied by Mr. Eduard Sharmazanov, the Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic ...

Remembrance Day of the killed and the expelled Serbs

August 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on 4 August 2015, on the bridge at Sremska Rača the memorial service for the suffered two decades ago in the operation “Storm”. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said tonight, at the marking of the day of remembrance of the suffering and persecution of Serbs on the bridge near Sremska ...

President Of The National Assembly Of Bulgaria On A Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

On 9 June 2015, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received at the patriarchal residence of Bucharest a delegation of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, headed by president Tsetska Tsacheva, who was paying an official visit to Romania. Aleksandar Filipov, extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bucharest was also present. Tsatska Tsacheva thanked the ...

The Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On April 5, the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. On the occasion of the Feast, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Holy Cathedral of Holy Descent, conveying the triumphant good news "Christ is ...

Armenian Government Recognizes Turkish Genocide of Assyrians and Greeks

The Armenian National Assembly recognized the Assyrian and Greek genocide perpetrated by Turks in World War One.

25/3/15 Yerevan (AINA) -- The Armenian National Assembly voted today to recognize the genocide of Assyrians and Greeks that was committed by Ottoman Turks during World War One, between 1915 and 1923. The genocide claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.The genocide recognition bill, sponsored by the Republican Party, received ...

Greeks and Assyrians Laud Genocide Legislation By Armenia’s Parliament

http://armenpress.am - 11/2/15 The representatives of the Greek and Assyrian communities consider the initiative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of adopting a declaration, condemning the genocide of the Greeks and Assyrians, to be very important. On February 10 the Chairman of the Ilios Greek Community NGO Slava Rafaelidis emphasized that they had learnt about ...

Constitutive Meeting of the Romanian Church National Assembly

September- October 2014 On 29 September 2014, the constitutive meeting of the Church National Assembly of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the period 2014 – 2018 was held in Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania. “The Church National Assembly is a central deliberative body of the Romanian Orthodox Church for administrative, social, ...

Te Deum at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Romania

On 29 September 2014, the Te Deum service was celebrated in the Patriarchal Cathedral by His Grace Corneliu, Bishop of Husi, assisted by a group of priests and deacons, in the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, Locum tenens of the Throne of Caesarea of Cappadocchia, Archbishop of ...

The Church National Assembly Estimated and Approved the Activity of the Church in 2013 and the Projects for 2014

14/2/14 On 12 February 2014, the annual working session of the Church National Assembly – the central deliberative body of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the administrative, social, cultural, economical and patrimonial issues - was held at the Patriarchate Palace, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The members of the Church National Assembly (the hierarchs of the Holy Synod and three representatives, ...

Church National Assembly Estimated and Approved the Church Activity in 2012 and Projects for 2013

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: On 27 February 2013, the annual working session of the Church National Assembly, the deliberative body of the Romanian Orthodox Church for administrative, social, cultural, economical, and patrimonial issues, was held in Patriarch Teoctist Aula of the Patriarchate Palace, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The ...

Turkey Parliamentarians Argue Over Who Killed Armenians

4/1/2013 ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TGNA) witnessed an argument between parliamentarians over who killed the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, Turkish newspapers reported on Jan. 3. “Your history is a history of massacres. You know very well how the grandparents of those who are struggling today were killed,” said parliamentarian Sirri ...

Ceremony regarding the Statehood Day

16/2/2012 Serbian Church His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch accompanied by vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended the central ceremony regarding the Statehood Day, which was held at the House of the National Assembly in Belgrade on February 15, 2012. On this occasion President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic handed to prominent individuals and institutions ...

Annual Working Session of the Church National Assembly of the Romanian Orthodox Church

15/2/2012 The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: On 15 February 2012, the annual working session of the Church National Assembly took place in the Patriarch Teoctist rotunda of the Patriarchate Palace, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. During the working session the General annual report of the Church National Council on the ...

Turkey welcomes appeal of ‘genocide’ law

By Tony Todd 01/02/2012 Some 130 French parliamentarians have lodged an appeal with the country’s constitutional court to overturn a controversial bill that would criminalise denying that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Turkey was genocide. Turkey on Wednesday welcomed an appeal by some 130 French lawmakers for the Constitutional Court to overturn a law that would ...

ANALYSIS: Restitution for minorities —Yasser Latif Hamdani

14/11/2011 Anti-incitement legislation that targets religious provocation against constitutionally declared non-Muslims should also be introduced as is the constitutional duty of the state under Article 2-A At its zenith, which came during the period in the 16th century when Suleiman the Magnificent was ruling Turkey, the Ottoman imperial project stretched from Austria to Armenia and down to ...

Armenian Catholicos meets with Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker

5/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received, at the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin on Tuesday, Lebanese National Assembly Speaker Nabih Berri and Armenian National Assembly Deputy Speaker Samvel Nikoyan. During the meeting, Karekin II reflected on the close relations existing between the two peoples, noting that Lebanese Armenians have always been valued ...

Mother See Initiates Project “Assistance to the Families”

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in conjunction with the Armenia Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) launched a project titled "Assistance to the Families". With the blessings ...

Conference of the Universities of Serbia

27/11/2010 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended on November 27, 2010 a conctitutive session of the Assembly of the Conference of the Universities of Serbia in the House of the National Assembly in Belgrade. The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Boris Tadic, President of the Republic of Serbia and Mr. Zarko Obradovic, Minister of Education. ...

Re-consecration of the Church of St. Mary of Sardarapat

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On November 1, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, accompanied by the Members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, left for Sardarapat village in the Diocese of Armavir to offer the re-consecration service for the Church of St. Mary (Asdvadzadzin). On the occasion of this joyous ...