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350th Anniversary of the first Printed Armenian Bible

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – November 2016 On November the 13th an exhibition was festively opened in Amsterdam, dedicated to 350th anniversary of the first printed Armenian Bible, printed by Voskan Yerevantsi. The exhibition is part of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam, in cooperation with the St. Krikor Narekatsi School […]

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Assyrian Confederation of Europe Elects President

October 13, 2016 Featured News
Ms Attiya Gamri, a former member of a Dutch provincial parliament, has been elected president of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe for a three term.

AINA – 13/10/16 Gothenburg, Sweden (AINA) — Assyrians in Europe concluded the first Assyrian European Convention, held on October 8 and 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The convention saw the election of the first ever president for the Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE), an umbrella organization for Assyrian national federations in the different European countries. Ms […]

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OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Displayed at SYGG16 Leadership Program in Netherlands

July 28, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Sevice- 28/7/16 Julie Jones (Delegate -Representing Coptic Orthodox Church of United Kingdom to OCP) Netherlands: The OCP Icon of St Gregorios of Parumala (the first canonised Indian Saint) was displayed at the global Syriac Orthodox Youth (Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering 2016 of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch & All East) gathering held […]

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ABBESS MARIA OF ASTEN, THE NETHERLANDS, REPOSES IN THE LORD

July 1, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 On June 24, 2016, the highly respected abbess and founder of the Nativity of the Mother of God Convent in Asten, The Netherlands (near Eindhoven) reposed peacefully in the Lord after a long bout with cancer. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 28. Mother Maria was born in The Hague, […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II on a historic visit in Germany 

May 16, 2015 Featured News
The first apostolic visit of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to  the monastery of Saint Jakob of Sarug in Warburg, Germany. A spiritual reception took place and many volunteers prepared a terrific scene to welcome His Holiness.

16/5/15 FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II: The historic visit of His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East to Germany. Source:

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MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S WORKING GROUP ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR FAITH WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE I.A.O.

November 30, 2014 Featured News
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October – November 2014 The Member of the European Parliament from Netherlands Mr. Peter van Dalen, representative of the European Parliament’s Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Faith, accompanied by the group’s advisor Mr. Leo van Doesburg, realized a constructive meeting with the leadership of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), consisted of the […]

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The Freedom Award

June 22, 2012 News

12/6/2012 On Saturday, May 12, 2012, His All-Holiness received Four Freedom Award from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation in Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg (Netherlands). The Freedoms Medals are presented to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to those principles which President Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, […]

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

February 6, 2012 Featured News
At least 13 people were killed and 140 injured on March 8, 2011, when participants in a large Christian demonstration in a Cairo slum were attacked by residents of a surrounding neighborhood., Mohamed Omar / EPA-Landov

6/2/2012 From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands […]

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Dutch Coptic churches threatened by al-Qaeda

January 4, 2011 Featured News

3/01/2011 Three Coptic Orthodox churches in the Netherlands feature on an al-Qaeda list of possible bombing targets, say church spokespeople. The churches in Eindhoven, Utrecht and Amsterdam are named on the website Shumukh al-Islam, along with dozens of other Coptic churches in Egypt and across Europe. The website has called for bomb attacks on the […]

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New Primate for the Armenian Diocese of Romania

September 30, 2010 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On September 24, with the blessing and approval of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Datev Hakobian, a Member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Spiritual pastor of the Armenians in the Netherlands was appointed to serve as […]

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Coptic Pope to visit Netherlands

September 7, 2010 News

6/9/2010 The Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria will be in the Netherlands from the 15th until the 17th of October for a pastoral visit to the Dutch Coptic community.  A number of delegates from the Dutch Coptic Church will travel to Egypt soon to discuss the papal visit. The 87 year old pontiff […]

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SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE

May 20, 2010 News

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS: The Silver Jubilee celebration of the founding of the Syrian Orthodox Church of “Mother of God” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, was observed in a colorful and pious function held on Sunday, 16th May 2010. The jubilee ceremonies were preceded by a Holy Mass celebrated by H.E. Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, the Patriarchal Vicar for […]

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