His Holiness Aram I calls on university graduates to “lead the Armenian community towards new horizons”

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - July -August 2017 27 July 2017. On Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I honoured Armenian youth who have recently graduated from universities in Lebanon with a dinner at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA), and the Assembly of University Graduates, both of which are sponsored by the Catholicosate of ...

A Groundbreaking Consultation on The New Armenian Diaspora and its Self- Understanding is held at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - July 2017 11-13 July 2017. The meeting began on Tuesday with the participation of Mrs Heranoush Hagopian, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, and over 30 scholars from Armenia and the diaspora, representing different disciplines, countries, ages and gender. His Holiness Aram I opened the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer and invited the diaspora ...

“Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority” , Said His Holiness Aram I

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - July 2017 His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds. Sharing his concern, His Holiness stated, “We cannot remain indifferent towards the challenges to our people in ...

Little Angel Maggie becomes the 26th Martyr of the Coptic Church Blast

Bishop Anba Suriel - 20/12/16 +Memory Eternal+  Words from His Grace Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria "Our beautiful angel, Maggie Mo’men, 10, has become the youngest martyr of the Botrosiya Bombing, dying of her wounds on Tuesday morning. May the Lord repose her pure soul and give comfort and peace to her parents and to ...

Zemene Tsigie: the Season Dedicated to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt

Mahibere Kidusan - Kassa Nigus - October 2016 Zemene Tsigie meaning “the season of flower” is a season devoted to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. The time ranges from Meskerem 26 – Hidar 5 E.C (October 6 –November 14 G.C). It is part of an autumn season that comes after the Ethiopian rainy ...

The Miracle with the Icon of St Mary (Tsedenya)

Mahibere Kidusan - 20/9/2016 On this day was revealed the miracle of our Lady Mary in the city of Tsedenya when oil dropped from the tablet with her portrait [painted] upon it as if it had been clothed with flesh.  Now, it is said that Luke the evangelist painted this portrait. And the cause of its coming ...

Armenia, Artzakh (Karabagh) and the People are above everything, Stated His Holiness Aram I

Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon - August 2016 On Saturday 13 August, following the Holy Liturgy of Assumption at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I addressed the community and in the end shared his pain and concern regarding the recent events in Armenia and Karabagh. The following is a brief summary of his ...

Thousands of Pilgrims Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - August 2016 On Saturday evening, the pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery concluded with the Holy Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Aram I, celebrated by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, and sung by the “Shenorhali” choir. The pilgrimage was established with the construction of St. Mary’s Chapel in Bikfaya in 1952; over the past four years, under the initiative ...

His Holiness Aram I Designates August the Month of St Mary

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Catholicosate of Cilicia of the Armenian Orthodox Church - August 2016 The Feast of the Assumption of St Mary has a special place in the mind and witness of the church and in the life of Armenians. She is always present and is a source of inspiration for spiritual life and renewal for the people. Armenians have ...

People Don’t Fast Because They Don’t Know the Meaning of Lent – Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - April 2016 For many people, Great Lent is a time, let's be honest, of difficulty and sorrow. Statistics show that every year only 3-5% of those who call themselves Orthodox Christians observe Lent, and even those don't adhere to ...

Portrait of Metropolitan Alvaris Julius unveiled at the historic St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Niranam

  OCP News Service - 30/7/14 Visit Metropolitan Alvarus Julius Research Project- MARP: Niranam, India, July 27, 2014, – The Niranam St. Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapally, one of the few churches found by St. Thomas the apostle; commemorated the blessed memory of Metropolitan Antonio Francisco Xavier Alvares Mar Yoolios of India, Goa and Ceylon on Sunday the 27th of ...

Fayoum Archbishopric church deny Mary Girgis attack

17/2/13 Father Mikhail of the Fayoum Archbishopric said media outlets exaggerated “a minor fight between neighbours” Father Mikhail of the Fayoum Archbishopric has denied the allegations of an attack on the St Mary Girgis Church in Fayoum on Friday. Claims of an attack on the church spread via several news outlets on Friday. A group of assailants allegedly ...

Church head to lead service

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

1/4/2012 VISITING supreme head of the Indian Orthodox Church His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II will lead the Holy week services of St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral this week. Palm Sunday was celebrated last night and Holy Easter will be celebrated on Saturday at the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam in Segaiya from 6.15pm. Maundy Thursday service will be on Wednesday ...

Familiar, exotic Ethiopian churches

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21/12/2011 By Michel Hoebink (Photo: Michel Hoebink A visit to an Ethiopian church can be a confusing experience for Westerners. There they find the Christian religion they know from back home, but it comes in an exotic form which is sometimes reminiscent of, say, India. Then again in some respects Ethiopian Christians resemble Muslims. The atmosphere in ...

Gethsemane Convent Commemorates St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles

5/8/2011 THE RUSSIAN CHURCH MISSION IN THE HOLY LAND As reported by the official website of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, on August 4, 2011, Gethsemane Convent held its feast-day celebrations of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles. All-night vigil and Divine Liturgy and the monastery were led by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great ...

Geagea condemns Zahle church Blast

28/3/2011 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned the bomb explosion that targeted St Mary Syriac Orthodox church in Zahle on Sunday. Geagea contacted Zahle Bishop Boulos Safar on Sunday to voice his condemnation, a statement issued by his press office said. “We highly denounce the bombing which comes a week after security measures were lifted from near the ...

Awards of the The International Festival “Hajnówka’s Orthodox Church Music Days”

20.05.2010 On 15th May the Jury of The International Festival “Hajnówka’s Orthodox Church Music Days” has announced its verdict: The Grand Prix has been granted to the Children and Youth Choir of the Transfiguration Cathedral from Vinnytsia. In the category of parish city churches: 1st place: Choir of the parish of the dormition of St Mary in Bielsk Podlaski ...