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Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Abducted Bishops of Aleppo & Persecuted Christians

May 18, 2018 Featured
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Occidental World Magazine – 18/5/18 Global: The second edition (May-June 2018) of  the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the ‘Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted Christians in Syria’ written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). ‘The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Militants and terrorists are […]

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Recital for the 5 Year Commemoration of the Abducted Archbishops

April 25, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  –  25/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a prayer night on the occasion of the five-year commemoration of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo, Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi. The prayer took place at St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Aleppo, and included prayers for peace and […]

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Patriarch John X Deplores American Threats against Syria

April 14, 2018 Featured
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 14/4/18 Arabic original here. This is an unofficial translation. “We condemn America’s recent statements and threats against Syria which are based on mere unsubstantiated allegations of the use of prohibited weapons. We deplore any potential American aggression against our people, which will bring more destruction to the country and the region.” […]

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Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2018

March 31, 2018 Featured
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The Executive Council – March-April 2018 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Krisdos haryav i merelotz! Orhnyal e Haroutyunen Krisdosi! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. ‘Let all Pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; […]

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Syriac Orthodox Priest Sohri Kasel Visits Parumala Seminary

March 15, 2018 Featured
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MOTV – Syriac- Indian Malankara Orthodox Churches – 15/3/18 Parumala-Kerala-India – Fr Sohri Kasel and delegation of the St. Mary’s Sunoro Syriac Orthodox Church (in Syria) paid a visit to the Tomb of St. Gregorious of Parumala – the first Canonized Indian Saint. The delegation was warmly received by Fr M.C. Kuriakose – Manager of the […]

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“Pray for peace for ourselves and for the whole world” – Dr. Aidan Azad

March 2, 2018 Featured
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Hasan Azad – 2/3/18 “Prayer Vigil for Peace in Syria” by Dr Aidan Azad at St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, Feb. 20, 2018. Source:

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Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

February 15, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 15/2/18 The Martyr Tryphon was born in Phrygia, one of the districts of Asia Minor, in the village of Lampsacus. From his early years the Lord granted him the power to cast out demons and to heal various maladies. He once saved the inhabitants of his native city from starvation. Saint […]

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First Holy Qurobo in Deir ez-Zor after its Liberation

February 4, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the first Holy Qurobo over the ruins of Virgin Mary church in Deir ez-Zor, after the city’s liberation. The Governor of Deir ez-Zor Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Samra, received His Holiness and the accompanying delegation at the airport. His Holiness was assisted by […]

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Representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus

January 16, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Sayyed Abu’l Fadl Tabtabaei, representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Excellency offered Christmas greetings to His Holiness. They discussed the historical role of Christians in Syria, Iran and throughout […]

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The New Year in a New Home: Lebanese-Armenian Family Receives a House in Artsakh from the Tufenkian Foundation

January 1, 2018 Featured
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Tufekian Foundation- December 2017 -January 2018 Stepanakert: A Lebanese-Armenian family – Vahe Askaryan and his four children – who resettled in Artsakh in 2015, celebrated housewarming today in the Ishkhanadzor Village of the Kashatagh region. The house has been built by the Tufenkian Foundation in the framework of its Resettlement of Kashatagh initiative. Among other […]

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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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Great-martyr Barbara at Heliopolis in Syria

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, […]

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Visit of His Excellency Ambassador of Austria to Damascus

December 12, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Hans-Peter Glanzer, New Austrian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency the situations in Syria. His Holiness wished the new ambassador a fruitful service for the strengthening of […]

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The Future of Orthodox Christianity in Syria and America – His Beatitude John X – Patriarch of Antioch & All the East

October 27, 2017 Featured
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Hudson Institute – 27/10/17 Over the last two thousand years, the Church of Antioch has played a major role in the formation and development of Christian theology and philosophy. Today the Church is facing tremendous challenges in its native homeland, Syria. Six years after the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the country is in […]

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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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Two New Orthodox Christian Martyrs – Gregory and Roman

October 7, 2017 Featured
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OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, the two Russian martyrs fought in Syria and were captured by ISIS. They refused to renounce Orthodox Christian faith in Lord Jesus Christ and refused to convert to Islam and join ISIS. All sources indicate that two martyrs have been executed at the public square in […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th Armenia-Diaspora Conference

September 19, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II,  SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS  ADDRESSED TO THE SIXTH ARMENIA-DIASPORA PANARMENIAN CONFERENCE 18-20 September, 2017, Yerevan Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Armenia, Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Artsakh, Spiritual Brother, Catholicos of the […]

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Catholicos Aram I Highlights Problems of Emigration, Lack of Confidence; Urges National Unity

September 19, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – September 2017 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, stressed the importance of “confidence” as one of the three key phrases in the theme of the Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Pan-Armenian Conference, “Mutual Confidence, Unity, and Responsibility.” “Indeed, any type of cooperation in which confidence is lacking becomes false and harmful,” Aram […]

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CHURCHES OF MA’LOULA LOOTED BY MILITANTS BEING RESTORED IN SYRIA

September 16, 2017 Featured
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Orthodoxchristian.com – 16/9/17 Ma’loula, Syria – The Ma’loula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. “The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The […]

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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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ISIS DENIES KIDNAPPING ALEPPO METROPOLITANS

September 1, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 1/9/17 During the course of recent negotiations with Hezbollah and the Syrian army, the terrorist organization ISIS denied that it had kidnapped Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo and Oriental Orthodox Metropolitan Johanna Ibrahim, who were abducted on April 22, 2013, reports vimaorthodoxias.gr. Hezbollah and the Syrian army recently trapped 300 terrorists from the Islamic State on […]

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