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 ...

Assyrian Professor and His Wife Awarded Academic Book Prize

  June 2016 Paris (AINA) -- Founded in 1856 by lay people and professors at the Sorbonne University, the Oeuvre d'Orient is a French association devoted entirely to aid Eastern Christians. It works under the auspices of the Catholic Archbishop of Paris. Annually,Oeuvre d'Orient awards outstanding publications on Eastern Christians. The 2016 French Academic Prize of Oeuvre d'Orient ...

Patriarch Kirill concerned about Islamists’ activities in Moscow

Moscow, December 23, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about Islamists' activities in Moscow. "The increase in the number of migrants, primarily from Central Asia and the Caucasus, in Moscow has increased the risk of ethnic conflicts," the patriarch said at the Moscow Diocese assembly, according to the Moscow Patriarchate ...

Georgian Patriarch denies controversial Karabakh comment

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Karabakh - 9/1/2013 H H Ilia II, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and the spiritual leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church, has denied making a controversial comment on the Armenian-Azerbaijani dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh during a recent meeting with a top Moslem cleric in the Caucasus. A Georgian Patriarchate spokesman said earlier this week that Azeri media misquoted ...

Remembering genocide and faith at Geghard Monastery in the mountains of Armenia

Geghard Monastery, a Fourth Century Armenian Christian monastery, overlooks the Azat River gorge in the Caucasus region of Armenia. (Courtesy of Andy Anderson)

[/caption]The Huntsville Times 22/4/2012 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Prior to my Sabbatical travels to Armenia last summer, the No. 1 FAQ was, "Where in the world is Armenia?" The rich Armenian culture developed in the Caucasus, the peninsula between the Baltic and Black Seas, several thousand years BCE. Armenia's ancient borders were once much larger, including parts of ...

Russian patriarch awarded Order of Sheikh ul-Islam

22/11/2011 The chairman of the Caucasus Muslims' Department, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, has attended the Russian patriarch's birthday celebrations. On behalf of the Muslims of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, the sheikh awarded Patriarch Kirill the Order of the Sheikh ul-Islam for his personal contribution to the development of interreligious and interethnic dialogue, the strengthening of cultural ties in ...

An Armenian Village Where Residents Don’t Curse and Don’t Watch TV

9/11/2011 Epress.am -- Blond and blue-eyed, in the mountains of Armenia, they are like aliens from another planet. All around, the villages of Vahagni, Gamzachiman (Margahovit), Debet and suddenly — the village of Fioletovo, writes a Moskovsky Komsomolets correspondent who recent visited the village and shared his impressions with his readers. “There is not a single ...

Patriarch Kirill Might Sanction Nationalist March

By Jonathan Earle 26/10/2011 The Russian Orthodox Church may authorize priest-turned-TV star Ivan Okhlobystin to participate in the Russian March, the event of the year for nationalists, Interfax reported Wednesday. But it was unclear which of two rival rallies the church was thinking of backing. The original Russian March, prepared by a group of anti-Kremlin ultranationalists joined by ...

Azerbaijan’s spiritual leader to meet Patriarch Cyril and Garegin

7/8/2010 Chief of Caucasus Muslims Department to discuss return of Mubariz Ibrahimov's body with Patriarch Cyril and Garegin. The trilateral meeting between Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Department, sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade and all-Armenian Catholicos Garegin will be held in Moscow soon, chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Department, Sheikhulislam haji ...

SARDARAPAT BATTLE VICTORY WAS THE “YES” TO OUR SURVIVAL AS A NATION

05/30/2010 The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia On Sunday 30 May, following the Divine Liturgy, a requiem service was held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral (Antelias), in memory of the martyrs of the battle of Sardarapat 21-29 May 1918. Sardarapat was the battle of the Caucasus campaign of World War I, where Armenians stopped the ...

Statement by the Patriarchate of Georgia

As it emerged, initially reports were circulated in the Azerbaijani press claiming that Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II had made a statement that contained abusive remarks to Muslims. This is a blatant lie and a far-reaching religious-political provocation. Later it was said additionally that such an idea had been published in the English language ...