Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Malankara Jacobite Syriac & Knanaya Parishes in UAE

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- 11/11/8 During his first ever Apostolic visit to the United Arab Emirates, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Ahrem II -Patriarch of Antioch and All East, visited Jacobite Syriac and Knanaya parishes.  Evening Prayer at St. Ignatius Syriac Jacobite Church – Dubai On November 10, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was received at St. Ignatius ...

Holy Qurobo for Syriac Orthodox Parishes in UAE

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 10/11/18 On November 9, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the parish of St. Ignatius in Dubai, U.A.E. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Barthelmaus Nathanael Youssef, Patriarchal Vicar in the UAE and the Arabain Gulf, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor ...

Historic St George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

https://www.patriarchate.org - Courtesy of N. Manginas

Prakash Varghese (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) - OCP News Service - 23/11/17 Istanbul- Turkey: St George Cathedral- the official seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch has reopened after the completion of restoration works. The cathedral is UNESCO world heritage site. His All Holiness Bartholomew - Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch presided over the reopening ceremony ...

Mosque Renamed ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ in United Arab Emirates

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque on airport road in Abu Dhabi. Pic -https://crm.psinv.net

Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) OCP News Service - 16/6/17 Dubai - UAE: Gulfnews reports that the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of United Arab Emirates is renamed as Mary, Mother of Jesus (‘Mariam, Umm Eisa' in Arabic). Change in name of this mosque was ordered ...

The 2nd International Scientific-Practical Conference “Cossacks Abroad” is Held in Paris

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 2017 On February 18-20, 2017, the Russian Spiritual-Cultural Center in Paris hosted the 2nd International Scientific-Practical Conference “Cossacks Abroad, 1917-2017” with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The forum was organized by the ...

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Visits the Christian Village of Saidnaya

  Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf, and Levant) OCP News Service -26/12/16 Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his family visited the historic Christian village of Saidnaya, reports Al-Masdar News. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad visits Christian town of Maaloula The visit was made on 25th of December (Western Christmas day). President Assad and his family toured the village along ...

Let us not forget the Abducted Bishops of Aleppo

Prakash Varghese - (Delegate of UAE, Gulf, & Middle East) - OCP News Service 21/12/16 Global: Aleppo is Liberated. Militants and terrorists are fleeing. We are still waiting for the good news of the safe return of our beloved Metropolitans of Aleppo. Where are our beloved Bishops? Two Christian Bishops Were Kidnapped: Has a ‘Silent’ World Forgotten Them? Syriac ...

Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim’s 66th birthday under Unknown Captivity

Metropolitan Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim

Prakash Varghese - OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant OCP News Service- 18/8/15 Beirut: On 18th August 2015 the kidnapped Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim's of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East celebrates his 66th birthday. Metropolitan Yuhanon was born on 18-08-1949. He was consecrated as the metropolitan on 4/3/1979. Metropolitan Gregorios of ...

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria & Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East Arrives at the Holy See of Cilicia

Catholicos Baseliosu Paulose II & Catholicos Aram I

Prakash Varghese - (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service - 18/7/15 Beirut: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria & His Holiness Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East arrived at the Great House of Cilicia to take part in the Genocide celebrations. His Holiness Aram I received both Primates. The Coptic and Indian ...

Pope & Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria Meets Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia 

Prakash Varhgese - OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf  and Levant OCP News Service Beirut: Pope & Patriarch Pope His Beatitude Theodore II of the ancient Patriarchate Alexandria was received by His Holiness Aram I - Catholicos of the Greater House & Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. The Alexandrian delegation is expected to take ...

Catholicos Aram I Honours Mr Krikor Mahseredjian as a Knight of Cilicia

4 February 2015. The ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the Main Hall of the Catholicossate, in the presence of the Ambassadors of Armenia to Lebanon, of Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates, clergy who have served as Catholical Vicars of the Diocese of UAE and Qatar, representatives of the Armenian Community from Abu ...

Catholicos Aram I Consecrates Armenian Orthodox Church and Genocide Memorial in UAE : Pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirates 12 December 2014. Following the anointment of the baptismal font and the pictures by the Primates of Tehran, Isfahan and Lebanon, on Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I, on Friday, anointed the altar and dedicated the four main columns of the building to the four Evangelists. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of ...

Lebanon Should Safeguard Its Specificity in the Middle East – Declared Aram I to the Lebanese Community in the UAE

9 December 2014. On Tuesday evening, His Holiness Aram I attended a special event organized by the Lebanese Embassy, where he met members of the Lebanese community in the UAE. After Ambassador Saad’s introduction, His Holiness addressed the guests. He first thanked the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his leadership, ...

His Holiness Aram I Begins His Pastoral Visit to the United Arab Emirates

4 December 2014. On Thursday morning, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Dubai, where he will consecrate the Armenian Church in Abu Dhabi. The Catholical Vicar V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, and representatives of the Armenian Church Council in the United Arab Emirates and members of the community, as well as the Ambassadors of Lebanon and ...

Historic Armenian Church in Deir el-Zour – Syria destroyed

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service – 3/12/14 Read article here: The historic Armenian Church dedicated to the memory of genocide victims (dedicated to the Ottoman Genocide Victims in Turkey) located in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in Syria has been destroyed by the Jabhat al-Nusra rebels reports The Independent. The ...

His Holiness Aram I visits United Arab Emirates

11/11/14 Following His visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Holiness Aram I continued his pastoral visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In Abu Dhabi and Dubai he met with the Catholical Vicar, Very Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian and the Diocesan Representatives, and he visited the construction site of the Holy Martyr's Church. At the end ...

OCP Secretary George Alexander Address all UAE National Ethiopian Youth Conference: Calls for Second Addis Ababa Conference

OCP News Service - 21/6/14 Also Read: Addis Ababa Conference Portal powered by OCP inaugurated at all UAE National Ethiopian Youth Conference: Ethiopian Orthodox Prelates Honored by OCP Society Dubai: George Alexander (OCP Secretary and Spokesperson) along with Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) and Nisha Jacob (OCP Delegate and Associate) were invited ...

Addis Ababa Conference Portal powered by OCP inaugurated at all UAE National Ethiopian Youth Conference: Ethiopian Orthodox Prelates Honored by OCP Society

OCP News Service - 21/6/14 Click to visit the Portal below: http://www.theorthodoxchurch.info/aacp/ Dubai: The Exclusive Portal Dedicated the to the Addis Ababa Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches (held in the year 1965) was inaugurated by the Priests of Ethiopian Orthodox Churches in the United Arab Emirates. The Conference portal is powered by OCP Society and will remain ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch Received by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan of UAE

UAE Direct - 12/5/14 Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, yesterday at his palace received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and the members of the delegation accompanying him. During the meeting, Sheikh Nahyan and Patriarch John X had cordial exchanges on interfaith ...

Patriarch John X and Christian Prelates visit Christian Town of Maaloula

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 22/4/14 Beirut: Patriarch John X of Antioch visited the Christian Town of Maaloula which has been recaptured by the Syrian government forces after driving rebels and terrorist. Several Christian leaders namely Jean Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director of the Patriarchal Office of the Syrian Orthodox Church), Patriarch Gregory ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Meets the Ruler of Sharjah

February 2014 On January 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, departed for the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. His Holiness Karekin II attended the awards ceremony of ...