Official Opening of SYGG 2017

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 6/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurated the third Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering (SYGG) held this year in Lebanon. Very Rev. Raban Jack Yakoub, Director of the Youth Department, thanked His Holiness for taking care of the Suryoyo youth as their spiritual father and beloved friend. He greeted all the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 3/1/2017 On his way back from Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Church of the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) in Homs. His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, and the clergy of the Archdiocese received His Holiness. His Holiness prayed for peace in Syria ...

Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve – Damascus 2016

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Christmas Eve at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The Holy Qurobo was celebrated by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted by Very Rev. Raban ...

Christmas Event for Children in Tabbaleh – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 17/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the children participating at the Christmas Event organized by the brothers at the Center of Christian Education in Tabbaleh – Damascus. The Christmas event included entertaining activities and the children chanted Christmas hymns in Syriac. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, ...

Haroutiun and Veronique Garevorian Foundation Awards for 2016

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - May 2016 14 May 2016. On Friday, the Board of the Garevorian Foundation, comprising Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Mrs Garevorian and Mrs Mimi Yozgatian, met in Antelias under the auspices of His Holiness Aram I to decide on the grant recipients for 2016. The foundation was established by Mrs Veronique Garevorian in 2014 in memory of ...

Vice President of ROCOR Synodal Youth Department Lectures at St Tikhon’s University

May 2015 On May 1st father Andrey Sommer, Senior Priest of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York and Vice President of the Synodal Youth Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, met our students, and hold them a lesson about the role of St. Vladimir in the life of Russian ...

Youth are the life force of our Church and People

24 July 2014. On Wednesday evening the Youth Committee of the Catholicosate, accompanied by Rev Barouyr Shernezian, director of the Youth Department, met with His Holiness Aram I. The committee presented its activity report and the findings of the survey they had carried out with its 50 members. The purpose of the survey was to ...

OCA Youth Department launches new grant program

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 8/3/13 With the approval of theMetropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America, the OCA Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministrylaunched its Saint Peter the Aleut Grant Program. The grant will be available to any youth or young adults seeking to offset costs of attending retreats, workshops, or conferences, or to visit an ...

Youth Department relaunches “The Hub”—Resources for youth and campus ministries

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 7/2/13 The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry has recently re-released “The Hub,” a comprehensive series of resources for youth ministry. Available on the OCA web site, “The Hub” features a wealth of ideas, including youth and campus ministries programs, camp ministry, study guides and sample ...