Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination on the 25th of July 25 2021. He was ordained a priest in 1971. Brief Biography From 1971 to 1972 His Beatitude was Vice Dean of the Armenian Theological Seminary. From 1972 to 1973 ...

The Armenian Church Welcomes Dialogue with PM Nikol Pashinyan

OCP News Service - 30/6/21 Yerevan-Armenia: In a statement released on the 22nd of June 2021, the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has welcomed dialogue with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The statement reads that "the Acting PM’s proposal to dialogue directed to the spiritual leaders of the Armenian Church is also welcome. The Mother See has ...

Al Jazeera, France 24 Features the Armenian Church in Bangladesh and Its Hindu Caretaker

OCP News Service - 23/6/21 Global: Al Jazeera has published an article titled 'In Bangladesh’s empty Armenian church, a lone Hindu worshipper'. Meanwhile, France 24 has featured the same church in an article titled 'One God': Empty Armenian church's last worshipper in Bangladesh'. Both news channels have shed light on the life of Shankar Ghosh who ...

Armenian Church of Canada and Canadian Council of Churches Submit Petition to PM Justin Trudeau for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Artsakh

OCP News Service - 22/5/21 Canada: A joint letter was submitted to the Canadian Prime Minister by the Armenian Diocese of Canada and co-signed by the members of the Canadian Council of Churches requesting the PM and the Government of Canada to take adequate measures in order to ensure security and for the preservation of Armenian ...

Lecture on ‘Christianity in Karabakh’ by Dr Hratch Tchilingirian

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 10/5/21 UK: An online lecture will be delivered by Dr Hratch Tchilingirian (Associate Faculty Member of Armenian Studies at the Oriental Institute of Oxford University) on the rich heritage of Armenian Christianity in Nagorno-Karabakh. For more information, please contact - info@armenianchurch.org.uk Source:

The Armenian Church Condemns the Barbaric Actions of the Azerbaijani Government Against the Armenian Cultural Heritage of Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/5/21 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin released a statement on May 5th condemning the barbaric actions of the Azerbaijani government against the Armenian cultural heritage of Artsakh The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin regretfully states that the barbaric actions implemented by Azerbaijan against the Armenian cultural heritage did not stop ...

The Armenian Diaspora Survey Now Open

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland - 22/4/21 UK: The Armenian Diaspora Survey is a public opinion study in the Diaspora, which is being held in the UK Armenian community. We encourage every Armenian to complete the survey. Your ideas and opinions will help us better understand our community and better ...

Lecture Series on “Artsakh Cultural and Spiritual Heritage Protection”

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 11/4/21 The Armenian Cultural and Spiritual heritage sites of Artsakh currently under Azerbaijani occupation are at risk of total annihilation. A short look at the numbers shows the cultural importance of these locations to Armenia. In the region, there are an estimated ...

The “Artsakh Outreach Project” of the Armenian Church Continue to Support People in Need

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 20/2/21 The Artsakh Outreach project, implemented by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and its dioceses, has to continue with the continuous fundraising efforts by Armenians worldwide. The aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and Armenia, launched by Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorist ...

Worldwide Call to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland - 3/2/2021 “Friendship… is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others” C.S Lewis Please sign our petition to recognise the genocide by clicking here: Armenians have many friends globally who have helped us over the years. Armenians are famous for ...

“Grant freedom to our captive brothers and grace to the gathered people” – Bishop Hovakim Manukyan

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/12/2020 Dear Compatriots, In our prayers every Sunday during the Divine Liturgy, we ask God to “Grant freedom to our captive brothers and grace to the gathered people. Grant peace to those who have fallen asleep in Christ with holiness.” The deacon calls ...

New Artsakh Outreach Program and Other Aid for Vulnerable and Refugees of Artsakh war

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 20/12/2020 Read Flyer here On December 17th 2020, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland, held a Zoom meeting with the Head and representatives of the humanitarian aid programme of ...

His Holiness Karekin II – Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Met Refugees from Artsakh

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/11/2020 Many refugees from Artsakh, who had to leave their homes due to Azerbaijani occupation, have been accommodated under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and dioceses of the Armenian Church in Armenia. Recently, His Holiness Karekin II ...

Statement of the Mother See of Holy Etchmidzain Over the Vandalization of the Armenian Church in Shushi

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/11/2020 ​We strongly condemn the vandalism done to Shushi St. John Mkrtich (Kanach Jam) church in Artsakh. The Actions of Azerbaijan shows the decades-long policy of this country to erase all traces of Armenian historical presence in the historical homeland of ...

“We Bow to the Victorious Spirit of Our Patriotic Defenders” – Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia

The Armenian Orthodox Disocese of Uk and Ireland - 11/11/2020 The message of His Holiness KAREKIN II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians to the faithful of the Armenian Church.  Dear Faithful Children: The recent developments and decisions made in our homeland in connection with the settlement of the Artsakh conflict have stirred the soul of all ...

Armenian Church in Sivas (Sebastia) to Reopen as Museum

Public Radio of Armenia -  Siranush Ghazanchyan- November - December 2019 The 19th century Armenian Surp Asdvadzadzin Church in Gurun district of Sivas (Sebastia) will reopen as museum, Akunq.net quotes Turkish sources as saying. The General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums has provided 3,987,000 TL (about $700.000) for reconstruction works, said Gurun Mayor Nami Ciftci. At different times the ...

Patriarch Daniel: Our Church appreciates the presence and contribution of Armenians in Romania

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 During the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the history and the heritage of the Armenian Church in Romania held Saturday at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, Patriarch Daniel expressed the appreciation of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the presence and the contribution of Armenians in Romania in various fields ...

Statement by the Bishops Synod of the Armenian Church

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 12/6/18 On June 8, a Bishops Synod was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The meeting was attended by Bishops and lay members of the Supreme Spiritual Council. Following the meeting, the Synod issued the following statement: In recent days, some individuals have planned an initiative, organizing protests, releasing ...

15th century Armenian church bells consecrated in Odessa Oblast

PanARMENIAN.Net   - 6/6/18 PanARMENIAN.Net - The bells of the Armenian Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, built in the 15th century, have been consecrated in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, a city in Ukraine's Odessa Oblast. The consecration was conducted by the Primate of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Marcos Hovhannisyan, AnalitikaUA.net reports. On that day, Mayor Alla Ginak, ...

Turkish state blocks election of a new Armenian Patriarch – World Watch Monitor

Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan was officially retired in October 2016. Pic - http://www.armradio.am

Barbara G. Baker - WorldWatchMonitor - 27/2/18 For the sixth time since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the government of constitutionally “secular” Turkey has openly intervened in the selection of a new Armenian Patriarch to lead the nation’s largest Christian community. Now estimated at less than 40,000, Turkey’s Armenian community – located primarily in Istanbul ...

President Radev of the Republic of Bulgaria Visited Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 20/2/18 On February 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria and his wife Dessislava Radeva. They were accompanied by Mr. Edward Nalbandyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ...