Assisting the Armenian Community in Syria is a Pan-Armenian Priority

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November 2016 16 November 2016. On Wednesday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Mr Gaguik Dzaroukian, President of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, in his office. The purpose of the visit was to inform His Holiness of his pledge to assist the Armenians in Syria and ask for his guidance in this ...

His Holiness Aram I addresses the Pan Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee

September - October 2015 In a message addressed to the Presidents of the Republics of Armenia and Karabagh, His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II, the Catholic and Protestant leaders, His Holiness Aram I transmitted his pontifical blessings, expressed his brotherly love and apologized for his absence. He reminded the Committee that his visit to Switzerland with the ...

Support to the Syrian Armenians and Needy Families

    From November 4 to 19, the Social Service Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, within the program “Support to the Syrian Armenians and Needy Families”, brought material assistance to 150 Syrian refuge families in Armenia. The donation was realized on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the consecration and enthronement of His ...

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin donates $100 thousand to Syrian Armenian schools

December 2013 The situation in Syria and the hard condition of Syrian Armenians remain in the focus of attention of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church permanently provide assistance to Syrian Armenians through the Mother See. On the occasion ...

Tbilisi Armenians Raise Funds for Syrian Armenians

6/8/13 TBILISI—Responding to the call of His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II to help fellow Armenians in Syria, Armenians in Tbilisi, organizing a variety of events, have raised funds to help Syrian Armenians. The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia, the “Hayartun” Cultural Center at the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Gary Davtian Puppet and Cultural House, ...

Armenians Fleeing Anew as Syria Erupts in Battle

Displaced young Syrian Armenians at the recently opened Cilician School in Yerevan, Armenia.  ALIA MALEK - 11/12/12 YEREVAN, Armenia — At the newly opened Cilician School in this former Soviet republic, the textbooks are in Arabic, photocopied from a single set flown out of war-torn Syria. The curriculum is Syrian, the flag on the principal’s desk is Syrian, ...

Armenian Apostolic church set up a rapid response program to support Syrian Armenians

11/12/12 YEREVAN, DECEMBER 11, ARMENPRESS: Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation (ART), operating in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin jointly with His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and by the financing of Joint operations of churches alliance initiated a rapid response program aimed at showing support to Syrian Armenians. They are ...

SARF Delivers Needed Funds to Syrian Armenians

Elderly Armenians awaiting assistance in Aleppo 16/10/2012 GLENDALE—The first installment of desperately needed funds sent by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) made it to the account set up specially on behalf of the united committees of the Syrian Armenians by the Holy See of Cilicia in Lebanon. Meher Der Ohanessian, SARF Executive Committee Treasurer, remarked that, “We ...

Armenian Catholicos receives Syrian-Armenian delegation

8/10/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Sunday received members from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Syria Chapter and trustees of the Cilician Armenian High School of Aleppo, who were accompanied by Chairman of the Executive Body of the Armenian Orthodox Church Diocese of Damascus, and AGBU Central Board of Directors ...

Syrian-Armenian: “Aleppo is the only city where churches and mosques coexist”

Narek Alexanyan 20/9/2012 Vazken Mesrobian, a Syrian-Armenian now living in Armenia, told reporters in Yerevan not to give too much credence to the alleged relgious factor in the ongoing military battle for power in Syria. Mesrobian reminded members of the lcal press that religious tolerance has always been the hallmark of Syrian society, with Muslims and Christians living ...

Catholicos Aram I meets Lebanon’s Armenian Relief Cross reps

17/8/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - On August 16, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, met with the representatives of the new regional department of Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon. He was briefed on the organization’s further programs, with scholarship for Armenian college students, aid to vulnerable families and to the elderly among priorities. His Holiness ...

Community Event in DC Focuses on Supporting Syrian Armenians

16/8/2012 BETHESDA, Md. (A.W.)—Concerned community leaders, activists, and members from throughout the Washington, DC area gathered at Soorp Khatch Armenian Church Arabian Hall on Sunday Aug. 12 for an update on the challenges facing Syria’s Armenian community and to explore ways to help support the community and the welfare of individual Syrian Armenians. The Washington ARF Sebouh ...

Syrian Armenians care no effort to ensure the security of Armenian churches

1/8/2012 YEREVAN, JULY 31, ARMENPRESS: The clashes and shellings in Syrian Aleppo city are ongoing. As press secretary of National Prelacy of Aleppo Zhirayr Reisyan told at the briefing with Armenpress, both Assad loyalists and rebel forces are strengthening their position in the country. What refers to Aleppo based Armenians, the condition remains the same, ...