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Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem

Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem
Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem
Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem
Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Celebrations in Jerusalem

The Armenian Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem celebrated Nativity and Epiphany of Christ on 19th of January 2019. Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian presided over the celebrations. Several hundred faithful attended the events.

The first church of modern Turkey to be built in Istanbul

Construction of the first Christian (Syrian-Orthodox) place of worship of the Republican era should start at the end of February in Yesilkoy, an Istanbul neighbourhood not far from the international airport. It will serve as a point of reference for the city’s 17,000 Assyrians.

Istanbul (AsiaNews) – The construction of a Christian church will start in late February in Istanbul, the first since the founding of the modern Turkish republic, said a city official during a meeting with a Syriac Orthodox Church prelate.

‘Leaning Cross Oath’ was Crucial in Preserving the Existence of the Malankara Church – Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

The historic event of ‘Leaning Cross Oath’ played the most important role and crucial role in preserving and protecting the very existence of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara, commented His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II  (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan). The Catholicos stated that the historic event paved way for Malankara Nazranis to uphold their Thomasian (St. Thomas the Apostle of Christ) heritage. The Primate of the Church of Malankara (Orthodox Syrian Church of the East) was speaking at the 366th anniversary of the Oath of the at the Leaning Cross (at the Mattancherry St. George Orthodox Church, held on 3rd January 2019).

Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!

Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra joyfully began with a Moleben of thanksgiving, with festive Divine Liturgy on Sunday December 16, 2018.

Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS

Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS

Feast of St. Thomas, the Patron Saint of the Seminary was celebrated on 20th and 21st of December 2018. The Perunnal Kodiyettu was done by His Grace Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese on 16th December 2018 after Holy Qurbana.

Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation

Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation
Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation
Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation
Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation

On December 23, 2018, upon the invitation of His Excellency Governor of Aleppo Hussein Diab, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a ceremony on the occasion of the second commemoration of the liberation of Aleppo, at Al-Assad Stadium in Aleppo.

Christmas celebrated in all languages across UAE

Tens of thousands of residents across the UAE will be observing Christmas on December 25. With multiple nationalities in attendance at churches throughout the country, all will be catered to as multilingual vicars and priests will perform services from morning to night.