Syriac Patriarch opens Archdiocese residence in Erbil

Syriac Patriarch opens Archdiocese residence in Erbil
Syriac Patriarch opens Archdiocese residence in Erbil
Syriac Patriarch opens Archdiocese residence in Erbil
Syriac Patriarch opens Archdiocese residence in Erbil

The head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Antioch and the East Ignatius Aphrem II, opened a new Archdiocese Residence of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Erbil’s Ainkawa neighbourhood on Saturday. 

Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan

Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan
Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan
Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan
Fr. Paul Sushil Leads the Feast of the Holy Theophany in Pakistan

Fr. Paul Sushil  (Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan– Moscow Patriarchate) led the celebrations of the feast of the Holy Theophany of Jesus Christ – Our Lord, God, and Saviour at Lahore and Islamabad.

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).