On Wednesday, following the Christmas Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, His Holiness Aram I received His Excellency Tamam Salam at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. His Holiness and the Prime Minister held a private meeting to discuss political developments in the Middle East, their impact on Lebanon and the pending sensitive issue of the presidential election.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi showed up at the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday evening to offer his well-wishes to Christians at the Coptic Christmas Eve mass (Liturgy).
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Shoghakat TV Company, working in conjunction with the “First Channel” of Armenian television (“H1”), are pleased to announce the schedule for the live global telecast of the Pontifical Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Etchmiadzin. The celebrant will be His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
Qamishli, Syria (AINA) — Three explosions targeted Assyrian businesses in Qamishli, Syria today. The first was at the Miami restaurant and the second at the Gabriel restaurant, both owned by Assyrians. The restaurants are in an Assyrian neighborhood and commercial district in the center of the city. The explosions at Miami and Gabriel restaurants occurred within minutes of each other.
A third attack targeted the Youth Restaurant, in the western part of Qamishli, which is also owned by Assyrians.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the families of Iranian Christian martyrs on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary, Press TV reports.
In a picture published by @khamenei_ir Twitter account on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei can be seen during a meeting with the mother of a Christian martyr who lost life during the Iraq-Iran war.
The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, paid a visit on Friday to major Catholic churches in Cairo to extend his best wishes for Christmas.
The pope expressed his joy that members of all of Egypt’s religious denominations and faiths were participating in this year’s Christmas celebrations.