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« on: October 25, 2008, 08:31:57 PM »

http://malankaraorthodoxchurch.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=456&Itemid=486

His Holiness Karekin II The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians to visit The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

His Holiness Karekin II  The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians will visit the Malankara Orthodox Church and her head His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, The Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan from Nov 5-8.His Holiness is coming to India to attend the 300th anniversary celebrations of the Armenian community in Calcutta and Chennai.   His Holiness  Karekin II will be accompanied by 

His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of Australia,
His Excellency Dr. Ashot Kocharian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in India.
His Grace Bishop Arshak Khachatryan, Chancellor.
His Grace Bishop Armash  Nalbandian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of Damascus.
His Grace Bishop Anushavan ( Andranik)Zhamkochyan, Dean of Yerevan State University - Theological Faculty.
V. Rev. Fr. Oshagan Gulgulian, Pastor and Manager of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.
Rev Fr Hovnan (Artur) Hakobyan, Staff-Bearer.
Rev Fr Ktrij (Armen) Devejian, Translator.
Ms. Manya Ghazaryan, Executive Director-Shoghakat TV.
Mr. Suren Ter-Grigoryan, Chief cameraman-Shoghakat TV.
Ms. Paula Devejian - Director-Internet Development Dept.
Mr. Gagik Galstyan.
Ms. Aida Khachatouryan.

His Holiness Karekin II will be received by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I at his Catholicate Palace, Devalokam on the 5th. His Holiness Karekin II will be confered the Order of St. Thomas by His Holiness the Catholicos of the East, in a function at Mammen Mappilai Hall on 6th. His Holiness will attend a couple of functions at Parumala and the inauguration of the newly built and consecrated Metropolitan's Residence of Mavelikara Diocese on the 7th.  On the 8th His Holiness will visit the Orthodox Theological Seminary and will inaugurate the recording studio at SRUTI complex. His Holiness will leave to Chennai in the evening.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 07:50:52 PM »

Armenian Catholicos to visit State

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KOTTAYAM: Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will be on a pontifical visit to Kerala from Wednesday.

Karekin II, head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, will arrive at Nedumbassery on Wednesday morning and will be received by Catholicos-designate of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Paulos Mar Milithios. He will have an official meeting with Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, at Devalokam near here in the evening. The pontiff will be accorded a public reception in Kottayam on Thursday evening.

Catholicos Karekin II will participate in the holy Eucharist at the St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s church at Parumala on Friday morning. He will lay the foundations of a Cancer Care Centre at a hospital run by the Orthodox Church at Parumala. Catholicos Karekin II is here on an invitation from Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I.

[Source: The Hindu]
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 09:12:19 PM »

I just merged an earlier (1 post) thread I started on the subject with this thread just started by Paul.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 10:43:56 PM »

His Holiness the Catholicos of the East Receives His Holiness Karekin II

His Holiness Karekin II conferred the Order of St. Thomas

News and Photos:
http://mosc.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=60&Itemid=185

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 03:54:50 AM »

From the website of Holy Etchmiadzin:




The Pontiff of All Armenians Pays Pontifical visit to India
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services Nov 4, 2008 5:48 AM 

On November 4, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, departed for a Pontifical visit to India. The trip commenced with a fraternal visit to Kerala, the spiritual center of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, at the invitation of His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, Malankara Metropolitan and Catholicos of the East.


Following the 3-day visit, His Holiness will travel to Chennai (Madras) to re-consecrate the St Mary (Atsvatsatzin) Church, which was the main Armenian Church of Madras. Originally built in the 1600’s and rebuilt in 1712, it was most recently restored by the Armenian Community of Calcutta over the last 2 years. It is one of the oldest Armenian churches in the Far East.


His Holiness will then travel to Kolkata (Calcutta) to preside over the ceremonies dedicated to 300th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian Holy Nazareth Church in Calcutta. During his stay in Kolkata, His Holiness and entourage will visit the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Tangra, the St. John the Baptist Armenian Church in Chinsurah, and the St. Mary Armenian Church in Saidabad. The Pontiff of All Armenians will spend time visiting with the students and staff of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, which is operated under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 12:26:01 PM »

You will find here an interesting picture of His Holiness with an Elephant outside the Theological seminary.

http://www.malankaraorthodox.tv/Armenian%20Catholicos/Sruthi%20Digital%20Studio/index2.html

Further news and photos here:
http://mosc.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=60&Itemid=185

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 03:40:26 PM »

Are there any videos or pictures of the Divine Liturgy both patriarchs celebrated together?
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 02:04:20 AM »

It's not a divine liturgy, but it's a video interview about the visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZQ5VX7QVc
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 08:49:53 PM »

Check here for some pictures:
http://mosc.in/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=204&catid=92

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 04:45:09 AM »

Dear All,

I was fortunate to be present at the Church where our beloved St Gregorios of Parumala is entombed, when Catholicos Karekin II and his entourage visited the shrine to participate in the Divine Liturgy.
It was good to see HH in person, I was in Kerala during the HH Karekin's visit and it was wonderful.  HH had visited India early this year and had been ceremoniously welcomed in my home diocese of Bombay, where the Armenian Church(inside Fort St George) has allowed the Malankara Church to use the Armenian Church in Mumbai and also pastorally care for the last 2 ladies who survive the once flourishing Armenian community of Bombay.

HH Paulos, Patriarch of Ethiopia is due to visit Kerala in Dec, it would have great to see that too, but work beckons and so that perhaps will have to wait.

Mina, photos of liturgical celebrations during the visit are on the Church website.

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 07:08:29 PM »

Thank you Suraj.  Yes, I saw them.  Awesome pictures.

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