Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Patriarchal Visit to St Sarkis Church - 26 November 2016

His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan
Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic and Orthodox Church 

in the United Kingdom and Ireland

would like to invite you to join the Armenian community for a 
Prayer Service ( Հրաշափառ ) and Reception
In honour of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II
Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church

on Sunday 27 November 2016
St Sarkis Church in London
Iverna Gardens
Kensington, London W8 6TP

Arrivals 5:00 pm
Hrashapar 5.00- 5:15 pm
Reception ends 6:00 pm

His Holiness Aphram II is the head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. 
His Holiness Aphram II visited Armenia in Autumn of 2014 and in April 2015 
attending the canonization service of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian 
Genocide. Syriac Orthodox Christians have suffered significantly in the hands 
of Ottoman Turks in the beginning of 20 th century. Last year the Syriac Church 
commemorated the 100 anniversary of Syriac Genocide known as the 
Syriac Sayfo.

On April 23rd 2015, the heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches held 
historical meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 50 years after 
their meeting in Addis Ababa in 1965 then by the gracious invitation of the 
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.

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