CHURCHES “Christians started to celebrate Christmas in 4th century”

December 25 is a special day for all Christian communities. Though the birth of Jesus Christ is commonly celebrated, the origin of Christmas traditions isn’t known by all. We talked to the leader of Armenian Catholics of Turkey Kerabaydzar Levon Zekiyan about these traditions, from why Christmas is celebrated on December 25 to the origin of Christmas tree decorations.
CHURCHES Churches in Istanbul met on “Christianity with its Basic Principles”

On October 15, Fener Rum Orthodox Patriarchate, under the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, hosted a meaningful meeting with the participation of the representatives from all churches. The prominent figures from the churches in Turkey gathered together for the launching meeting of “Christianity with its Basic Principles” which is to be expected to lead important developments in the Christian community.
CHURCHES Campaign begins for Ani

A campaign has been initiated for the recognition of the ancient city of Ani as a “world heritage site” by UNESCO.
CHURCHES Great Loss of Catholic Armenians

Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church, passed away this morning in Lebanon at the hospital where he was being treated.