Topic: Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul

NEW YORK — It was a unique and unusual event at a top gallery in New York’s art district. Bishop Sahak Mashalian, Locum Tenens of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul, and one of two candidates for the position of Patriarch, was in[...]

ISTANBUL (Panorama.am) — Archbishop Karekin Bekchian, one of the candidates for Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, issued a letter on October 21 addressed to Bishop Sahak Mashalian, the locum tenens of Turkey’s Armenian[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan Ever since the last Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan fell ill with dementia but continued to live in a vegetative state in 2008, the seat of the Istanbul Patriarchate has been vacant. Archbishop Aram Atesyan, who got[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Nearly five months since the passing of Mesrob II, the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople (Istanbul) has launched its organizational work to hold an election of a new patriarch. A new patriarch will be[...]

JERUSALEM (Panorama.am) — The Archive (Mayr Divan) of Decrees and Documents of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem has started work on the establishment and furnishing of its Restoration Department. The department announced on May 31[...]

ISTANBUL (news.am) — Turkish Minister of the Interior Süleyman Soylu on May 14 visited the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. As reports Istanbul’s Agos Armenian newspaper, members of the Patriarchate’s religious assembly,[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — On Sunday, April 7, Bishop Sahak Mashalian from the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul celebrated an Episcopal Badarak at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral and delivered an inspiring sermon, delivered in both[...]

The long-expected end finally arrived for Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan on March 8, at St. Purgich Hospital, where he had been in a vegetative state for more than a decade. To say that he had suffered much in his short life is an[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress, AP) —  Patriarch Mesrob II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Christians in Turkey, died on March 8. He was 62. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said Mesrob Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan was stricken with incurable dementia,[...]