Historical Moment……Heaven Rejoicing…..Praise to God Almighty ...... This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, His Holiness Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria (Head of Coptic Orthodox Church) and His Holiness Ignatius Aprem II, the Patriarch of Antioch (Head of Syriac Orthodox Church), jointly participated in the function with His Holiness Karekein II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians.
The historic meeting between His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apsotolic throne of St Peter and Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East and His Holiness Baselios Paulose II of the East –Catholicose on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church took place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin which is the headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. The Prelates shared immense joy and pleasure during the very rare apostolic brotherly encounter. There was strong fragrance of brotherly love and apostolic bond in the air. Both Primates of the ancient sister Churches hugged each other at first sight and dined together.
Both prelates are in Yerevan to take part in the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Catholicos and the Indian Orthodox delegation was give a warm welcome by the Church of Armenia. The Primate of the Indian Church also met with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, with Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All Armenia, various Eastern Orthodox Prelates including His Beatitude Thikon- Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and other ecumenical guests.