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Holy Qurobo for the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Dukhrono of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo and the 102nd Commemoration of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Sayfo Commemoration in Aleppo Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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Nahire Service – Damascus

April 11, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the special service of the Nahire (Lights) on the eve of the Passion Week at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. All the lights of the church were turned off and the faithful, deacons and clergy held candles in a […]

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Palms Sunday in Damascus

April 11, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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36th Anniversary of the Christian Education Center in Damascus

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Christian Education Center in Damascus. The celebration was held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The celebration included a short overview spanning the years of ministry and service […]

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Priests’ Sunday – Holy Qurobo

February 13, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Priests’ Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. He was assisted by His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate for the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates. In his sermon, His Holiness […]

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Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve – Damascus 2016

December 25, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Christmas Eve at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The Holy Qurobo was celebrated by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted by Very […]

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Holy Qurobo – Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in […]

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New Members of the Syriac Scouts of the Patriarchate

August 3, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the ceremony of accepting new members of the Syriac Scout of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus. The ceremony was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal […]

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Holy Qurobo – St. Jacob Baradeus Feast

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of St. Jacob Baradeus, at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the virtues of St. Jacob Baradeus and his role in preserving the […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Martyrs and Wounded in Qamishly

June 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Vicariate in Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness thanked the Lord for […]

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Patriarchal Visit to Kids Workshop on “Messages of Peace”

June 24, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the kids at the workshop organized by Mor Aphrem Christian Education Center in Bab Touma in collaboration with EPDC. The initiative is called: “Messages of Peace” and its goal is to allow kids to express their feelings about peace and life. […]

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Commemoration of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo

June 18, 2016 Featured News

    Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/6/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the occasion of the Feast of the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His […]

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Celebration of the Resurrection – Evening Qurobo – Damascus

May 1, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/5/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Daoud at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness announced the joyful news of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus […]

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Washing of the Feet – Damascus

April 30, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the rite of the washing of the feet at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. During this rite, His Holiness calls twelve young people who represent the twelve Apostles. He then washes their feet as an example of what […]

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Palms Sunday Celebrated in Damascus

April 25, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo. In his […]

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Inauguration of the Easter Bazar

April 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the yearly Easter Bazaar at the Sayfo Syriac Martyrs Hall at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. The Bazaar is organized by the Young Syriacs Association and will be open for public for three days. The inauguration followed by a performance of […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Attends Traditional Qawarma Dinner

November 29, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 – Fb Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Damascus- Syria: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the traditional Qawarma Dinner prepared by the Association of Young Syriacs at their headquarters in the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, and […]

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Patrairch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Syrian Minister of Social Affairs

October 16, 2015 Featured News

16/10/15- FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Rima Al-Qadry, Syrian Minister of Social Affairs, at the patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness discussed with Her Excellency the current situation in Syria and the Middle East. He also discussed ways of […]

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al-Joumhouria: Details Emerge about the Metropolitans’ Kidnapping

April 24, 2013 Featured News

23/4/13 Arabic original, from the April 23 al-Joumhouria, here. For background on the kidnapped priests whose release they were trying to secure, see here. The two kidnapped metropolitans are Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahim, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, and Boulos Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Alexandretta, brother of Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi, who has […]

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