Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II & Swiss President Alain Berset Discuss ‘Abducted Bishops’

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/8/18 On August 28th 20118, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, at the Maronite Patriarchal Residence in Dimane, North Lebanon. The meeting was hosted by His Beatitude and Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, ...

4 Years after the Abduction of the Archbishops of Aleppo – Prayer for their Return

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II called for a special prayer for the return of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim, on the occasion of the 4th year after their abduction. His Beatitude Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham attended the prayer and His ...

Holy Qurobo & Ordination of Deacons – St. Mary Church – Sao Paolo

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Sao Paolo and ordained 6 new readers (Qoruye) and 7 new subdeacons (Aphodiaqne). Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, and Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, ...

Holy Qurobo at Mor Yuhanon Church – Sao Paolo

Syriac Orthoodx Patriarchate - 6/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yuhanon Church in Sao Paolo. Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, and Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness ...

International Meeting “Thirst for Peace” – Assisi

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the International Meeting organized by Sant’Egidio Community entitled: “Thirst for Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” which took place in Assisi from September 18th to 20th 2016. The meeting comes on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the ...

Conference in SOAS (London University) on the occasion of the Abduction of Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016- SOAS- -United Kingdom  On April 22, 2016, the University of London (SOAS) organized a conference and a book signing event on the occasion of three years of the abduction of His Eminence Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim. His Eminence Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut and Coordinator of the Patriarchal Committee ...

“Call to Prayer” for the Safe Return of the Archbishops of Aleppo – New Jersey

The Syriac Orthodox Church - April 2016 The Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Eastern USA organized a ‘call to prayer’ for the safe return of the two kidnapped Archbishops of Aleppo Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, at Mor Gabriel Church in Howarth, New Jersey. His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate to ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- March 2016 By the invitation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters where he was received by the bishop’s vicar Rev. Archmandrite Moussa Al-Khassi and the clergy and council members of the Archdiocese. His Holiness prayed for the safe return of ...

Walk for Peace in Syria

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - March 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II headed a “walk for peace in Syria” with the clergy of the Archdiocese of Aleppo and the participants of the Suryoyo Youth Gathering in Aleppo. The walk stretched from the center where the Suryoyo Youth Gathering took place to Mor Gewargis Church in Hayy ...

Historic Meeting of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia 

Tera Rus (OCP Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) OCP News Service – 9/11/15 Also Read – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II calls US & Western Powers to Stop Financing Terrorist: Moscow: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II- Patriarch of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodox Communion) met with His Holiness Kirill- Patriarch ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II presides ove the prayers held in Damascus for the safe return of abducted Bishops

20/4/15 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the prayer that was organized for the return of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji after two years on their abduction. The prayer was held at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus and attended by clergy from the ...

Ecumenical Prayer for the Release of the Abducted Bishops and for the Christians in Syria and Iraq

23/4/14 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over an ecumenical prayer with His Beatitude Patriarch John X in the presence of archbishops and priests from the different churches (Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Maronite). The prayer was also attended by His Excellency Mr. Talal Al-Barazi, Governor of Homs. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, ...

Turkey denies kidnapped Syrian bishops held in Turkey

ANKARA - 12/8/13 The Turkish Foreign Ministry has dismissed the claims that two kidnapped Syrian bishops were held in Turkey. Greek Orthodox Bishop Boulos Yaziji and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim were kidnapped April 22 in Syria by armed men en route from the Turkish border. “These claims are totally unrealistic. It is clear that these claims, which ...

Aleppo prays for Orthodox bishops kidnapped a month ago

22/5/13 Bishop Audo, Chaldean Archbishop of Aleppo, speaks of the pain of the Syrian Christian community. For a month the population has been waiting for news on the conditions of Msgr. Youhanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji kidnapped on 22 April. The appeal of Bartholomew I, for the liberation of the two prelates and peace in ...

Silence still shrouds kidnapped Orthodox prelates. Bishop of Aleppo: We’re groping in the dark

05/08/2013 For Msgr. Jeanbart the act is inexplicable. The only certain thing is that no one knows where Msgr. Yohanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji are. Money, food, school, and spiritual comfort for the people of Aleppo plagued by war, famine and despair. Moscow and Washington seek a path of dialogue between rebels and regime. Aleppo (AsiaNews) ...

Paschal Greetings from OCP Society

5/5/13 Dear All Khristos voskres! On deystvitel'no voskres!!! Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! On behalf of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society, i take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed and peaceful Pascha. May God shower abundance of thy grace upon us. MAY GOD SAVE AND PROTECT OUR BELOVED METROPOLITAN's, THEIR EMINENCE'S Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos ...

Aleppo bishop: Christians pained and worried by the fate of kidnapped prelates

05/03/2013 The fate of Mgrs Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji remains unknown since they were abducted on 22 April, and still presumed to be in the hands of their kidnappers. People are praying so that "they will come back to their communities in the next few days to celebrate Orthodox Easter," said Archbishop Jeanbart. Aleppo (AsiaNews) ...