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President General Michel Aoun & Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II discuss – ‘the Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo’

January 22, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency the President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar of Zahleh and Beqaa, […]

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One Year Memorial for Late Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum

January 16, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/17 On the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Virgin Mary of the Sowing and the one year memorial of the former Archbishop of Beirut Late Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Achrafieh, […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Families of Soldiers Killed in Berd – Tavush Province

January 14, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 14/1/17 On 11 January, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the families of soldiers killed in the Berd, Tavush Province. The meeting was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. They were accompanied by His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of the […]

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Celebration of the Holy Nativity and Theophany in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

January 14, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – January 2017 On January 6, on the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Divine Liturgy was attended by Mr. Galust Sahakyan […]

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Feast of Mor Stephanos

January 12, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/1/17 On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Stephanos, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Gregorius Malke Urek, Patriarchal Vicar […]

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Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 8, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) 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 the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Visited Yerablur Military Cemetery

January 4, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – January 2017 (YEREVAN, Armenia) On 30 December, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenian; and President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia; visited the Yerablur Military Cemetery. They were accompanied by clergy and state officials. Following the wreath-laying ceremony, His Holiness offered a prayer […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) Church in Homs

January 3, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/2017 On his way back from Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Church of the Lady of the Guirdle (Zunoro) in Homs. His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, and the clergy of the Archdiocese received His Holiness. His Holiness prayed for […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Prays for Peace in Syria

January 3, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II led a prayer for peace in Syria at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Aleppo. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate […]

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Christmas Event for Children in Tabbaleh – Damascus

December 17, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the children participating at the Christmas Event organized by the brothers at the Center of Christian Education in Tabbaleh – Damascus. The Christmas event included entertaining activities and the children chanted Christmas hymns in Syriac. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. […]

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PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM: NO SACRILEGE IN OPENING LORD’S TOMB; BELIEVER SHOULD NOT SEEK FOR SIGNS

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem has responded to criticisms that restoring the Lord’s Sepulchre constitutes an invasion of a holy space and a sacrilege. Speaking in an interview with the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem he stated, “The fact is that restoration has been ongoing in the […]

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EPDC Projects and Initiatives

December 15, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the diverse projects and initiatives supported, implemented and executed by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC). His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Very Rev. Raban Gabriel Dahho, Very […]

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Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate following the Terrorist Attacks near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo – Egypt

December 13, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/12/16 Following the terrorist attack on St. Peter Church near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch issued the following statement: Patriarch Aphrem II condemns the terrorist attack near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo. Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Damascus, December 11, 2016 […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Sends Letter of Condolence on Bombing of Coptic Church

December 13, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 13/12/16 On December 12, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attacks at the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Cairo Egypt, which killed […]

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‘A Sad Day for Egypt’ – Reflections by Bishop Anba Suriel on the Coptic Church Bombing

December 12, 2016 Featured News
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Bishop Anba Suriel – 12/12/16 Today has been one of the most difficult days of my life. Hearing about such barbaric events on the news or watching them on television is one thing but experiencing them firsthand is something else altogether. Walking up to the Church of St Peter (Botrosiya) in the Cathedral complex and […]

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Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

December 10, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Rima Al-Qadiri, Syrian Minister of Social Affairs, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of […]

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Fr. Michel Jalkh – Secretary General of MECC Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

December 8, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh, General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director. During the meeting, Rev. Fr. Jalkh […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Newly Ordained Priests

December 7, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 7/12/16 On December 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received nine newly ordained priests, led by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grand Sacristan of Mother See. Asking for the blessings of His Holiness, Bishop Hovnan stated that the priests, after having completed a […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Malayalee Faithful in London

November 27, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the Malayalee faithful from different parishes in London, who gathered at St. Thomas Cathedral in London. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Zachariah, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom and Mor Theophilus George Saliba, […]

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Consecration of St. Thomas Syriac Orthodox Cathedral – London

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the new St. Thomas Cathedral in London, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales. Their Eminences Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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