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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

June 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, Lebanon. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Lebanese President General Michel Aoun

May 3, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/5/18 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, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Very […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

April 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During their meeting, His Holiness conveyed to His Beatitude Easter greetings and discussed several church issues. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Catholicos Aram I

April 4, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia for the Armenian Orthodox Church, in the Catholicosate headquarters in Antelias, Beirut. His Holiness was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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The Secretary of the Regional Synod in India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

March 18, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Apahrem II Meets Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban

January 18, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian Presidency, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. Her Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Moussa Al-Khoury, Executive Director of “Wathiqat Watan” association, and Mr. Saher Al-Hasheem, General Director of the […]

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Representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus

January 16, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Sayyed Abu’l Fadl Tabtabaei, representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Excellency offered Christmas greetings to His Holiness. They discussed the historical role of Christians in Syria, Iran and throughout […]

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Armenian Orthodox Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo

January 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in Christmas and Theophany Holy Qurobo at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Archbishop of Damascus, celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Ver Rev. […]

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Forum on Jerusalem in Latakia

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/12/17 Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Forum on Jerusalem. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Very Rev. Raban Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Delegate in Aleppo, Lattakia and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and […]

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Visit of His Excellency Ambassador of Austria to Damascus

December 12, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Hans-Peter Glanzer, New Austrian Embassy in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with His Excellency the situations in Syria. His Holiness wished the new ambassador a fruitful service for the strengthening of […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Meet Head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

October 22, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Grace Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)-Council. The meeting was also attended by Oriental Orthodox Patriarchs His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, […]

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Opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future”

October 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the opening of the Conference “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and the Future” which is held in Berlin. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate for the Coptic Orthodox Church, His Holiness Karekin II, […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits St. Michael & St. Gabriel Monastery and the Merry Cemetry in Romania

October 1, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Archangels Michael and Gabriel Monastery in Şurdeşti, where he was received by Rev. Fr. Gregory. His Holiness first raised prayer in the wooden church of the monastery, which is considered the oldest and highest wooden church in Romania. He then made […]

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Archbishop Atallah Hanna Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Archbishop Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of Sebastia, who is visiting Damascus accompanied by a delegation from Palestine, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Very Rev. […]

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Governor of Hassakah Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

July 30, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 30/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Jayez Al-Moussa, Governor of Hassakah, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, and […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Inaugurates Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University

May 31, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 31/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Romanian Arabic Library at the Middle East University in Sabtieh – Mount Lebanon. This project was implemented through the efforts of Professor Alexandru Peterliceano from this PROEMA Institute for cultural promotion. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Victor Mircea, […]

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Protecting Freedom of Belief & Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict

May 15, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to give a talk in a discussion panel on “Protecting Freedom of Belief and Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict”. Panelists included Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher, Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom and President of the International Council of the […]

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World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians – Washington DC

May 13, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/5/17 Also Read: MET. TIKHON AND MET. HILARION PRESENT AT WORLD SUMMIT IN DEFENSE OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS UNDERWAY IN DC His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, in Washington DC. Many Christian leaders from throughout the world gave talks on the […]

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Prayer at the Armenian Church for the 102 Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Meets in Balamand

April 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at his residence in Balamand. His Holiness wished His Beatitude a good health and recovery. He also presented his condolences in the name of the Syriac Orthodox Church to His Beatitude and the sister Greek […]

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Exhibition of the “Mustard Seed” Syriac Association

March 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Exhibition of the handicrafts and homemade food of the newly established “Mustard Seed” Syriac Association, at the Hall of the Syriac Young Men at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal […]

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