Consecration of the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro)

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 16/8/17 On the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the altar of the Virgin Mary at the Shrine of the Lady of the Belt (Zunoro) at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop ...

Meeting of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/9/16 Communion of Oriental Orthodox Churches (Africa & Middle East) Particpiating Churches - The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, The Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch and All East, The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.  Their Holinesses: Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark ...

Opening of the XI General Assembly of MECC

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in the Opening Ceremony of the XI General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Amman, Jordan. His Holiness headed the delegation of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch which included their Eminences: Mor Theophilos Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount ...

Visit of the Minister of Education in Iraqi Kurdistan Government

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Bitshewan Sadek Abdallah, Minister of Education and Interim Minister of Endowments in the Iraqi Kurdistan Government, in Erbil. His Excellency was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Khaled Alber, Director of the Christian Affairs in the Ministry of Endowments. Their Eminences ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Refugee Camp in Erbil

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited a refugee camp in Erbil and met with the refugees. He visited the Church of the Annunciation where he prayed the service of the Virgin Mary and then visited the diverse clinics for healthcare and medical assistance as well as dental care. During this ...