Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Germany for Maiden Apostolic Visit

May 14, 2015 Featured News

FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II – 14/5/15 Germany: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East begins first apostolic visit to Germany. The Patriarch and the delegation has arrived in Frankfurt today. Source:  

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II urge Peace & Reconciliation in Malankara

May 3, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf & Levant) 3/5/15 ALSO READ PREVIOUS STORIES: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Catholicose Baselios Paulose II – True Brothers in Christ makes history in Armenia Historic meeting of Catholicos Baselios Palouse II with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II take place at the Mother See of […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Speaks at “Christians in the Middle East: What Future?” Conference

May 2, 2015 Featured News

2/5/15 Italy: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a talk at the “Christians in the Middle East: What Future?” International Conference organized by Sant’Egidio Community in Bari – Italy. His Holiness gave an overview of the history of the Christian presence in the Middle East, especially during the Muslim rule. He also […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Syriac Catholic and Chaldean Catholic Primates

April 27, 2015 Featured News

27/4/15 Lebanon: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with their Beatitudes Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan and Chaldean Patriarch Mar Rafael Louis Sako at the Syriac Catholic Patriarchate in Beirut, Lebanon. They have issued a statement following their consultory meeting encouraging the preservation of the Christian Identity in the Middle […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Presides over the blessing of Holy Myron

April 27, 2015 Featured News

27/4/15 Syria: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II has presided over the rite of the blessing and mixture of the ingredients of the Holy Myron at St. Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. His Holiness blessed the ingredients of the Holy Myron which were brought from India. Source:  

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Received by Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II

April 27, 2015 Featured News

27/4/15 Yerevan: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II in Etchmiadzin at the end of his visit to Armenia. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant and Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director. […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Catholicose Baselios Paulose II – True Brothers in Christ makes history in Armenia

April 24, 2015 Featured News
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Dr Rubina Khachatryan (OCP Delegate of Yerevan and All Armenia) OCP News Service – 24/4/15 ALSO READ PREVIOUS STORIES: Historic meeting of Catholicos Baselios Palouse II with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II take place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin: OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago urges meeting between Patriarch of Antioch and Catholicos […]

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Historic meeting of Catholicos Baselios Palouse II with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II take place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 23, 2015 Featured News

Dr Rubin (OCP Delegate of Yerevan & All Armenia) OCP News Service – 23/4/15 Yerevan: The historic meeting between His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apsotolic throne of St Peter  and Primate of the Syriac Orthodox  Church of Antioch and All East and His Holiness Baselios Paulose II of the East –Catholicose on the […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East Arrives at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 22, 2015 Featured News

On April 21, at the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East; and His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East; arrived at the Mother See […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II lays foundation stone for the Sayfo memorial in Qamishli

April 7, 2015 Featured News

7/4/15 Also Read – Patriarch Aphrem II Visits Syria’s Qamishli Amid War Visit to Mor Gewargis Assyrian Church of the East in Qamishli His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Mor Gewargis Assyrian Church of the East in Qamishli accompanied by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II attends Christian-Muslim Religious Summit

March 30, 2015 Featured News

30/3/15 Beirut: Following the invitation of the Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Raii, His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christian-Muslim Religious Summit convened at the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke. The summit was attended by religious leaders from Lebanon including: Armenian Orthodox Catholicose Aram I, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius […]

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Pope Tawadros II receives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Catholicos Aram I

March 20, 2015 Featured News

John Anton – (OCP Delegate in Cario) OCP News Service – 20/3/15 Cairo – Egypt: His Holiness Pope Tawaros II of Alexandria of the Coptic Orthodox Church revived His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church His Holiness Aram I – Catholicose of Cilicia of the […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets with European Parliament President Martin Schulz

March 6, 2015 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service 6/3/15 Scandinavia: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East met with Martin Schulz- President of the European Parliament. They discussed the current situation in syria, Iraq and Middle East in General. Patriarch was accompanied by a high level […]

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Statement by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II regarding the attack on the Christian villages in the Khabour region in Syria

February 27, 2015 Featured News

  27/2/15 Holland: Statement by  His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East  regarding the attack on the Christian villages in the Khabour region in Syria.  Source:  

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Glimpses from the Apostolic visit of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to Malankara  

February 15, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service 15/2/15 Kerala: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II- Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East continue to visit several places in Kerala. The Primate Celebrated Divine Liturgies, visited several Churches, met with dignitaries, consecrated churches and new buildings, took part in feast and ecumenical meetings  and spoke to faithful. […]

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Do you use Palm Oil? : Lighter Moments with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch

February 13, 2015 Featured News
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Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – February 2015 Pics by Shijo Mathew ( Focalize Photography) Also Read : OCP Delegation holds historic meeting with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Puthenkurish OCP Delegation honors Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II with unique Indian icon of St Peter and St Thomas Written by […]

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Keep spiritual issues off courts: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 10, 2015 Featured News

The Hindu – 10/2/15 Victory in spiritual matters should not be achieved through civil courts, Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II has said. The Patriarch was addressing a meeting held at the Knanaya Archdiocese of Kallissery at Vallamkulam, near Thiruvalla, on Monday. He said misunderstandings should be sidelined in the larger interests […]

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The Knanaya Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese welcomes Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 10, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – 10/2/15 India/Kerala: His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East was given huge welcome by the Autonomous Knanaya Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese at their headquaters in Chigavanom, in Kottayam in […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II emphasize the importance of mutual responsibility for establishing peace in Malankara

February 9, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – 9/2/15 ALSO READ – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II : “It’s my duty to resolve church disputes” India/Kerala: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II during the interview with Manorma News Channel stressed the importance of mutual responsibility of all parties to bring lasting peace in Malankara. […]

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Grand Public Reception held for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Kottayam – the City of Letters

February 9, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Phillip-(OCP Delegate of Indian Sub Continent) OCP News Service – 9/2/15 Kottayam: A grand public reception was held for His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East and Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church at Kottayam (City of Letters) on Sunday 8th February 2015. Several dignitaries including Shri […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II : “It’s my duty to resolve church disputes”

February 8, 2015 Featured News
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Ajesh T Phillip – (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – 8/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem said that the two churches should take initiative to solve the problems between them. “It’s my duty to end the disputes. It’s not possible for me to turn a blind eye to people’s pain,” the Patriarch […]

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