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Coptic Orthodox Church Delegation Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

January 27, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. The Coptic Orthodox Delegation included the members of the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches: Anba Bishoy, Anba Benyamin and Dr. Guirguis Saleh […]

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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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Christmas Holy Qurobo in Damascus

December 26, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Christmas Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. Their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for the Church in India, and Arminian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash […]

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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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Christian Muslim Religious Summit for Jerusalem – Bkerke

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christian-Islamic Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate Headquarters in Bkerke upon the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Summit aimed at declaring a united position following the US President Donald […]

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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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Syriac Orthodox Church Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

November 29, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Elamkulam Church in India, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by their Eminences: Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simahasana Churches in the North of Kerala and Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Antheemos Mathews, Metropolitan […]

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Ecumenical Service at Berliner Dom

October 23, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in an Ecumenical prayer for the Christians of the Middle East held at the Evangelical Church in Berlin. Heads of the Oriental Orthodox churches, the Evangelical church as well as other church leaders also attended the prayer. In his sermon, His Holiness acknowledged […]

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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 Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

October 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence 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, Supreme […]

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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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Exhibition: Christians of the Orient, 2000 Years of History

September 26, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 26/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends the opening ceremony of “Christians of the East: 2000 Years of History” exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute in Paris under the patronage of His Excellency President of France Emmanuel Macron. The exhibition aims at shedding light on the history of […]

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Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross and Ordination of Monks

September 17, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/9/17 On the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Metropolitans from Malankara Church

September 5, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/9/17 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – Indian Orthodox Malankara Church & Syriac Orthodox Church in India   His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Eminences Metropolitans Mor Athanasius Thomas and Mor Nicholovos Zakaria, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh on September 4, 2017. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary […]

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Festival of the Syriac Song

August 22, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurates the “Syriac Song Festival” at Mor Gabriel Hall in Qamishly. The Edessa Cultural Choir performed some Syriac songs with Church melodies. The theme of this year’s festival is: “the voice of Edessa from Zalin”. The children of the choir sang a diversity […]

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Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church – Qamishly

August 22, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Virgin Mary Church in Qamishly. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeerah and Euphrates, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs. In […]

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Delegation from the Simhasana Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 2, 2017 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Eminences Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in North Kerala and Abbot of the Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Athanasius Geevarghese, Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in South Kerala and Abbot of Mor Ignatius Dayro, at the Patriarchal Residence […]

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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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Memorial Service for Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III

June 28, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 28/6/17 On the occasion of the 37th dukhrono of the passing away of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III (25 June 1980) of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II held a special service (teshmeshto d-Kumre) for the departed patriarchs at the tombs of the patriarchs in Mor Aphrem Monastery in […]

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Holy Qurobo – Mor Yacoub Baradeus Church – Atchaneh

June 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh and Mor Timotheos Mathew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs and in […]

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