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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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Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Prelates Attend Luncheon in Honor of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/3/17 Luncheon in Honor of His Holiness at the Armenian Church – New York His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to a special luncheon in his honor at St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral and the Headquarters of the Archdiocese in New York. The heads of the Oriental Orthodox […]

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Lecture on the History of Syriac Orthodox Church

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a lecture on the History of the Syriac Orthodox Church as well as the modern challenges the Syriac heritage is facing. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch

February 12, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness discussed with His Beatitude the current situation of Christians and the recent developments in Syria. His Beatitude was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Nicolas Baalbaki and […]

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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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Governor of Damascus Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

January 22, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Governor of Damascus Dr. Bishr Al-Sabban and Secretary of the Baath Party in Damascus Mr. Hussam Al-Samman, at the Patriarchate in BabTouma – Damascus. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of […]

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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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New Year Holy Qurobo – Mor Aphrem Cathedral – Sulaymaniyyah

January 3, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the New Year at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Sulaymaniyyah in Aleppo. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits the Old City of Aleppo

January 2, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the liberated Old City of Aleppo. He was accompanied by 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 of the […]

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Holy Qurobo for New Year’s Eve – Hayy El Seryan – Aleppo

January 2, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of New Year’s Eve at St. George Church in Hayy El-Seryan in Aleppo. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

December 18, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  – 18/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Holiness and His Beatitude discussed the ways to strengthen the relations between the two sister churches. They also discussed the […]

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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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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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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Librarian of USEK

December 8, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Joseph Moukarzel, Chief Librarian at the University of the Holy Spirit in Kaslik (USEK) at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Deacon Elie […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Newly Appointed Archdiocesan Council in Damascus

November 22, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the newly appointed Archdiocesan Council of the Patriarchal Archdiocese in Damascus at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Very Rev. […]

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Berakah – Harvest Festival – Kuwait 2016

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Berakah – Harvest Festival held in Kuwait. He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin, Mor Severius Kuriakose, Chief Metropolitan […]

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85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait

November 20, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – November 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the event organized to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait (NECK). He was accompanied by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, Mor Gregorius […]

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Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Kuwait

November 18, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 18/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo in Kuwait. He was assisted by His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and Mor Severius Abraham, Patriarchal Vicar in Kuwait, in the presence of their Eminences Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin, Mor Aphrem Matthews, Assistant […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

November 12, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation of Archbishops from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Deevanasios Geevarghese, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Gethsimon Dayro, Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Malecuriz and Simhasana Metropolitan of Northern Region, Mor Athanasius Geevargis, Metropolitan […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Lebanese President General Michel Aoun

November 12, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Excellency President General Michel Aoun, the newly elected President of the Republic of Lebanon, at the Presidential Palace. His Holiness headed a delegation of Archbishops including their Eminences: Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Syrian Refugees in Curitiba – Brazil

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to the city of Curitiba in the State of Parana in Brazil. He was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Very Rev. Raban Joseph […]

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