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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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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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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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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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