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Holy Qurobo on New Sunday – Damascus

April 16, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on New Sunday, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patrirarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. His Eminence the Right Reverend Bishop Michael Langrish, Former […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

April 10, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During their meeting, His Holiness conveyed to His Beatitude Easter greetings and discussed several church issues. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 7, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the monks of the Patriarchate. […]

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Schedules for Holy Week and Easter – 2018 at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

March 29, 2018 Featured

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/3/18 Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Feast of Annunciation

March 27, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Atchaneh – Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, […]

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Shubqono Prayer – Damascus

February 20, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the evening prayer (Ramsho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. At the end of the prayer, His Holiness prayed the special prayer of Shubqono (Forgiveness) during which the clergy and faithful ask forgiveness from one another, before the beginning […]

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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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Inauguration of “Patriarch Zakka I Iwas Dialysis Center”

January 27, 2018 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated “Patriarch Zakka I Iwas Dialysis Center” in Dwelaa – Damascus. The center is a project lead by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC), and aims at offering free services to patients with kidney failure and in need of dialysis, thus giving them […]

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Holy Qurobo of the Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 14, 2018 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the second Sunday after Epiphany, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damscus. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Petros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs and Hama, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal […]

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Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

December 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. The Recital was entitled: “Because We are Sons of Life 3”, and included Christmas chants from more than ten different languages and traditions. In […]

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Opening Ceremony of the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurates the First World Conference on Medicine for Suryoye, held at the University of Munich in Germany. His Holiness greeted all the physicians and people working in the field of medicine who gathered from different countries to participate in this important event. […]

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Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland

November 8, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland in New Zealand. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in […]

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Inauguration of SAYFO Monument in Sydney

November 7, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a new monument for Sayfo genocide in the yard of the Mor Ehpraim Cathedral, in the presence of the Minister of Multiculturalism. Their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, […]

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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 Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch Visits Patriarch John X of Antioch

October 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus. During the meeting, His Holiness and His Beatitude discussed Church matters as well as the recent developments concerning […]

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Consecration of St. Paul the Apostle Syriac Orthodox Church in San Diego

October 10, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of St. Paul the Apostle in San Diego – US. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA and His Eminence Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, assisted His Holiness in the […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Ghigiu Romania Orthodox Monastery

September 29, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 29/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Ghigiu Monastery in Romania. He was received by the abbess of the monastery. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Constantin Brancoveanu Award

September 27, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends “The Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards” ceremony organized by the Alexandrion Group Foundation in Romania. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Selwanus Boutros […]

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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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Meeting of SYGG-Syria with President Dr. Bashar Assad

September 19, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 19/9/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II meets His Excellency Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, with the participants of the Suryoyo Youth General Gathering – Syria, at the Damascus Hall in Damascus. The accompanying delegation included their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama […]

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