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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 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. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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Hasho Service at Mor Jacob Baradeus Church – Jaramana

April 13, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/4/17 On the occasion of the Passion (Hasho) Week, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the prayer service of Tuesday Evening at Mor Jacob Baradeus Church in Jaramana. The prayer was also attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Nahire Service – Damascus

April 11, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the special service of the Nahire (Lights) on the eve of the Passion Week at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. All the lights of the church were turned off and the faithful, deacons and clergy held candles in a […]

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36th Anniversary of the Christian Education Center in Damascus

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Christian Education Center in Damascus. The celebration was held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The celebration included a short overview spanning the years of ministry and service […]

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Children Friendly Space – Jaramana

March 31, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 31/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a new “Children Friendly Space” in Jaramana, Damascus. This project is implemented by EPDC to provide a safe space for children to play as well as an environment that meets their needs, physical, psychological and mental. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, […]

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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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“That they may be one” – First Spiritual Convention for Youth – Damascus

February 27, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/2/17 The Suryoyo Patriarchal Youth Department (SPYD) organized the first Spiritual Convention for youth in Damascus at Ibrahim Al-Khalil Monastery in Damascus. The theme of the Convention was: “That they may be one”. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus opened the convention with […]

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Sunday of the Departed Souls – Holy Qurobo in Augsburg

February 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Augsburg on the occasion of the Sunday of the Departed Souls. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, […]

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Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 17, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/2/17 Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Lebanon February 16, 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, invited their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy […]

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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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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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Holy Qurobo on the Occasion of the Fast of Nineveh

February 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo celebrated by His Eminence Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, on the occasion of the end of the Fast of Nineveh at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh, Bikfaya. The Holy […]

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple

February 5, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Temple, at Mor Athanasius Church in Tampa, Florida. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, and […]

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Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria

January 28, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 28/1/7 On the occasion of the new year 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Diplomatic Representatives to a Formal Reception at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The reception was attended by their Excellencies: Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, and […]

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Inauguration of a Sayfo Monument in Detroit – Michigan

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo Monument in commemoration of the Syriac Genocide at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Detroit – Michigan. The ceremony was attended by His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA as well as the clergy 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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Feast of Mor Stephanos

January 12, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/1/17 On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Stephanos, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Gregorius Malke Urek, Patriarchal Vicar […]

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Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 8, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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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 Prays for Peace in Syria

January 3, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 3/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II led a prayer for peace in Syria at Mor Aphrem Cathedral in Aleppo. 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 […]

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