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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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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 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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Archbishop Atallah Hanna Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/8/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Archbishop Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of Sebastia, who is visiting Damascus accompanied by a delegation from Palestine, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Very Rev. […]

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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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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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Prayer at the Armenian Church for the 102 Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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Holy Qurobo – Resurrection Eve

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Evening of Resurrection Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma. Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali celebrated the Holy Qurobo. His Holiness announced the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from 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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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 Ignatius Aphrem II meets Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban

February 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency the Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban, at the Hungarian House of Parliament. The meeting was attended by 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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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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Opening of the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians

January 16, 2017 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16//1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the opening of the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians in Lebanon, held at the Church of the Synod of the National Evangelical Churches in Syria and Lebanon, in Rabieh, Lebanon. His Excellency Rev. Salim Sahyouni was also present […]

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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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Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

December 10, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Rima Al-Qadiri, Syrian Minister of Social Affairs, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of […]

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