Patriarchs of Antioch Meets in Balamand

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 Orthodox Church ...

Exhibition of the “Mustard Seed” Syriac Association

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 Archdiocese of ...

Lecture on the History of Syriac Orthodox Church

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 Media Office ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II meets Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orban

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 Media Office ...

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

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 Rev. Dn. Georges ...

Governor of Damascus Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

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 Damascus, Mor ...

Opening of the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians

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 as well ...

Patriarchs of Antioch Meet in Damascus

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 common work ...

Christmas Event for Children in Tabbaleh – Damascus

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. Raban Joseph Bali, ...

Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

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 Al-Jazeerah and ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Librarian of USEK

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 Zouky. Rev. Fr. ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Newly Appointed Archdiocesan Council in Damascus

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. Raban Joseph ...

Visit of the Belarussian Assistant Minister of Defence to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 22/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Ponomarev, Belarussian Ambassador to Syria, accompanied by His Excellency General Oleg Voinov, Assistant to the Minister of Defence in the Republic of Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and the accompanying delegation. He spoke ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Clergy of Brazilia and Goaia

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 30/10/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the clergy of Brazilia and Goaia at Mor Baselius and Mor Aphrem Monastery in Sampaya. The meeting was attended by their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, Mor ...

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/10/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), at Mor Aphrem Center in Paramus, New Jersey. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, and Very ...

Children’s Choir – St. Mary Church Saydnaya

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Saydnaya where the Children’s Choir performed some hymns on the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, ...

Meeting of the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/9/16 Communion of Oriental Orthodox Churches (Africa & Middle East) Particpiating Churches - The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, The Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch and All East, The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.  Their Holinesses: Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark ...

Eastern & Oriental Patriarchs of Antioch Meets Chief Adviser of the UN Special Envoy to Syria

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X and Mr Nicolas Michel, Chief Adviser to UN Special Envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan De Mistura on Political and Legal Issues, at the Patriarchal Residence in Balamand. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Antoine ...

High-Level UK Delegation Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- September 2016   His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the United Kingdom, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included members of the House of the Lords and House of Commons as well as religious leaders: Rev. Andrew Ashdown, Baroness Caroline Cox, Lord Raymond Hylton, Rev. ...

Patriarch Aphrem II Requests Russia’s Help Regarding the Two Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 26/8/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kinshchak, Russian Ambassador to Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness thanked Russia for its efforts for the release of the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo their Eminences Boulos Yaziji and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim. In ...

Patriarchal Visit to Kids Workshop on “Messages of Peace”

Syriac Orthodox Church - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the kids at the workshop organized by Mor Aphrem Christian Education Center in Bab Touma in collaboration with EPDC. The initiative is called: “Messages of Peace” and its goal is to allow kids to express their feelings about peace and life. His Holiness was ...