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Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

November 7, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 11/7/18 Please visit the University Web portal: http://asu.edu.sy/en FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Antioch.Syrian.University/ His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – (Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St.Peter in Antioch and All-East & Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) inaugurated the Antioch Syrian University (ASU). The opening ceremony was held in the presence of […]

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Christians Enter ‘Raqqa Churches’ for the First Time Since 2013

September 15, 2018 Featured

  Faruk Firat – OCP News Service – 15/9/18 Syria: Christians are allowed to enter the Church in Raqqa for the first time since 2013. Christian women fighters held a victory ceremony against the defeated of the ISIS terrorist. Emotional moments took place when the Syrian Christian fighters of the MFS were allowed to visit […]

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Terrorist Assassinate Nine Christians in Mhardeh – Syria

September 9, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 9/9/18 +Souls Rest in Peace+ Syria: Nine Christians (Assyrian Orthodox), including 5 children were martyred by Islamic terrorist jihadis on 7 Sep 2018 in densely populated Mhardeh region which is located in the Hama Governorate in the northern part of Syria. According to the Syrian Military sources, the jihadi’s fired several missiles […]

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Kurds in Syria Shutdown Assyrian School for Refusing Kurdish Curriculum

August 10, 2018 Featured
Letter from Kurdish PKK ordering closing of the Assyrian school in Derbiseye, Syria.

  AINA – 8/10/18 (AINA) — Kurdish PKK authorities closed an Assyrian school in Derbiseye, Syria after Assyrian school officials refused to adopt a Kurdish teaching curriculum. The Kurdish PKK prosecutor in Derik/Malikiye, Syria, issued the order on August 7, which is Assyrian Martyrs Day. The Syrian government is expected to take control of all schools […]

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RUSSIAN MILITARY DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SAIDNAYA CONVENT IN SYRIA

June 19, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 19/6/18 The Russian military active in Syria has handed delivered humanitarian aid to the much-suffering Convent of the Nativity of the Mother of God of Saidnaya near Damascus, reports Blagovest-Info. As Abbess Febronia Nabkhan explained to journalists, thanks to the aid, there are currently summer courses in English and French being offered for the children […]

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Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Abducted Bishops of Aleppo & Persecuted Christians

May 18, 2018 Featured

Occidental World Magazine – 18/5/18 Global: The second edition (May-June 2018) of the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the ‘Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted Christians in Syria’ written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). ‘The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Militants and terrorists are […]

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Recital for the 5 Year Commemoration of the Abducted Archbishops

April 25, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  –  25/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a prayer night on the occasion of the five-year commemoration of the abducted Archbishops of Aleppo, Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi. The prayer took place at St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Aleppo, and included prayers for peace and […]

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Patriarch John X Deplores American Threats against Syria

April 14, 2018 Featured

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 14/4/18 Arabic original here. This is an unofficial translation. “We condemn America’s recent statements and threats against Syria which are based on mere unsubstantiated allegations of the use of prohibited weapons. We deplore any potential American aggression against our people, which will bring more destruction to the country and the region.” […]

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Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2018

March 31, 2018 Featured

The Executive Council – March-April 2018 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Krisdos haryav i merelotz! Orhnyal e Haroutyunen Krisdosi! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. ‘Let all Pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; […]

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Syriac Orthodox Priest Sohri Kasel Visits Parumala Seminary

March 15, 2018 Featured

MOTV – Syriac- Indian Malankara Orthodox Churches – 15/3/18 Parumala-Kerala-India – Fr Sohri Kasel and delegation of the St. Mary’s Sunoro Syriac Orthodox Church (in Syria) paid a visit to the Tomb of St. Gregorious of Parumala – the first Canonized Indian Saint. The delegation was warmly received by Fr M.C. Kuriakose – Manager of the […]

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“Pray for peace for ourselves and for the whole world” – Dr. Aidan Azad

March 2, 2018 Featured

Hasan Azad – 2/3/18 “Prayer Vigil for Peace in Syria” by Dr Aidan Azad at St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, Feb. 20, 2018. Source:

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Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

February 15, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/2/18 The Martyr Tryphon was born in Phrygia, one of the districts of Asia Minor, in the village of Lampsacus. From his early years the Lord granted him the power to cast out demons and to heal various maladies. He once saved the inhabitants of his native city from starvation. Saint […]

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First Holy Qurobo in Deir ez-Zor after its Liberation

February 4, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/2/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the first Holy Qurobo over the ruins of Virgin Mary church in Deir ez-Zor, after the city’s liberation. The Governor of Deir ez-Zor Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Samra, received His Holiness and the accompanying delegation at the airport. His Holiness was assisted by […]

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Representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus

January 16, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Sayyed Abu’l Fadl Tabtabaei, representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Excellency offered Christmas greetings to His Holiness. They discussed the historical role of Christians in Syria, Iran and throughout […]

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The New Year in a New Home: Lebanese-Armenian Family Receives a House in Artsakh from the Tufenkian Foundation

January 1, 2018 Featured

Tufekian Foundation- December 2017 -January 2018 Stepanakert: A Lebanese-Armenian family – Vahe Askaryan and his four children – who resettled in Artsakh in 2015, celebrated housewarming today in the Ishkhanadzor Village of the Kashatagh region. The house has been built by the Tufenkian Foundation in the framework of its Resettlement of Kashatagh initiative. Among other […]

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Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

December 21, 2017 Featured

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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Great-martyr Barbara at Heliopolis in Syria

December 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/12/17 The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, […]

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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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The Future of Orthodox Christianity in Syria and America – His Beatitude John X – Patriarch of Antioch & All the East

October 27, 2017 Featured
President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Patriarch John X Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. (File Pic) -http://modeoflife.org

Hudson Institute – 27/10/17 Over the last two thousand years, the Church of Antioch has played a major role in the formation and development of Christian theology and philosophy. Today the Church is facing tremendous challenges in its native homeland, Syria. Six years after the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the country is in […]

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“We bear the responsibility of a watchman” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán´s Speech on Christian Persecution

October 14, 2017 Featured
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Manfred K. Böhm -OCP News Service – 14/10/17 Full Text of the Speech here: Rüsselsheim – Germany : At a meeting on the International Consultation on Christian Persecution at Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivered a speech in which he called on all Christians to preserve and protect the persecuted Christian communities. “We […]

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Two New Orthodox Christian Martyrs – Gregory and Roman

October 7, 2017 Featured

OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, the two Russian martyrs fought in Syria and were captured by ISIS. They refused to renounce Orthodox Christian faith in Lord Jesus Christ and refused to convert to Islam and join ISIS. All sources indicate that two martyrs have been executed at the public square in […]

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