Syria

General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness discussed with Rev. Fr. Huttunen the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria […]

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High-Level UK Delegation Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 4, 2016 Featured News

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, […]

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NO RUNNING WATER FOR TWO MILLION SYRIANS IN WAR-RAVAGED ALEPPO

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC- August – September 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Two million people in Aleppo, Syria have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for […]

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SYRIAN FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HASAKEH

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC-  August- September 2016 It was only a year ago that Syrian families living in besieged villages near the city of Hasakeh sought refuge there and humanitarian relief from IOCC and its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. IOCC is once again responding to the urgent needs of […]

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Assyrian Soldier Killed By ISIS Buried in Syria

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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https://philosproject.org – August 2016 Today, yet another young 23-year-old martyr, Basil “Akkad” Talya was buried in Syria as a result of the war against the Islamic State. His recent life, death and family life in many ways mirror the state of the Assyrian nation. His life turned upside down when ISIS militants invaded his village in […]

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President of Poland met the Patriarch of Antioch: Discussions on the situation of the Christians of the Middle East

August 28, 2016 Featured News

Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Wednesday, 17 August 2016, His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President of the Polish Republic met His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and All Orient –president.pl informs. Besides the members of the Antioch delegation, Patriarch John was accompanied by His Beatitude Sava, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland, and […]

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Tragedy continues for Christians in Aleppo: You can help them

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Barnabas Fund – August 2016 “The enemy has besieged the rebels … the rebels attacked us and occupied the main road (the supply route of Aleppo) and we were besieged for ten days. And because of this, the government … surrounded the rebels and [we have] been besieged totally.” – email to Barnabas Fund from […]

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian […]

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Swedes Demand Assyrian Autonomy to Make Up for Daesh Genocide

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 After having established a quasi-state in the Middle East, Daesh has been guilty of many evils, including persecution of other ethnic groups, whose religious beliefs happen to differ from radical Islam, such as the Assyrians. A group of Swedish politicians now advocate the creation of a local Assyrian autonomy to prevent future genocides. Sweden […]

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His Holiness Aram I on Pastoral Visit to Syria

August 2, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – August 2016 28-29 July 2016. During the past five years of the conflict in Syria, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, with the guidance of His Holiness Aram I, has accompanied the Armenian communities in Syria through prayers and messages, while providing humanitarian assistance and raising funds in the diaspora. All assistance to Armenians in […]

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The Christians Of Syria, Martyrs Of Nowadays

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Romanian Orthodox News Agency – June 2016 Tuesday, 21 June 2016, the conference entitled “Christians of Syria, martyrs of nowadays” was held at the parish of Saints Parents Ioachim and Ana – Oborul vechi, deanery of district 2, Bucharest, delivered by Rev Gheorghe Costea, parish priest of the Romanian community of Syria and […]

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Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer at the Republic Square of Yerevan

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 25, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; an Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer was held in the Republic Square of Yerevan. The prayer service was attended by around […]

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Financial Assistance Provided to 100 Families from Syria

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 20, on the occasion of the International Day of Refugees, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Social Services Office of Mother See provided financial assistance to 100 needy Syrian families. The event organized jointly with […]

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We should not forget the Armenian Community in Syria, Appeals His Holiness Aram I

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, His Holiness Aram I has been monitoring the situation of Armenians in Syria through regular telephone communication with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate, and the lay leadership. A few days ago, the Archbishop informed the Catholicos that the latest mortar attacks on Aleppo also […]

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Resolution Sent in Protest of Silence Concerning Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Christian Network- Pemptousia Partnership in Pemptousia Partnership – May 2016 PETITION ON THE ABDUCTION OF THE TWO HIERARCHS OF ALEPPO SYRIA CALL TO ACTION:  Sign the Petition Today, Wednesday 18 May 2016, we have gathered here in Athens, from all over Greece, Syria, Lebanon, the rest of Europe and the Middle East, on the occasion of […]

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Iraqi Minorities Advocate for the Creation of New Provinces

May 12, 2016 Featured News

By Douglas Burton https://philosproject.org – May 2016 If August 1914 shattered the received order of Europe forever, August 2014 dissolved the received tradition of protection for religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria. The lightening quick thrust of the Islamic State over northeastern Syria and down a broad band of Iraq in the summer of […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aprem II Meets UN Special Envoy for Syria’s Legal & Political Facilitator

May 6, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with UN Special Envoy for Syria’s Legal & Political Facilitator Mr. Nicolas Michel, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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New Book: Arab Orthodox Christians under the Ottomans by Constantin Panchenko

May 5, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – May 2016 I am told that copies just arrived to the publisher today… This is a translation of Panchenko’s monumental Ближневосточное Православие под османским владычеством. Первые три столетия. 1516–1831 (Moscow: Indrik, 2012). Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516–1831 By Constantin Panchenko Foreword by John X (Yazigi) Over the past two […]

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Statement – “The people of Aleppo are deprived of the joy of the Resurrection”

May 3, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox  Patriarchate – May 2016 Following the recent bombings in Aleppo, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II issued the following statement: Damascus, May 2nd, 2016 “The people of Aleppo are deprived of the joy of the Resurrection” While the world celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, according to […]

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SOAS to Host Conference on Communities in Crisis – Syria and Iraq

April 21, 2016 Featured News
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Romina Istratii – Dept. of Religion – SOAS- April 2016- OCP News Service  Info in PDF Here- FINAL.communities in crisis flyer 190416 v2 Dept. Website here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/ London: The Centre of World Christianity at the School of African and Oriental Studies in London (SOAS) will host an important conference various communities in Syria and Iraq on […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the upcoming Genocide debate in the House of Commons

April 20, 2016 Featured News

Coptic Orthodox Church UK- Media and Communications Office- April 2016 With the recent welcomed recognition by the European Parliament and the United States Congress and Administration of ‘acts of genocide’ against Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities in Syria and Iraq, the upcoming House of Commons debate on this matter will be looked upon with anticipation […]

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