Formal Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria at the Patriarchate– 2019

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/2/19 On the occasion of the New Year 2019, 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 His Excellency Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, His Excellency Dr. ...

Syria to Rebuild the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

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OCP News Service - 17/1/19 Damascus-Syria: President Bashar Al Assad of Syria has promised to rebuild the destroyed Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor. The decision was taken in a meeting between then Syrian Present and Syrian-Armenians and Armenian businessmen. Dedicated to the Martyrs and victims of the Armenian genocide, Der Zor Church and its complex ...

SDF Rescues Over 1900 Civilians From ISIS Terrorist

Faruk Firat – (Editor- Levant & Middle Eastern Christian Affairs) – OCP News Service- 09/12/18 Syria: SDF fighters rescued over 1900 civilians from ISIS terrorist during the first week of December 2018. SDF killed more than 220 ISIS terrorists with help from coalition air strikes in Hajin (Southeast Syria) to liberate innocent civilians. Most of the liberated civilians ...

Syrian Christian Women Attend the Second Congress of the Women Syriac Union

Faruk Firat - (Editor- Levant & Middle Eastern Christian Affairs) - OCP News Service- 25/11/18 Syria: On 22nd November 2018, the Syrian Christian Women's Fighters of the Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces (HSNB) took part in the second congress of the Women Syriac Union which was held in East Syria. A union of Syrian Christian women and female Christian fighters ...

Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

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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 His Excellency Dr. Atef Al-Naddaf, ...

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

  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 the Church for ...

Terrorist Assassinate Nine Christians in Mhardeh – Syria

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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 towards the ...

Kurds in Syria Shutdown Assyrian School for Refusing Kurdish Curriculum

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 in the area ...

RUSSIAN MILITARY DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SAIDNAYA CONVENT IN SYRIA

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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 of the ...

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

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 fleeing. We ...

Recital for the 5 Year Commemoration of the Abducted Archbishops

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 for the ...

Patriarch John X Deplores American Threats against Syria

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." - Greek Orthodox ...

Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2018

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; let the wise servants ...

Syriac Orthodox Priest Sohri Kasel Visits Parumala Seminary

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 Parumala ...

Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

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 Tryphon, ...

First Holy Qurobo in Deir ez-Zor after its Liberation

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 their Eminences: Mor ...

Representative of Al Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Damascus

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 the Middle East. They ...

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

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 efforts, ...

Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

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 his word, His ...

Great-martyr Barbara at Heliopolis in Syria

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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, Dioscorus decided ...