“Who will be saved?”

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Fr.Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles -  29/10/2019 Who will be saved? (On Salvation) “Grant me my Lord, impersonal happiness”, Misag Medzarents, Armenian poet Whoever says that they know a complete answer to this question is not saying the truth. We really don’t know. We know only one example when Jesus said to somebody that he was saved and that one ...

Female Aramean Christian in Syria Constitutional Committee – one of the five proposed WCA candidates has been selected by the UN

WCA-NGO - 26/10/2019 Ms. Hala Naoum Néhmé is one of the candidates proposed by WCA who has been selected by the United Nations to be part of the Syria Constitutional Committee. Its 150 members, who are scheduled to meet in Geneva on 30 October, will draft a new constitution for Syria. The WCA representative lives in ...

IOCC Launches Campaign for Children’s Programs in Syria

IOCC - 16/10/2019 International Orthodox Christian Charities Launches Campaign for Children’s Programs in Syria. Dream Centers offer Children, Families Safe Spaces, Support Overcoming Trauma. Baltimore, Md (October 15, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is launching a new fundraising campaign, aiming to raise $250,000 for programming that supports children and families who have survived trauma and tragedy in ...

Syrian Christians Proclaim “Trump is right on Syria!” YPG Kurds are responsible for escalation in Northeast Syria

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WCA - 10/10/2019 “President Trump is right on Syria!,” according to Johny Messo, the President of the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”). Withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and halting financial and arms support to the YPG Kurds may help restore peace and security in Syria. Messo further argues that “the YPG Kurds are responsible for ...

Who is Man? (On Christian Anthropology)

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By Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 7/9/19 Anthropology is the study of human beings, of who we are. There are many theories and approaches to clarify who is man, what are his components. My article is about my idea on this subject from the Bible point of view, focusing on what Christianity emphasizes regarding ...

YPG Using Syriac Christian Front Organizations As Mouthpiece for Fear-mongering Messages Regarding Northeast Syria

Press conference in Northeast Syria. Flags representing various groups, including the YPG and its counterpart the "Syriac" Military Council. Source photo: Nadie Harbieh.

Wca-ngo.org - 24/8/19 A few Syriac organizations claiming to represent the Christians of Northeast Syria while basically being front organizations of the YPG, have recently been causing quite a stir online. Being aligned with Kurdish communist separatists from Syria, their fearmongering messages deliberately portray an aggressive Turkish invasion that will exterminate the last Christians in this ...

Rewards For Justice Program Seeks Information On the Abducted Christian Prelates in Syria

OCP News Service - 25/7/19 More Information Here USA: Rewards for Justice program of the United States Department of State is offering a reward of $5 million for providing information on the ISIS kidnapping networks or  for providing information on the people responsible for kidnapping Christian prelates such as Archbishop Gregorios Ibrahim, Metropolitan Bolous Yazigi, Padre Maher ...

Fifteen Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria

AINA - 21/6/19 Qamishli, Syria (AINA) -- According to a report on Assyria TV, an internet Assyrian channel based in Stockholm, 15 Assyrian girls and boys have been abduction by members of the Syriac Military Council (MFS). MFS is a militia tied to the Syriac Union Party, which in turn is part of a secretive Assyrian political ...

Solemn welcome of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Damascus

Church of Serbia - 4/6/19 His Holiness Irinej arrived in Damascus, the capital of Syria on 1 June 2019. His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church were welcomed in the most solemn way by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East with hierarchs of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch ...

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 ...