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Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission Seventh Meeting – 2018

November 2, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/11/18 Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission Communiqué 2018 The Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its seventh meeting from 22–26 October 2018 at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence, Atchaneh, Lebanon. The Commission greatly appreciated the generous hospitality of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and the kindness of […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

October 14, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – Official Fb Page of the Patriarch of Antioch  – 14/10/18 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon October 12, 2018. Upon the invitation of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All […]

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Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

June 21, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/6/18 On June 21st 2018, Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great […]

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Turkey Returns Property to Syriac Orthodox Church

May 24, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 24/5/18 Mardin-Turkey- Properties of the Syriac Orthodox community in Tur Abdin is returned to the Church. On 22nd May 2018, nearly fifty Syriac Orthodox churches, monasteries, and cemeteries were returned to the Mor Gabriel Foundation. According to the deed, monasteries, churches, and cemeteries are given back to its rightful owner. Syriac Orthodox community in […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Calls for Peace & Reconciliation in Malankara

May 23, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East & Metropolitan of Malankara on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I – Catholicos & Maphriyano -Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.

OCP News Service – 23/5/18 “I will do all I can to achieve peace based on respect, dignity and mutual acceptance” – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II. Kerala- India: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II has called for peace and reconciliation between the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church and the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of India. Patriarch urged peace […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch Arrives in Malankara

May 22, 2018 Featured

Fr Prakash Kuriakose (Delegate of Malankara) – OCP News Service – 22/5/18 Malankara- India: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – (Patriarch of Antioch and All East and Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) arrived today morning at the Cochin Airport, where he was received by His Beatitude Abune Baselios Thomas I – (Catholicos and […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

February 18, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the […]

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Official Reception in Honor of His Excellency Speaker of the Syrian Parliament Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh

January 14, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted an official reception in honor of His Excellency Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, who is the first Syriac Orthodox, and the first Christian […]

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Nativity Message of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East (2017-2018)

December 23, 2017 Featured
His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/12/17 Christmas-Nativity (2017-2018) Message of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. Source:

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Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan’s from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 14, 2017 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/2/17 Arrival of a delegation of 17 Diocesan Metropolitans from our Syriac Orthodox Church in India headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Holy Synod of India, as per the direction of His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of our church, […]

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OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

February 12, 2017 Featured

OCP News Service – 12/2/17 Read: Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch “We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also […]

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Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

February 10, 2017 Featured News

  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch February 10, 2017 A statement was issued by six archbishops of our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (four of whom are members in the Holy Synod and two are not) in which they […]

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The so-called Rev. Yuhanon Aydin is not a priest in the Syriac Orthodox Church and his so-called ordination is void

February 10, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/2/17 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East  Damascus, February 9, 2017  The so-called Rev. Yuhanon Aydin is not a priest in the Syriac Orthodox Church and his so-called ordination is void because it is not done by the proper ecclesiastical authority.   Based on Article 70 a) […]

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Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria

January 28, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Church – 28/1/7 On the occasion of the new year 2017, 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 their Excellencies: Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, and […]

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A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

December 1, 2016 Featured News

George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope […]

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25 Years – MCC in Syria

November 14, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 14/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) work in Syria, held in Brummana – Lebanon. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and General Manager of EPDC, and Very […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

November 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation of Archbishops from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Deevanasios Geevarghese, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Gethsimon Dayro, Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan Reesh Dayro of Malecuriz and Simhasana Metropolitan of Northern Region, Mor Athanasius Geevargis, Metropolitan […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Catholicose-Patriarch Karekin II

November 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/11/16 Visit of His Holiness Catholicose Karekin II to MAC – NJ His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His brother in Christ Catholicose Karekin II, Catholicose-Patriarch of All Armenians, at Mor Aphrem Center in New Jersey. Their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Eastern […]

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Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church of India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

October 22, 2016 News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/10/16 Lebanon: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II receives their Eminences Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Mor Aphrem Matthews, Assistant Metropolitan of Angamali, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. His Holiness […]

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Patriarch Kirill Meets Oriental Orthodox Prelates in London

October 17, 2016 Featured News

Julie Jones – OCP News Service – (OCP Delegate in the U.K.) Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia – Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met Coptic, Armenian and Syriac Orthodox Prelates in London during the reception organized on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Russian Orthodoxy in the UK and Ireland. Patriarch met […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to Visit Brazil

September 23, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church of Brazil – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East – 23/9/16 Brasilia: The Patriarch and the delegation will arrive in Brazil on October 26. They will be welcomed by civil and ecclesiastical authorities. Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will visit major communities, social work projects and missions in the federal capital […]

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