SYGG Syria 2018 – Official Inauguration

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 15/9/18 On September 13th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the third Suryoyo Youth General Gathering in Syria (SYGG-Syria), at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya – Syria. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, monks, priests, seminarians, and about 250 youth from the four Archdioceses ...

“Severus of Antioch” Symposium

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 28/5/18 For the 1500 Jubilee of the Exile of Patriarch Mor Severus the Great to Egypt, the Department of Syriac Studies at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch held a Symposium on the great Saint entitled: “Severus of Antioch” on May 25, 2018 at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon. His Eminence Mor ...

Triennial Anniversary of the historic Meeting of the OCP Delegation with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Fr. Prakash Kuriakose (Delegate of Malankara) - OCP News Service - 4/2/18 Kerala-India: February 7th, 2018, marks the 3rd anniversary of the historic meeting between Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Society) delegation and His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and the Syriac Orthodox delegation at Puthencruz, Malankara. OCP representation was the first ever ...

Coptic Orthodox Church Delegation Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. The Coptic Orthodox Delegation included the members of the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches: Anba Bishoy, Anba Benyamin and Dr. Guirguis Saleh as ...

Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – Activity Report 2017

OCP Secretariat -  OCP News Service -5/1/18 Dear Beloved Readers & Well-wishers Christmas-Nativity & New Year Wishes We are happy to present the activity report of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) for the years 2017. The report includes details of meetings, visits, research publications, charity, and social welfare as well as other activities. Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE – Activity ...

President Dr. Bashar al-Assad Visits Holy Cross Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Saydnaya

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 9/9/17 A few days ago, His Excellency Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, visited the temporary site of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Saydnaya. He was accompanied by the members of his family. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency at the entrance of the ...

Aleppo, Mosul & Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the discussion panel entitled “Aleppo, Mosul and Beyond: What Future do Christians have in the Middle East?” at the Munich Security Conference. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan Region was also present in the discussion panel. The panel ...

Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 17/2/17 Statement Issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Lebanon February 16, 2017 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, invited their Eminences the Archbishops, members of the Holy Synod, who ...

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

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 be blessed! ...

Governor of Damascus Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 22/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Governor of Damascus Dr. Bishr Al-Sabban and Secretary of the Baath Party in Damascus Mr. Hussam Al-Samman, at the Patriarchate in BabTouma – Damascus. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor ...

Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 10/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Her Excellency Dr. Rima Al-Qadiri, Syrian Minister of Social Affairs, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, His Grace Bishop Mor Maurice Amsih, Patriarchal Delegate of the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and ...

Visit of the Belarussian Assistant Minister of Defence to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 22/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Alexander Ponomarev, Belarussian Ambassador to Syria, accompanied by His Excellency General Oleg Voinov, Assistant to the Minister of Defence in the Republic of Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and the accompanying delegation. He spoke ...

Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - August 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the virtues of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, especially her tenderness and humble ...

Attestation Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - July 2016 The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate issued the following attestation: To Whom It May Concern The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch confirms that “Slibo Suryoyo”, “Hubo d’Slibo Suryoyo e.V.”, “Syrian-Aramaic Help Org. IC” and “Beilo Foundation in Diaspora” are not affiliated with the Syriac Orthodox Church, nor do they represent the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate ...

Visit of the Brazilian Ambassador to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Achilles Zaluar, Ambassador of Brazil in Damascus, at the patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Excellency personally condemned the terroristic attack that took place a week ago in Qamishly, during the pastoral visit of His Holiness to the city. He also ...

Statement by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Anthioch & Syriac Catholic Patriarchate on the Eviction of People from Mosul & the Nineveh Plain

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 Two Years Since the Eviction of our People from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain: the Wound of Forced Emigration Is Still Bleeding Two years passed since the uprooting of our Syriac people from the land of our ancestors in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, following the criminal act which amounts to an ethno-religious ...

Visit of a Delegation from the European Parliament at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Alliance for Freedom and Peace (AFP) from the European Parliament, at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included MEP: Roberto Fiori (Italy), Udo Voigt (Germany) Herve Van Laethem (Belgium), Eleftherios Synadinos (Greece) and Mr. Lahoud Lahdo. His ...

French & European Parliamentarians at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016 On April 19, 2016, a delegation of French Parliamentarians which included Deputies and Senators, as well as Members of the European Parliament and Presidents of Associations and NGOs, accompanied by the President of the French Association for the Christians of the Orient (Chredo), visited His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem ...

CHURCH-STATE DELEGATION VISITS SYRIA

DECR Communication Service - April 2016 A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N. Kuskova ...

Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate on the Status of Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East April 10, 2016 – Damascus, SYRIA The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East confirms that His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad is the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan and the Holy Land, since 1996 and continues ...