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

February 20, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

February 17, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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

February 12, 2017 Featured
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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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Governor of Damascus Visits the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

January 22, 2017 News

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 […]

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Christmas Event for Children of Syrian Orphanages

December 10, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 22, 2016 News

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. […]

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

August 18, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Attestation Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Visit of the Brazilian Ambassador to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

April 24, 2016 Featured News

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. […]

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French & European Parliamentarians at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

April 20, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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CHURCH-STATE DELEGATION VISITS SYRIA

April 17, 2016 Featured News
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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. […]

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

April 11, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Celebration of the Mid Lent at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

April 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 On the occasion of the Mid Lent and the Elevation of the Cross, and the Feast of King Abgar, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo which was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Shemoun Demir, at Mor Yacoub Burd’ono Church in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. […]

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Reception of the Head of Churches of Aleppo at the Archdiocese Headquarters in Sulaymaniyyeh

March 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – March 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the Head of Churches of Aleppo at the Archdiocese Headquarters in Sulaymaniyyeh – Aleppo. The Head of Churches who visited His Holiness were: His Excellency Mgr. George Abi Khazen, Latin Archbishop of Aleppo, Rev. Imad Al-Khal and Rev. Ibrahim Nasr, from […]

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Visit of Delegation from the Syrian National Socialist Party to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

March 18, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  – March 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation of the Syrian National Socialist Party at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included: Mr. Bashar Yaziji, Vice President of the Political Office, Mr. Michel Mofti, Member of the Political Office and the Party’s High Council, Mr. […]

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Visit of the Head of Delegation of the International Committee for Red Cross at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 23, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/2/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Syria, Mrs. Marianne Gasser, accompanied by Mr. Daniel Cavoli, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed the visiting delegation and gave an overview of the relief work […]

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Prayer Beseeching the Mercy of God and Peace in Syria

February 21, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  21/2/16 On the occasion of the Great Lent according to the Catholic Churches, the Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarchate called for a common prayer to beseech the mercy of God and for peace in Syria. The celebrational prayer took place at the Lady of Dormition Patriarchal Cathedral at Haret El-Zaytoun in Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch […]

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Visit of a Delegation from Belarus to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

February 19, 2016 Featured News

www.syriacpatriarchate.org – 19/2/16 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Ponomarev, Ambassador of Belarus in Syria, with a delegation from Belarus headed by His Excellency Igor Korpenka, General Secretary of the Communist Party in Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and thanked all […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Statement Following the Suicide Bombs in Qamishly

January 4, 2016 Featured News

  January 2016 – www.syriacpatriarchate.org/ Following the suicide bombs in Qamishly on December 31, 2015, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch issued the following statement: Statement Issued by Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus, December 31, 2015 Once again, terrorism strikes in Syria and this time in our beloved Qamishly. Dozens of […]

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