Syriac Orthodox

General meeting of Syriac Activists Held at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchane

December 5, 2015 Featured News

5/12/15 – FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Lebanon: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II held a general meeting of Syriac activists at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya, Lebanon. The general meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in […]

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Consecration of Mor Aphrem Syriac Orthodox Chapel in New Jersey

May 11, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II USA: On May 9th, 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the consecration of Mor Aphrem Chapel in Mor Aphrem Patriarchal Center in New Jersey. Their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum, Former Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Severius Abraham, Assistant Metropolitan of Angamali […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to attend the First Ever Syriac Orthodox Day in Germany

May 7, 2015 Featured News

7/5/15 Germany: From May 15-17, the Syriac Orthodox Church in Germany under the direction of His Eminence Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis and the chairman of the diocesan council Dr. Scharbil Raid Gharib will be holding the first Syriac Orthodox church day in German history.  At this event, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will show […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II celebrates Divine Liturgy at St Mark Syriac Orthodox Church in New Jersey

May 4, 2015 Featured News

4/5/15 USA: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated Holy Qurobo at St. Mark Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Teaneck, NJ. During the liturgy, His Holiness elevated Rev. Fr. Anthony De Luca to the rank of Chor-bishop (Corepiscopos -Khuroyo). During the sermon, His Holiness thanked Khuroyo Anthony for his service in multiple capacities to […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Calls on Germany to Recognize Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

April 21, 2015 Featured News

21/4/15 Berlin (AINA) — In an open letter to the German government, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, the supreme head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, has called on Germany to recognize the genocide of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks perpetrated by Ottoman Turks during World War One. The letter was addressed to German President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor […]

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Turkey’s Orthodox and Protestants Mend Centuries of Mistrust

April 2, 2015 Featured News

http://www.crossmap.com – March 2015 On a Saturday in late March, a group of 20 volunteers went to an abandoned church in Turkey’s southeastern city of Mardin. They cleaned out broken chairs, a cracked pulpit, and books that haven’t been opened in decades. In the corner sat a 100-year-old organ. The church, in the heartland of Assyrian […]

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Mor Mattai Dayaro ( St.Mathew Monastery) of Syriac Orthodox Church Threatened By ISIS

March 25, 2015 Featured News

25/3/15 Also Read – 60 Minutes feature ISIS Persecution of Christians in Iraq The historic Syriac Orthodox monastery in Iraq, where the monks still pray in the Aramaic language used by Jesus Christ, is in danger of being attacked by Islamic State militants who are entrenched just four miles away. The monastery was founded in […]

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60 Minutes feature ISIS Persecution of Christians in Iraq

March 23, 2015 Featured News
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23/3/15 Read Full Article HERE: “They take everything from us, but they cannot take the God from our hearts, they cannot.”-Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Mosul.  Global: 60 Minutes by CBS television network features the persecution of Christians in Ira by ISIS. Source:  

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Mor Yusuf Çetin visits refugee camp

March 12, 2015 Featured News

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited refugees from Iraq on the northeast Turkish border of Yalova, near the east coast of the Sea of Marmara. Over the last two years, some 700 refugees – mostly of Syro-Jacobite (Syriac Orthodox Christians of Antioch and All East) and Chaldean background – are […]

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Holy Synod of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church urges reconciliation and unity with the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch & All East

February 27, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Phillip – (OCP Delegate of Indian Subcontinent) OCP News Service – 27/2/15 India/Kerala/Kottayam: The recent session of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church has urged unity and reconciliation with the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East. The Synod stated that peace should aim at bringing the disintegrated faithful […]

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Worship in the Syriac Orthodox Church

February 23, 2015 Featured News

23/2/15 The Syriac Orthodox Church is heir to an ancient tradition of Christian worship that is distinguished by the antiquity and beauty of its prayers and rituals. As recounted in the Acts of the Apostles, the early adherents of the Christian faith fleeing persecution in the Holy Land reached Antioch, a prominent center of commerce […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical – February 2015

February 21, 2015 Featured News

February 2015 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF- EXISTENT SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE WORLD APHREM II. We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius […]

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The Knanaya Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese welcomes Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 10, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – 10/2/15 India/Kerala: His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East was given huge welcome by the Autonomous Knanaya Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese at their headquaters in Chigavanom, in Kottayam in […]

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Catholicos Baselios Paulose II welcomes dialogue with the Syriac Orthodox Church

February 9, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service – 9/2/15 India/Kerala/Kottayam: His Holiness Baselios Paulose II Patriarch – Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan have welcomed dialogue with the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East. Catholics stated that he is pleased to wholeheartedly cooperate with […]

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Aythala church becomes the first Syriac Orthodox Temple in India to be consecrate by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

February 9, 2015 Featured News

Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service- 9/2/15 Visit website here: India/Kerala: St. Kuriakose Church Aythala was consecrated by His Holiness Moran Ignatius APhrem II. It became the first Syriac Orthodox Church in India to be consecrate by the Patriarch. The Church belongs to the Autonomous Knanaya Archdiocese of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate. The […]

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Lecture – What does it mean to be Syriac Orthodox?

January 28, 2015 News

January 2015 Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese for the Eastern United States Archdiocesan Executive Council – Education Committee Dr. George Kiraz will present a lecture on what it means to be Syriac Orthodox. This talk will discuss the identity of the Syriac Orthodox Church historically and will touch upon contemporary issues facing our youth and what it […]

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Metropolitan George Saliba of Syriac Orthodox Church visits Catholicos Aram I

January 15, 2015 Featured News

10 January 2015. On Saturday morning, Metropolitan George Saliba of Mount Lebanon, of the Syriac Orthodox Church, met with Catholicos Aram I to convey His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II’s Christmas and New Year greetings. The Metropolitan also informed His Holiness Aram I of the activities they are planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of […]

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Syrian Religious Leaders Denounce Violence

January 15, 2015 Featured News

http://www.syriaonline.sy – 15/1/15 Minister of Religious Endowments “Awqaf” Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed stressed that whoever legitimizes the killing, terrorism and massacres has nothing to do with the heavenly messages, morals or human values. Visiting the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate and the Arminian Orthodox Archdiocese on the centennial anniversary of the Ottoman genocide of “Seyfo” against the Syriacs and […]

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Nativity Message of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

December 27, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 – January 2015 Nativity Message of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. Source:  

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Syriac Orthodox Delegation from Malankara : Apostolic Visit to India Scheduled for February 2015

December 21, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 21/12 14 Beirut: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation of Metropolitan’s from the Syriac Orthodox Church in India . The delegation discussed internal affairs of the church in Malankara (Kerala). The delegation was led by […]

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Prince Charles Visits Syriac Orthodox Church in London: Condemns Attack on School Children in Pakistan

December 18, 2014 Featured News
Prince Charles visits the Syrian Orthodox Church.

OCP News Service – 18/12/14 London: Prince Charles made a visit to the Syriac Orthodox of St Thomas Cathedral in Acton, London On Wednesday 17th of December 2014. The Prince was given a cordial welcome by Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama – Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox church in UK. The Prince addressed Syriac faithful where […]

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