Syrian Orthodox Church

Assyrian Clergy Near Tears After Militants Cleared From Iraqi Churches

November 11, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 11/11/16 BASHIQA, Iraq — For the first time in 2 1/2 years, a group of Syrian Orthodox Church clergy visited churches in two villages near Mosul that had only hours earlier been cleared of Islamic State fighters by Kurdish peshmerga forces. Two days after entering the town of Bashiqa, peshmerga forces said they […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Indian Foreign Minister Mr. M. J. Akbar Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

August 20, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016 On Thursday August 18, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar, Indian Foreign Minister, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. Foreign Minister Akbar is on an official trip to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. His Holiness congratulated His Excellency on […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Why the ‘Catholicate is so precious to us’ by Catholicos Baselius Marthoma Mathews I

July 17, 2016 Featured News
88th successor to the Holy Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

MOTV- July 2016 ‘Why the Catholicate is so precious to us’ by late lemented H.H. BASELIUS MARTHOMA MATHEWS I – CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST Your Holiness Patriarch Ilya, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Your Graces, Honourable Ministers, and our beloved people. Our heart is truly tilled with joy and gratitude on this occasion. Not only because God Almighty […]

1 comment Read the full article →

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Grants Diplomas to 29 Graduates in 2016

May 25, 2016 Featured News

SVOTS – May 2016 View the photo gallery At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 21, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 29 graduates: 13 Master of Divinity, 12 Master of Arts, and 4 Master of Theology degrees were conferred. Among the graduates were ten ordinands, who will join the ranks of alumni […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Assyrians Fleeing Hasaka – Syria

July 5, 2015 Featured News
Assyrians leaving Hasaka.

July 2015- Bar Daisan Qamishle, Syria (AINA) — After some fighting close to the Syrian city of Hasaka in northern Syria, ISIS entered some neighborhoods of the city on June 25. More than 2,000 Assyrian Christian families are among those who escaped to Qamishle via the Turkish border town Nusaybin. The refugees are sheltered in various […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Holy Myron Consecration by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 18, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 – Fb Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Damascus: For the first time since he became patriarch, His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the rite of the consecration of the Holy Myron at the newly consecrated altar of the Martyrs of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo in Mor Aphrem Monastery in […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Consecrates Altar, Icon & Monument for the Martyrs of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo

June 15, 2015 Featured News

15/6/15 – Fb Page of  Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the altar of the Martyrs of the Syriac Genocide Sayfo. Their Beatitudes Patriarchs of Antioch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, John X and Gregorius III Lahham also attended the consecration. Their Holinesses Catholicose Karekin II and […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Islamic militants announce plan to transform Mosul church into mosque

June 11, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 – Pravmir One of the largest churches in Mosul, Iraq, will be transformed into a mosque. According to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Islamic State militants posted notices throughout the city announcing that the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Ephrem, which they emptied last fall, will reopen […]

0 comments Read the full article →

One Year Memorial of the Late Lamented Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Observed in Damscus

March 30, 2015 Featured News

March 2015 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) on the occasion of the One Year Memorial of Late Lamented Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. The Holy Qurobo was attended by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, Mor Iwannis Boulos Al-Souqy, Patriarchal Vicar in […]

0 comments Read the full article →

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 […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Assyrian Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Delivers Message on Crisis in Mosul

July 25, 2014 Featured News

25/7/14 (AINA) — The Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, delivered the following message concerning the persecution of Assyrians in Iraq by ISIS. Message of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Following the Meeting with […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh condoles passing away of Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing way of the Supreme Head of Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Moran Mar Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas. In his message, he said, “I learnt with profound sadness the news of the passing away of His Holiness Moran Mar Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas. He […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Canterbury Archbishop expresses sadness at death of supreme head of Syrian Orthodox Church

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed great sadness at the passing away of His Holiness Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1933-2014), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Archbishop Justin said: “We thank God for the extraordinary life and witness of His Holiness and pray for the Syrian Orthodox Church at this time […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The first statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Holy Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch concerning the passing away of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Source:  

0 comments Read the full article →

Norwich Syrian Orthodox Christians celebrate St George

May 18, 2013 News

18/5/13 Norfolk members of one of the oldest Christian denominations in the world – the Syrian Orthodox Church – celebrated the feast St George, a major festival in their yearly calendar at the weekend (May 12). Mike Wiltshire reports. The congregation is one of an increasing number of vibrant ethnic churches in Norwich, despite the […]

0 comments Read the full article →

The destruction of St. Mary’s Church and Al-Wahda School in Dair Al-Zor, SYRIA – Exclusive

January 27, 2013 Featured News
St. Mary

His Eminence Eustathius Matta Roham Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East OCP News Service- Exclusive 27/1/13 Global: It is a very sad day for me to see how much destruction occurred to our St. Mary’s Church, its Al-Wahda Private School and its neighborhood in Dair Al-Zor. Syria is […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Solidarity against Kidnapping: People of Hassake criticize the role of Syrian officials – Exclusive

January 27, 2013 Featured News

  His Eminence Eustathius Matta Roham Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East OCP News Service- Exclusive 27/1/13 It was about six months ago that kidnapping of innocent people started to take place in the city of Hassake, which is located in the north-east of Syria. Today, kidnapping has […]

1 comment Read the full article →

In Syria: A War Against People & Trees – Exclusive

January 16, 2013 Featured News

Archbishop Eustathius Matta Roham Archbishop of Jezira and the Euphrates Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch OCP News Service 16/01/2013 SYRIA/GLOBAl: The OCP Secretariat received another email from His Eminence regarding current situation in Syria. Dear brother in Christ Peace and greetings to you in the Name of Christ our Lord. I hope this finds you […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Update on the Situation of Christians in Syria – Exclusive Report and Snaps

December 28, 2012 Featured News

   St Marys Church Homs    St. Mary’s Church in Homs before the war St Mary’s Church in Dair Al-Zor, Syria St. Thomas Church in Ras Al-Ayn  A mosque nearby Ras Al-Ayn Burnt office in Qatf Al-Zahour Private School in Ras Al-Ayn Burnt office in Qatf Al-Zahour Private School in Ras Al-Ayn Qatf Al-Zahour Private […]

1 comment Read the full article →

‘Delhi protest reminds us of Jesus’s uncompromising fights’ Metropolitan Mor Coorilose Geevarghese

December 26, 2012 News

26/12/12- Syrian Orthodox Church in India ‘Delhi protest reminds us of Jesus’s uncompromising fights’ Even As Civil Strife And Economic Inequities Divide The World, Christmas Is An Occasion For Togetherness: Metropolitan Mor Coorilose Geevarghese. KOCHI: Christmas, basically, is a commemoration of the violation of human rights. When he was born, Jesus Christ was denied the […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Visiting The Christian Community In Iraq

December 24, 2012 News

24/12/12 Before Iraq was conquered by the Arabs in the seventh century, it was one of the oldest centers of Christianity in the world. Even after the Arab conquest, Christians made up a sizable minority of the population – sometimes tolerated, sometimes persecuted, but always surviving. Now it’s facing its biggest threat in centuries. The […]

0 comments Read the full article →