Statement by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II regarding the attack on the Christian villages in the Khabour region in Syria

  27/2/15 Holland: Statement by  His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch of Antioch and All East  regarding the attack on the Christian villages in the Khabour region in Syria.  Source:  

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visits President Pranab Mukherjee of India

20/2/15 India: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited  the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the presidential palace in Delhi on 19th February 2015. His Holiness was accompanied by a delegation of bishops. His Holiness spoke about the current situation in the Middle East. He also thanked him for his support and the support ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II denounce the murder of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Libya

17/2/15 India/ Kerala: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East  denounced the murder of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS militants in Libya in an exclusive interview given to SOCM FORUM & MALANKARA SYRIAC VOICE at Thuruthisery Simhasana Church before leaving to Chennai. The Patriarch said that the blood of our brothers are a testimony which ...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Receives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

17/2/15 New Delhi: Warm reception was given for His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East and the Syriac Orthodox delegates by the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at New Delhi on 17th February 2015. Source:      

Glimpses from the Apostolic visit of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to Malankara  

OCP News Service 15/2/15 Kerala: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II- Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East continue to visit several places in Kerala. The Primate Celebrated Divine Liturgies, visited several Churches, met with dignitaries, consecrated churches and new buildings, took part in feast and ecumenical meetings  and spoke to faithful. This is ...

Do you use Palm Oil? : Lighter Moments with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch

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Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service - February 2015 Pics by Shijo Mathew ( Focalize Photography) Also Read : OCP Delegation holds historic meeting with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Puthenkurish OCP Delegation honors Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II with unique Indian icon of St Peter and St Thomas Written by Fr Bobby Varghese The Orthodoxy ...

Keep spiritual issues off courts: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

The Hindu - 10/2/15 Victory in spiritual matters should not be achieved through civil courts, Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II has said. The Patriarch was addressing a meeting held at the Knanaya Archdiocese of Kallissery at Vallamkulam, near Thiruvalla, on Monday. He said misunderstandings should be sidelined in the larger interests of unity ...

The Knanaya Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese welcomes Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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 the state ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II emphasize the importance of mutual responsibility for establishing peace in Malankara

Ajesh T Philip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service - 9/2/15 ALSO READ - Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II : “It’s my duty to resolve church disputes” India/Kerala: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II during the interview with Manorma News Channel stressed the importance of mutual responsibility of all parties to bring lasting peace in Malankara. The Patriarch ...

Grand Public Reception held for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Kottayam – the City of Letters

Ajesh T Phillip-(OCP Delegate of Indian Sub Continent) OCP News Service - 9/2/15 Kottayam: A grand public reception was held for His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch of Antioch and All East and Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church at Kottayam (City of Letters) on Sunday 8th February 2015. Several dignitaries including Shri Oomen Chandy ...

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

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 consecration was held ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II : “It’s my duty to resolve church disputes”

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Ajesh T Phillip - (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service - 8/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem said that the two churches should take initiative to solve the problems between them. "It's my duty to end the disputes. It's not possible for me to turn a blind eye to people's pain," the Patriarch ...

OCP Delegation honors Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II with unique Indian icon of St Peter and St Thomas Written by Fr Bobby Varghese

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OCP News Service – 8/2/15 Pics and Report by Shijo Mathew ( Focalize Photography) Also Read: OCP Delegation holds historic meeting with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Puthenkurish India/Kerala: The Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society Delegation honoured His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and All East ...

OCP Delegation holds historic meeting with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at Puthenkurish

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OCP News Service – 7/2/15 Pics and Report by Shijo Mathew ( Focalize Photography) Download OCP Suggestions Presented to the Patriarch Here View OCP's Pan-Orthodox Unity Efforts throughout the years  http://theorthodoxchurch.info/society/activity-gallery/ India/Kerala/ Puthenkurish: The Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society delegation met with His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Antioch and ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II leaves for the first Apostolic visit to Malankara

6/2/15 Beirut: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II leaving for Malankara - India from Beirut International Airport on his first Holy Apostolic Visit to India, accompanied by the official delegation. The first Apostolic visit begins on 7th February 2015. Source:  

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II bless crosses for the upcoming Apostolic visit to Malankara

6/2/15 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II blessed crosses which will be given to the faithful during his first holy apostolic visit to India. The Apostolic visit will begin on 7th February 2015. Source:  

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II celebrates Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of the Entrance of the Lord to the Temple & the Feast of St. Simon the Elder

3/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrates the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Entrance of the Lord to the Temple and the Feast of St. Simon the Elder, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary. His ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II meets Dr. Issa Hanjar – the Vice-Governor of Hassakeh

3/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II meets Dr. Issa Hanjar, Vice Governor of Hassakeh, with a delegation of doctors from Hassakeh at the Patriarchate in Damascus to discuss His Holiness' visit to the Archdiocese of Al-Jazeerah and the Euphrates. Source:

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Patriarch John X leads prayer for unity of Churches in Damascus

Prakash Varghese - OCP Delegate UAE, Gulf & Levant 24/1/15 Damascus: A joint prayer for unity of Churches was held in Damascus led by the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Patriarch's of Antioch. The prayer session was led by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East. Several Bishops and faithful from ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II opens the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Churches

19/1/14 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Churches which took place at St. Aphrem Church in Achrafieh - Beirut, Lebanon His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Churches which took place at St. Aphrem Church in ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II celebrats Divine Liturgy at Mor Yacoub of Sarough Cathedral in Sabtieh

January 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Mor Yacoub of Sarough Cathedral in Sabtieh - Mount Lebanon during which he launched from Lebanon the centennial Commemoration of Sayfo. His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Mor Yacoub of Sarough Cathedral in Sabtieh - ...