Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits the Syrian Prime Minister Dr. Wael Al-Halaqi

    January 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Syrian Prime Minister Dr. Wael Al-Halaqi in Damascus on 14th January 2015. He was accompanied by their Eminences the Archbishops: Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary.  Prime Minister Al-Halaqi welcomed the efforts of His Holiness to spread the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Dr. Ali Haydar – the Syrian Minister of Reconciliation

January 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Reconciliation Dr. Ali Haydar in the Patriarchal Headquarters in Damascus - Syria His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Reconciliation Dr. Ali Haydar in the Patriarchal Headquarters in Damascus - Syria. Their Eminences Mor ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed & Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Badreddine Hassoun

14/1/15 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Endowments Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed, the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmed Badreddine Hassoun and a delegation of Muslim Scholars from Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Endowments Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed, the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II opens centennial commemoration of Sayfo

January 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the centennial commemoration of Sayfo on Sunday January 11, 2015 celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. George Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the centennial commemoration of Sayfo on Sunday January 11, 2015 celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. George ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II attends Armenian Orthodox Christmas & Epiphany in Damascus

7/1/15 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy for Christmas and Epiphany according to the Armenian Rite celebrated by Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian at St. Sarkis Church in Bab Sharqi – Damascus 0n 6th January 2015. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits Mor Mattai Monastery : Meets Governor of Duhok

  January 2015 Kurdistan- Dohuk-Iraq: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Mor Mattai Monastery. He spoke about the new year saying: "we have left behind us a year full of misery and grief, welcome this new year with hearts full of hope. We should thus keep away from despair and remain hopeful of a ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits displaced Christians in Kurdistan- Iraq 

  January 2015 Erbil- Kurdistan- Iraq: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited displaced families living in tents and caravans in Ankawa - Kurdistan, Iraq on December 31st, 2014. The Patriarch celebrated the New Year Eve in the Lady of Light Church in Ankawa. His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf said: "His Holiness is the crown of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II celebrates New Year Liturgy at Ankawa

03/01/2014 Erbil/Iraq: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the New Year at the Lady of Light Church in Ankawa. The Patriarch said that "those who seek mondane glory will be disappointed because true glory is that from Heaven". He also spoke about our Lord Jesus Christ who is a ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Erbil : New Year to be celebrated with refugees & displaced Christians

31/12/14 - Kurdistan Kurdistan: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived in Erbil. The Patriarch was received by their Eminences Archbishop of Mosul and Environs Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Mor Gregorius Saliba Shemoun and Archbishop of Mor Matta Monastery Archdiocese Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani as well as Christian religious leaders and government officials from ...

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

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 Metropolitan Gregorious ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at EPDC Workshop

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the workshop organized by EPDC on Playback theater. The participants of the workshop will be the first graduates who specialize in this kind of theater in Syria. His Holiness discussed with them the means of implementing the new skills they are acquiring for the help and ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Michael Haupl – the Mayor of Vienna at the City Hall

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Mayor of Vienna Mr. Michael Haupl at the City Hall of Vienna. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, as well as the priests of the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits President of the Federal Republic of Austria – Dr. Heinz Fischer

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Federal Republic of Austria. His Holiness led a delegation which included: their Eminences Archbishops Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, along with the priests of the Syriac Orthodox parishes ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II meets Swiss Federal Minister of Interior Affairs – Alain Berset

December 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the Swiss Federal Minister of Interior Affairs Mr. Alain Berset in Swiss capital Bern. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary, and Rev. Pastor Rita Famos, ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets the German Minister of Foreign Affairs – Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On November 25, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the German Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. His Holiness headed a delegation which included their Eminences: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Gregorius Malke Urek, Patriarchal Vicar in Adiyaman, ...

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers Divine Liturgy at the St. Justus Church in Flums – Switzerland

1/12/14 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offers the Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurobo) in St. Justus Church in Flums - Switzerland. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, and Mor Polycarpos Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in the Netherands. Were preset also their Eminences: Mor Nicholaus ...

‘Letters from Syria’ & Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II featured in the new OCP Pan-Orthodox Publication

OCP News Service - 24/11/14 Purchase from Amazon and Kindle here: Global: 'Letters from Syria' and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II are featured in the new OCP Pan-Orthodox Publication titled ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity – Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches'. Letters from Syria has been written by Metropolitan Eusthathios Matta Roham with Contributions from Metropolitan ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Grand Mufti of the Syria : Visits monastery of the Holy Theotokos in Saydnaya

Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East  - Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church received the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun at Mor Ignatius Center in Maarat Saydnaya. They discussed about the current situation in Syria. Later, both spiritual leaders along ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits Iraq for the third time : Meets with Christian Refugees

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) 10/11/14 Beirut: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syria Orthodox church visited Iraq for the third time. The Patriarch met with several Christian leaders, in particular wirh Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan of the Syriac Catholic Rite (Eastern UNIATE Rite ...