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Opening of the Holy Synod 2016

Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Metropolitans, members of the Holy Synod, gathered at the Patriarchal Residence in Mor Yacoub Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh,…

International Meeting “Thirst for Peace” – Assisi

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the International Meeting organized by Sant’Egidio Community entitled: “Thirst for Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” which took place in Assisi…

Holy Qurobo – Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma,…

Visit of MEP Lars Adaktusson

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Lars Adaktusson, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Christian Democrats Party at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma,…

Inauguration of the Monastery of the Holy Cross – Saydnaya.

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Monastery of the Holy Cross in Saydnaya. His Holiness blessed the prayer room of the temporary headquarters of the Holy…

Children’s Choir – St. Mary Church Saydnaya

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Saydnaya where the Children’s Choir performed some hymns on the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of…

SYGG Syria 2016

The Suryoyo Patriarchal Youth Department (SPYD) organized a special SYGG in Syria for the Suryoyo Youth who were not able to participate in SYGG16 which took place last July in…

Holy Qurobo for SYCE

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the families gathered at the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter in Lebanon. His Holiness was assisted by His…

Visit of the General Secretary of Conference of European Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon….

Opening of the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter

For the first time in the history of the Syriac Orthodox Church, and under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the first Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter…