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Prayer of Praise for the Virgin Mary for the First Week of Lent – Saydnaya

On Friday evening of each week of the Great Lent, the parishioners of Saydnaya pray a special service of praise for the Virgin Mary, asking her intercession and seeking the…

Visit of a Delegation from the Syrian National Socialist Party

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation of the Syrian National Socialist Party at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included: Mr. Bashar Yaziji,…

Visit of the Norwegian Charge d’Affaires

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Martin Yttervick, Charge d’Affaires of the Norwegian Embassy in Damascus,¬†at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Excellency…

Visit of the Vice Consul of Russia to Damascus

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Tigran Kotbashyan, the Russian Vice Consul in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness and His…

Prayer of Shubqono – Beginning of the Great Lent

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the service of Shubqono at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the…

Holy Qurobo – Wedding of Cana

On the occasion of the beginning of the Great Lent, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus….

His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury Appointed Patriarchal Vicar in Damascus

Following the retirement¬†of His Grace Bishop Mor Iwannis Boulos Al-Souqi from the Patriarchal Vicariate of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II appointed His Eminence…

“I was a stranger and you took me in” – Patriarchal Encyclical for the Great Lent 2016

On the occasion of the Great Lent 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II issued the following Patriarchal Encyclical:   No. EN 142/16 IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENT…

Choir Concert with Deacons and Parish Choirs – Baghdad

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a special Choir Concert organized by the deacons and choirs of the Archdiocese of Baghdad and Basra. The choirs of the parishes…

Sunday School Children Gathering at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral – Baghdad

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a gathering of the Sunday School Children from the Archdiocese of Baghdad and Basra, at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral. The…