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Extraordinary Session of the Holy Synod – Lebanon 2017

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the sessions of the extraordinary Holy Synod held in Lebanon. The Fathers, Members of the Holy Synod, attended the sessions and studied…

Installation of His Eminence Mor George Kourieh

On Sunday March 5, 2017, His Eminence Mor George Kourieh was installed Patriarchal Vicar of Belgium, France and Luxembourg at Mor Izozoel Church in Brussels, Belgium. The Rite of the…

Feast of Mor Aphrem and Ordination of Readers and Subdeacons

On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Mor Aphrem…

Visit of Syriac Catholic Archbishop of USA Mor Barnaba Youssef Habash

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II receives His Excellency Mor Barnaba Youssef Habash, Syriac Catholic Archbishop of USA, at Mor Aphrem Center in New Jersey. His Excellency discussed with…

Forum on the Persecuted Church – Christian Churches Together

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Forum on the Persecuted Church organized by “Christian Churches Together” and held at the First Presbyterian Church in Newark. The…

Luncheon in Honor of His Holiness at the Armenian Church – New York

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to a special luncheon in his honor at St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral and the Headquarters of the Archdiocese in New…

Shubqono Prayer – Damascus

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the evening prayer (Ramsho) on Sunday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. At the end of the prayer,…

Wedding of Cana – Beginning of the Great Lent

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the Wedding of Cana, which is the beginning of the Great Lent,…

“That they may be one” – First Spiritual Convention for Youth – Damascus

  The Suryoyo Patriarchal Youth Department (SPYD) organized the first Spiritual Convention for youth in Damascus at Ibrahim Al-Khalil Monastery in Damascus. The theme of the Convention was: “That they…

“Be like Living Stones” – Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent 2017

IN THE NAME OF THE SELF-EXISTENT SEMPITERNAL OF NECESSARY EXISTENCE THE ALMIGHTY IGNATIUS PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY SEE OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN…