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Golden Jubilee of Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum

Consecrated as Archbishop of Beirut on December 12, 1965, Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum celebrates his golden episcopal Jubilee after 50 years of service and devotion. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius…

Prayer for the Martyrs of Qamishly – Rhode Island

During the suicide bombings on the eve of the New Year, 13 Syriac Orthodox faithful were killed in Qamishly. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Evening (Ramsho)…

Statement Following the Suicide Bombs in Qamishly

Following the suicide bombs in Qamishly on December 31, 2015, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch issued the following statement:   Statement Issued by Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and…

Condolence Message for the Passing Away of Dr. Yuhanon Mor Philoxenus

 BY THE GRACE OF GOD Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church  No EI 100/15 December 30, 2015  Apostolic…

Visit of His Beatitude Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. His Beatitude was accompanied by His…

His Holiness Offers Condolences for the Passing Away of Mgr Gregory Haddad

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II offered his condolences to His Excellency Mgr. Cyril Boustros, Greek Catholic Melkite Archbishop of Beirut and Jbeil, on the passing away of Late…

Christmas Holy Qurobo

On Christmas morning, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral on Christmas. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta…

Inauguration of the Christmas Tree

After the Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the special Christmas tree prepared by the Syriac Scouts in Damascus, at Al-Ghassani Square. His…

Christmas Eve 2015

  On the occasion of Christmas Eve, His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary,  celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Al-Qusur, Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch Mor…

Christmas Gifts Distribution at the “Sustainable Development Association”

The “Sustainable Developments Association” invited His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to attend a distribution of Christmas Gifts to children on the occasion of Christmas. The association prepared an…