One Year Memorial Service of the Passing Away of Dayroyto Mariam Hikari

On July 5, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo that was celebrated by His Grace Mor Maurice Amsih, Director of Public Relations…

Semi-Annual Archdiocese Executive Council Meeting 2015 (Eastern USA)

AEC Semi-Annual meeting for the Eastern United States, lead by His Holiness. In attendance, His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, the clergy of the Eastern US, parish council…

Meeting and Statement of the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches

On January 22-23, 2015, the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held a meeting in Jordan. Their Eminences Mor Theophilus George Saliba Archbishop of Mount Lebanon…

Syria belongs to its people: Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

ASHARQ AL-AWSAT SPEAKS TO APHREM II, SPIRITUAL LEADER OF SYRIA’S LARGEST CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Vienna and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is Christmas season in Austria and a chilly, drizzly evening in its capital…

The Middle East: No Peace, No Future

Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening assembly of the…

Observations on Muslim-Christian Relations in the Middle East

Talk Delivered by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church on October 13, 2014, at…

Meditation Prepared by His Holiness During the “Peace is the Future” Conference

Meditation Prepared by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church during the “Peace is the…