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…

Lecture at Pazmany Peter Catholic University

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a lecture entitled “Can Christians Still have a Future in the Middle East?” at the Pazmany Peter Catholic Universty in Budapest. His…

Lecture on the History of our Syriac Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave a lecture on the History of the Syriac Orthodox Church as well as the modern challenges the Syriac heritage is facing. His…

Visit to the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan,…

Meeting with Syrian and Arab-Speaking Communities in Budapest

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a group of Syrian and Arab-speaking people living in Budapest. His Holiness listened to the challenges they are facing in Hungary…