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…

Visit to the Syriac Catholic Church of the Lady of Salvation in Baghdad

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Syriac Catholic Church of the Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, where a terrorist attack took place in 2010 and dozens of…

Reception by the Council of the Heads of Churches in Iraq

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a reception organized by the Council of the Heads of Churches in Iraq in his honor. The reception was hosted by the…

Visit to the President of Iraq Dr. Fouad Maasoum

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the President of Iraq Dr. Fouad Maasoum at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Severius…