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Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve

On December 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Qurobo for Christmas Eve in St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.  …

Minister of Endowments Congratulates His Holiness for Christmas

On December 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Abd Al-Sattar Al-Sayyid, accompanied by a group of Muslim Sheikhs,…

Christmas Message 2019

  No. EN 628/19   By the Grace of God Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church   Our…

Visit of the Children of the “Happy Child House”

On December 22, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the children of the “Happy Child House” Kindergarten, as well as their teachers headed by Malfonitho Hedra Massouh,…

Annual Christmas Spiritual Retreat for the Clergy of Damascus

On December 21, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Christmas Spiritual Retreat for the Clergy of Damascus, held at the Maryamite Cathedral of the Greek…

Damascus, Christmas Capital: Inauguration of Christmas Tree

On December 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the Christmas Tree at the Abbasiyyin Square in Damascus. Thousands of people gathered to be part of this…

Visit of the Head of the Franciscan Order in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan

On December 17, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Firas Loufti, Regional Superior of the monks of the Order of the Franciscans in Lebanon, Syria…

Ordination of 2 Priests in Charleroi – Belgium

On December 15, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Antonios Monastery in Charleroi – Belgium.   His Holiness was assisted in the…

Visit to St. Antoine de Padoue Monastery in Charleroi – Belgium

On December 15, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Antoine de Padoue Monastery in Charleroi – Belgium.   His Holiness was received by the Abbot of…

Christmas Recital in Mor Izozoel Church – Brussels

On December 14, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital at Mor Izozoel Church in Brussels.   Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor George Kourieh, Patriarchal Vicar…