Syrian Orthodox Church News

His Eminence Mor Divanasios Behnan Jajawi enters eternal rest

Born in 1925, His Eminence was the most senior Archbishop and had served more than 55 years as Archbishop for the Syriac Orthodox Church.




Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar enters into eternal rest
Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar enters into eternal rest. He was the Vicar of the St. Barsawmo Syrian Orthodox Church, Wyckoff, New Jersey which belongs to the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Eastern United States under His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim.

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H.E. MOR GREGORIOUS YUHANNA IBRAHIM KIDNAPPED

We are saddened to report the kidnapping of His Eminence Mor Gregorious Yuhanna Ibrahim, Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Aleppo, Syria by an unknown armed group.  Also kidnapped, along with Archbishop Yuhanna Ibrahim, was Archbishop Bolous Yazejy of the Greek Orthodox Church of Aleppo.  The Archbishops were en route to Kafr Dael, a relatively small village in the outskirts of Aleppo doing humanitarian work and their pastoral duties in securing the release of two priests...




HIs Holiness Consecrates Metropolitan for Guatemala

Mor Yacoub Edward was consecrated as the Archbishop for the Patriarchal Vicariate of Guatemala by His Holiness Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East, on 6 March 2013 at the Monastery of St. Jacob Baradeus in Atshaneh - Bikfaya, Beirut, Lebanon




His Holiness consecrates Metropolitan for Argentina

Mor Chrysostmos Johanna Gsali was consecrated as Metropolitan by His Holiness Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East, on 28 February 2013 at the Monastery of St. Jacob Baradeus in Atshaneh - Bikfaya, Beirut, Lebanon and was appointed as the Patriarchal Vicar of Argentina




Bishop Tawadros consecrated as Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church

 

His Holiness the Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas and our Bishops
at the consecration of the Coptic Orthodox Pope,  - Pope Tawadros II

 




Coptic Orthodox Church selects new Pope

Egypt's Coptic Christians picked a new leader Sunday, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal chalice.

Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II - the nation's 118th Coptic Pope - replaces the former leader who died in March.

The death of Pope Shenouda III sparked anxiety in the embattled minority group in Egypt's Muslim majority.

Thousands of people flooded into a Cairo Cathedral in March to bid farewell to the 88-year-old...




Memorial Service for Abuna Paulos, the Late Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrated by H.E. Mor Titus Yeldho during the Divine Liturgy at St. Mary's Church, Lynbrook, NY on August 18, 2012







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His Holiness Abuna Paulos, the Patriarch of of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church enters eternal rest at the age of 76

On behalf of our Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho 

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His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Patriarch of of the Coptic Orthodox Church enters eternal rest at the age of 89

 

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the Patriarch of of the Coptic Orthodox Church entered into eternal rest today at the age of 89 in Egypt..

As soon as hearing...




Our Patriarch honors Very Rev. Dr. Curien Cor Episcopa Kaniamparambil with the title "Arch Cor-Episcopo" and St. Ignatius Medal

 

DAMASCUS/PUTHENCURIZ: Our Patriarch, His Holiness Moran Mor...




Rabban Very Rev. Captain Paul Toza was Consecrated as Metropolitan

 

Rabban Very Rev. Captain Paul Toza was Consecrated as Metropolistan with the name Mor Theethose Paulose for the Syriac Orthodox Church Missionary in brazil by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church on February 19, 2012 at , Sts. Peter's and Paul's Church, Ma’arrat Saidnaya, Damascus.

Mor Philoxinus Mattias Nayis ( Patriarchal Assistant and Metropolitan of St. Aphrem...




Mor Severius Ishak Zaka enters into eternal rest....

His Eminence Mor Severius Ishak Zakka (80), the Metropolitan for St. Aphrem Seminary and In Charge for the Higher Studies & Research in Syriac and Former Metropolitan (Dayaroyo) for Mor Mathai Dayaro, Mosul, Iraq, passed away at a hospital in Bhkkadidha, Qarakhosh on Monday December 19th...




Rabban Dawood Matti was consecrated as the Archbishop of Mosul & Environs

 

Rabban Dawood Matti was consecrated with the name Mor Nicodemos on November 27, 2011 by our Holy Father Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas as the Archbishop of Mosul and Environs at the St. Peter & St Paul’s Cathedral in the Patriarchal Monastery, Damascus, Syria. Mor Philoxinus Mattias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant, Director of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, Ma’arat Saidnaya, Damascus), Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim (Archbishop of Aleppo & Environs in...




Common Declaration by the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

COMMON DECLARATION BY THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES.

THE MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES
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Archbishop Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim represented Syriac Orthodox Church in the Global Inter-Religious Meeting held at Assisi, Italy

ITALY: Archbishop of Aleppo, Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim represented Syriac Orthodox Church,

in the Global Inter religious Meeting held at Assisi recently. His Eminence met His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and conveyed the blessings and message of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Metropolitans from different denominations around the world participated in the...




Syriac Christians to get first church in Istanbul

 

Turkey’s Syriac Christian community has secured approval from officials for the construction of its first church. The church, planned to be constructed in the Yeşilköy neighborhood, is expected to host 17,000 Syriacs who live in Istanbul

After years of tussling...




Patriarch Zakka I Iwas Calls for Abandoning All Forms of Violence

Ma'arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus – On July 3, 2011 Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas on Sunday called for abandoning all forms of violence, supporting peace and security and stability, and adopting the language of dialogue.

In a statement, the Patriarch said that the growing freedom and strong awareness serves to enrich Syria's...




New Metropolitan consecrated for Patriarchal Institutions in Lebanon

DAMASCUS: His Holiness the Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas consecrated Rabban Michael Aboud Shimon as the Metropolitan of Patriarchal Institutions in Lebanon on April 11, 2011. The new metropolitan will be known as Mor Chrysostomos Michael Shimon.


His Holiness was also assited by Mor...




Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose – Previous Metropolitan of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America enters eternal rest

Update:

The funeral services for Mor Julius Kuriakose is now over. Our Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho along with Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of Eastern United States attended the final services.

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His Holiness the Patriarch meets with His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch

 

On Friday, April the 1st, at 10:00AM, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, paid a visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomew I, at his residence in Fanar, Istanbul, Turkey. The Patriarch of Antioch was accompanied by their Eminence the Prelates of Aleppo, Syria, Tur_Abdin and Istanbul in Turkey, as well as, the Patriarchal Assistant and Secretary in addition to a number of lay people from Turkey.
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His Holiness The Patriarch meets with the Prime Minister of Turkey

Ankara 30th, March 2011: His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East held a meeting with Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey. His Holiness was accompanied by Mor Gregorius Yohanna Ibrahim Metropolitan of Aleppo, Mor Timotheos Samuel Aktas Archbishop of Tur-Abdin , Mor Philoxenos Yusuf Cetin Archbishop of Istanbul and Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis Patriarchal Assistant. The presidents of the diocesan councils of Tur...




Bomb Blast at St. Mary's Church, Beirut, Lebanon

March 27, 2011, Beirut, Lebanon: A bomb targeted a Syriac Orthodox church in the eastern city of Zahle's industrial district at dawn Sunday, causing heavy material damage. The bomb, which consisted of about two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TNT, was placed at the side entrance of St Mary's Syriac Orthodox church, told AFP. The device went off at 4:15 am (0115 GMT).

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Lent Patriarchal Encyclical - Life In Christ
 
 
BY THE GRACE OF GOD


IGNATIUS ZAKKA I IWAS

PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST, SUPREME HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
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H.G. Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese enters eternal rest

 

 

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Meeting of the Inter National Joint Commission held at Rome
 VATICAN CITY: The 8th meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches were held at Vatican, Rome from 25-29th January 2011. The delegates had a meeting with H.H. Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, 28th Jan. Archbishop of Mount Lebanon & Secretary of holy Episcopal synod,  Mor Theophilose George Saliba and Metropolitan of MSOTS, President of Ecumenical Secretariat of MJSOC, &...



Intercession of Mother Mary for seeds started at the Nadamel Morth Mariam Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Thrippunithura, Kerala - 12 Jan 2011: Feast of intercession of St. Mary for seeds started at Morth Mariam Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Nadamel on January 12, Wednesday. Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Joseph hoisted the flag. Vicar Very Rev. Geevarghese Thomas Kandathil Cor Episcopa, Fr. Shammy John, Fr. Darly Edappangattil and hundreds of faithful were present. Mor Gregorios will...



Their Excellencies Ambassadors of Syria to Sweden and Germany visits His Holiness at Patriarchal Monastery
Ma`arat Sayyidnaya,...