Patriarchate News

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends an official reception in his honor organized by the Syriac Orthodox Churches in Melbourne.
His Holiness expressed his great joy to be among his spiritual children, who live in a geographically far country from the patriarchate headquarter, yet are always in the heart and thoughts of their spiritual father; They are the little flock, and it is their Holy Father’s good pleasure to give them the kingdom.
Their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar of Australia & New Zealand, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kirkuk, Kurdistan and Environs, Mor Meletius Youhanon, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia and New Zealand for the faithful of our church in India, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director accompanied His Holiness.
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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the faithful of St. Thomas Church in Melbourne at the reception organized by the Church Committee.

After a thanksgiving payer at Mor Yacoub Burdono Church, His Holiness was received by the Church Choir. His Holiness blessed the community by lighting the lamp and blessing the memorial stone of the new church building.

The children from Sunday school performed in a short theatrical play. His Holiness blessed the faithful and spoke about the relations that bond them to the church, mentioning the firm faith of the forefathers who remained attached to the church despite all persecutions.

His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malke Malke, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia and New Zealand, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk, Kurdistan and Environs, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visits the community of St. Georges Parish in Melbourne.
His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malke Malke, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia and New Zealand, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk, and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
Upon his arrival, His Holiness was greeted by the Syriac Scouts and the church choir performed Syriac and Arabic hymns and songs.
In his speech, His Holiness reminded the faithful of the many sacrifices that our forefathers made preserving the faith of our church. He also spoke about the importance of remaining attached to the homeland where the blood of the martyrs of our church has been shed.
At the end of the visit, His Holiness blessed the faithful.
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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited Mor Aphrem Church in Melbourne.
His Holiness is accompanied by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malke Malke, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia and New Zealand, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
In his speech, His Holiness encouraged the faithful to remain attached to their orthodox faith and the traditions of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He also stressed the importance of working together to preserve the Syriac language and heritage.
The Choir of Mor Aphrem Choir also gave a performance of Syriac hymns and songs.
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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Mary Church in Auckland in New Zealand.
He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence of the clergy and a crowd of faithful.
In his Sermon, His Holiness expressed his gladness to be among his spiritual children; he then spoke about the consecration of the Holy Church.
 

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attends a formal reception hosted by St. Thomas Church in Auckland.
Their Eminences Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar of Australia and New Zealand and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan and the accompanying clergy also attended.
The choir of the church also performed church songs in Syriac and His Holiness blessed the members of the community and thanked them for the reception.
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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to Auckland in New Zealand. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs.
His Holiness and the accompanied delegation were received at the airport by the priests of the parishes as well as a crowd of faithful
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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over evening (ramsho) prayer at St. Malke church in New South Wales in Sydney.

Their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, as well as the clergy and a crowd of faithful attended the prayer.

After the prayer, His Holiness and their Eminences attended a reception made on the occasion of His Holiness First Apostolic Visit to Australia.

During the reception, the choir of children chanted Syriac Chants. His Holiness then distributed for the children certificates of participation.

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a new monument for Sayfo genocide in the yard of the Mor Ehpraim Cathedral, in the presence of the Minister of Multiculturalism.

Their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, as well as bishops of sister churches in Australia, and clergy and a crowd of faithful were also present.

 

 

 

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His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Ephraim Cathedral in Sydney. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence of the clergy and a crowd of faithful.

In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the significance of the Sunday of Consecration of the Church. He said: “Holiness is not unattainable, it is the way to Christ, the path of Christianity, it is a ladder that takes us to heaven, no matter how many times fall off that ladder, we should get up again and try to reach up high”. He also spoke about the consecration of the church and the affirmation of Simon Peter that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. And this is the faith of the Church which shall not be shaken and hence the gates of Hades will not prevail.

After the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness bestowed the pectoral cross to Fr. George Alkan, parish priest of Mor Ephraim Cathedral.

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