Encyclicals & Articles from our Patriarch

H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius
Patriarch of Antioch & All the East 
Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church


1. The Syrian Orthodox Church at a Glance (Syriac Orthodox Resources)
2. A Short Overview of the Common History of the Syrian Church with Islam through the Centuries
3.Monastic Life in the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
4. The Role of Women in the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch


December 11, 2011 Christmas Greetings 2011
July 11, 2011 Family Conference 2011 & Renounciing any unauthorized meetings
June 16, 2011 Followup to visit by Metropolitan Subcommittee
April 14, 2011 Easter Greetings
December 17, 2010 Christmas Greetings 2010
December 5, 2010 Approval to hold 2011 Delegates Meeting and visit of Metropolitan Sub-Committee
September 20, 2010 Decision of the Holy Synod in regards to the Malankara Archdiocese
February 2, 2011 Lent Encylical: Life In Christ
July 19, 2010 Silver Jubilee Convention 2010
February 9, 2009 Lent Encyclical: The Sacrament of Priesthood [English · Syriac]
December 12, 2008 Encyclical to Malankara Churches in the Arabian Gulf Region, Europe, Australia and Singapore with Christmas Greetings
February 8, 2008 Lent Encyclical: 1300th Anniversary of Mor Yacqub of Urhoy [English · Syriac]
December 5, 2007 Encyclical excommunicating Mushe Gorgun
December 3, 2007 Encyclical to Churches in the Gulf Region with Christmas Greetings
January 20, 2007 Lent Encyclical: On Meekness and Humility [English · Syriac]
December 1, 2006 Encyclical to Churches in the Gulf Region with Christmas Greetings
January 21, 2006 Lent Encyclical: On 'The Lord had come and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding.' [English]
December 6, 2005 Encyclical to Churches in the Gulf Region with Christmas Greetings
September 16, 2005 Encyclical admonishing Corepiscopii of Malankara and Diaspora to wear required liturgical vestments
September 16, 2005 Encyclical notifying reinstatement of Mor Severios Abraham
February 28, 2005 Encyclical to Malankara Archdiocese of North America with Easter Greetings
2005 Lent Encyclical [Syriac]
December 28, 2004 Encyclical to Churches in the Persian Gulf urging help with relief efforts for tsunami victims
December 28, 2004 Christmas Greetings
January 30, 2004 Lent Encyclical: The Holy Bible
Febryary 17, 2003 Lent Encyclical: Let us Answer the Call of our Lord Jesus Christ
January 24, 2002 Lent Encyclical: On Prayer
December 22, 2001 Christmas Tidings
September 2001 Condemning Attack on the World Trade Center, New York
February 10, 2001 Lent Encyclical: Faith working through Love
April 9, 2000 On Mor Gregorius cAbd-al Jalil and Mor Ostatheos Sleebo
February 12, 2000 Lent Encyclical: 1500th Anniversary of Mor Yacqub Burdcono and Queen Theodora
December 7, 1999 Christmas Tidings
February 2, 1999 Lent Encyclical: Lord Jesus is the message of heaven for all generations
March 14, 1999 Eight Hundredth Anniversary of Patriarch Mor Mikhayel Rabo
February 25, 1999 Condoling the departure of Mor Gregorius, Perumpilly
January 1, 1998 Lent Encyclical: True Faith In Our Lord Jesus Christ
October 20, 1987 Permitting the additions to the diptychs used in Malankara
November 29, 1981 On the name of the Church