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Please keep the two abducted Archbishops
in your prayers as the Mother Church does

Both Archbishops were abducted
on Monday April 22, 2013

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March,30 2016

يوم الاحد الفائت مساءً، فجرت انتحارية ذاتها وهي لابسةً حزاماً من المتفجرات امام كنيسة القديس مار جرجس السريانية الأورثوذكسية في مدينة رأس العين شمالي سوريا، وقد استشهد وجُرِح عددٌ من المدنيين خلال هذا الانفجار، نقلاً عن ناشطين محليين.

وافادت المعلومات بان هذه الانتحارية هي من اللاجئين في مدينة الرقة ولم تُعرَف هويتها. علماً ان مدينة رأس ال...More

March,30 2016
On Sunday evening, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt in front of the St. George Syriac Orthodox Church in the city of Ras Al-‘Ayn, killing and wounding several civilians in the process.

According to local activists, the woman was reportedly a displaced Syrian from the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate – her identity was not revealed.

Ras Al-‘Ayn is currently under the control of...More

March,29 2016

كان مؤمنو كنيسة القديس مار بولس بكاهنهم ومجلسهم الملي وشبيبتهم وكافة مؤسساتهم على موعدٍ لهذا الاحتفال الكبير يوم الاحد المصادف ٢٧ آذار ٢٠١٦، وكانت فرحة ابناء الكنيسة برؤية صاحب النيافة مار إقليميس اوجين الذي يتطلع اليه ابناء هذه الكنيسة وكل كنائس الابرشية كونه الاب والراعي والمرشِد والساهر على رعاية ابناء الابرشية المترامية الأطراف حيث ينتقل م...More

March,28 2016

زيارة آباء الكنيسة للكنائس تخلق بين المؤمنين جواً روحياً رائعاً يتذكرونه أياماً عديدة، مستغلين وجودهم لينالوا ما استطاعوا من بركة آبائية وغذاء روحي. وهذا ما استشفه المؤمنون من زيارة نياف الحبر الجليل مار تيطس بولس توزا مطران الكرازة والتبشير في البرازيل.

نزل نيافته ضيفاً على كنيستينا في سان دياجو أولاً ثم زار كنيسة العذراء مريم في فينيكس أر...More

March,28 2016
Born: 1929, Mosul, Iraq
Died: March 25, 2016, San Diego, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Naima Saeed Roumani wife of Salem Shasha, on Friday March 25, 2016 in San Diego, California.

His Eminence and the Clergy of the Western Archdioceses extend their prayers and heartfelt...More

March,24 2016
This week saw the tragedy of yet another major terrorist attack in Europe, in which at least 31 people are known to have been killed and many others injured. Newspaper and television reports across the Western world have understandably focused on this as their main story. Yet every day Islamic State’s latest killing spree in Iraq and Syria now goes largely unreported. Meanwhile the tragedy unleashed on Christians in ...More

March,22 2016
Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Your servants who have fallen asleep

2nd year memorial services of our Holy Father His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Western Archdiocese’s churches.
His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, with His Eminence Mor Titus Paulos Tooza, Archbishop of the missionary in Brazil who celebrated the Holy Divine Liturgy on the Second Sunday of the Great Lent at...More

March,18 2016
Idolatry is to love what has been made more than the God who made it.
In Exodus 20:3-5, God gives Israel this command: "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God."

It is easy to labe...More

March,18 2016
By the Grace of God
Ignatius Aphrem II
Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Supreme Head of the Uni sal Syrian Orthodox Church

Apostolic Benediction to our beloved brother Metropolitans, Members of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

We are glad to announce the launching of the Suryoyo Young Couples Encounter (SYCE) which is a meeting of the young Syriac coupl...More

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