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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

Syriac Orthodox Church News:

December,17 2017

أحبائي بالرب ابناءنا الروحيين الكهنة الأفاضل والمجالس الملية الكرام والمؤسسات الكنسية والاجتماعية ومؤمني أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة الموقرين

سلام الرب يسوع مع جميعكم مؤسسات وعائلات وأفراد مؤمنين.

رغبتُ أن أكون معكم من خلال هذه الكلمات، وميلاد السيد المسيح على الأبواب والكل يستعد بأسلوبه الخاص وعاداته التقليدية ضمن الا...More

December,17 2017
(Joseph’s Revelation)

Your gifts can take you somewhere, but you need character to keep you there.
When a person, especially a minister (deacon or priest or…), is very gifted, others often flock to that person. However, he must have a Godly character in order to remain humble, so that the ministry won't turn sour.

If you have great g...More

December,14 2017
Born: October 27, 1943 Aleppo, Syria
Died: December 12, 2017 Orange, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Pierre Balta on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Orange, California.

The late Pierre Balta’s:
Bahia Shakarji Balta
Brothers: Zakar...More

December,11 2017
To His Holiness Mor Ignatius Ephrem II, Patriarch of Antioch, Archbishops, Clergy and Faithful throughout the Syriac Orthodox Church in the USA and worldwide;

His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, and the family of the late Chmouni Georges Bittar extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude for your prayers and support during our time of grief. The Almighty God called His maid Chmou...More

December,2 2017
Born: July 08, 1922, Aynwerd, Turkey
Died: December 01, 2017, La Crescenta, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we annou, ce passing away of Rev. Fr. Gabriel Aydin on Friday December 01, 2017 in La Crescenta, California.

Condolences: Are accepted on Saturday December 02, from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Su...More

November,23 2017
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 107: 1

How precious it is to be with one another: Mother and father, Sister and Brother.
Thankful for Jesus Christ, above all let us be: His death on the Cross, gave us life eternally.
So on Thanksgiving Day and indeed forevermore, let us sing praises to the One we adore.
With praise and prayer, laughte...More

November,11 2017
God, give me the desire for you like the desire you have for me.
If you've been around a church, you've certainly heard that God loves you. Although that is true, the word "love" hardly does justice to the way God views you. God's relentless passion and His incomparable zeal for you is beyond comprehension. You can only begin to understand the very tip of the icebe...More

November,2 2017
Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 5, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Also called Fall Back and Win...More

October,23 2017
The way you become free from sin is by becoming a slave to righteousness.
Paul, in one of the most quoted verses of Scripture, makes clear that every person has sinned: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Indeed, your sins hold you so deeply in bondage that they bring death to you: you were dead in your sins (Colossians 2:13).


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