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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:

August,31 2016

وهكذا تتواصل أفراح أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة على امتدادها الجغرافي. ويهلّل المؤمنون بالإنجازات التي تسجلها. وآخرها كان إفتتاح كنيسة جديدة باسم (كنيسة أم الزنار) في منطقة فنتورا وأطرافها.

وتمَّ ذلك بعد إتصالات عديدة واستشارات متواصلة مع المؤمنين المتواجدين في هذه المدينة وضواحيها وجُلَّهم من أبناء الكنيسة السريانية الوافدين من قرى أبرشية ...More

August,26 2016

كان يوم الاحد ٢١ آب ٢٠١٦ يوماً مشهوداً ومباركاً في تاريخ كنيسة القديس مار بولس الرسول، أسعد المؤمنين وأدخل البهجة قلوب الأطفال المهيئين للتناول جسد الرب ودمه، فكان يوم الأحد يوماً مميزاً بمناسباته المميزة .

إحدى المناسبات التي فرح لها المؤمنون وعلت البهجة محياهم هي عندما اكتحلت عيونهم برؤية بناء هيكل الكنيسة بشكله الجديد وقبته الحديثة التي ...More

August,20 2016
All true theology should lead to doxology.
God has a plan for creation. His ultimate intention is for every person to praise and worship him, giving him the honor and glory that he alone deserves.

The psalmist put it this way: May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the ea...More

August,18 2016
Thursday August 18, 2016, His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan paid a visit to His Beatitude Maphryono Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, which accompanied by His Eminence Mor Titos Yeldo, Archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of Northern America, at Virgin Mary Malankara Church, Whittier, CA.

His Eminence Mor Clemis after praying at the church met His Beatitude and discussed the situation of our Syria...More

August,15 2016
On Sunday August 14, the Archbishop His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, conducted special Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Theotokos), assisted by the very Rev. Khouroyo George Touma, the Deacons and the Choir of Virgin Mary Church, Orange.

During the Divine Liturgy, in his sermon His Eminence spoke about the exaltation of Virgin Mary and how th...More

August,15 2016

صلاة الاربعين للمرحوم خليل ابراهيم النعمان، يوم السبت ١٣ آب ٢٠١٦ في كنيسه مار بولس الرسول للسريان الارثوذكس

أقام نيافه الحبر الجليل مار اقليميس اوجين قبلان مطران ابرشيه غرب الولايات المتحده الامريكيه الذبيحه الالهية يعاونه الكهنة الافاضل القس لويس يعقوب كاهن الرعية والقس يوسف كلو كاهن كنيسة مار بطرس الرس...More

August,13 2016
For behold, all generation will call me blessed (Luke: 1:48)

As you know that the assumption means “the taking up of a person into heaven physically”. According to the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch; the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is celebrated originally on August 31, and today taking place with the feast of the blessing of Vine, which celebrated on Au...More

August,10 2016
By John Stonestreet
In once-secular Turkey, Christians have become targets of Muslim persecution. Here’s what you need to know.

For nearly the last hundred years, Turkey, straddling Europe and Asia, has walked a precipitous path. Turning its back on the brutal Ottoman Empire of its past, the nation of 80 million people had attempted to combine its dominant Muslim culture with a more Western-oriented secularism—al...More

July,27 2016
July 21, 2016 was the opening of the 52nd Annual convention of the two Archdioceses of Eastern and Western USA. It started by meeting of the attended clergy of both Archdioceses, presided by the hosting Eastern Archdiocese Archbishop Mor Dionysius John Kawak, and Western Archdiocese archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, with His Eminence Mor Salwanos Boutros El-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and His Grac...More

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