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Prayer of the Hour:


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:

July,18 2016

العديدُ من السنين مرَّ وكل المؤمنين يتطلعون الى هذا اليوم التاريخي الذي يحل فيه السلام والتآخي بين المؤمنين.

وقد قام نيافة الحبر الجليل من منطلق المسؤولية ومحبته لان تدخل هذه المحبة قلوب الجميع، بل قام بتآسيس لجنةٍ من كهنة الكنائس المحلية تعمل على إيجاد التقارب الفكري والعملي مع الطرف الآخر، وقامت هذه اللجنة بالفعل بجهودٍ مشكورة وسعت بإرش...More

July,10 2016
Don't doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.
No matter how hard you try, in a room that's completely dark, you'll never be able to see anything. Even if you know for sure that something is in the room, it's impossible to see it if the room is totally dark. You know it's there, but you just can't see it.

That's what faith is like. You may be absol...More

July,10 2016
The Archdiocese of the Western USA offers prayers for peace in the USA while condemning acts of violence in recent days that have shocked the nation and people around the world in general and United Stated in particular.

Two recent fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota once again prompted grief and heartbreak for the endemic racial violence present in the USA. Subsequently, during a protes...More

July,1 2016
Born: February 12, 2003, Mosul, Iraq
Died: June 30, 2016, Sacramento, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Thomas Abdo Ablahad son of Rev. Fr. Abdulmasih Abdo, on Thursday June 30, 2016 in Sacramento, California.

Condolences are accepted on Friday July 01, from 7-9 pm at Our L...More

June,30 2016
The Patriarchate of the Syrian Orthodox Church

On the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the passing away of His Holiness Late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II gave his directions to transfer the remains of the Late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacoub III from his tomb in St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus,...More

June,23 2016
19 Haziran 2016'da Suriye/ Kamışlı'da, Süryanilerin yoğun yaşadığı Wusta'da yapılan intihar saldırısında, Süryani SUTORO polis gücünden Hanna Ado Gewriye ve bir de Ali Ahmed (Zuheyr) isimli Kürt gencinin, bombayı farketmesi sonucu daha büyük bir katliam önledi. Büyük bir katliamı önlediler, önlemesine de İŞİD'in düzenlediği bu bombalı saldırıda hayatlarını kaybettiler. Riad habsuno, Marios Malki ve ona yakın süryani...More

June,21 2016

غمرَت الفرحة وعمَّت مظاهر السرور في أجواء الكنسية السريانية الأرثوذكسية على وسع أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة اكليروساً ومؤمنين ومباهج وأضواء تعكس واقعاً يمتاز عن كل المناسبات الاخرى في زيارات نيافته التفقدية، كون زياراته بعد عيد القيامة (الواقع الذي جسِّد بداية الخلاص وقيامة الانسان المؤمن واستمرارية الرجاء في الآخرة)، تنعش حياة الكنيسة الروحي...More

May,30 2016
You cannot have a testimony without a test.
A testimony is often a way of sharing what God has done in a person's life. However, in order to have a testimony there almost always was a test through which that person had to persevere.

It is, therefore, understandable that we are told to rejoice during trials -- not because of the trials themselves, but bec...More

May,23 2016
Born: December 10, 1956, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Died: May 20, 2016, Los Angeles, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Erol Arat husband od Selva Arat, on Friday May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

The late Erol survived by:
His wife: Selva Arat
His daughter...More

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