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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:

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

March,16 2016

صبيحة يوم الثلاثاء 03/15/2016 زار كاتدرائية مارافرام السرياني في بربانك – لوس انجلوس مجموعة من طلاب الصف السابع ومعلميهم لمدرسة (John Muir Middle School) وهي احدى المدارس الحكومية القريبة من الكاتدرائية، وكان في استقبالهم في مدخل الكاتدرائية كلٌ من السيدة ديانا خوري سكرتيرة المطرانية والشماس د. منهل بني، شماس الكاتدائية.

ابتدأ الشماس منهل...More

March,15 2016
Born: September 10, 1941, Iraq
Died: March 11, 2016, Glendora, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Widad George Afram Sarah, aunt of Wasan Jardak, on Friday March 11, 2016 in Glendora, California.

Condolences are accepted on Wednesday March 16, from 7-10 pm at St. Pet...More

March,14 2016

اليوم بدأ الصوم المبارك ليذكّرنا بأربعين يوماً صامها الرب يسوع المسيح قبل ألفي سنة ونيف، وهذا الصوم يحمل بين طياته معاني الانسحاق القلبي والابتعاد عن كل ما من شأنه ان يوقعنا بحبائل وإشراك ابليس الذي كان وما زال وسيبقى عنواناً للخطيئة وملاحقا للمؤمنين أينما حلوا ليُبعدهم عن مخلصنا يسوع المسيح.

اليوم خصصته الكنيسة ليكون عنوانَ توبةٍ ومسامحةٍ،...More

March,14 2016
Written by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Fasting is a voluntary act of abandoning worldly life. It is a sign of man’s obedience to, and respect of God’s laws and his observance of God’s offices by his voluntary abstinence from food or drink for a specific period of time, by the end of which he can eat light, small and fat free meals, consisting ...More

March,13 2016
On Saturday, March 12, His Eminence Mor Jacob Eduardo Archbishop of Central America accompanied by Father Carlos Reyes, paid goodwill visit to his brother Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Archbishop of the Western United States, at St. Ephraim Cathedral the headquarters of the Archdiocese in Burbank, California.

During the two hours meeting, both Archbishops talked about the difficulties of the Church in the Middle East ...More

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The Western Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, providing Syriac news, spiritual guidance and leadership to the Syriac Orthodox community, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of 25 churches and parishes in 17 western states. It was established in 1952 as the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church encompassing the entire United States and Canada. In November 1995 by the Holy Synod of Antioch, the Western Archdiocese was formed to exclusively serve the 17 states of the western half United States.

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