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Both Archbishops were abducted
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Syriac Orthodox Church News:

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

March,11 2016
On the occasion of the Great Lent 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II issued the following Patriarchal Encyclical:

No. EN 142/16

March,7 2016
Born: June 7, 1932 Mardin, Turky
Died: March 5, 2016, Burbank, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Mounira kababi Amour, mother of Wahid, Sabah, the late Zaki, Salwa, Dr. Pierre and Fouad. On Saturday March 5, 2016 in Burbank, California.

Condolences are accepted on Sunday Ma...More

March,2 2016
Addis Ababa: Archbishop Abune Nathaniel of Ethiopia has entered eternal rest. He was one of the senior most prelates of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

The Late Archbishop Abune Nathaniel acted as the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne of Ethiopia after the demise of late Patriarch Abune Paulose of Ethiopia.

May his memory be eternal

March,1 2016

لصوم نينوى مركزٌ مرموق في نفوس مؤمني السريان في العالم وبخاصةٍ في بلاد الشرق حيث برز اسم النبي يونان وقصته المشوقة عندما كلفه الرب بمهمة إنذار أهل نينوى بالتوبة والثبور والعودة الى الرب والابتعاد عن الشرور التي أغرقت سكان نينوى بالمآثم والموبقات على أنواعها.

أراد النبي يونان ان يهرب من هذه المهمة لكن الرب اظهر من خلال هروبه شدة حرصه على الح...More

February,27 2016

بتذكيرٍ من سكرتارية الكاتدرائية ومن المسؤولة عن إدارة المدارس الأحدية في الكنائس المحلية لأبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة السيدة باتريشيا علاف، عُقِد اللقاء الاول لهذه السنة لمعلمات المدارس الأحدية تحت رعاية الحبر الجليل مار إقليميس اوجين النائب البطريركي في أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة وحضور كهنة الكنائس المحلية لهذه الابرشية ومعلمات هذه المدارس...More

February,22 2016
Born: February 2, 1936, Aleppo, Syriay
Died: February 18, 2016, Los Angles, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Suat Joulak Jihan, mother of Rella Jihan Mouri, on Thursday February 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Condolences are accepted on Wednesday February 24, from 7-...More

February,18 2016
Scores of rockets fell on the Christian areas of Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, over the weekend (13 and 14 February), killing seven Christians, wounding many more, and devastating buildings.

Many of those killed last weekend were young people, one of them just 13 years of age in Aleppo. The force of the rocket threw the young teenager from the apartment, still in his bed, and killed him. His parents remain ...More

February,15 2016
Born: December 22, 1930, Cairo, Egypt
Died: February 10, 2016, Glendora, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Eskandar Shahrestan, on Tuesday February 10, 2016 in Glendora, California.

Condolences are accepted at St. Ephraim Cathedral social hall, on Monday February 15, from 6...More

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