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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:

October,23 2015
Bowing to the demands of Muslim hardliners, authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province tore down three simply made churches of wood, concrete and tin, on Monday (19 October). A further seven churches are set to be demolished in the coming days.

Earlier in the month, an Islamic youth group held a demonstration demanding the closure of churches in Aceh which do not have official permits to exist. Then, taking the law ...More

October,23 2015

تحت رعاية صاحب النيافة مار إقليميس اوجين مطران غربي الولايات المتحدة وحضور كهنة الكنائس المحلية عدا كل من الربان أفرام طحان والقس فادي يوسف عطو والقس كبرئيل حنا.
وبأجواءٍ روحية وشوقٍ كبير للقاء راعيهم وبعضهم البعض، تجمع الكهنة حول نيافته الذي طمأنهم على مسيرة الابرشية حيث يكاد يرتفع عدد الكنائس الى 24 كنيسة في هذه الابرشية.

وكالعادة وزعت س...More

October,23 2015
Caring for the church of God and its members, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, paid pastoral visit to St. John congregation in Las Vegas, NV.

During his pastoral visit, his Eminence Archbishop Kaplan celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday October 18th, and ordained two faithful to serve the altar, Paul Nebras Alhanoush as Chanter (Mzamrono), and Hani Shamoon as S...More

October,20 2015

تسليماً لمشيئة الرب انتقل الى الخدور السماوية مساء يوم الاثنين 19 تشرين الأول 2015 الشاعر السرياني الهندي العملاق الاب الدكتور كوريان كانيابرمبيل في ولاية كيرالا في الهند بالغاً من العمر 103 (مئة وثلاث سنوات).

كان المرحوم أحد عمالقة اللغة السريانية في قرن العشرين وشاعراً فذاً من الطراز الأول وله عدة مجموعات شعرية سريانية، ب...More

October,20 2015
Kerala-India: With submission to the will of God, and with great sorrow, the world famous Syriac Orthodox Scholar our beloved Most Rev. Arch-Chorepiscopa (Koruzo da-Shroro) Dr. Kurian Kaniyamparambil reposed to the Lord at his home in Kanjiramattom, India.

He was 103 years old. He has translated large volumes of Orthodox prayers from Syriac to the South Indian language of Malayalam.

The late Ar...More

October,16 2015
Thankfulness depends on what is in your heart, not what is in your hand.
Most people have no trouble finding things to complain about: traffic is slow, gas is too expensive, the weather is bad, and prices are too high. Yet in every single situation, that same person also has a lot to be thankful for: he can drive, has a car, has a shelter to be protected from the w...More

October,15 2015
[ACNS] Last week’s meeting of the Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission in Hawarden, Wales, and the agreement on dropping the filioque clause of the Nicene Creed has moved the two families of churches “one step closer to as close as we can be”, a leading Orthodox bishop has said.

“For us, we saw [the filioque clause] as an addition to the Creed,” Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox...More

October,15 2015
Historic agreements have been signed between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches helping to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity.

An Agreed Statement on Christology, published in North Wales this week by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC), heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican Churches within the family of Chalcedonian Churches and the non-Chalcedoni...More

October,8 2015
Hasaka, Syria (AINA) — ISIS has executed three Assyrians in Syria. The execution was carried out in the morning of September 23, which was the day Muslims commemorated the “Festival of the Sacrifice” (eid al-Adha). It is not known why ISIS waited two weeks to release the video.

The three Assyrians, wearing orange jumpsuits and kneeling, were killed by gunshots to the back of their heads. They were identified as Dr...More

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