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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:

January,20 2015
On Tuesday January 13, the election of the New Board of the Youth of St. Peter Church was held, the following were elected as:
President: Anthony Bekdas
Treasurer: Selena Murad
Rev. Fr. Yusuf Kallo
Secretary: Hiba Mouri
Vice-President: Gabriel Allaf

Congratulations to the newly elected St. Peter Church Youth Board

May God bless you all of them as they serve the church and community.

January,19 2015
Geçen hafta Paris'in göbeğinde Radikal İslamcı ölüm makineleri Charlie Hebdo mizah dergisi şahsında 12 kişiyi katletti. İşte ne olduysa ondan sonra oldu. Sosyal medya'da Fransa katliamının hemen ardından ''gerçek İslam bu değil'' söylemleri gündemden hiç düşmedi. Hemen herkesin bildiği gibi Charlie Hebdo sadece İslam'la değil, Hıristiyanlıkla da dalga geçebilen bir dergidir. İslam peygamberi Muhammet’i ve İsa ...More

January,17 2015

في الساعة العاشرة من يوم السبت 17 كانون الثاني 2015 وخلال وجوده في لوس أنجلوس في زيارةٍ رعوية، قام نيافة الحبر الجليل مار يعقوب أدواردو مطران أبرشية أميركا الوسطى للسريان الأرثوذكس يرافقه كاهن الكنيسة التابعة لنيافته في لوس أنجلوس الأب الفاضل كارلوس، بزيارة أخوية ودية لنيافة المطران مار اقليميس أوجين قبلان في مقر كاتدرائية مار أفرام.


January,17 2015
Private obedience leads to public blessings.
The Bible promises that if we obey God, then He will bless us. In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, Moses told the Israelites, "If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if yo...More

January,13 2015
His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, received at his Archdiocese Headquarters Ms. Kristina Olney the Director of Government Relations and Outreach and Mr. Ron Morillo of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) organization, whose mission is to heighten awareness among policymakers and the general public of the existence of ancient and often persecuted minority communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians. I...More

January,12 2015

افتتح قداسة البطريرك مار إغناطيوس أفرام الثاني يوم الأحد 11 كانون الثاني الذكرى المئوية الأولى للمجازر التي ارتكبها العثمانيون بحق السريان الأرثوذكس "سيفو" وذلك ضمن القداس الاحتفالي الذي دعت إليه الكنيسة السريانية الأرثوذكسية في كاتدرائية مار جرجس البطريركية في دمشق.

والسيفو هو الإسم السرياني المتعارف للمذبحة التي تعرض لها المسيحيون ا...More

January,12 2015
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the year of the centennial commemoration of Sayfo on Sunday January 11, 2015 celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. George Cathedral in Damascus.
Sayfo is the Syriac name of the genocide that affected the Syriac Christians in the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the twentieth century. The number of victims in Sayfo amounts of half a million Syriac speaking peopl...More

January,11 2015
We want God to change our circumstances, but God wants to use our circumstances to change us.

It can be easy to think that God is obligated to make life easy for us and to remove all of our difficult circumstances. But, the truth is that during hard times God is preparing us for greater things. If He removed the difficult circumstances in our lives, we ...More

January,7 2015
Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has authorized the building of the first church in the country in nearly a century, officials said Saturday.

The church is for the tiny Syriac community in Turkey and will be built in the Istanbul suburb of Yesilkoy on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, which already has Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic churches.

The announcement came after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ...More

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