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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,17 2017
Before you can love others, you must receive God's love for yourself, because you cannot give away something you don't have.
God deeply and intimately loves you! His love for you is unconditional—no strings attached, and there is nothing that you can do to get God not to love you. Indeed, Romans 8:38-39 says that there is nothing that can ever separate us from God'...More

February,18 2017
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Issa Ibrahim Asmar on Friday February 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Born: November 01, 1931, Bethlehem, Palestine
Died: February 17, 2017, Los Angeles, California

Children: Ibrahim, Kheder, Wajeeh, Warde and Samira

February,2 2017

في ظهيرة الثلاثاء 31 كانون الثاني 2017 وتحت رعاية نيافة مار إقليميس أوجين مطران أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة عُقِد الإجتماع الدوري الأول لهذه السنة لكهنة الكنائس المحلية استضافته كاتدرائية القديس مار أفرام السرياني ببربانك.

كعادته افتتح نيافته الإجتماع بصلاة خاصة، وبأجواءٍ روحية وشوقٍ كبير للقاء راعيهم وبعضهم البعض، تجمع الكهنة حول نيافته ...More

January,24 2017

بناء على قرار مجلس إدارة كنيسة القديس مار أنطونيوس في بيكرسفيلد وجهت الدعوة لصاحب النيافة مار إقليميس اوجين مطران أبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة للإحتفال بإقامة القداس الإلهي وذلك مساء يوم الأحد المصادف 22 كانون الثاني 2017 ، عاونه كاهن الرعية الأب الفاضل أفرام عدا ومجموعة من الشمامسة وخدمته جوقة المرتلات بأصواتها الجميلة، وحضر القداس مؤمنو الكن...More

January,5 2017
Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22; John 3
In our Syriac Orthodox Church the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on 6 January; whereas in the Latin Tradition it is celebrated on another day. It is known in Syriac as Denho (Luke).

The Syriac term Denho itself may be related to the word for the act of diving into water, as we see Jesus descending into the Jordan River to be baptized by John. Other nam...More

January,4 2017
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

The five books of Moses contained the law of God, and the overwhelming majority of these laws were intended to promote the well-being of the Israelites' fellow men and to bring about justice and restitution for those who had been wronged. They boiled down to this simple pr...More

January,3 2017
In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter[b] leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

Many men are dissatisfied with their jobs. You, too, may wonder from time to time whether you're in the right career. This is especially true if you're beginning to experience burnout at your workplace, or if you're in a profession where the markets are drying up. But more of...More

January,2 2017
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:20

On this day in 1959, fifty-eight years ago, Alaska was admitted as the forty ninth US state. When Secretary of State William Seward bought this vast northern territory from the Russians back in 1867, many Americans considered it a waste of money, calling it "Seward's Icebox." In hindsight, however, it was an...More

January,1 2017
Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:3

You may be involved in a complex project that has many unsettled issues surrounding it, and you might not know how to resolve them. Or its chances of succeeding might be slim. You're racking your brain, and your thoughts are all over the place. But have you committed the project-l...More

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