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Prayer of the Hour:


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:

November,17 2016

كان مؤمنو الكنائس المحلية لأبرشية غربي الولايات المتحدة على موعدٍ في واحدٍ من أروع اللقاءات الروحية والاجتماعية، ففي ظهيرة يوم الاحد المصادف 13 تشرين الثاني تدافعت جموع المؤمنين باعدادٍ غفيرة قدِموا من شتى الكنائس المحلية للمشاركة في افتتاح قاعة الكاتدرائية بعد إعادة ترميمها بشكلٍ هندسي رائع وبتصميمٍ مدروس من قِبَلِ اختصاصيين في هذا الحقل الفن...More

November,8 2016
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Tayeh Azar Jaradah تايه عازار جرادة (Abu Shalan) on Sunday November 06, 2016 in Chico, California.

Born: January 01, 1920 Wraideh, Homs, Syria
Died: November 06, 2016, Chico, California

Condolences: Are accepted on Tuesday and Wednesday November 08 and...More

November,7 2016
On the Renewal of the Church Sunday November 06, 2016, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, paid pastoral visit to St. Elias the Prophet congregation in Upland, CA. and celebrated the Divine Liturgy, assisted by the church priest Rev. Fr. John Saif and very Rev. Fr. Abdullah Sattah.

During the Divine Liturgy his Eminence has ordained thirteen deacons to serve the altar: eleven Readers, two Sub-deacon...More

November,2 2016
Tony Azzi, the LA chair of the organization “In Defense of Christians (IDC)” is hosting a showing of the independent film, Our Last Stand, on Wednesday, December 7th. The documentary chronicles a woman’s journey through Christian areas in the Middle East, including war-torn Syria and Iraqi neighborhoods under siege by ISIS. This showing is a great opportunity to educate others on the plight of Christ...More

November,1 2016
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Rose Abdalla on Saturday October 29, 2016 in Via Verde, California.

Born: October 06, 1948, Zahle, Lebanon
Died: October 29, 2016, Via Verde, California

Condolences: Are accepted on Monday October 31, and Tuesday November 01, from 6-9 ...More

October,27 2016

في الثاني والعشرين من نيسان 2013 اخُتطف المُطرانان يوحنا إبراهيم، وبولس يازجي في ريف حلب. وقد تجاز تاريخ اختطافهما العام الثالث وليس هناك ما يشفي الغليل من معلومات عن مستجدات القضية، وحقيقة حال المطرانين، وظروف احتجازهما.

مدّة اختطاف المطرانين يوحنا إبراهيم (متروبوليت حلب للسريان الأرثوذكس)، وبولس يازجي (متروبوليت حلب والإسكندرون وتوابعهما ...More

October,24 2016
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Malki Abdulmasih Elias on Sunday October 23, 2016 in Valencia, California.

Born: March 15, 1926, Syria
Died: October 23, 2016, Valencia, California

Surviving family members are:
His spouse:
Mary Oska,
His children: ...More

October,22 2016
October 21, 2016 - Bartella, once home to thousands of Christians, emptied out when the Islamic State took over in 2014. Iraqi forces have retaken the town as they push closer to Mosul.

Please go to the link below:

October,21 2016
Be a channel for God's blessings, not a reservoir.
Have you ever wondered why God may not be blessing you as much as you think He should? It could be because you've become a reservoir for God's blessings, rather than a channel.

If you're simply accumulating more and more rather than giving what has been given to you, then God probably won't bless you. However, i...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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