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Both Archbishops were abducted
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March,10 2018
Daylight Saving Time Begins!
Please remind your family and friends to turn their clocks ahead!

Everything Has Its Time
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time ...More

March,8 2018
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Malak Touma, on Wednesday March 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Late is brother of our beloved very Rev. Fr. George Touma.

Born: September 21, 1941, Beirut, Lebanon
Died: March 07, 2018, Los Angeles, California

Parents: Gebran...More

March,7 2018
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
A righteous man hates lying, but a wi...More

March,2 2018
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left han...More

February,26 2018
In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Sunday. The united protest was in response to moves by Jerusalem authorities to begin collecting tens of millions of dollars in taxes from churches, as well as proposed legislation to confiscate church-owned land.

In a statement, the church leaders described a “...More

February,21 2018
Born: 1969, Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 17, 2018, Lawndale, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Janet Hanna, wife of Mr. Bassam Hanna and the mother of Rani and Elena Hanna, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Lawndale, California.

Condolences: Are accepted on...More

February,14 2018
With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Selim George Altinis (Nashif) on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Glendora, California.

Born: Mardin, Turkey
Died: February 11, 2018, Glendora, California

Condolences: are accepted on Friday February 16, from 7-10 pm at St. Peter Church s...More

February,6 2018
Born: November 19, 1942, Bethlehem, Palestine
Died: February 05, 2018, Upland, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Joe Jabbour on Monday, February 05, 2018 in Upland, California.

Parents: Hanna Jabbour and Izabel Mangoush
Brothers: Sargon, Na...More

January,26 2018
"In love did He bring the world into existence; in love does He guide it during this its temporal existence; in love is He going to bring it to that wondrous transformed state, and in love will the world be swallowed up in the great mystery of Him who has performed all these things; in love will the whole course of the governance of creation be finally comprised. And since in the New World the Creator’s l...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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