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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

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August,15 2016

صلاة الاربعين للمرحوم خليل ابراهيم النعمان، يوم السبت ١٣ آب ٢٠١٦ في كنيسه مار بولس الرسول للسريان الارثوذكس

أقام نيافه الحبر الجليل مار اقليميس اوجين قبلان مطران ابرشيه غرب الولايات المتحده الامريكيه الذبيحه الالهية يعاونه الكهنة الافاضل القس لويس يعقوب كاهن الرعية والقس يوسف كلو كاهن كنيسة مار بطرس الرس...More

August,13 2016
For behold, all generation will call me blessed (Luke: 1:48)

As you know that the assumption means “the taking up of a person into heaven physically”. According to the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch; the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is celebrated originally on August 31, and today taking place with the feast of the blessing of Vine, which celebrated on Au...More

August,10 2016
By John Stonestreet
In once-secular Turkey, Christians have become targets of Muslim persecution. Here’s what you need to know.

For nearly the last hundred years, Turkey, straddling Europe and Asia, has walked a precipitous path. Turning its back on the brutal Ottoman Empire of its past, the nation of 80 million people had attempted to combine its dominant Muslim culture with a more Western-oriented secularism—al...More

July,27 2016
July 21, 2016 was the opening of the 52nd Annual convention of the two Archdioceses of Eastern and Western USA. It started by meeting of the attended clergy of both Archdioceses, presided by the hosting Eastern Archdiocese Archbishop Mor Dionysius John Kawak, and Western Archdiocese archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, with His Eminence Mor Salwanos Boutros El-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs and His Grac...More

July,26 2016
Born: November 02, 1933, Zahle, Lebanon
Died: July 20, 2016, Burbank, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Paul Hajjar on Wednesday July 20, 2016 in Burbank, California.

The late Paul hajjar’s:
Wife: Valentine Kiraz
Children: George, Silva, ...More

July,18 2016

العديدُ من السنين مرَّ وكل المؤمنين يتطلعون الى هذا اليوم التاريخي الذي يحل فيه السلام والتآخي بين المؤمنين.

وقد قام نيافة الحبر الجليل من منطلق المسؤولية ومحبته لان تدخل هذه المحبة قلوب الجميع، بل قام بتآسيس لجنةٍ من كهنة الكنائس المحلية تعمل على إيجاد التقارب الفكري والعملي مع الطرف الآخر، وقامت هذه اللجنة بالفعل بجهودٍ مشكورة وسعت بإرش...More

July,10 2016
Don't doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.
No matter how hard you try, in a room that's completely dark, you'll never be able to see anything. Even if you know for sure that something is in the room, it's impossible to see it if the room is totally dark. You know it's there, but you just can't see it.

That's what faith is like. You may be absol...More

July,10 2016
The Archdiocese of the Western USA offers prayers for peace in the USA while condemning acts of violence in recent days that have shocked the nation and people around the world in general and United Stated in particular.

Two recent fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota once again prompted grief and heartbreak for the endemic racial violence present in the USA. Subsequently, during a protes...More

July,1 2016
Born: February 12, 2003, Mosul, Iraq
Died: June 30, 2016, Sacramento, California

With submission to the will of God, with great sorrow, we announce passing away of faithful Thomas Abdo Ablahad son of Rev. Fr. Abdulmasih Abdo, on Thursday June 30, 2016 in Sacramento, California.

Condolences are accepted on Friday July 01, from 7-9 pm at Our L...More

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