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Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
 Archdiocese of the Western United States





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Forming a New “Virgin Mary of the Holy Belt” Church in Ventura

September,1 2016

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, to bring together our Syrian community families in Ventura County, has met with some Syrian Christian Community members of that area, at 6500 Telephone Rd., Ventura CA 93003 (Ventura Village Green Hall). During the meeting, the attendant community members decided to have their own locally church in Ventura County. His Eminence the Archbishop gave the new formed community in Ventura the name: Virgin Mary of the Holy Belt (Um Al-Zunar) Church, Ventura.

After the meeting, some of the attendees volunteered to incorporate themselves into a temporary committee until an official parish Council be formed. The next meeting will be held on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the same location, to discuss the details about how to run the church Ventura, to form organizations and to prepare for the first Divine Liturgy etc...

The following transition period committee members’ names are:

Rober Alhanna, Mounir Tian, Elian Hanna, Haytham Samaan, Tony Asaad, Sarkis Abdulhai, Tariq Samaan, Abdoulmasih Esber, Isam Salamah, Samir Aroush, Abdou Askar.

Salam Samaan, Hinda Abdulhai, Lydia Askar, Amal Hanna, Taroub Daniel, Yara Naoum Aroush, Diyala Hannoun, Feryal Samaan, Hala Samaan, Kawthar Esber, Lamia Abdulhai, Asmahan Shaya, Najah Samaan, Hilda Askar.

Congratulations to the 25th church of the Western Archdiocese, and may God strengthen His Church and work through it to accomplish His will on earth.


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The Western Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, providing spiritual guidance and leadership to the Syriac Orthodox community, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of 18 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, the Western Archdiocese was formed to exclusively serve the 17 states of the western half United States.

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