On Saturday December 7, 2013, His Eminence, Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim participated in the installation of His Grace, Bishop David as the first Bishop for the newly- formed Coptic Diocese of New York and New England. He was accompanied by the Very Rev. Father Gabriel Adde and Shamosho Esia Bahdi. During the ceremony, His Eminence congratulated His Grace on behalf of The Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese, as well as on behalf of the Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Bishops in the United States. It was an uplifting spiritual gathering for Clergy and Parishioners...
On Sunday, December 8, 2013, His Eminence, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of St. Aphraim’s Church in Washington D.C., the capital of the Land. His Eminence was assisted by the Very Rev. Raban Fadi Abdal Ahad, the pastor of the church and Shamosho Esia Bahdi. The Divine Liturgy was served by both the deacons and the choir of the Parish. During the celebration, His Eminence ordained to the rank of Qorouyo ( Reader ) the following altar servants: Hanna Mark Malki and John...
CENTRAL FALLS — On Sunday, the bright new bell in front of St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Church will ring out for the first time. It will signal more than time for worship. It will ring out in testament to a faith that has traveled a great distance and survived many tribulations. And it will ring out in hope of an even stronger future. The St. Ephraim parish is celebrating its centennial — 100 years of being part of Central Falls and 100 years of offering sanctuary to many Christians who have had...
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, His Eminence, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of the Church of Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey. His Eminence was assisted by the Very Rev. Fr. John Khoury, the pastor of the church. The Divine Liturgy was served by both the deacons and the choir of the Parish. During the celebration, His Eminence elevated to the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) the following Readers: Phillip Akdemir, Sharo Atmeh, Daniel Akdemir, Brian Akdemir and Michael Akdemir. He also elevated to...
The worst massacre of Christians in Syria since the beginning of the country’s internal conflict took place last week in the town of Sadad, north of Damascus.
Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, told Fides news agency Nov. 4 that what happened in Sadad was “the most serious and largest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two and a half years,” and he decried the world’s silence in the face of the atrocity.
Islamist militias invaded the Christian town of Sadad last week which was...
November 4, 2013 – November 9, 2013
7:00 – 8:00pm Silent Bible Reading
8:00 – 8:15pm Evening Prayer
8:15 – 9:00pm Spiritual Speech
Monday Nov. 4, @ St. Mark’s Cathedral. (English, Arabic)
Tuesday Nov. 5, @ Virgin Mary’s Church. (English)
Wednesday Nov. 6, @ St. Barsawmo’s Church. (English)
Thursday Nov. 7, @ Virgin Mary’s Church. (English, Turkish)
Friday Nov. 8, @ St. Mark’s Cathedral. (English)
Saturday Nov. 9, @ St. Gabriel’s Church. (Suryoyo, English)