Since his installation as Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II has considered opening a Patriarchal Office in North America to facilitate the communication between the different Archdioceses and parishes and the Patriarchate, and to better serve the faithful there.
His Holiness has recently appointed Very Rev. Fr. Raban Augeen Benyamen as Director of the Patriarchal Office in North America. Very Rev. Fr. Augeen will receive correspondence from the faithful of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America in matters directly related to the Patriarchate. He will relay all communications directly to the Patriarchal Office in Damascus to be dealt with promptly.