Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 7pm
St. Mark’s Cathedral
260 Elm Ave. Teaneck, NJ
7:30pm-7:45pm: Welcome from
Youth Director John Dere
7:45pm-8:30pm: Youth Q&A
session with Patriarch
Showcasing Mor Aphrem Center on September 14, 2014 with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II from 1PM-6PM at Midland Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey.
On Monday September 8, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a panel on “Christian Unity and Peace” in the “Peace is the Future Conference” and delivered a lecture entitled: “Christian Unity and Peace: St. Paul’s Call Since the Early Church”.
During His Lecture, His Holiness spoke about the unity in Christian faith and how Christian faithful are united starting with what St. Paul wrote to the Ephesians: “endeavoring for unity in the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4: 3). He spoke of the great work that Christian churches have made so far in the ecumenical sphere...
Following the invitation of the Community of Sant’Egidio, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director, participated in the “Peace is the Future” Conference held in Antwerp – Belgium from 7 to 9 September 2014.
On Monday September 8, he participated in a panel on “Martyrs in Our Times” and gave a lecture entitled “The Meaning of Christian Martyrdom”.
During his lecture, Achbishop Kawak spoke of the concept of martyrdom in the church and martyrs in the early church. He pointed out that martyrdom in Christianity comes as a defense of faith and because of the persecutions of faithful throughout...
Following the invitation of the Community of Sant’Egidio, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the opening of the “Peace is the Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue, 100 Years After World War I” in Antwerp – Belgium on Sunday September 7, 2014. The opening session was attended by many dignitaries and politicians from Europe as well as religious leaders from all religions.
In his speech, Patriarch Aphrem II gave a true picture of the situation of the Christians in the Middle East. First, he informed the audience that he is carrying “the voice of millions of Christians and non-Christians...
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited as the guest of honor in the “Peace is the Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue, 100 Years After World War I” organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio in Antwerp, Belgium from 7 to 9 September 2014.
On Sunday morning, His Holiness participated in the Divine Liturgy in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Antwerp. The Divine Liturgy was attended by a large number of religious leaders, clergy, scholars, politicians and dignitaries from all over the world. On this occasion, His Holiness spoke about the presence of God among us in our lives. He also...
On September 5, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a high level delegation from Hezbollah in the patriarchal residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. The delegation included Al-Sayyed Ibrahim Amin Al-Sayed, President of the Political Council in Hezbollah, Mr. Ghaleb Abou Zeynad, Christian Relations Attaché in Hezbollah, and Mr. Ali Al-Hajj Ali, Member of the Political Council in Hezbollah. Their Eminences Archbishops Mor Justinus Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Bekaa, and Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director attended the meeting along with Mr. Habib Afram, President of the Syriac League.
During the meeting, His Holiness spoke...
On September 4, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Church in Bourj Hammoud. His Holiness was received by His Eminence Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, and the General Secretary of the Holy Synod along with clergy and laity. His Holiness was accompanied by: Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun, Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director and Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh. The function was attended by many dignitaries in addition to a large number of faithful from the diocese of Mount Lebanon. In the church, His...