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Very Rev. Phinehas Rabban decorated as “Deyroyo Naseeho” by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

As per the recommendation of Reesh Dayaroyo Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose (Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in Malecuriz & Environs, Metropolitan of Bangalore and Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland), His Holiness through the Apostolic Bull No. E.166/10 dated 22 September 2010, conferred Very Rev. Phinehas Ramban the title, “Dayroyo Naseeho”, which means “Illustrious Monk”.

Those who knows Phinehas Ramban would testify his saintly life at Malecuriz Dayaro. While working in the P&T Department at Thiruvananthapuram, Mr. Joseph had an irrepressible inner call to devote his life for the Lord’s glory. Restless in spirit he…

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Barbaric Massacre of Christians in an Iraqi Church

We are shocked by the terrible news we received lately from Iraq.

A group of terrorists attacked some peaceful Christians while praying in the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance, in Baghdad. Such a barbaric act reveals how low human nature can reach, when hatred of others takes control of people’s lives. It looks like the martyrs’ only fault was their faith, and their choice in staying in their ancestral land. All this happened under the watchful eyes of the super powers of the world and the Iraqi Government and armed forces.

We pray for the repose of the martyrs’…

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A Patriarchal Statement on Christians in Iraq

During the hard times, our struggling Church and the faithful are passing through, with other Christian brothers and sisters in our beloved East, especially Iraq, we can only express our deep sorrow for all the bloody massacres that took place, and are still going on, by the enemies of good and righteousness, without any deterrent conscious or power of love for peace and humanity.

While we feel very sad for these events, especially the brutal attack on our sister Church of Our Lady of Deliverance, in Karada region of Bagdad, we lift our prayers to the Lord Almighty, to accept the souls of…

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His Eminence participates in the General Assembly of the NCCCUSA

The General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA is being held in New Orleans, LA from 9-12 of this month. The theme of this year’s assembly is “witnesses to these things” (Luke 24:48). Over 400 delegates and visitors are attending the assembly representing the 36 member churches of the Council. His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim is representing our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch which is member of the Council since 1960. This year’s Assembly is being held in conjunction with the celebration of One Hundred years since the first ecumenical gathering “The World Missionary…

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Ordination of Deacons in Brooklyn, New York

On Sunday, November 14, 2010 His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) at with the parishioners of St. George parish in Brooklyn, New York. His Eminence was assisted by the Very Rev. Fr. Sulayman Al Shaltan who was visiting from Baghdad-Iraq, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Adde, the priest of St. George’s Parish and Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, the priest of St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Liturgy was served by both the choir and the deacons of St. George’s Parish. During the celebration His Eminence ordained to the rank of Qoruyo (Reader) Emmanuel and elevated to the rank of Aphodiakno…

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The First March Against the Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq’s Indigenous Christians

The First March Against the Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq’s Indigenous Christians Seeks to Address Recent Massacre of Iraqi Christians

The Christians of Iraq are requesting special protection against religious persecution from fundamentalist terrorist groups who seek to harm, harass, threaten and persecute the Christian minority of Iraq

NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2010 – Worldwide Christians have joined forces to organize rallies on Monday calling on the American and Iraqi governments to protect Iraqi Christians.

Dubbed “The Black March” because protesters wore all black, the NYC rally started at 11 a.m. outside of the United Nations. Thousands of Facebook members had…

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