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The Archdiocese Proudly Announces the First Ever Suryoyo Summer Camp

The Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern United States proudly announces the First Ever Suryoyo Summer Camp.

Building Friendships For Life!

July 11-August 19, 2011

At Suryoyo Summer Camp, our goal is to develop life-long friendships and cultural and religious awareness. It is a great way for our children to grow up within the church. This will be the best investment you can give your child!

Registration is now available. Click Here to register your child today!

If you would like to be a part of the Suryoyo Summer Camp, please fill out the required form and we will contact you shortly. We are looking for Senior Counselors 18 and up also Junior Counselors 14 and up.

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His Holiness the Patriarch meets with His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch

On Friday, April the 1st, at 10:00AM, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, paid a visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomew I, at his residence in Fanar, Istanbul, Turkey. The Patriarch of Antioch was accompanied by their Eminence the Prelates of Aleppo, Syria, Tur_Abdin and Istanbul in Turkey, as well as, the Patriarchal Assistant and Secretary in addition to a number of lay people from Turkey.

His Holiness was welcomed warmly by His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch. Patriarch Zakka thanked the Lord for allowing this meeting to take place and explained…

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Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches Meets

The Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in America held its spring meeting on Thursday, April 7, at the Coptic Orthodox Papal Center in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

Bishop David of the Coptic Church hosted the meeting which was chaired by His Eminences Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, of the Armenian Orthodox. His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim represented our Archdiocese, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar and Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun. Attending also was His Eminence Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Ecumenical Director of the Armenian Diocese.

Topics discussed included a proposed forum on Oriental Orthodox youth, future joint activities— including the annual…

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Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose Enters Eternal Rest

Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose (78) – Senior Metropolitan for Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches & Former First Secretary to HH enters eternal rest

MANJANIKKARA, KERALA, INDIA: Dr. Mor Julius Kuriakose – Senior Metropolitan of the Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches / Institutions in India and Former Secretary to His Holiness Patriarch, passed away AT 04:15 PM IST, at Manjanikkara Dayaro on April 09, Saturday. He was 78. The mortal remains of the Late Metropolitan is presently kept in Mor Ignatius Dayaro, Manjanikkara. The funeral will be held at Manjanikkara Dayaro on April 11, Monday. His Beatitude Catholicos and all other metropolitans of…

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His Eminence Participates in the Funeral Service of the Late Mor Julius Kuriakose

Manjanikkara – India. On Monday, April 11, early in the morning, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim arrived in Cochin-India to participate in the funeral service of the late Mor Julius Kuriakose, the Senior Metropolitan of the Simhasana (Patriarchal) churches/Institutions in India) and Former Secretary to His Holiness, our Patriarch.

Upon his arrival he, together with His Eminence Mor Titus Yaldho of the Malankara Archdiocese in North America, and Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches, travelled to Mor Ignatius Dayro (Monastery) in Manjanikara. In an atmosphere filled with high emotions of thousands of our faithful who were assembled, the mortal…

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His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim’s Easter Message 2011

We pray that the peace and joy of this most blessed time of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you always. Christ suffered and died for us washing us clean from the sin of Adam and Eve, by His Precious Blood shed upon the altar of the Cross.

The uncertainties of today’s world and the large scale of natural calamities, which struck earth during the last few years, compel us to look deeper into the meaning of the Resurrection of our Lord and examine our faithfulness to His calling and commitment to His mission. How much of this can…

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The Liturgical Committee of The Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern United States Releases Two More Books

Lectionary of the Book of Acts

This book contains the readings from the Book of Acts of the Holy Apostles (Praxis) for every Sunday and every Feast Day throughout the Liturgical Year of our Holy Syriac Church of Antioch. These readings are an integral part of our Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy). They convey to us God’s will and words through the deeds and sayings of the Holy Apostles. It is, therefore, very important that These readings are read before the Epistle of St. Paul and the Holy Gospel.

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Lectionary of the Epistle Readings

This book contains texts of the readings taken from the Epistles of St. Paul the Apostle. They are read on Sundays and Feast Days, during the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy), according to the ancient rites of our Holy Syriac Church of Antioch. Besides the Holy Gospels, St. Paul’s Epistles stand as a rich source and most faithful and authentic foundation for the growth of our faith and knowledge of the Lord and of the discernment of His will in our lives.

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