On Saturday, April 30, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim presided over the consecration (Qudosho) ceremony of St. Peter’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island, New York. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Polycarpus Eugene Aydin, Archbishop of Holland, and several of the area clergy and deacons. Around two hundred faithful parishioners from New York and New Jersey attended the four hour service which also included the celebration of the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy).
The Church was purchased a few years ago, and was recently enlarged and renovated to accommodate the spiritual and social activities of the parish. During the…
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am writing you concerning our upcoming 48th Annual Archdiocesan Convention which was to be hosted by our Canadian Archdiocese. Due to change in plans, the Eastern Archdiocese will host this year’s convention and has begun formulating plans for the weekend of July 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. We are asking you to mark these dates on your calendar in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. The continuity of these Archdiocesan conventions is important to our Church and your support is much appreciated.
The theme of this year’s convention centers around Psalm 133: “Behold, how good and…
Lecture on Syriac Music and Chant By Dr. Tala Jarjour, NYU
Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese for the Eastern United States
Archdiocesan Executive Council
Suryoyo Heritage Lecture Series
Dr. Tala Jarjour of NYU will present a lecture on Syriac music and chant. How does one study Syriac music and chant? Why do musicologists study Syriac music? Why are they interested in the Syriac tradition?
Join us to find answers to these questions and many more.
May 15, 2011
St. Mark’s Cathedral
260 Elm St
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Refreshments will be served.
For more information on this wonderful event, please email
A delegation from the Orthodox Seminary in Sweden visits the Archdiocese on Wednesday May 11, 2011. The delegation included the Very Rev. Fr. Gabriel Isik of st. Yacuob Cathedral in Sodertalje Sweden.