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2012 Spiritual Youth Retreat

The retreat: A time for spiritual enrichment, religious knowledge, and most of all, a time to connect with fellow suryoye youth.

Our weekend consisted of endless fun, beginning with an “ice breaker”, where everyone got to know each other’s names. This was fairly easy to do, because it seems like we all bonded as soon as we boarded the bus. We then attended a workshop held by Abouna Fadi. During this lecture, Father touched upon a number of topics that had to do with the church. He helped us all to understand the meaning of communion, and why we take it every…

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Sunday School Curriculum Resources Now Available!

This curriculum is truly unique to the Syriac Orthodox Church community as not only specific elements of the Faith are being implemented in the body of the curriculum, but also photos of children and adults from both dioceses are included in the pages of the Kindergarten and First Grade student workbooks.

Students will learn both Old Testament and New Testament scripture, various hymns and prayers of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Syriac words, saints, sacraments, and many of the traditions and history specific to the Syriac Orthodox faith.

Most our our inventory has arrived and is now available for purchase!

Visit our bookstore…

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Parliament Member from Sweden Visits with Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

Robert Halaf, a member of the Swedish Parliament from the Christian Democratic Party visited His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim on August 31, 2012. Discussions were had about the present situation in Syria and the struggle of our Syriac Orthodox Church and people due to the present circumstances in that country. His Eminence voiced his deep concern about the safety and wellbeing of our people and asked Mr. Halaf to do what he can to be of assistance to them in light of his position in the Parliament. Mr. Halaf also shared his concern with His Eminence and assured the Archbishop of…

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His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Blesses the New Sunday School Curriculum

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas blesses the new Sunday school curriculum with His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim and His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan during the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, in Lebanon.

We thank everyone who contributed to making this dream come into a reality.

His Holiness the Patriarch and Members of the Holy Synod visit the President of Lebanon

On Thursday, September 13th at 10am, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, accompanied by members of the Holy Synod, their Eminences the Archbishops of the Church, visited the President of Lebanon, His Excellency Mr. Michael Sleiman. In his opening remarks His Holiness thanked President Sleiman for receiving the members of the Holy Synod. His Holiness highlighted the role of the president in ensuring stability and peace in Lebanon at a time when the region is going through very difficult times. In his answering remarks, the president of Lebanon offered his…

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Statement of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

September 10 – 14, 2012
St. Jacob Baradeus Convent, Atchaneh, Lebanon

The Holy Synod, presided by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of the Holy See of Antioch and all the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church in the World, convened at St. Jacob Baradeus’ Convent in Atchaneh-Bikfaya, Lebanon, from September 10th till the 14th.

The opening session started with prayers and supplications to the Lord for blessing the Holy Synod and allowing it to convene in Atchaneh, where once before the Holy Synod convened in 1971.

Present from all over the world were their Eminences, Archbishops…

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