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Epiphany at St. Mark’s Cathedral

Introduction to Syriac at Rutgers University

The Archdiocese of the Eastern United States is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new course in Syriac language at Rutgers University.

Course Name: Introduction to Syriac
Course Number: 01:013:411
Credits: 3
Spring 2013
Taught by Dr. George A. Kiraz
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15-3:35PM in Hickman Hall – 218, Cook/Douglas Campus

What is Syriac & Why Study It?

It is a dialect of Aramaic: an ancient language for much of the Middle East.
A semitic language similar to Arabic and Hebrew…but with a much easier grammer!
It was the language through which the Greek sciences were passed to the Arab…

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His Eminence Celebrates Holy Qurobo with St. James parishioners in Corpus Christi, Texas

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of St. James of Nisibin in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was assisted by the deacons and the choir of the parish. During the Liturgy His Eminence delivered a sermon on the gospel reading for the third Sunday after Epiphany, which covers the encounter between The Lord Jesus Christ and Nicodemus. Following the liturgy lunch was served by the parishioners.

His Eminence Participates in the March for Life

His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim participated in the 40th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. On Thursday, January 25 His Eminence attended the opening Mass of the Virgil of the March for Life celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The Liturgy was presided by His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Mally the Archbishop of Boston. Four other US cardinals, the Papal Nuncio and dozens of catholic bishops participated in the Liturgy. Hundreds of priests and seminarians also were in attendance. The church was filled to capacity with thousands of people…

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