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Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim Meets with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

Regarding release efforts of two kidnapped Archbishops.

Resulting from an intense dialogue with the State Department, US political figures and international diplomats, efforts by the Archdiocese were further enhanced by a meeting of Prime Minister Erdogan with His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim. On Friday May 17, 2013, in an orchestrated session at the Turkish Ambassador’s residence, during a reception ending the week-long visit of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Tan invited His Eminence to the reception to assure the face to face meeting opportunity. His Eminence urged Prime Minister Erdogan to use the authority of his office to determine the status of the two abducted…

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Easter Greeting From His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; for He has been raised, as He said. Come see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and indeed is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him” (Matthew 28:5).

The word resurrected means brought back to life. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead and is a time to “bring back to life” our faith in Him. Easter invites us…

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Offers a Special Mass for kidnapped Archbishops

On Thursday May 2nd, 2013, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, our Archbishop, joined His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, for a special Mass offered on behalf of the two kidnapped prelates in Syria; Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazeji. During the welcoming remarks and the sermon His Eminence the Cardinal expressed his solidarity with the Christians in Syria and prayed for the well-being and immediate release of the two Archbishops and other clergy and laity who are in captivity. His message was heard loud and clear and resonated in the magnificent Cathedral….

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Laying the Foundation Stone for St. Mary’s Church in Worcester, MA

Sunday, May 19, 2013, was a memorable day for St. Mary’s Church in Worcester, MA. The laying of the new church’s Foundation Stone is indeed a milestone, in this one of the original parishes of the Archdiocese. His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Liturgy. He was assisted by the Clergy of the New England Churches along the deacons and the choir of the church. Parishioners from the three parishes in the area attended in big numbers. In his sermon, the Archbishop spoke about the importance of the Resurrection of our Lord and God Jesus Christ to the Christian faith,…

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