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Second Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission Meets in London

At the instruction of our beloved Patriarch His Holiness Mor Igantius Zakka I, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim represented the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch at the Second Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission which met in the United Kingdom from 3-7 October 2013. at the end of their meeting the participants issued the following communique´:

The Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission has held its second meeting 3-7 October 2013 at St Columba’s House, Woking, England. Our Churches rejoice at the resumption of this important dialogue after ten years.

We greatly appreciate the hospitality offered by the Anglican Communion, the Church of England,…

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New AEC Members Take Oath

A special meeting of the Archdiocesan Executive Council was held on Wednesday evening, October 9th at the Archdiocesan Complex in Teaneck, New Jersey. The Council received the following new members who took the oath of office: Dr. Nahla Fatoohi, Chris Toma, Philip Sauma, Sami Gelin, Hulya Sayanlar, Gorge Baho, Allen Aydin and Luke Kurter. The new Council Officers are Elias Sarkar, President; Jack Darakjy, Vice President; Sait Samuel, Chief Financial Officer and Janine Azar, Secretary.
His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim welcomed the new members asking the Almighty to bless and watch over them and their families as they take on this new responsibility. …

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Annual Oriental Orthodox – Roman Catholic Consultation

The 2013 Annual Oriental Orthodox – Roman Catholic Consultation was held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Manhattan, NY on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. The meetings were chaired by the two co-moderators, His Excellency Bishop Howard Hubbard the Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany, NY and. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aohrem Karim. Two main topics were discussed; the new evangelization and the process of electing heads of churches in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Divine Liturgy

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim hosted the Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Divine Liturgy. The Hierarchs present, along with His Eminence, were His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop of the Malankara Archidoceses of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America.

The entourage of the numerous clergy from all the Oriental Orthodox Churches entering the church was truly majestic, colorful and…

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