The Holy Eucharist

3 Dec

From the 1991 Patriarchal lental encyclical of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. The Lord Jesus set the foundation of the marvelous Sacrament … Read More »

The Great Lent

22 Nov

“Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly” (Joel 1:14). We extend our apostolic benediction and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children the reverent priests, monks, … Read More »

Walking with God

22 Oct

“Enoch walked faithfully with God, then he was no more because God took him away” (Genesis 5:24) We extend our apostalic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our bretheren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their … Read More »

Patriarchal Encyclical 2003

22 Oct

We offer apostolic benediction, prayer, and greetings in the Lord to our brethren, their Eminencies the Metropolitans, our spiritual children the venerable priests, monks, nuns, deacons, deaconesses, and our blessed Syrian Orthodox people. May the divine providence embrace them through … Read More »

The Holy Bible

21 Sep

Dearly Beloved, The holy Synod of our Antiochian Syriac Orthodox Church, that we presided over on September 9-12, 2003, had decided to designate the present year of 2004 as the Year of the Bible in response to the request of … Read More »