Charity

22 Dec

“Prayer is good with fasting and charity and almsgiving is better than storing gold…for charity and almsgiving delivers from death and it will purge away every sin. Those who practice it will have fullness of life” (Tobias 12:8-9). We extend our … Read More »

The Lord’s Prayer

4 Oct

“Our Father in heaven, hollowed be Your Name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do … Read More »

Sacrament of the Holy Priesthood

2 Oct

From the 1997 Patriarchal encyclical of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Translated and Published by the Archdiocese Of The Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch For The Eastern USA, Fall 1997 Inquiring after you we say: We thank you for … Read More »

Maranatha, the Lord Came

1 Sep

“And those who were ready went in with him to the wedding” (Mat. 25:10). It is the heavenly wedding through which the victorious holy church is wedded to her Bridegroom and Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, at the end of time. … Read More »

The Good Shepherd

27 Aug

The Lord Jesus said: “… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I Am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (John 10:10-11). In chapter ten … Read More »

The Church and the Bible

3 Aug

To know the Lord of the word, we have to know the word of the Lord. Church is, the group of believers those who follow Jesus and proclaim Him as Lord. Some people things church is the building. While the … Read More »

Patriarchal Encyclical Lent 2002

22 Jul

PRAYER We offer apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers, and greetings in the Lord to our brethren, their Eminencies the Metropolitans, our spiritual children the venerable priests, the devout monks, nuns, deacons, and our blessed Syrian Orthodox people. May the divine providence … Read More »

A Pilgrimage to Tur-Abdin, Turkey

11 Jul

On Saturday and Sunday July 11-12th His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim went on a spiritual pilgrimage to the holy places of Tur-Abdin. After Crossing the border from Kamishly, he drove to the famous Monastery of Mor Augin (St. Eugene) … Read More »

Syriac Monastery Loses Forestry Case

24 Jun

Midyat, Turkey, Wednesday 24 June, 2009 Midyat, Turkey – In an astonishing verdict, the Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), a recognized NGO at the United Nations that represents the Aramean (Syriac) people worldwide, reports that the court trial held today on Wednesday, June … Read More »