6 Mar

Know your Faith Essays On Syriac Theology & Spirituality No. 1 Written by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Tradition Tradition is, basically, the spiritual teaching we have inherited from the holy apostles and church fathers. Tradition is … Read More »

A Short Overview of the Common History

5 Mar

Patriarchal Journal Vol. 33 – June 1995 – No. 146, pp. 322-344. Maren Tyedmers Hange assisted with this translation. Introduction as we approach this important issue, it is necessary to give a brief overview of the political and religious conditions … Read More »

Life in Christ

12 Feb

“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving … Read More »

Meekness and Humility

1 Feb

The Lord Jesus says: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you will … Read More »


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 »