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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Holy Universal Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.

Holy Universal Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.

His Holiness Prince Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Catholics Aboon Mor Bsalious Thomas I and Metropolitans of the Holy Syriac orthodox Church of Antioch at the Patriarchate.


Friday, May 23, 2014

A short documentary film about Syriac Christianity. Music by Gabriel Aydin.


Mesopotamia. Land of two rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris. Descendants of the ancient cultures are Siriacs, Arameic-speaking Christians.

Nowadays the Syriacs inhabit the "Upper Mesopotamia," which includes Northern Iraq, Turkey, and Syria -- as well as Lebanon and Iran.

At the end of the First World War, after the downfall of the Ottoman empire, their life experienced major change. The newly defined borders divided their population into different states. Everywhere they represent a national and religious minority. Over the past 100 years they have been persecuted and their rights violated. Therefore, great numbers of them continue to emigrate to Europe and North America.

Syriacs speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus himself. That is why they became acquainted with his teachings very early and adopted Christianity. Since they lived in the East, outside the borders of the Roman Empire, they were called the Eastern Christians.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR FATHER

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphreim II


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR FATHER 
May the Holy Spirit guide your steps and.
May the Holy Mother cover you with Her protective spirit
We wish his Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aprheim II all the best in this world, and wish him a long life filled with peace, good health and prosperity.  We pray that God confirm him in faith always, and strengthen his special mission of guiding the Holy Church of Jesus  throughout the world.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dedicated to the memory of departed Holy Father