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Apostolic Easter Message

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I
Prince Patriarch of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church
122nd successor of St. Peter in the Apostolic See of Antioch

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St. George JSO Simhasana Church,Al Ain-UAE elevated as "Cathedral​".

 

 

13 May 2011, Al Ain, UAE: St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates elevated as Cathedral by His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas and is declared by His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I on May 13th 2011.On the same day H.B Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I installed Holy relic of Saint Gregorios Chathuruthil (Parumala Thirumeni). Diocesan Metropolitan Mor Aphrem Mathews read the Holy apostolic Bull from Holy Father. Mor Aphrem Mathews & Mor Anthonios Yaq`ub assisted Catholicos in the Holy Qurbono (Trimass) held as part of the celebrations. Lots of priests & hundreds of faithful participated in the function. Vicar & The Managing committee members of the Church lead all the preparatory work for the celebrations.

 

 

 


The Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting at West Coast.

 


10 May 2011,  Burbank: On Tuesday May 10th, 2011 His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Archbishop of the Western Archdiocese, His Grace Archbishop Serapion of the Coptic Archdiocese, and His Eminence Moushegh Mardirosian, Archbishop of the Armenian church, and members of three dioceses clergy participated in their regular Oriental Orthodox Churches Council Meeting. Upon arriving of the bishops they went to the cathedral with all clergy and offered a short prayer each in their languages. The meeting was hosted by the Syriac Orthodox Western Archdiocese Headquarter at St. Ephraim Cathedral, Burbank, which began with prayer followed by discussion on the mutual matters which were listed on the agenda, and the activities of the three unified churches, in particular the Youth and Sunday School programs, and joint Clergy Divine Liturgy. As a new business the council discussed the situation of the Christians in Middle East especially new burned two Coptic churches in Egypt. The next OOCC meeting will be held at Holy Martyrs Armenian Orthodox Church, Encino, on Thursday August 25, 2011.After the meeting all attendees enjoyed an agape meal, which provided by the Western Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese.


Mor Eusebios Kuriakose visits Apostolic Nuncio of Roman Catholic Church in Kuwait.

 

 

07 May 2011, Kuwait: His Eminence Kuriakose Mor Eusebios , Metropolitan of Thrissur and Mumbai dioceses along with a delegation from St. George Syrian Orthodox Reesh Church, Kuwait comprising of Rev. Fr. Sajan John, the parish Vicar, Chev. Bijou Varghese, Mr. Johnson Varghese, Parish Secretary, Mr. Jacob John, Parish Trustee, Mr. Varghese Chacko, Joint Secretary, has paid a visit to His Excellency Archbishop Petar Rajic, Apostolic Nuncio of the Roman Catholic Church at Apostolic Nunciature in Kuwait. The bishops exchanged greetings and discussed various matters related to two churches. Bishop H.G. Eusebios is currently on a visit to Kuwait at the invitation of St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Reesh Church.

Oriental Orthodox Churches jointly celebrate the Holy Eucharist.

 


05 May 2011, Burbank: On Thursday May 05th, 2011 and according to the annual tradition implemented by the Syriac, Coptic, and Armenian Orthodox churches, their Eminences the Archbishops of the local Orthodox churches celebrated the joint clergy holy Eucharist at St. Mary’s Coptic Church. The participants were: His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Archbishop of the Western Archdiocese, His Grace Archbishop Serapion of the Coptic Archdiocese, and His Eminence Mosheh Mardirosian, Archbishop of the Armenian church, assisted by large number of the Archdioceses’ priests.


Syriac Orthodox Youth Organization meets Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden Silvia.

03 May 2011, Sweden: On Tuesday the 3rd of May, Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden Siliva gave an audience to the Syriac Orthodox Youth Organization from Botkyrka Stockholm at the royal palace in Stockholm.

After a petition from the Syriac Orthodox Youth Organization in Botkyrka, Her Majesty the Queen Silvia invited representatives to officially deliver the gift of His Holiness the Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, that was sent from the Patriarchate in Syria. The gift was a liturgical bible in the Aramaic language that was delivered by the hands of the Very Reverend Father Chabo Elkhoury and the deacons Stefan Aydin and Josef Aslan.

The gift was a liturgical bible in the Aramaic language that was delivered by the hands of the Very Reverend Father Chabo Elkhoury and the deacons Stefan Aydin and Josef Aslan.

The prayer book of Queen Silvia

In 2010, the prayer book of Queen Silvia was published and in this regard was a petition sent to the royal palace and Her Majesty the Queen�s secretary to receive a signed example to His Holiness Zakka I Iwas, the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all East.

Report.

 



St. Peter’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island, New York consecrated.

30 April 2011, New york: On Saturday, April 30, Archbishop His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim presided over the consecration (Qudosho) ceremony of St. Peter’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island, New York. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Polycarpus Eugene Aydin, Archbishop of Holland, and several of the area clergy and deacons. Around two hundred faithful parishioners from New York and New Jersey attended the service which also included the celebration of the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy).

The Church was purchased a few years ago, and was recently enlarged and renovated to accommodate the spiritual and social activities of the parish. Vicar Fr. Gabriel Adde expressed his gratitude to his parishioners for their efforts and donations. He likewise, thanked their Eminences, the Archbishops, the clergy and the guests who came to support the parish on this blessed day. Dr. Jon Arnette, the president of the church Board, and Mr. Mounir Chelico, the treasurer, delivered speeches on this occasion. Dr. Yamo Deniz, the president of the Archdiocesan Executive Council offered felicitations on behalf of the AEC. Dr. John Chelico spoke on behalf of the youth of the parish. Following the service, all attendees were invited to dinner prepared by the ladies of the church.


30th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Abdul Jaleel concluded at Vadakkan Paravoor.

 

27 April 2011, North Paravoor: 330th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Abdul Jaleel concluded at St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, here on April 27, Wednesday. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I led Holy Tri Mass on Wednesday. Metropolitans Their Eminence  Joseph Mor Gregorios Joseph and Kuriakose Mor Clemis  assisted His Beatitude Catholicose Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I. Earlier at 06.00 AM, Metropolitan Mor Severios Abraham celebrated Holy Qurbono at the tomb of St. Gregorios Abdul Jaleel. The Holy Qurbono was followed by traditional Rassa and Nercha Sadhya in which around 75000 faithful participated. KSRTC operated special services from different parts of the District.

The feast was started on April 24, Sunday. Metropolitan Mor Barnabas Geevarghese celebrated Holy Qurbono and hoisted the flag to mark the beginning of the feast. Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Geevarghese celebrated Holy Qurbono on April 25, Monday. Mor Barnabas Geevarghese celebrated Holy Qurbono on Tuesday. The pilgrims were welcomed at the entrance of the church by His Beatitude Catholicos and other Metropolitans on Tuesday evening. His Beatitude led Evening Prayers at the tomb, which was followed by Rassa. The pilgrims who started the pilgrimage to the Holy Tomb were honored by His Beatitude with the St. Gregorios Abdul Jaleel Medal and Certificate.

 

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Very Rev. Mathews Ramban Karimpanackal accorded a warm reception in his home Parish.

 

18 April 2011, Cheppaud, Alleppy, Kerala: The Very Rev. Mathews Ramban, Secretary (Malankara Affairs) to His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East has been accorded a warm reception in his home parish, St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Cheppaud, under Niranam diocese. At a meeting organized by the parish, Very Rev. Mathews Ramban was felicitated by the diocesean Metropolitan Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, Fr. Sherry Issac, Fr. Reji Mathew and others. He was on a short trip to India to lead the Passion Week Services at Secunderabad Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and this was his first visit to his home parish after he has been ordained as a monk by the Holy Father.

 



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