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Syriac Orthodox Eastern Archdiocese Office Manager - Job Opening

The Archdiocese office manager is a person of faith and a professional administrator who can maintain the highest level of confidentiality. This full-time position reports directly to the Archbishop (once appointed); until then, the hired employee will report to the Archdiocesan Office Director. The person will work with the Archdiocese Clergy, Archdiocese Executive Council and Parish Councils according to the Archdiocesan policies and guidelines. Salary is based on the candidate’s experience and background.


  • General administration (phone, copier, computer) and follow-ups with Parish Councils, AEC and parishioners as needed
  • Develop required letters, distribute and follow up as needed
  • Greet visitors and direct them accordingly
  • Maintain office supplies, office equipment and work with vendors as needed
  • Document agendas, attend meetings, and document minutes as required
  • Develop presentations and manage multi-media equipment
  • Keep Archdiocese records as assigned
  • Manage annual Archdiocese Appeal
  • Assist in creating, managing, printing and distributing the church annual calendar
  • Assist in creation and distribution of the weekly Sunday Word
  • Maintain Archdiocese website by posting up-to-date communications
  • Maintain Archdiocese database of parishioners contacts
  • Maintain a master calendar of all Archdiocese activities and events taking place in archdiocese facility.
  • Provide clerical support to all Archdiocese committees
  • Organize and send bulk mailings
  • Arrange for work to be done while on vacation or in training


  • Multi-lingual (English, Syriac and Arabic must); Turkish helpful
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong planning, multitasking and time-management skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, email – must
  • Website content management, database, social media (Facebook, Twitter), Microsoft Publisher-helpful
  • Accounting skills-helpful
  • Presentation (such as PowerPoint) and multimedia-equipment skills

Interested candidates should contact Janine Azar () or Sonia Adamo ()

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 7pm

St. Mark’s Cathedral
(Lower Hall)
260 Elm Ave. Teaneck, NJ

7pm-7:30pm: Dinner/Socialize

7:30pm-7:45pm: Welcome from
Youth Director John Dere

7:45pm-8:30pm: Youth Q&A
session with Patriarch

His Holiness Visits St. Aphraim Church in Washington DC

On Thursday September 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Aphraim Church in Washington DC. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar in Western USA.

His Holiness was received at the entrance of the church by the parish priest Rev. Raban Fady Abdulahad and priests, monks and deacons as well as the choir and scouts.

His Holiness presided over the evening prayers (Ramsho) and spoke about the situation of Christians in the Middle East. He told the parishioners that it was...

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Patriarch Aphrem II and the Patriarchs of the East meet with President Barak Obama

On Thursday September 11, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and the delegation of the patriarchs of the East met with US President Barak Obama in the White House. The Patriarchs who were present are: Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Armenian Catholicose Aram I, Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham, representative of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II Anba Angelos, representative of Greek Orthodox patriarch John X Joseph Zahlawi and Chaldean bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim. The meeting came at the end...

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Showcasing Mor Aphrem Center

Showcasing Mor Aphrem Center on September 14, 2014 with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II from 1PM-6PM at Midland Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey.

Archbishop Jean Kawak Participates in the “Peace is the Future” Conference in Antwerp, Belgium

Following the invitation of the Community of Sant’Egidio, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director, participated in the “Peace is the Future” Conference held in Antwerp – Belgium from 7 to 9 September 2014.

On Monday September 8, he participated in a panel on “Martyrs in Our Times” and gave a lecture entitled “The Meaning of Christian Martyrdom”.

During his lecture, Achbishop Kawak spoke of the concept of martyrdom in the church and martyrs in the early church. He pointed out that martyrdom in Christianity comes as a defense...

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