CENTRAL FALLS — On Sunday, the bright new bell in front of St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Church will ring out for the first time. It will signal more than time for worship. It will ring out in testament to a faith that has traveled a great distance and survived many tribulations. And it will ring out in hope of an even stronger future. The St. Ephraim parish is celebrating its centennial — 100 years of being part of Central Falls and 100 years of offering sanctuary to many Christians who have had...
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, His Eminence, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of the Church of Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey. His Eminence was assisted by the Very Rev. Fr. John Khoury, the pastor of the church. The Divine Liturgy was served by both the deacons and the choir of the Parish. During the celebration, His Eminence elevated to the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) the following Readers: Phillip Akdemir, Sharo Atmeh, Daniel Akdemir, Brian Akdemir and Michael Akdemir. He also elevated to...
The worst massacre of Christians in Syria since the beginning of the country’s internal conflict took place last week in the town of Sadad, north of Damascus.
Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, told Fides news agency Nov. 4 that what happened in Sadad was “the most serious and largest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two and a half years,” and he decried the world’s silence in the face of the atrocity.
Islamist militias invaded the Christian town of Sadad last week which was...
November 4, 2013 – November 9, 2013
7:00 – 8:00pm Silent Bible Reading
8:00 – 8:15pm Evening Prayer
8:15 – 9:00pm Spiritual Speech
Monday Nov. 4, @ St. Mark’s Cathedral. (English, Arabic)
Tuesday Nov. 5, @ Virgin Mary’s Church. (English)
Wednesday Nov. 6, @ St. Barsawmo’s Church. (English)
Thursday Nov. 7, @ Virgin Mary’s Church. (English, Turkish)
Friday Nov. 8, @ St. Mark’s Cathedral. (English)
Saturday Nov. 9, @ St. Gabriel’s Church. (Suryoyo, English)
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim hosted the Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Divine Liturgy. The Hierarchs present, along with His Eminence, were His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop of the Malankara Archidoceses of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America.
The entourage of the numerous clergy from all the Oriental...
The 2013 Annual Oriental Orthodox – Roman Catholic Consultation was held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Manhattan, NY on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. The meetings were chaired by the two co-moderators, His Excellency Bishop Howard Hubbard the Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany, NY and. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aohrem Karim. Two main topics were discussed; the new evangelization and the process of electing heads of churches in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Oriental Orthodox Churches.