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The Great Lent (Sawmo Rabo) Sunday, March 1 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

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A Pilgrimage to Tur-Abdin, Turkey

On Saturday and Sunday July 11-12th His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim went on a spiritual pilgrimage to the holy places of Tur-Abdin. After Crossing the border from Kamishly, he drove to the famous Monastery of Mor Augin (St. Eugene) which occupies a prominent place on the slopes of Tur (Mount) Izlo. This monastery was established in the fourth century. It played significant role in the history of our church, especially during the Nestorian controversy. It continued to function as the principal spiritual center in the area until the early seventies of the last century. It was closed by the Turkish Army…

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