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His Eminence Visits St. Helen’s Parish, Indiana

On Friday, December the 2nd, 2011, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim paid a pastoral visit to St. Helen’s Parish in Indianapolis, Indiana. He had a meeting and dinner with the parishioners, which included prayers, hymns and a session of questions & answers.

On Saturday, December the 3rd, at 1:00PM His Eminence celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) in Terre Haut, Indiana. He was assisted by Rev. Fr. Yacoub Youhanoun, the priest of St. John the Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois who is serving the parishioners of Indiana. Many parishioners from different parts of Indiana attended the service. In his sermon, Archbishop…

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His Eminence Celebrates the Holy Liturgy in Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, December the 4th, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy ) at St. John the Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. The church was crowded with parishioners from all over the area. Rev. Fr. Yacoub Youhanoun assisted His Eminence with the deacons and the choir. The sermon was about the birth of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Master and the patron saint of the parish. His Eminence congratulated the parishioners on the birth of their patron-saint and later joined them for lunch in the church hall.

Following lunch His Eminence talked to the Sunday…

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His Eminence Paid a Pastoral Visit to Roanoke Virginia

On Saturday, December 10, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim paid a pastoral visit to at Saint Philoxenus of Mabug Church in Ranoke, VA to celebrate the patron-Saint’s Day. A large crowd of parishioners and friends of the parish gathered together for the 4th Annual Dinner Party, organized by the families of the church. During this occasion His Eminence Cyril emphasized to the attendees the importance of keeping the Syriac heritage and church traditions alive in our daily lives.

On Sunday, December the 11th, His Eminence celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) at Saint Philoxenus of Mabug Church in Ranoke, VA….

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Message from their Holinesses and Beatitudes the Patriarchs to their Communities and Citizens in Syria

Message from the Heads of Churches their Holinesses and Beatitudes the Patriarchs to their communities and citizens in Syria

Their Holinesses and Beatitudes Ignatios Hazim IV Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Greek Orthodox. Mor Ignatios Zakka I IWas Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syrian Orthodox. Gregorios III Laham Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Greek Melkite Catholic.

The Patriarchs met at St Ephrem the Syriac Monastery in Ma’arat Saydnaya on the morning of Thursday 15th December 2011. They examined the situation which our beloved country Syria is…

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