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Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim Delivers a Lecture at Seton Hall University

At an invitation extended through Monsignor John A. Radano of Seton Hall University’s School of Theology, in cooperation with The Commission on Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, our Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim visited the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of the invitation was intended to cultivate a continuing dialogue between the Archdiocese of Newark and our own and other members of the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Following a visit and luncheon at the School of Theology where he met with the heads of various departments and a brief tour of the…

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The Patriarchs of Syria Denounce the Explosions in Damascus

We, Ignatius Hazim IV Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox, Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syrian Orthodox, and Gregorios Laham III Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem for the Greek Melkite Catholic; denounce the coward and criminal work which attacked the area of “Al-Kazaz” in Damascus on the morning of Thursday May 10, 2012. We also denounce all the terrorist works which targeted different areas of the beloved Syrian land, and which victimized many innocent martyrs, and wounded civilians and militants of this great…

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Ordination of Deacons at St. Mark’s Cathedral

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 His Eminence, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of St. Mark’s parish in Teaneck, New Jersey. His Eminence was assisted by the Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, priest of St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Liturgy was served by both the choir and the deacons of St. Mark’s Parish.

During the celebration His Eminence ordained to the rank of Mzamrono (Singer) George Siriani and Saliba Ahad; Qoruyo (Reader) Danny Chucri, Elie Chucri, George Denho, Christopher Issa Karim and Sebastian Kenoro Kiraz. To the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) he alleviated Christopher Khoury and…

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