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Annual SCOOCH Concelebrated Liturgy

Please join us for the Annual SCOOCH Concelebrated Liturgy
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00AM
St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church
644 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07654

Archbishop of Syrian church in America: Military action will make things worse

The Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, for the Eastern U.S., spoke out Wednesday against U.S. military intervention in the region.
H.E. Cyril Aphrem Karim told Fox News’ Lauren Green that he opposed the strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime and hoped the U.S. can instead reach a peaceful resolution.

“We as a people of faith, as Christians, are against violence in all of its forms,” Karim said on FoxNews.com Live’s “Spirited Debate.” “There should be a peaceful resolution of the conflict there.” Karim also voiced concerns about who would replace Assad if he was ousted.

“We don’t believe that toppling…

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Hala Gorani speaks with Archbishop Aphrem who says escalation won’t solve the Syrian crisis!

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Syrian Civil War takes over Christian Village

Communique on Syria by Church Leaders

Church leaders from Syria, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Turkey and representatives of international organizations in Geneva gathered for a World Council of Churches consultation on the crisis in Syria together with Mr Kofi Annan and the Joint Representative for Syria, Mr Lakhdar Brahimi.

Churches worldwide have spoken out against the war in Syria. Now is the time to raise one voice for peace and work for a negotiated solution among all parties to the conflict. Blessed are the peacemakers, the Scriptures say. Churches must continue to raise their voice in their congregations and with their governments. We must…

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Pre-School Opening Ceremony

On Sunday September 8, 2013 His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim officially opened the first Archdiocesan Pre-School in a brief ceremony at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, New Jersey. The Pre-School, a five day a week program geared to youngsters three and four years old, will operate from the Church of the Virgin Mary utilizing the church’s suitable Sunday school facility. A staff of eight will be hands on guaranteeing the standard of quality noted in the school’s philosophy statement.

In his address to the audience, His Eminence said “we wish the staff good luck and pray for their…

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