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

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Bible Week

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)

Orthodox Bishop Decries Largest Massacre of Syrian Christians

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 then re-conquered by the Syrian army. "Forty-five innocent civilians were…

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Ordination of Deacons at the Church of Virgin Mary, Paramus, NJ

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 rank of Qoruye (Readers), the following altar servants: Andrew…

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