Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

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Special Prayer Services for His Holiness The Patriarch

With great sorrow, we announce the passing away of our Holy father, and faithful shepherd, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. His Holiness passed away today, Friday the 21st in Germany.

We request all of you to kindly pray for the repose of His Holiness and for the Church, in these hard times. While we mourn His Holiness’ passing away, we ask you all to open your churches tomorrow evening for an hour or two, for prayers, mourning and accepting condolences. We also request you all to hold a special prayer service "Teshmishto d Kohne” for His Holiness this coming Sunday during the Divine Qurobo.

Local Clergy and parishioners in the New York and New Jersey areas; there will have a special gathering tomorrow: Saturday at 7PM to 9PM at St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Teaneck, NJ. It is an open invitation to the local Clergy and the parishioners.

May His Holiness rest in peace in the Heavenly abode with our Heavenly Father and the saints.

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