New Patriarch of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Elected‏

New Patriarch of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Elected‏

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in WORLD NEWS

The Universal Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church met at St. Jacob’s Monastery, Atchaneh, Lebanon on Monday, March 31, 2014 to elect a new Patriarch. The Universal Synod elected Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch for the Eastern United States of America, as the 123rd Patriarch of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. On consecration, the 123rd Patriarch will be known as Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim. Please pray for the new Patriarch elect.

You can find out more information about our new Patriarch by clicking here.

Read More
Eternal Rest – His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Eternal Rest – His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in CONDOLENCES, WORLD NEWS

“With submission to the will of the Lord and with great sadness we announce the passing into eternal life of our Holy Father, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, The Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. His Holiness passed away after suffering a massive heart attack while in Germany for treatment. May God rest him in peace and may his memory be eternal!” – www.malankara.com

Please keep His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas in your prayers as we all mourn this tragic loss.

 

Read More
A Call to Prayer for Syria

A Call to Prayer for Syria

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in EVENTS, WORLD NEWS

We were just informed that there has been a call by the World Evangelical Fellowship for a day of prayer and fasting for Syria on Sunday, September 15th 2013. Churches in Stouffville are coming together to pray and all are invited. If you cannot attend please pray imaginatively, with compassion and tears for:

  • God’s sovereign intervention, solutions to the insoluble, and an end to the suffering of all the people of Syria
  • The 7 million displaced people, including 2 million refugees outside the country
  • Those ministering to the refugees and Internally Displaced People
  • Christians, facing particular difficulties, on top of the suffering faced by so many others

More information can be found here.

Read More
Kidnapped: Syriac Orthodox Archbishop and Greek Orthodox Archbishop

Kidnapped: Syriac Orthodox Archbishop and Greek Orthodox Archbishop

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in WORLD NEWS

It is with great sadness and grief that we report the abduction of two prominent Archbishops: the Archbishop of the  Syriac Orthodox Church Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Church  Archbishop Boulos (Paul) Yaziqi, who are reported kidnapped by armed insurgents. Please join us as we pray for their safe return. More information on this story can be found by clicking here.

Read More