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The 123rd successor to St. Peter at Antioch elected ... His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, archbishop of the Eastern USA, was elected to the exalted See of Antioch at the Holy Synod held in Beirut at 10 am on March 31, 2014, and will be consecrated on May 29 assuming the name Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II.
Biography of the Patriarch-Elect
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His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas entered into eternal rest at noon on Friday, March 21, 2015 at Kiel, Germany. His Holiness was in a hospital in Kiel when he succumbed to cardiac arrest. His remains were taken to the monastery of Mor Yacqub of Sarugh in Warburg, Germany, where the first funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Mar 23rd. The body was then taken to Beirut, Lebanon, on March 25th, where the main funeral services were held on March 27th at 11 am local time. The body was taken to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus, the same day, by road. The burial took place in the Patriarchal monastery church in Ma`rrat Saydnaya near Damascus on Friday, March 28th. His Holiness reigned on the throne of St. Peter at Antioch for 33 ½ years, the 10th longest Patriarchal reign.
moran ethraham calayn
aloho haso l-kumro
waqeemoy men yameenokh
b-yawmo danho raboothokh.
Lord have mercy upon us.
O God absolve the high priest
and stand him up on Your right side
on the great day of ressurection!
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Click on the links below for the presentation, "The life and times of late Patriarch HH Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas" by Thomas Joseph, SOR webmaster, delivered at the condolence meeting held on Mar 23, 2014, at St. Mary's Church, Whittier, Los Angeles.
Powerpoint Presentation · PDF
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soul. Like an exquisite pearl hidden in an oyster, the spiritual heritage
of the Syriac Orthodox Church, one of the most ancient Christian churches,
remains obscure to much of the world today. The Margoneetho: Syriac
Orthodox Resources web site attempts to illuminate this rich and ancient
Hidden Pearl: The Syrian Orthodox Church and Its Aramaic Heritage
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