Inauguration of the Holy Synod – Atchaneh, 2018
By: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Official Website
Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod of our Syriac Orthodox Church started its sessions at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon. Their Eminences Archbishops and Patriarchal Vicars of our Syriac Archdioceses from all over the world are attending the Holy Synod.
The Holy Synod was inaugurated with a Holy Qurobo celebrated by His Holiness; He and their Eminences prayed for the faithful of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the world; they prayed also for peace in Syria, and remembered the two abducted Archbishops of Aleppo Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, asking God that they return safe soon.
After the Holy Qurobo, works of the Holy Synod started with an opening session.