OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

“We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also be blessed! May your prayers be a fortress for us!” – Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago (Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE).

Global: We the members of the Secretariat of the Orthodox Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox NGO) have been observing the recent challenges encountered by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate. We all have differences in opinion. However, none of these opinions should threaten the unity of the Orthodox Church. May God strengthen His Holiness and the Holy Synod to overcome these challenges.

We support His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Thorn of St. Peter in Antioch and All East and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate. His Holiness the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II is a great leader, a blessed Prelate in the vineyard of Christ and a bright star in the eastern Horizon.


In Christ

George Alexander
(Secretary and Spokesperson
Director- Dept. of External Church Relations)

Varghese John Thottapuzha
Director – Dept. of Publications
&Chief Adviser on Oriental Orthodox & Assyrian Church Affairs)

Fr Prakash Kuriakose
(Delegate of Malankara)

Vipin Varghese
(Director- Dept. of Public Relations)

Dr Ajesh T Phillip
(Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent)

Kisha D Dorado
(Director- Dept of Church Research & Studies)

Prakash Varghese
(Delegate of Gulf, Levant and All Middle East)

Abraham P Koshy
(Director – Dept of Finance)

Monu John Phillip
(Special Envoy of the Secretariat)

Deacon Lijo Elias
(Representing the Kananaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church to OCP)

Source: OCP