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01
Apr 2021
Suryoyo Educational & Cultural Organization (SECO) Scholarships & Grants for 2021-2022

We are proud to announce the new 2021-2022 scholarship & grant program for the Suryoyo Educational & Cultural Organization (SECO), and all applicants have until June 20, 2021 to apply. Syriac Orthodox students may submit applications if they will be enrolled as full-time students for the entire 2021 academic year at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor or graduate degree in the United States. The SECO “grants” are intended for students and families who are in need of financial assistance. The SECO “scholarships” are intended for students who demonstrate......

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28
Mar 2021
Paralytic Man Syriac Orthodox Church

I thank our Holy Father for all the blessings and mercies, and that we are alive. As long as we are alive, the door is still open to come back to God, repent, and open our heart. Especially in this season, the holiday of the Holy Lent. Come closer to God and please Him by offering true repentance and love and coming to Him. We call this Sunday the 3rd Sunday of the Holy Lent, where we read about a new miracle Jesus Christ had done when he held the paralytic man.......

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07
Mar 2021
Syriac Orthodox Church Father Andrew Bahhi

For this Sunday, the Sunday for all the faithful departed, this is the Sunday that should wake us all up. Because we have the chance to repent and to come back. That’s why we read today in Luke 12:40 “Be ready because the son of man is coming at the very hour you don’t expect.” Jesus will come and serve His children. Can you imagine the honor for us, the creation, to have the Savior standing up and serving us? Our savior needs nothing from us, except to be ready. How can......

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21
Feb 2021
Father Andrew - The Light of the Church

In the book of Mark 6:2, when Jesus went to his hometown of Nazareth, he preached in the synagogue. The lesson to us that day is this — He was telling each of us, you have to go to church to be blessed. Because in the church, as a body of Christ, we are all members of His body. When Jesus spoke that day, people began to complain and put a wall between them and the savior, while others said “and what wisdom which is given to him” that such mighty words......

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24
Jan 2021
Transform Your Life for Jesus - From Father Andrew Bahhi

Because we have grown up in a Christian family, we sometimes take the word of God and salvation for granted. That means we hear the word that changed the life for many people, hear of miracles, and read the word of the Gospels and yet we don’t have true happiness in our life. This is the Sunday of Nicodemus, which we read about in John 3. A man supposedly was a man of God, elderly, and he was one of the wise men of the community and yet he was looking for......

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10
Jan 2021
Ambassadors for Christ - Father Andrew Bahhi

Christianity is about practicing the faith and maintaining a style of life. It means to be a true follower. That is why we see after the feast of Epiphany on January 6, we start the year reading and learning about how Jesus called his disciples. Before being called by Jesus, the disciples were normal people with their careers. But after that, Jesus commissioned them to be disciples and preach the word of salvation for the whole world. Why do we do this in the beginning of the year? Because it means the......

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31
Dec 2020
2020 Church Year In Review - Photo Gallery

Click HERE for full photo gallery. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Thankfully because of our wonderful parishioners, volunteers and community, the church has been able to keep hope alive with services, events and activities. As a special retrospective, we wanted to show you this photo gallery we put together as a special thank you for being part of our wonderful church. May God bless you and keep you safe and happy for 2021!...

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27
Dec 2020
Andrew Bahhi - Syriac Orthodox Church

This week has been a big blessing because we got to celebrate His birth on Christmas eve and Christmas Day, with two Holy Liturgies at church, so we thank our heavenly father for all His blessings. This is the first Sunday after Christmas, where we celebrate the martyrdom, described in Matthew 2, when Herod learned the king was born in Bethlehem. And out of his jealousy, King Herod was angry to kill all the kids in Bethlehem from 2 years of age and under. But meanwhile we see how our heavenly father......

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25
Dec 2020
Christmas and The Great Joy of Christ

Merry Christmas! While Jesus was with Mary in the stables with the animals, the angels came from heaven to bring the most beautiful and delightful message to the world. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:14 As we learned during a difficult 2020, God will continue to protect us and be with us. If you hear me and are with me, that means even though we have seen all the hard times, we are still here. This is the strongest message that......

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