Announcement Concerning the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.
The next Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch convened by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, will take place in Atchane, Lebanon, from 10 to 14 September 2012.
His Holiness was advised by the General Secretariat of the Holy Synod that Lebanon would be a more convenient location because of ease of travel for the archbishops from many parts of the world who had to fly in to attend.
The General Secretariat of the Holy Synod was guided in offering this advice by the precedent set in the 1970s when the Holy Synod was also held in Lebanon.
Mor Theophilos George Saliba,
Archbishop of Mount Lebanon & Tripoly
General Secretary of the Holy Synod
1 September 2012