10 September 2013.
The annual Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch started
at Atchane, Lebanon, under the chairmanship of His Holiness the
Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas. Around 25 Metropolitans are
participated in the morning session. More Bishops will be arriving by
The Holy Synod began at 9.30 am with special prayers by Holy Father
Patriarch appealing the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church and the
glorification of the Almighty. Thereafter spiritual hymns were sung
marking the beginning of the Synod.
Metropolitans Their Eminences Yeldho Mor Theethos and Mathews Mor
Thimotheos Karimpanackal from Malankara attending the Holy Synod.
The Secretary of the Holy Synod presented the prepared agenda which
was approved by all members after adding few subjects to be discussed