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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch & The East

At few years ago I had a vivid dream walking with Jesus in Jerusalem. He was talking to another man. In the dream he said we could not go to a part of the city - to later discover, whether this being the way he was to reveal this, that Jerusalem as other city territories have been divided into 'quarters'

In another part of this dream I was sitting on the ground, with other people around listening why Jesus was talking. The understanding I had since is that he is actually directly communicating with a few people in this timeline and guiding them to bring his people back to him, to know he is alive and it is in the Spirit that we are able to communicate with him and he is able to communicate his truth to us too.

In the next part of the dream he took me to a place that had been utterly destroyed as if bombed. At that time I  had not seen any images to measure this with...He spoke with a man there and there were other men around, not lots of people waiting for him as would be expected. Then we were inside a house and Jesus was speaking Aramaic to some men - his voice was profound in tone. He was serious and very reserved and yet calm in his manner. He was aware of danger to his life and yet instructing men without fear.

Aramaic is a language of Syria and so this is land connected with Jesus from his family. Therefore it makes sense that His family would also have connections to Syria. The East is also identified.

As with the Eastern Hemisphere, there is the Eastern Roman Empire.

Being guided after writing my last article 'Syria' came to mind and 'Syria Orthodox Church'. This is not new because I have seen this information a couple of years ago. The timing of this being shared is more relevant when we consider my previous article about the Old Crown an the Church connection.

The Syriac Orthodox Church was established by St. Peter AD 37.

'The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct church body since the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451 but its roots date back to the first founded church outside Jerusalem in Antioch in AD 37 when and where the followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians. The precise differences in theology that caused the split, "arose only because of differences in terminology and culture and in the various formulae adopted by different theological schools to express the same matter", according to a joint declaration by the last head of the Syriac Orthodox church, Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, and Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II in 1984. However, this view is not held by the Eastern Orthodox Church, one of the participants in the Council of Chalcedon (see: History of Oriental Orthodoxy). The Syriac Orthodox Church participates 
in ecumenical discussions, being a member of the World Council of Churches since 1960, where the last Patriarch MorIgnatius Zakka I Iwas served as a president, and a member of the Middle East Council of Churches since 1974.'



With the Coat of Arms of the Syria Orthodox Church


According to Wikipedia it is written the Headquarters is historically Antioch, officially Damascus and presently Beirut.
Territory: Syria, Lebannon, Israel,, Iraq, Iran, southeastern Turkey.
Possessions; Eastern Medderanean, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, South America and Australia

With 3,500,000 members around the world, 1,600,000 in India, 1,000,000 in Latin America mainly Guatemala , 600,000 in Syria, 50,000 in Iraq, 5,000 in Jordan and the Holy Land, 300,000 in diaspora (150,000 in USA, 80,000 in Sweden, 100,000 in Germany, and 3,000 in UK.

The Wikipedia page provides more information for understanding. The Syriac Orthodox Church website on the meetings and work being done in our world in relation to the Church, prayer and focus.

While there have been divisions and conflicting opinions in different churches - ALL are united in Christ and  it is in this focus it would be best placed for Christ does not turn his people on each other.

The Holy Bible includes scriptures from thousands of years ago including documentation of genealogy (people of the book), laws, prophesies, prayers, guidance and instruction...

Syria is identified and also specifically Damascus

Zechariah 9:1 - The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus [shall be] the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, [shall be] toward the LORD.

Acts 22:-16 is also written in relation to Christ in Damascus.

As also the high priest and all the Council can testify. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished. "About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, 'Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?' " 'Who are you, Lord?' I asked. " 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,' he replied. My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me.  " 'What shall I do, Lord?' I asked. " 'Get up,' the Lord said, 'and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.' My companions led me by the hand into Damascus, because the brilliance of the light had blinded me. "A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. He stood beside me and said, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very moment I was able to see him. "Then he said: 'The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heardAnd now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

By hurting people who belong to Jesus, this is hurting Jesus too. In this above scripture it is clearly identifying Damascus; it is there Jesus has given instruction on what to do. In my dream experience, having heard his voice instructing perhaps two or three men, my first thought on waking is that these people are his family. Also I thought 'Syria' - since this discovering the above.



In Isaiah 52 it is written of Assyria and Daughter Zion:

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.
For this is what the Lord says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.” For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “At first my people went down to Egypt to live; lately, Assyria has oppressed them. “And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord. “For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock, declares the Lord“And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.”

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy.When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.
Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house. But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
(The Suffering and Glory of the Servant)

See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him - his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness— so he will sprinkle many nations,and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

As has been shown in the ancient times, It is in the East that is identified for a reason and lands connected with the Prophets have also connected the Prophets. It has been read that Muhammad had a night journey where he encountered Moses. Moses had encountered the LORD who had given him the commandments and The Law. In a dream experience after prayer in 2012 asking how I can help to assist peace and healing between Christians and Muslims, I saw Prophet Muhammad standing on a hilltop/mountain covered with green grass and 'he appeared as if alive'. This area surrounded by water with other lands and so I do not know for sure if this was showing me the sea - (to SEE), or that a flood will happen and it is said that there will be deluge when Jesus returns...

There is land that is barren land where there is no growth or fertile soil and so it is possible there will be new growth and when this will happen it will be by the Hand and Power of the Almighty. The people in our world as a majority might have knowledge of the existence of the Holy Scriptures and also Prophets and yet not everyone has the knowledge or developed a personal relationship with The Lord. In my experience, messages given are to lead people back to the Lord, not away from Him.

My experiences have come through prayer and seeking truth.

Research to discover the truth is available on the internet: 

'After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist(Yahya), honored as a prophet by Christians and Muslims alike. A legend dating to the 6th century holds that the building contains the head of John the Baptist. The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus (Isa) will return at the End of Days.'




'Minaret of Prophet Isa (upon him be peace) This minaret, which is on the left side of the Umayyad Mosque is also known as the Jesus minaret.'

It is interesting to discover with the Syrian Orthodox Church being founded by St. Peter,  In London, where Monarch of the United Kingdom are crowned is the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. .

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_Orthodox_Church
http://syrian-orthodox.com/news.php
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umayyad_Mosque

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