Syriac Orthodox Patriarch lays foundation stone for new monastery in Nyköping, Sweden

NYKÖPING, Sweden — On Monday morning, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II laid the foundation stone for the Cross Monastery in Nyköping, Sweden. The laying of the foundation stone comes several years after the Church purchased the property on which the new monastery is to be built.

The ceremony drew a considerable gathering of archbishops, priests, monks, and devoted believers.

The laying of the foundation stone is a pivotal step, providing momentum for the growth of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the region. Once completed, the monastery will serve as a dedicated space for prayer and education, contributing to the spiritual and educational landscape.

In related news, the Mor Ephrem Church Committee presented a gift to newly-ordained Archbishop Mor Yohanna Lahdo and wished him success in serving the Church and the parish.