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Holy Virgin Mary Church
Montfermeil, France


The Holy Virgin Mary Syriac Orthodox Church, in the French city of Montfermeil was consecrated by H.H. Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas on July 4, 2004. The construction of the Church was initiated in 1996 and completed in 2001. The church was built the Syriac Orthodox community in Clichy-Sous-Bois and in its neighborhood, lead by Qashisho Ya`qub Aydin. The church is built in traditional Syriac Orthodox architectural style.

The Syriac Orthodox community in France numbers around 300 families (as of 2005) residing for the most part in Paris, Lyon and Marseilles.

For more information on the Syriac Orthodox Church in France, contact:

Rv. Père Yakup Aydin
6 Alle Jean Maridor
F-93190 Livry Gargan-France
Tel: (+33) 1/43 30 62 47
Mob : (+33) 6/ 14 30 42 78

Note: Information current as of Nov 23, 2005.

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