+ Memory Eternal!
It is with great sadness that we report that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, after having suffered a stroke earlier this week.
Read a biography  of His Beatitude's remarkable life of service and leadership.
Access Arabic language resources at the website of the Patriarchate of Antioch .
Listen to Ancient Faith Radio interview Fr. Thomas Zain  on the passing of His Beatitude.
Read a tribute to His Beatitude  from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
We ask the Lord to grant rest to the soul of His servant Patriarch Ignatius IV – May His Memory be Eternal!
Update: Below are listed scheduled events in Lebanon and Syria.
Funeral Arrangements for Patriarch Ignatius IV
Viewing, St. Nicholas Church, Beirut, 12/6 (12pm to 7pm), 12/7 (11am to 6pm), 12/8 (11am to 6pm)
Archbishops Receive Condolences, Balamand, 12/7 (12pm to 7pm)
Funeral Service, St. Nicholas Church, Beirut, 12/9 (12pm)
Viewing, Mariameh Cathedral, Damascus, 12/9 (arrival to 7pm)
Funeral Service, Mariameh Cathedral, Damascus, 12/10 (12pm)
Burial Service, Mariameh Cathedral and Patriarchate Cemetery, Damascus, 12/10 (2pm)
Receiving Condolences, The Holy Cross Church Hall, Damascus, 12/11 (3pm to 7pm) and 12/12 (3pm to 7pm)