St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church New Year Party 2024

  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church - Kogok Hall

    10620 River Road
    Rockville, Maryland 20854
Ticket Price $110.00-$160.00 This event is now over

St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church invites you to our New Year Dinner Party.  


Join us for an electrifying New Year's party like no other, pulsating with the enchanting rhythms of Arabic and American dance music. As the clock strikes midnight, immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of ancient traditions and modern beats, igniting the dance floor with contagious energy. Feel the exhilaration as our talented performer DJ Tawfik bring alive the soulful melodies and vibrant percussion that will transport you to a world of mystique and celebration. Indulge in the hypnotic melodies, dynamic rhythms, and infectious grooves that will have you moving your feet all night long. 


This is your invitation to an unforgettable New Year's experience, where the intoxicating allure of Arabic dance music sets the stage for an extraordinary celebration of joy, unity, and limitless possibilities.  Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey into the heart of cultural fusion, where music unites us in a shared celebration of the year to come.


Date:  December 31, 2023

Time:  07:30PM - 1:00AM

Location:  Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church - Kogo Hall

10620 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854


Entry:  Requires printed or online ticket.


Food:  Middle Eastern Cuisine, Alcohol sold onsite.  It is against Maryland Law to bring your own alcohol and mix drinks. 


Entertainment:  DJ Tawfik. Belly Dancer.


Cancellation Policy:  Reservation is nonrefundable.  


Seating Changes:  Seats cannot be changed after the reservation is made.  If you are part of a group, it is highly recommended that you reserve the entire table at once.  We don't guarantee seat availability if group reservation is made individually.    Please review your order carefully before you make reservations.  We appreciate your cooperation.  


Questions:  For any questions regarding reservations, Please contact Mr. Riad Sayegh @ 571.641.9023

Venue Details

Ss. Peter and Paul Church - Kogok Hall

10620 River Road
Rockville, Maryland 20854 Ss. Peter and Paul Church - Kogok Hall
St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Churches are one of the most ancient Christian Churches tracing its roots to the Church of Antioch. The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts of the Apostles 11:26). Apostle Peter is believed to have established a church in Antioch in AD 37, the remnants of which are still in Antakya (the modern name of Antioch), Turkey.


The faith of the Syriac Orthodox Church is in accordance with the Nicene Creed. It believes in the Trinity, that is one God, subsisting in three separate persons called the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The three being of one Essence, of one Godhead, have one Will, one Work and one Lordship. The special aspect of the First Person is His Fatherhood, that of the Second Person His Sonship, and that of the Third Person His Procession.


The Syriac Orthodox Church believes in the mystery of Incarnation. That is, the Only Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, took to Himself a body and became man. It further believes that at the time of Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit came upon her and cleansed her of all natural impurity, filling her with His grace. Then the Only Son of God came down and entered her immaculate womb, and took to Himself a body through her, thus becoming a perfect Man with a perfect Soul. After nine months, He was born of her and her virginity was maintained contrary to the laws of nature. It further believes that His true Godhead and His true Manhood were in Him essentially united, He being one Lord and one Son, and that after the union took place in Him, He had but one Nature Incarnate, was one Person, had one Will and one Work. This union is marked by being a natural union of persons, free of all separateness, intermixture, confusion, mingling, change and transformation.


The Syriac Orthodox Church calls Mary yoldath aloho, ‘Bearer of God’, because she gave birth to Christ, God truly incarnate.


The Syriac Orthodox Church believes that the death of Christ was the separation of His soul from His body, but His deity did not at any time leave either His body or His soul. It further believes that by His death for us, He conferred upon us salvation from eternal death and reconciliation with His Heavenly Father.


The Syriac Orthodox Church believes that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Spirit of Truth, proceeding from the Father. The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. (Note. The word for ‘spirit’ in Syriac, ruho (which is also the word for ‘wind’), is grammatically feminine. Holy Spirit is referred to with the feminine pronoun in almost all early Syriac writings, though later writings refer to it in the masculine.)


Concerning the Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church believes the Church is the body of true believers in Christ, and that the Head of the Church is Our Lord God Jesus Christ. The Chief Bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church is the Patriarch of Antioch.


With regards to Sacraments, the Syriac Orthodox Church believes that the Holy Sacraments are tangible signs designated by the Lord Christ to proclaim divine grace, which He gave for our sanctification. The Sacraments of the Church are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Repentance, the Priesthood, Anointing of the Sick, and Marriage. Holy Sacraments are offered by the Bishops and the Priests. Only believers can receive the Sacraments. All but four of the Sacraments are essential for salvation: Baptism, Confirmation, Repentance and Eucharist. Of the sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation and the Priesthood may be received only once.


The Syriac Orthodox Church conforms to the teachings of the Three Ecumenical Councils of Nicea (A.D. 325), Constantinople (A.D. 381) and Ephesus (A.D. 431). It rejects the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451).

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