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November 9, 1993 | ED BOND
To be buried at the resting place of his choosing, a Syrian Orthodox Church archbishop has to get a stamp of approval from City Hall. The Burbank City Council will hold a hearing today on changing zoning laws that prohibit burials except in a cemetery. The hearing is in response to a request by the St. Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church on Glenoaks Boulevard. "Our archbishop, according to our tradition, should always be buried in a church sanctuary," said the Rev. Joseph Tarzi, pastor of the church.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A top Syrian Orthodox Church leader, who had been denied the opportunity to be buried in Burbank, died of a stroke in New Jersey over the weekend and will instead be interred in Holland, a church official said Wednesday. Followers of Archbishop Mar Athanasius Yeshue Samuel tried unsuccessfully for years to get permission to bury him in a vault behind an altar at St. Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church in Burbank, located outside the city's only cemetery zone.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A top Syrian Orthodox Church leader, who had been denied the opportunity to be buried in Burbank, died of a stroke in New Jersey over the weekend and will instead be interred in Holland, a church official said Wednesday. Followers of Archbishop Mar Athanasius Yeshue Samuel tried unsuccessfully for years to get permission to bury him in a vault behind an altar at St. Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church in Burbank, located outside the city's only cemetery zone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Standing in the courtyard of Mission San Juan Capistrano Friday evening, 21-year-old Michael Touma could hardly contain his excitement. "This is the day I've been waiting for all of my life," said Touma, who soon would have a chance to walk alongside His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I, supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church. The patriarch, spiritual leader of the Syrian branch of the Orthodox church, was a long way from his home in Damascus Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994
The archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church knows exactly where he wants his body to be laid to rest when he dies: in a vault nestled discreetly behind the altar of a church in Burbank. For 2,000 years, esteemed leaders have been honored with this type of entombment, say church leaders, and members of the Burbank church want to continue the practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Standing in the courtyard of Mission San Juan Capistrano Friday evening, 21-year-old Michael Touma could hardly contain his excitement. "This is the day I've been waiting for all of my life," said Touma, who soon would have a chance to walk alongside His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I, supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church. The patriarch, spiritual leader of the Syrian branch of the Orthodox church, was a long way from his home in Damascus Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church knows exactly where he wants his body to be laid to rest when he dies: in a vault nestled discreetly behind the altar of a church in Burbank. For 2,000 years, esteemed leaders have been honored with this type of entombment, say church leaders and members of the Burbank church who want to continue the practice.
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February 19, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yakub Guney, a Syrian Orthodox priest, compares this ancient, dwindling community of Christians to a sick old man, "slowly, slowly, slipping away." When Guney came in 1944 to the village of Bulbul, huddled in a stony valley of southeastern Turkey, 80 families lived here. Until November, there were 22 families. Now there are 12. "I tell them, don't go--but what can we do?" he said with a gesture of hopelessness, standing in front of the 1,000-year-old church of golden stone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993 | ED BOND
Plans by a Syrian Orthodox Church to bury its archbishop on church grounds have been stalled by the Burbank City Council. The St. Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church on Glenoaks Boulevard had petitioned the council for permission to bury Archbishop Athanasius Samuel, who is now 86, behind the altar when he dies. But that would mean changing city laws, which only allow burials at cemeteries.
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November 25, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
A Sacramento man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and a man inside a New Jersey church Sunday has been captured in Georgia. New Jersey district U.S. Marshal James Plousis said Joseph M. Pallipurath, 27, was captured about midnight Monday in Monroe, east of Atlanta. Pallipurath is suspected of shooting and killing Reshma James, 24, inside the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton, a suburb about 15 miles west of Manhattan. Also killed was Dennis John Mallosseril, who witnesses say had tried to intervene when the couple argued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994
The archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church knows exactly where he wants his body to be laid to rest when he dies: in a vault nestled discreetly behind the altar of a church in Burbank. For 2,000 years, esteemed leaders have been honored with this type of entombment, say church leaders, and members of the Burbank church want to continue the practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church knows exactly where he wants his body to be laid to rest when he dies: in a vault nestled discreetly behind the altar of a church in Burbank. For 2,000 years, esteemed leaders have been honored with this type of entombment, say church leaders and members of the Burbank church who want to continue the practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1993 | ED BOND
To be buried at the resting place of his choosing, a Syrian Orthodox Church archbishop has to get a stamp of approval from City Hall. The Burbank City Council will hold a hearing today on changing zoning laws that prohibit burials except in a cemetery. The hearing is in response to a request by the St. Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church on Glenoaks Boulevard. "Our archbishop, according to our tradition, should always be buried in a church sanctuary," said the Rev. Joseph Tarzi, pastor of the church.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yakub Guney, a Syrian Orthodox priest, compares this ancient, dwindling community of Christians to a sick old man, "slowly, slowly, slipping away." When Guney came in 1944 to the village of Bulbul, huddled in a stony valley of southeastern Turkey, 80 families lived here. Until November, there were 22 families. Now there are 12. "I tell them, don't go--but what can we do?" he said with a gesture of hopelessness, standing in front of the 1,000-year-old church of golden stone.
NATIONAL
November 24, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A Sacramento man who drove across the country to confront his estranged wife shot and killed her in a church vestibule as services were ending, authorities said. Two other people were critically injured in the attack, which sent worshipers scrambling for safety. Police were searching for Joseph M. Pallipurath, 27, who fled after the shootings, authorities said. About 200 people were inside St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton, N.J., when the gunman opened fire, killing Reshma James, 24, and injuring a 47-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man. Bedlam broke out after the shots were fired, churchgoers said.
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