Welcome to Saint Aphraim

St. Aphraim of Washington DC A Syriac Orthodox Church website. 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.

We invite you to join us in prayers on our Sunday service at 11 am. Throughout this site, you will find information regarding our Church activities and events. Saint Aphraim Church is located in Alexandria, VA. If you would like directions to our Church please click here.

We thank you for dropping by our website today. We look forward to seeing you at our Church or at our upcoming events.


  • Our Sunday service starts at 11:00 am.
  • Bible Study is on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
  • Please contact Fr. Augeen Alkhouri at dayroyo.augeenalkhouri@gmail.com for more information.
  • June 29 to July 1st: Youth Convention hosted at St. John the Baptist Church, Villa Park, Illinois.
  • July 20 to 22: Church Convention hosted at St. Elias the Prophet Church, Upland, California.