List of churches in Aleppo

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List of active churches and cathedrals in the Syrian city of Aleppo.[1] Note that around 20 churches received damages of several degrees during the Battle of Aleppo ended in December 2016.

Armenian churches[edit]

Name Consecration year Notes
Forty Martyrs Cathedral 1491 Damaged by rebels' underground bomb on 28 April 2015[2]
Surp Krikor Lusavorich Church (Saint Gregory the Illuminator's Church) 1933
Surp Hagop Church (Saint Jacob of Nisibis Church) 1943
Surp Kevork Church (Saint George's Church) 1965 Interior burnt by rebels on 29 October 2012[3]
Church of the Holy Mother of God 1983
Name Consecration year Notes
Cathedral of Our Mother of Reliefs 1840 Damaged after being shelled by rebels on 9 January 2015[4]
Church of the Holy Saviour - Saint Barbara 1937
Holy Trinity Church 1965
Church of the Holy Cross 1993
Church of Our Lady of Annunciation 2000 Damaged after being shelled by rebels on 3 December 2015[5][6]
Name Consecration year Notes
Emmanuel Cathedral 1922 Damaged after being shelled by rebels on 17 January 2016[7]
Bethel Church 1923
Martyrs' Church 1931
Church of Christ

Syriac churches[edit]

Name Consecration year Notes
Cathedral of Saint Ephrem the Syrian 1926 Named after Saint Ephrem the Syrian
Saint George the Martyr's Church 1935 Named after Saint George
Church of Our Lady of the Syrians 1994 Small church
Church of the Holy Mandylion 2003 Opened in memory of an old Syrian church of the same name in Urha
Name Consecration year Notes
Mar Assia al-Hakim Church c. 1500 Belfry destroyed after being shelled by rebels on 16 September 2012,[8] church was severely damaged by rebels' underground bomb on 28 April 2015
Saint Ephrem the Syrian's Church 1960 Named after Saint Ephrem the Syrian
Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption 1970 One of the largest places of worship in Aleppo
Name Consecration year Notes
Saint Joseph's Cathedral
Name Consecration year Notes
Saint Elijah Cathedral 1873 Frequently targeted by the rebels in 2012-15, severely damaged after major rebel attack in May 2015.[9]
Church of Our Lady of Montligeon 1909 Severely damaged after being frequently shelled by rebels in 2012-15
Name Consecration year Notes
Syrian Evangelical Church of Aleppo

Greek churches[edit]

Name Consecration year Notes
Church of the Dormition of Our Lady c. 1500 Damaged by rebels' underground bomb on 28 April 2015
Saint George's Church
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Saint Elijah the Prophet's Cathedral 2000
Saint Joseph's Church 2002
Name Consecration year Notes
Cathedral of Virgin Mary 1843 Frequently targeted by the rebels in 2012-15, severely damaged after major rebel attack in May 2015
Saint Matilda Church 1964
Saint Theresa Church 1995
Saint Michael the Archangel's Church
Church of Our Lady of Joy Damaged after being shelled by rebels on 17 April 2016[10] [11]
Saint George's Church 1969 Named after Saint George, one of the largest places of worship in Aleppo
Saint Demetrius Church Named after Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
Church of John Chrysostom 2015 Damaged after rebel attack in October and November 2016[12]

Latin churches[edit]

Name Consecration year Notes
Church of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary 1891
Church of Saint Bonaventure 1910 Minor damages on March on 18 March 2012 after a car bomb claimed by the Free Syrian Army
Church of Mary of the Passion of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Monastery 1932
Saint Vartan's Church and Monastery 1936 Frequently targeted by the rebels in 2012-15, suffered major damages after being attacked by the Turkmen Sultan Murad Division in April 2015[13]
Saint Francis of Assisi Church 1937 Served as the seat of Apostolic Vicariate of Aleppo between 1937 and 2011
Church and Monastery of the Society of Jesus 1955 Damaged after being shelled by rebels in January 2016
Church of Saint Anthony of Padua of the Holy Land Monastery Named after Saint Anthony of Padua
Church of Jesus the Worker of the Carmelite Monastery 1977
Church of Our Lady of Annunciation Small church
Cathedral of the Child Jesus 2011 Became the seat of the Apostolic Vicariate of Aleppo upon its consecration in January 2011

Arab Evangelical churches[edit]

Name Consecration year Notes
National Evangelical Church of Aleppo 1848 Two-thirds of the church was destroyed after rebels' underground explosion on 6 November 2012[14]
National Presbyterian Church of Aleppo 2015 Built within one year to replace the damaged church
  • Christian Evangelical Alliance of Syria
Name Consecration year Notes
Church of Jesus Light for All Nations (Nour el-Alam) 1985 Small church
  • Christian Baptist Alliance of Syria
Name Consecration year Notes
Baptist Church of Aleppo Small church

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