OCP News Service – 10/10/18
Jerusalem- Holy Land: A statement from His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All-East reads that a mandatory letter of consent is to be obtained from the office of the Catholicos of India (Catholciate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of India) for any clergy/prelates of Indian origin to offer Worship or Divine Liturgy at the St. Mark’s Syriac Orthodox Monastery and Church in the Holy Land. The below statement was made at the ongoing Holy Synod session of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Lebanon.
“Any clergy of Indian Origin must present a consent letter from His Beatitude The Catholicose in India, to be allowed to offer worship in the Jerusalem St.Marks Syriac Orthodox Church (venue of the historic last supper of our Lord Jesus Christ).”
We have confirmed the validity and authenticity of the above statement from the office of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East.
OCP News Service