Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/17
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.
The Recital was entitled: “Because We are Sons of Life 3”, and included Christmas chants from more than ten different languages and traditions.
In his word, His Holiness congratulated the Choir for their great work, and talked about Christmas emphasizing the fact that Jesus was not a man who became God, but He is God who became man to spread peace in the hearts of humans and thus all over the world. At the end, His holiness prayed for peace in Syria, Palestine and the whole Middle East.
Their Eminences Mor Selwanos Petros Al-Nemeh, Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khouri, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, as well as representatives from the various churches in Damascus and a crowd of faithful, attended the Recital.