Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2016
On the occasion of the Fast of the Virgin Mary (August 10-15), the nuns of Mor Jacob Baradeus organized a series of lectures at Mor Jacob Baradeus Monastery in Atchaneh.
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a lecture entitled: “Intercession of the Saints”. During the lecture, Sister Saydeh explained the biblical basis of intercession and the different kinds of intercession in the church.
At the end of the lecture, His Holiness gave the point of view of our church with respect to the intercession and intercessory prayers in response to currents that claim otherwise. He also gave his blessing to those who attended the lecture.