Memorial Service for the Thrice Blessed Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate– 15/2/16

Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.

He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary.

His Holiness also held a memorial service for the Thrice Blessed Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum.

In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the calling of Christ to each of us to follow him. He mentioned the difficulties we face for being disciples of Christ. He then spoke about the Late Lamented Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum and his ministry to the Church in general and especially in Beirut where he served as an Archbishop for more than 40 years.