Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the special service of the Nahire (Lights) on the eve of the Passion Week at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
All the lights of the church were turned off and the faithful, deacons and clergy held candles in a procession followed by special prayers of the rite of the Nahire.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the wise virgins who prepared themselves for the arrival of the groom. He called the faithful to prepare themselves also to meet the Lord, by seeking virtues.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus was also present.