Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 16/1/17
On the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Virgin Mary of the Sowing and the one year memorial of the former Archbishop of Beirut Late Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum of blessed memory, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Achrafieh, Beirut – Lebanon.
His Eminence Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the feasts of the Virgin Mary in the Syriac Orthodox Church as well as the special place she has among the saints of our Church.
The sermon was followed by the special funeral prayers for the departed bishops which His Holiness led.