Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/18
On December 19, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. During the Qurobo, His Holiness ordained 24 new ‘qoruye’ (readers) to serve the church in Damascus.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about getting ready for Christmas. He said that this ordination today is a gift offered to the Child of the manger, and a gift to the new qoruye and their families. He also instructed the qoruye to lead a life of holiness and live by God’s fear and following his will. He prayed that some of them will one day dedicate their lives for the service of the Church of God and His people.