Palms Sunday in Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 11/4/17

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.

His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo.

In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem as the beginning of events that changed the course of the history of salvation. He spoke about the way people perceived the Lord as a savior, capable to raise people from the dead. They welcomed Him, but simultaneously the elders prepared His death.

At the end of the Holy Qurobo, the band of the Syriac Patriarchal Scouts of Damascus performed beautiful Syriac songs and hymns.

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