Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II opens centennial commemoration of Sayfo

January 2015

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the centennial commemoration of Sayfo on Sunday January 11, 2015 celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. George Cathedral in Damascus.

His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II opened the centennial commemoration of Sayfo on Sunday January 11, 2015 celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. George Cathedral in Damascus. The Divine Liturgy was attended by Their Excellencies Syrian Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Kinda Al-Shammat, Syrian MP Mrs. Maria Saade, and representatives of church leaders in Syria, their Graces: Bishop Aphrem Maalouli representing His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X, Bishop Joseph Absi representing His Beatitude Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham, Apostolic Nuncio in Syria Mgr. Mario Zenari, Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian and Rev. Boutros Zaour of the Evangelical church of Damascus.

His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros AL-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama and Environs, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary. Their Eminences Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, Mor Ioannis Boulos Al-Souqi, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Diocese in Damascus, and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs also attended the Divine Liturgy.

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