Feast of the Pentecost – Damascus




Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 5/6/17

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus on the occasion of the Feast of the Pentecost.

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

In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the power and courage that the Holy Spirit gave the Apostles and disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ to go out and spread the faith. He spoke also about the tongues of fire that came onto the heads of the apostles and how they started speaking the languages of other peoples, thus able to communicate with them and teach them about the Word of God.