Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of Mor Matta the Hermit at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
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 aboput the important traits of Mor Matta and the main events in his biography that made him a reknown saint worlwide. He also spoke about his virtues and how he helped the people of his time hold strong to their faith despite the persecutions and tribulations.