Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – May 2017
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven, at Mor Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the promise of our Lord to His disciples that He will not leave them orphans, but will send the Holy Spirit. He also spoke about preaching the Gospel to the whole world, and the laying on of hands he gave to them.
During the Qurobo, His Holiness conducted the special service on the occasion of the Ascension and blessed the faithful.