Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Church – 2/5/16

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His Grace Bishop Mor George Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo.

His Eminence Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus and His Grace Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt from the Lutheran Norvegian Church attended the Holy Qurobo.

During his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the life-giving resurrection which raises us from the spiritual death of sin and gives us the power to be children of God.

He also prayed for the Risen Christ to raise Syria and its suffering people from the difficult crisis they live in and grant the Christians of the Middle East peace and security to witness to the Lord in their respective countries.

During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness led the procession of the Cross as well as the special prayers for the Resurrection.
The Holy Qurobo was followed by a performance of the Syriac Patriarchal Scouts.