Opening of the XI General Assembly of MECC

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in the Opening Ceremony of the XI General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Amman, Jordan.

His Holiness headed the delegation of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch which included their Eminences: Mor Theophilos Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of Beirut, and Miss Khanom Marani. Rev. Fr. Jimmy Danho, Associate Secretary in MECC for the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, also participated.

His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad, Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan and the Holy Lands, attended the opening ceremony with a delegation from the Syriac Orthodox Church in Amman.

The Opening ceremony started with a prayer session followed by welcoming and opening speeches of the Heads of Churches.