Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy for Christmas and Epiphany according to the Armenian Rite celebrated by Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian at St. Sarkis Church in Bab Sharqi – Damascus 0n 6th January 2015. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary.
Moreover, the Divine Liturgy was the inauguration of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. After the Divine Liturgy, His Holiness also participated in the inauguration of the memorial for the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness and Bishop Armash then received a commemoration picture for the centennial.