Washing of the Feet – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the rite of the washing of the feet at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.

During this rite, His Holiness calls twelve young people who represent the twelve Apostles. He then washes their feet as an example of what the Lord did with His disciples and how He taught us humility in this act where we learn how to be humble and that serving others is greater than being served.

In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the Lord Jesus teaching His disciples that to be great is to be humble and become a servant for others. He also explained the meaning of this rite and its uniqueness.

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