His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Yacoub Burd’ono Church in Melbourne.
He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Malatius Malki Malki, Patriarchal Vicar in Australia & New Zealand, and Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul, Kurdistan and their Environs, in the presence of Bishops of sister churches and clergy and a crowd of faithful.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the significance of the Sunday of Renewal of the Church. He spoke how each faithful should seek to renew one’s self spiritually and to grow spiritually until they reach holiness.
After the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness bestowed the pectoral cross to Fr. Ishak Babawi, parish priest of Mor Georges Church in Melbourne.