His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation at Mor Jacoub Baradeus Church in Atchaneh – Lebanon.
His Holiness was assisted by His Eminences Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Philoxenus Matta Shamoun.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the humble character of the Virgin Mary and how God chooses the meek in heart and raises them. He also spoke about the challenges that we face when we follow the Lord and walk in His footsteps.
His Holiness remembered the founding of the sisterhood by late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, of blessed memory for the service of the Church by praying, teaching and serving in different ways. He prayed asking the Lord to bless their work for the good of the Church.
During the Qurobo His Holiness held a special service (teshmeshto d-Kumre) for the departed patriarchs for the 4 years memorial of late Patriarch Zakka.