His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Choir Concert at the spiritual night prepared by Mor Eliyo Church in Geissen. Their Eminences Archbishops Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Dioscoros Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden and Mor Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of Foreign Relations in Germany, were also present.
The choirs of the four Syriac Orthodox parishes in Geissen offered hymns and national songs in Syriac.
In his speech, His Holiness spoke about the meaning of the consecration of the church and explained that it is to dedicate a building so that it becomes the house of the Lord where faithful meet and pray.
He also spoke about the necessity that the faithful be renewed in the spirit when they experience a consecration.