His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, Patriarchal Vicar in Bahrain, Mor Gregorios Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Synod, Mor Anthimos Matthews, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the Annuciation to Virgin Mary. He spoke about the free will God gives each one of us to choose what is good or not. He also spoke how one should choose what is according to the will of the Lord as Virgin Mary did: “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).
His Holiness also congratulated the congregation gathered at the Church for the consecration of their new Church. He expressed their gladness to be between them and with them.