On the occasion of the Sunday of the Annunciation, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo.
In His sermon, His Holiness spoke about the message of salvation that the Archangel Gabriel related to the entire humanity through the Virgin Mary, when he announced to her that the Holy Spirit will dwell in her and that she will conceive a child who is the awaited Christ. It is the sign of the love of God and the beginning of a new testament. It is the message of joy, not of fear. He explained how the faithful should not fear anything, rather they should trust the Lord and believe in His mercy.