Following the directions of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar in the Archdiocese of Western USA, celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Ephraim Church in Rhode Island. He was assisted by their Eminences Mor Athanasius Elia Bahi, Patriarchal Vicar in Canada, and Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate in the Archdiocese of Eastern USA.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak presided over the funeral service of Late Lamented Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum.
His Holiness’ obituary was read in the church followed by eulogies from the Archbishops present.
The body of the late archbishop was then buried at the cemetery.