Good Friday Service – Damascus


His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Crucified on Good Friday at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and His Grace Mor George Kourieh, Dean of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary in Maarat Saydnaya, along with the clergy, monks and seminarians.
During his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the sacrifice of the Cross and how it rectified our relationship with God. He told that the salvation was completed on the Cross and sinners are brought back to the Lord. His Holiness also spoke about the disciples leaving the Lord on the cross and how doubt entered the heart of Peter, who denied any relation with Jesus, fearing to be caught or accused.
At the end of his sermon, His Holiness completed the service of the burial of the Crucifix.

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