Holy Qurobo – Feast of Annunciation & Opening of Suboro TV

On Monday March 25, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Severus Church at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon, on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation and the opening of Suboro TV.
His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, and Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions in Atchaneh – Bikfaya, Lebanon. The Holy Qurobo was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, and Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Religious Education.
The Holy Qurobo was also attended by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, Armenian Orthodox Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, and His Excellency Bishop John Alwan, General Patriarchal Vicar, representing His Beatitude Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Al-Raii, as well as officials and faithful.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the Annunciation and pointed out that the Virgin Mary accepted the annunciation of the angel despite her knowledge that many persecutions and false accusations await her. His Holiness added that we learn from the Virgin Mary to say: thy will be done. He continued saying that no one accepts to appear sinful in front of others, knowing that they will stone him to death. He added that we learn from the Virgin Mary that we should trust the Lord and accept the message of the Heavens, not caring for what can come to us from the world. He also pointed out that we should be good disciples of the good master, spreading His teachings in words and deeds.
At the end of his sermon, His Holiness congratulated the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church on the opening of Suboro TV, hoping that it will carry the good news to every home.

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