He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Religious Education, in the presence of their Eminences Archbishops members of the Regional Synod in India, attended the Qurobo.
At the end, His Holiness addressed the faithful, commanding them to love God and their neighbor, for only this “brings to each of us peace and tranquility and therefore brings to the whole world peace.” His Holiness added: “the true church of God is the Church that teaches love, peace and harmony; this is our commandment to you, that you love God, and your neighbor – and your neighbor is every human being.”
His Holiness emphasized the importance of unceasing prayer in the life of the apostles and in the life of the whole Church, he said: “Prayers not only bring us closer to God, they teach us to be better Christians and to be good ambassadors and apostles of our Lord and Savior.”
He continued: “No matter how strong we think our selves are, no matter how educated, no matter how many great people stand with us, how many court verdicts come in our favor, if we do not pray and pray and pray we will not please God and we will not reach our goal of being good and faithful Christians and good disciples of Christ.”
“Many of us think that having money will get us favorable solutions; having power on our side will make us win; having shrewdness and cunningness and cheating will help us achieve our goal.. that’s not the case dearly children in Christ.”
“It’s only through prayers”, His Holiness illustrated, “prayers that perform miracles, we can stand in front of God asking to help us, and He will!”
His Holiness asked the faithful to pray “because I believe it is through prayer that God will help us to overcome our problems and to get out of this terrible situation that we are in; He told us to pray for those who hate us, who persecute us, and He also told us to come to Him – all those who have heavy ladens and who are troubled – to come and find peace and tranquility in Him.”