On January 6, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo of the Feast of Epiphany at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.
Their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Boutros Kassis, Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the true effect of the Epiphany, namely the revealing of the Trinity and the shining of God’s mercy on humanity. He explained the content of St. John’s Epistle concerning the Holy Trinity. His Holiness invited all to live according to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, preserving the grace we received at our baptism. He added that the symbols and analogies used by the Fathers of the church are used to explain and describe the Trinity and thus to support the Christian faith, as it was used at the beginning of Christianity, to spread the correct doctrine of Trinity.
His Holiness then presided over the procession and the special service for the Feast of Epiphany.