On April 5, 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The Holy Qurobo was attended only by the clergy.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness offered prayers and the service of the departed priests (teshmeshto d’kohne) for the one year commemoration of the passing away of the late Mor Philoxenus Matta Chamoun and Mor Timotheos Aphrem Aboudi, of blessed memory.
His Holiness also prayed for the full recovery of all the people infected with the corona virus and all the sick. He also prayed and asked the Lord to protect all people throughout the world, especially those who are vulnerable.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for the Youth Affairs and Christian Education.