On April 29, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Il celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Maundy Thursday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.
His Eminence Archbishop Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about Easter which is the beginning of the New Testament, where the Lord established the sacrament of the Eucharist and taught us to remain steadfast in Him by His body and blood which we receive in communion. His Holiness explained that the sacrifice of the cross happened once for the salvation of all humanity and we receive its effects through sacraments. Through our unity in the body of Christ, we can defeat evil and sin, if we seek the Lord and accept the salvation that He completed on the cross for our sake.