On May 2nd, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Easter Sunday, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for the Youth Affairs and Christian Education, Mor Yacoub Babawi, Patriarchal Vicar for the Affairs of Monks and the Administration of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary, and Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian, as well as the clergy of the Patriarchate and the monks and seminarians of Mor Aphrem Theological Seminary.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the amazement of the women who went to the tomb of Jesus Christ and their wondering who will roll the stone for them. The women doubted the resurrection because they saw the Lord being dead on the cross and being buried. The Lord Jesus Christ remains the living Son of God and cannot be found amoung the dead. His Holiness added that the human eyes see that death is the end, while the eyes of the spirit believe and confirm that Christ is the living God Who doesn’t die. His Holiness assured that the purpose of the resurrection is to give life to humans and to teach us the great love which is self-sacrifice in the model of our Lord Jesus Christ.