SOKU Choir Competition

On September 25, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a SOKU Choir Competition of the Syriac Orthodox Church choirs in Sweden, held at St. Mary Church in Norrkoping. All the participating choirs performed church hymns in Syriac. In his speech, His Holiness congratulated the choirs for their great work, and encouraged the youth to remain attached to the church and preserve its traditions. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Patriarchal Vicar in Sweden, Mor Dionysius Issa Gurbuz, Patriarchal Vicar in Switzerland and Austria, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin, Patriarchal Vicar in Holland, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

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