Shubqono Prayer – Damascus

‎‏On March 6, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the evening prayer at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.‎‏At the end of the prayer, His Holiness conducted the special service of Shubqono (Forgiveness) during which the clergy and faithful ask forgiveness from one another, on the occasion of the beginning of the Great Lent.The service was also attended by their Eminences Archbishops Mor Cyril Babi, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Anthimos Jack Yacoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Christian Education, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director‎‏In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about love as the pillar of Christian faith that controls our behavior towards one another. He also spoke about the importance of forgiveness and how we should start lent with forgiveness to one another.At the end of his sermon, His Holiness exchanged peace and forgiveness with the faithful present.

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