Service of the Washing of the Feet

On April 21, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the washing of the feet at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.During this service, His Holiness called twelve young men, representing the twelve Apostles and washed their feet following the example of the Lord Jesus Christ Who washed the feet of His disciples. It is a lesson in humility where we learn how serving others is greater than being served.The service was attended by their Eminences Archbishops Mor Cyril Babi, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director. At the end of the service, His Eminence Mor Cyril Babi delivered a sermon, in which he spoke about the humility that the Lord Jesus Christ taught us when He washed the feet of His disciples and how He gave us the good example of self giving and sacrifice for the sake of others.

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