On February 26, 2023, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Sunday of the miracle of Cana, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences Archbishops: Mor Cyril Babi, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.
In his sermon, His Holimess spoke about the lent as a spiritual battle that helps us grow spiritually. He also spoke how the Lord Jesus revealed His divinity by turning the water into wine, thus changing the nature of water. He mentioned the the purpose of these miracles is to know that Christ is God and He will help us win our spiritual battles if we trust Him. He is able to change our lives like He changed the life of St. Paul and converted him from a persecutor to an apostle.
His Eminence Mor Joseph Bali read the Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent.