The blessed Patriarchal Jubilee Celebrations at Damascus
By Fr. Dr. Biji Chirathilattu, Vicar,
St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Parish,
As I got into the Austrian Flight on 12.09.05 to go to Damascus, I did
not have any idea that God was now flying me to one of the most
blessed and beautiful celebrations I have ever attended in my life.
Actually I was thinking at times why I should spend so much time and
money with my limited income to go there just to attend the
celebrations! But on the return flight on 16.09.05 afternoon I
exclaimed to myself "Wow! It was certainly God's plan that I should
once again witness with my eyes the glory of the Syriac Orthodox
Church, especially of its supreme Head Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iws I,
The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East."
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