Feast of the Holy Cross & 31st Anniversary of Patriarchal Enthronement
- 14 September,2011, Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Syria: The 31st anniversary of Patriarchal enthronement of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church was held at Damascus, Syria on 14 September 2011.The thanksgiving Holy Qurbono and other services were held at the St. Peter & St. Paul Cathedral in the Mor Ephrem Monastery, Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, near Damascus.
Mor Theophilos George(Metropolitan of Tur Lebanon & Secretary to the Holy Synod), Mor Osthatheos Matta Rohum (Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates) and Mor Philoxinus Mattias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant and Metropolitan of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, Ma’arrat Saidnaya),
were the chief celebrants.
Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose (Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in Malecuriz & Environs)lead the prayers of Feast of the Holy Cross.
Along with Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose, Mor Sevarios Kuriakose ( Archbishop of Knanaya Archdiocese), Mor Gregorios Kuriakose (Bishop of Kallisserry region of the Knanaya Archdiocese) Mor Ivanios Kuriakose (Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Knanaya Archdiocese) Mor Silvanious Ayub (Assistant Metropolitan of America, Canada & Europe region ofKnanaya Archdiocese) and Mor Osthatheos Ishaq (Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese in Tamil Nadu & Assistant metropolitan of New Delhi diocese) respresented Malankara Church.
Guests took part in the banquet hosted by Moran.