Mor Severius Ishak Zakka Metropolitan laid to rest
In an atmosphere filled with emotional feelings of hundreds people assembled Mor Mathai Dayaro, Mosul, Iraq, the mortal remains of of Mor Severius Ishak Zakka Metropolitan was laid to rest yesterday (20
December 2011) at 03:30 P.M.
The late Metropolitan was the Metropolitan for St. Aphrem Seminary and In Charge for the Higher Studies & Research in Syriac and Former Metropolitan (Dayaroyo) for Mor Mathai Dayaro, Mosul, Iraq,and for a short period He served as the secretary for His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.
Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim (Archbishop of Aleppo & Environs in Syria) led the service as the envoy of Holy Father. At the end of the funeral service, Mor Gregorios labeled the body with Holy Oil (Zayto) and covered the face with `shushefo' veil. Mor Gregorios Saliba Shamoun (Retired Metropolitan of Mosul), Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director of Patriarchal Office), Mor Nicodemos Dawood Matti ( Archbishop of Mosul and Environs) assisted Mor Gregorios.
Metropolitans and priests of sister Churches and hundreds of people thronged the Mor Mathai Dayaro, on last two days to pay last respects to the departed father.