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The 29th Anniversary of Patriarchal Enthronement of

His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

The Patriarch of Antioch & all the East

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church

The 29th anniversary of Patriarchal enthronement of His Holiness 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 2009.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 Dionysius Behnan Jajawi (Damascus, Syria), Mor Julius Abdulahad G Shabo (Archbishop of Sweden), Mor Osthatheos Matta Rohum (Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates) and Mor Dionysius Isa Gürbüz (Patriarchal Vicar of Switzerland & Austria were the chief celebrants and


Mor Theophilos George (Bouchrieh Fardous St., Lebanon)

Mor Severius Ishak Zaka (Patriarchal Vicar, Syriac Higher Studies)

Mor Severios Malke Mourad (Patriarchal Vicar  Jerusalem &Jordan)
Mor Selwanos Petros AL-nemeh (Metropolitan of Homs & Hama)

Mor Militius Malke Lahdo (Australia & New Zealand)

Mor Justinos Paulos Yousef Safar (Patriarchal-Vicariate of Zahle & Beqa' Zahle, Lebanon)

Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama (Great Britain)

Mor Philexinos Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant, Metropolitan of St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, Ma’arrat Saidnaya, Damscus)
Mor Clemis Daniel Malak Kourieh (Museitbeh, Beirut)

Mor Ivanios Paulose Al Souky (Patriarchal-Vicariate of Damascus)

Mor Ivanios Mathews (Kandanad, India)
Mor Clemis Kuriakose (Idukki, India)
Mor Irenious Paulose (Kozhikode & Malabar, India)
Mor Selwanos Petros AL-nemeh (Homs, Syria)
Mor Yusphinos Paulose (Zahle, Lebanon)

were the co-celebrants of the Holy Qurbono.

Their Eminence Archbishop Joseph Absi Patriarchal Vicar of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Ghattas Hazim Patriarchal vicar of the Roman Orthodox Church, Archbishop Mar Gregorios Elias Bishop of Damascus Syrian Catholic Church, Bishop Oermash Damascus Bishop of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Samir Nassar the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus and Rev. Peter Zaaour evangelical pastor in Damascus also attend the ceremony.


H.E Dr. Toufik Salloum and the minister of Dnho Dr. David, the priests, monks, nuns and students of the Faculty of Theology, and a large crowd of believers who came from the Patriarchate in Damascus and Malankara (India) and the members of the Milli Mejlis Ladies Charitable Society also attended the Holy Qurbono.


Moran reserved his time exclusively for meeting of priests and believers of a group of 60 who came from India to attend the celebrations. Guests took part in the banquet hosted by Moran.


Elias, the photographer from Puthencruz, India, presented His Holiness, an album of 6000 photos (approximately 27kg) in connection with His Holiness's India visits and other programs.



























Source: Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate, Damascus


















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