On October 21, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Chapel in Mor Aphrem Center in New Jersey. His Holiness was assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun in the presence of His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak and Very Rev. and Rev. fathers from the local churches in New Jersey.