His Eminence Attends Patriarch Rai's Divine Liturgy
On Sunday October 23, the Maronite Patriarch, His Beatitude Mar Bechara Boutros Rai, concluded his pastoral visit to his flock in the United States by celebrating the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) at the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon in Brooklyn, New York.
His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim attended the liturgy together with several hierarchs of the Eastern Churches. During the Holy Liturgy His Beatitude delivered a sermon in which he highlight the results of his pastoral visit to the USA. He likewise, instructed his flock to continue to show commitment to their mother countries of the Middle East.
Following the liturgy, His Eminence was invited to lunch with His Beatitude. They discussed the presence and witness of Christians in the Middle East and the challenges they face in the currently in the area.
Several parishioners accompanied his Eminence from the area.