DARAMSUQ: Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ephrem II receives the Saint Ephrem the Syriac Commission for Development

DARAMSUQ (DAMASCUS) — A delegation of the administrators of the Saint Ephrem the Syriac Commission for Development visited the headquarters of the Syriac Patriarchate in Daramsuq, and met with His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Ephrem II. They gave him an overview of the work of the Authority and the humanitarian services it provides in the event of an emergency.

During the meeting, Metropolitan Peter Kassis gave the Patriarch an introductory overview of the Commission’s work, its humanitarian mission, and its provision of relief aid in the event of an emergency. He also gave an explanation about the work of the Commission’s offices in various Syrian regions, as well as the existing cooperation between the commission and the Syriac dioceses.

The Archbishop then presented His Holiness the Patriarch with a commemorative shield in the name of the Saint Ephrem the Syriac Commission for Development, as a token of thanks and appreciation for his continuous support for the organization spiritually, morally and materially.

The Executive Director of the Saint Ephrem Commission for Development, Roy Mousli, spoke about the administrative and voluntary work team that works on the humanitarian side within the Commission, outlining the Commission’s work plans with international organizations and local associations.

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Ephrem II gave directives to the Commission’s staff, praising their important role in serving humanity, spreading hope among people, and offering them hope for a better life.

He also urged the authority’s employees to work together as one family that shares humanitarian service, and to develop their capabilities to make maximum efforts in service.

Mor Ignatius Ephrem II is the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He became the 123rd Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch when he was enthroned as patriarch in Damascus on 29 May 2014.