KOTTAYAM, Mar 23, 2014: The funeral of His Holiness Moran Mar Ignatius Zakka I, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Damascus on March 28.
The headquarters of Syrian Orthodox Church in Lebanon has informed that the Syrian government has agreed to make all arrangements for the burial of the patriarch.
The funeral arrangements (tentative) for His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is as follows:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 His Holiness’ body will be lying in state at Mor Yacoub Monastery in Germany.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) and visitation for His Holiness will be held at Mor Yacoub Monastery Germany.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, His Holiness’ body will be received at Beirut airport and taken to Mor Yacoub Monastery in Atchaneh-Lebanon.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 His Holiness’ body will be lying in state at Mor Ephrem Church in Ashrafyeh Beirut.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 the first funeral service will be held at Mor Ephrem Church Ashrafyeh Beirut.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 His Holiness’ body will be taken to Damascus and lying in state at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.
Friday, March 28, 2014 the final funeral service will be held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.
Friday, March 28, 2014 the burial service will be held at Mor Ephrem Monastery at Ma’arrat Saydanaya Syria.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 Holy Qurobo and Memorial Services will be held in all parishes of the Church throughout the world.
HIS HOLINESS PASSES AWAY AT 12 NOON GERMAN TIME - 21 March 2014St.
Ephraim Monastery in Syria to be the final resting place of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas