Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas laid to rest in Sednaya

The body of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, was laid to rest on Friday at the St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral of St. Ephraim Monastery in Sednaya.

A funeral ceremony for Patrach Iwas was held earlier at St. George’s Cathedral in Damascus, presided upon by patriarchal delegate Mar Sawarius Hawa, who also presided upon the burial ceremony.