As is custom for a priest of the Church, the clergy touched the casket of the late Emeritus Patriarch to the walls of the sanctuary as well as the doors of the church in symoblism of his service to the Altar of the Lord. It was truly a tremendous sight to see the priests of St. Peter Diocese carry the casket in service of their deceased Patriarch.
Afterward, the casket was opened and placed for viewing. The clergy, beginning with His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, bid a final farewell before allowing the faithful to come forward and pay their respects. The body will be laid for viewing in the Church until 7pm, at which time the casket will be processed out of the church accompanied by hymns for the deceased.
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