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The Church of "Mother of Belt" destroyed

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.malankarasyriacvoice.com/ The Church of Mother of Belt destroyed NEWS ONLINE June 6, 2012 (Wednesday) St. Mary s Syrian Orthodox Church Um
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      The Church of "Mother of Belt" destroyed
      NEWS ONLINE
      June 6, 2012 (Wednesday)

      St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church Um Al-Zunar was destructed because of
      heavy fight came under that region. The church is known as The Church of
      Mother of Belt, Um Al-Zunar Church. This Church is a historical one,
      built in year 59 AD. It holds in it the belt of St. Mary, which
      according to tradition St. Mary gave her belt to St. Thomas. In the 5th
      century a Syrian monk brought the belt to Homs. The church is now the
      Cathedral of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs and Hama. It is
      surrounded by the Church Orphanage building and the headquarter of
      Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemah. There are seven churches in Homs,
      which came under heavy fighting and were destroyed.

      Photos at:

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