Syriac Orthodox Church celebrated Easter
- Syriac Orthodox Christians (excluding Malankara Archdiocese)who
follow the Julian calendar on Sunday celebrated Easter by holding
masses and performing prayers and preachers.
At the Saint Georges Syriac Orthodox Church, Damascus, Holy Qurbono
was celebrated by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas,
Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, the Supreme spiritual leader
of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
H.H performed the Easter sermon and talked about the meanings of
sacrifice and the Christ's noble principles of amity, fraternity and
peace. He also touched upon the sublime values of Easter and the
divine message conveyed by Christ for salvation of humanity as a
Patriarch Iwas referred to the sufferings of the Iraqi and
Palestinian peoples living under the occupation.
He extended congratulations to President Bashar Al Assad H.H also
extended similar greetings to President Emile Lahoud and to the
brotherly people of Lebanon.
In this respect President Bashar delegated Minister of Presidential
Affairs, Ghassan Laham to congratulate the Christian denominations
that follow the Julian Calendar on the occasion of Easter.
Laham visited H.H and conveyed to him President Al Assad's
felicitations and best wishes.
Laham paid a similar visit to Patriarch of Roman Orthodox, Patriarch
H.B Ignatius IV.
Religious affairs Minister, Ziyad Eddin al-Ayyoubi also visited the
spiritual leaders of the Christian sects and offered them his
congratulations on the occasion of Easter.
During the meeting both sides exchanged talks on sublime meanings of
feasts and its role in deepening the religious fraternity, enhancing
the national unity and spreading love and peace among all peoples.
SOCM News Bureau