Provinces, SANA- The Christian denominations in Syria, that follow the Eastern calendar, celebrated Easter (the resurrection of Jesus Christ) on Sunday by holding prayers and masses at churches and places of worship.
In Damascus, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, Supreme Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II presided upon Easter mass during which his Holiness stressed the importance of representing the values of the glorious Easter in all aspects of life and spreading the message of love and peace among the people of the homeland and in the world.
The masses and prayers were performed in churches across Syrian provinces at St. George Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Hasaka, Mar Yaqoub Syriac Orthodox Church, Qamishli, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Michael, and St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (Archdiocese of Bosra, Hauran and Jabal al-Arab) in Sweida.
The sermons prayed for god that security and stability will prevail across Syria and that Syria will triumph over terrorism with determination of the Syrian Arab Army.
The Armenian community also commemorated the 107th anniversary of the genocide of the Armenians at the hands of the Ottomans by holding prayers and masses in churches and places of worship.