DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Mass was held on Monday at the Mariamite Cathedral in Damascus on the occasion of the Easter holidays.
The mass was headed by Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox.
In his sermon, Patriarch Hazim stressed the sublime meanings of the Easter, highlighting the national unity among the Syrians under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.
The Patriarch prayed to God to preserve and protect Syria's leadership and people.
The Easter celebrations of this year were limited to prayers and masses because of the current situation in the country and in honor of the souls of the martyrs, who scarified their lives to preserve the unity of the country.
M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh