Start of Christmas holiday season announced at al-Zeitoun Church

Damascus, SANA – The oldest Eastern Church, the Cathedral of the Dormition of Our Lady, also known as al-Zeitoun Church, announced on Saturday the start of the Christmas holiday season.

The festivities began with a celebration titled “And the Joy Grows” hosted by the Cathedral of Dormition of our Lady in the al-Zeitoun quarter in the Old City. This event is the result of a joint work which is first of its kind between the Syrian National Orchestra and al-Farah Choir to celebrate the 25th anniversary founding the choir.

The Orchestra, conducted by Missak Baghboudarian, with al-Farah choir, conducted by Habib Suleiman, performed Arabic and international songs in their original languages representing the Christmas spirit.

Maya Dayoub / Hazem Sabbagh

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