Christian denominations in Syria on Monday celebrated the Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, the messenger of love and peace, by holding masses and prayers in the churches and worship places.
A divine mass was held at the Greek-Melkite Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition of Our Lady in Damascus headed by Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All East Joseph Absi.
Patriarch Absi affirmed the supreme meanings embodied by the Christmas, saying “Today our beloved homeland is born again in the hearts of its people…Syria today is a renewable and wonderful country thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army and the wise leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.”
“We stand by and pray for those who have supported Syria, and it is doubtless that due to those sacrifices and prayers all foreigners will get out of our country soon and we will be happy and celebrate,” the Patriarch added.
Participants in the mass talked about the supreme meanings of the Christmas, indicating that it represents the coexistence and the openness to the others for building a dignified homeland and a promising future.
Aleppo celebrates Christmas in coincidence with celebrating anniversary of its triumph over terrorism
Meanwhile, in Aleppo, the Christian denominations celebrated Christmas at by holding prayers and masses at a number of churches
Sermons referred to the lofty meanings of the feast of the birth of Jesus Christ, the messenger of love, of peace, love and tolerance.
The masses and prayers called for amity, coexistence and solidarity to be able to overcome the ordeals and to realized peace and security.
They hailed the victories achieved over terrorism thanks to the unity of the Syrian people and their solidarity with their army.
They also hailed the wise leadership of President al-Assad, hoping that terrorism will be eliminated from every inch of the Syrian territories and Syria will be stronger than ever.
A Christmas tree lit up and a choral held in Tartous
With a massive popular attendance and on occasion of Christmas, a tree was lit up in Tartous city.
Head of Tartous City Council, Judge Mohammad Zain stressed that all the spectrums of the locals are living in an atmosphere of joy and amity.
A ceremony was also held as Arjwan Choral performed about 11 Christmas songs from different part of the world in eight languages .
Prayers and masses were also held in a number of provinces, including Lattakia and Sweida highlighting the values of love, tolerance and peace that Jesus Christ brought to humanity and praying for God for security and stability to prevail over all Syrian territory.
Source: News Agencies