Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/4/17
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Christian Education Center in Damascus.
The celebration was held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
The celebration included a short overview spanning the years of ministry and service that the Center has offered since its establishment in 1981, as well as the current activities that they are continuously offering despite the crisis in Syria. The event included hymns chanted by the young members of the Center as well as meditations on Faith, Work and Love, which is the motto of the center.
In his speech, His Holiness commended the work of the servants of the Center as well as the parents of the children who are members of the Center. He appreciated their role in stressing the Christian education that the young generation should receive to promote values of love, tolerance, service and integrity in the society at large.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy also attended the celebration.