ZALIN (QAMISHLI), Syria — On Monday, Bishop Mor Maurice Amseih of the Diocese of Jazira and Euphrates of the Syriac Orthodox Church, held a prayer on the occasion of the Feast of Prophet Elijah in the Church of the Prophet Elijah in Amuda of North and East Syria.
The Church of the Prophet Elijah was repaired four years ago.
Starting with a march of the 4th Scout Regiment of Zalin (Qamishli) in the streets of the city of Amuda, a mass prayer was held to mark the occasion.
Bishop Amseih spoke about the life of Prophet Elijah, who was born in the 9th century B.C. during the reign of King Akhab. The miracles performed by Prophet Elijah and his disciple Joshua were discussed, such as their feeding the hungry and healing the sick.
During the ceremony, the Local Administration and Environment Authority introduced a tree to be planted in the church garden as a symbol of peace.
After the conclusion of the ceremony, a delegation of the Jazira Church Councils, led by Bishop Amseih, visited the Executive Council of Gozarto (Jazira) Region and the Interior Authority. During the meetings, the participants discussed the achievements of the region and stressed the importance of co-existence among the peoples.
The Syriac Security Forces (Sutoro) provided security for the ceremonies.