NORTH AND EAST SYRIA: Armenians in Zalin (Qamishli) celebrate Christmas

ZALIN (QAMISHLI), Syria— The Armenian community in Zalin celebrated Christmas with Holy Liturgies in their churches. In statements to our news desk in Zalin, on e of the Armenian faithful stated on Christmas morning: “I would like to extend Christmas congratulations for all Christians on this occasion which coincides with Epiphany in the Syriac Church, hoping that security and peace prevail in the whole world.”

Deputy Armenian Orthodox Metropolitan of the Gozarto (Jazirah) Diocese indicated that Christmas symbolizes a new start in which goodness and peace would prevail in Syria. “We wish health, goodness and happiness for the Christians and other peoples on this occasion,” he stated.