Syriac people celebrate Feast of the Cross in Beth Nahrin

BETH NAHRIN — Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) celebrated the Feast of the Cross through holding Holy Liturgies and lighting fires.

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Feast of the Cross in the Virgin Mary Church at the Patriarchal Edifice in Lebanon.

Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Syria also celebrated the feast. In Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah), they held a Holy Liturgy followed by a performance by the Scouts Troupe.

In Zalin (Qamishli), the Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) celebrated the feast through a Holy Liturgy in the Virgin Mary Church, after which the 4th Scout Regiment performed.

In the Zalin countryside, a Holy Liturgy was held in the Syriac Orthodox Church of Mor (Saint) Charbel.

In the historic Tur Abdin region in southeastern Turkey, the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people of the village Dayro du Slibo held a celebration.

The Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people of Ankawa, Iraq, celebrated the feast with several activities, including Holy Liturgies and bonfires.


In the Nineveh Plains town of Bartella, celebrations included activities by Sunday school students, in addition to presentations by a church choir and Mor Matta Scouts Regiment.