Christmas cave opened and Christmas tree lit in Syriac town of Sadad

SADAD, Syria — In the presence of the Archbishop of Hmoth (Homs), Timotheos Matta Khoury, the brotherhood of university students inaugurated a Christmas cave and lit a Christmas tree in the Syriac town of Sadad in the countryside of Hmoth (Homs). The event was attended by members of clergy, deacons, members of the endowment foundation, as well as a large gathering of Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) people.

The event included a speech by the archbishop, in which he offered Christmas congratulations and thanked the university students for their continuous service to Sadad. After prayers, the archbishop lit the Christmas tree and toured the Christmas cave with the priests.

The Christmas cave is one of the spiritual and social activities that the university student’s brotherhood used to hold in Sadad annually. The event encourages the youth to volunteer in their community and show their talents and creativity, as well as spread happiness, amid the dire economic and political circumstances in Syria.