Syriac Churches celebrate Feast of Resurrection with prayers for peace and unity

BETH NAHRIN — Capping off Holy Week, Churches following the Julian calendar celebrated the Feast of Resurrection on Sunday morning.

In Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon, as well as the diaspora, the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people gathered in churches to attend Holy Liturgies presided over by patriarchs, archbishops, and priests with the assistance of male and female deacons.

During the Holy Liturgies, heads of Churches delivered sermons, in which they talked about the meaning of the Resurrection. They asked God that this feast would bring goodness and peace to the whole world and that wars, tragedies, and crises plaguing the world would end.

They expressed their hope that the eastern and western Churches would meet with a unified calendar next year.

This year’s Feast of Resurrection was a poignant reminder of the importance of faith, unity, and hope in challenging times.