Feast of Mor Elias the Living celebrated with reverence and joy in Amuda, Syria

AMUDA, Syria — On 20 July, the Feast of Mor Elias the Living was celebrated with a solemn Holy Liturgy at the Syriac Orthodox Mor Elias Church in Amuda, North and East Syria.

Leading the auspicious occasion, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Gozarto (Jazira) and Euphrates Mor Maurice Amsih presided over the Holy Liturgy, which saw the presence of numerous priests, deacons, and a multitude of devoted believers.

During his sermon, the Archbishop eloquently spoke about the remarkable biography of Mor Elias and his profound spiritual service in disseminating the teachings of Christ.

Following the Holy Liturgy, the Fourth Scout Regiment of the Syriac Orthodox in Zalin (Qamishli) delivered a captivating performance, adding to the festive spirit.

In comments to our newsdesk, Archbishop Amsih extended heartfelt congratulations to everyone named Elias or Elijah, expressing his hope that this joyous feast would usher in an abundance of goodness, blessings, and peace for all.

Further delving into the significance of the occasion, the Archbishop shared inspiring stories of the many miracles attributed to Mor Elias. The faithful in attendance were left deeply moved by the recounting of these sacred wonders.

The day concluded with an atmosphere of reverence and celebration as the community joined together to honor and commemorate Mor Elias, an exemplary figure of faith and devotion in the region.