Damascus churches and Patriarch Laham’s message for peace

On Apr 13, the Peace Delegation visited Damascus’ old city’s Zeitoun church where Patriarch Laham spoke on many things, prominent among them peace in Syria.

Being a non-church-goer, but having delved into services here and there, I was greatly moved by the devotion of the congregation, and the musicality of their singers.  Laham’s message was of reconciliation for Syrians, which I in my own way pray will occur.

The other night, I stumbled across a night mass of sorts.

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And today I was invited to Easter celebrations, filled with dance, food, drink, hope.



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