President al-Assad congratulates Armenian Orthodox denomination on Christmas

Damascus, SANA- Delegated by President, Bashar al-Assad, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mansour Azzam, congratulated Armenian Orthodox denomination who follows the julian calendar on Christmas.

The minister visited Bishop, Armash Nalbandian, primate of the Armenian Church of Damascus and conveyed President al-Assad’s congratulations and good wishes.

Nalbandian expressed his thanks and appreciation to President al-Assad for his generous gesture, invoking God to protect Syria and its people and army.

A mass was held on Saturday at St. Sarkis Church for the Armenian Orthodox in Damascus on the occasion of Christmas as observed by the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar.

Presiding upon the ceremony, Bishop Armash Nalbandian, talked about the sublime meanings of the birth of Christ , the messenger of peace and love, hoping that peace will return to Syria soon and that the will of life and triumph will be victorious.

He condemned the heinous practices committed by terrorists against the Syrians, stressing that Syria will ever remain the lighthouse for nations in strengthening the fraternity spirit.

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