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SEE the photos of how Syria’s Greek Orthodox celebrated Easter

Syria Greek Orthodox

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter all over the world on the weekend, and the Greek Orthodox minority of Syria were no exception to this.

Although celebrations and liturgies were held all over the war torn country, Al-Suqaylabiyah in the so-called “Valley of the Christians” was once again a focal point for Easter.

Al-Suqaylabiyah, whose roots go back to the Greek Seleucid-founded town of Seleucia ad Belum, resisted Turkish-backed jihadist attacks thanks to the local Greek Orthodox militia led by Nabel Alabdalla.

Good Friday:

May be an image of 4 people

May be an image of 8 people and people standing

May be an image of 5 people and people standing

May be an image of 7 people, people standing, people playing musical instruments, crowd and outdoors

May be an image of 10 people, child, people playing musical instruments, people standing and outdoors

May be an image of 8 people, child, people standing, flower and outdoors

May be an image of 3 people, child and people standing

May be an image of 4 people

May be an image of 12 people and people standing

May be an image of 3 people, beard and people standing

Easter Sunday:

May be an image of one or more people, people standing and crowd

May be an image of 4 people and candle

من القدس فاض نورك يارب ووصل إلينا…لينير حياتنا بهمة شبابنا الأشاوس..كل الشكر للأخ نابل العبدلله والشباب ع هالبادرة الرائعة..المسيح قام… بالحقيقة قام…

Posted by ‎رفيق سرور‎ on Saturday, May 1, 2021

May be an image of 14 people and people standing

May be an image of 15 people, people standing, crowd and indoor

May be an image of ‎3 people, fire, candle and ‎text that says '‎غيث العبد العبدالله‎'‎‎

May be an image of 8 people, beard and people standing

May be an image of 3 people, beard and people standing

May be an image of 6 people and people standing

May be an image of 6 people and people standing

May be an image of ‎4 people and ‎text that says '‎غيث العبدالله الله‎'‎‎

Easter Monday:

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Romioi explains that the Greek Orthodox of Syria, also known as Antiochian-Greeks or Levantine Rûm, are indigenous Arabic-speaking Christians of ethnic Greek origins native to the Levant, specifically residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and Syria.

“Modern Antiochian-Greeks are descendants of a mixture of ancient Luwians, Sea Peoples, ancient Greek settlers from the Hellenistic Age, Byzantine Greeks, Hellenized Syriacs, and survivors of the Ottoman Greek Genocide,” they explain.

May be an image of ‎map and ‎text that says '‎THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE ROMAIC POPULATION OF SYRIA سوريا الروميفي للشعب الجغرافي السكاني التوزع H ΠΛΗΘΥΣΜΙΑΚΗ ΚΑΤΑΝΟΜΗ ΤΩΝ ΡΩΜΙΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΣΥΡΙΑΣ λληνικής'ε‎'‎‎

The Greek Orthodox account for at least 5% of the country’s population.

READ MORE: “Koine Greek for Levantines”: Arab-speaking Orthodox Christians can learn Greek in new book.

 

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