Damascus SANA_ Christian denominations in Syria, who follow the Western calendar, on Sunday celebrated Easter, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
Prayers and masses were performed at churches in celebration of Easter.
In the Roman Catholic Patriarchate in Damascus, a huge mass was held, led by Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All East Gregory III Laham, assisted by a group of priests.
Patriarch Laham said during the sermon “Today, after five years of violence, war, destruction and bloodshed, the world discovers that the roads of Damascus, Jerusalem and Palestine are connected as they are the roads of faith, civilization and heritage”.
He called upon all people to follow the road of peace, life, reconstruction, reconciliation and amity, the road of Jesus Christ that gives life to all.