After the Holy Qurobo on Christmas Eve, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the special Christmas tree prepared by the Syriac Scouts in Damascus, at Al-Ghassani Square.
His Eminence Mor TImotheos Matta Al-Khoury was also present as well as many dignitaries and officials from Damascus.
His Holiness assured the people gathered that Christmas is a feast to renew faith and hope in the hearts of all. He also prayed for peace in Syria and the entire world.
This year, the height of the Christmas tree exceeded 16 m.