September 27, 2018

Meskel Holiday celebrated nationwide

Meskel Holiday celebrated nationwide

Asmara, 27 September 2018 – Meskel Holiday (Finding of the True Cross) was celebrated today, 27 September nationwide with enthusiasm. At the ceremony conducted at Bahti Meskerem Square in which religious leaders, senior Government and PFDJ officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps as well as thousands of the faithful took part, the Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church, Abune Lucas headed prayers followed by religious hymns around the Damera torch.

Speaking at the ceremony, Abune Lucas stated that this year’s Meskel Holiday has unique meaning as it is being celebrated at a time in which peace and friendship accord has been reached by Eritrea and Ethiopia. Memhir Simon Beyene on his part gave briefing on the historical background of the Meskel Holiday. Memhir Beyene went on to say that the prevailing peace prospect was the result of the heavy sacrifice our martyrs paid and called for its preservation.

Following the prayers, Abuna Lukas, Secretary of the Holy Synod, and the Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Aweliai jointly lit the “Damera” torch. Sunday school youths presented religious songs depicting the occasion.

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