May 4, 2013

Patriarch gives benediction in connection with Easter Holiday

Patriarch gives benediction in connection with Easter Holiday

Patriarch gives benediction in connection with Easter HolidayAsmara, 4 May 2013 – His Holiness Abune Dioskoros, 4th Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, gave benediction in connection with the Easter Holiday.

The Patriarch wished a happy Easter to the faithful and prayed for the success of the Eritrean people’s endeavors to reinforce national unity and enhance development programs. He further expressed goodwill to nationals inside the country and abroad, members of Defense Force engaged in safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty and patients under medical treatment.

Noting that demonstrating mutual cooperation and respect remains to be the noble culture of the Eritrean people, he called on the general public to extend a helping hand to disabled nationals and orphans, besides caring for patients suffering from different diseases.

The Patriarch went on to say that the culture of hard work is the characteristic feature of the Eritrean people, and called on the youth to honor the trust of martyrs.

In other related news, members of the faithful headed by His Holiness Abune Dioskoros, left for Jerusalem on pilgrimage. The faithful numbering over 170, including bishops, senior church leaders and others, would take part in Easter observances in Jerusalem, according to the Office of the EOC Patriarchate.

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