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Syria: Mor Maurice Amsih appointed Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates03:57

Syria: Mor Maurice Amsih appointed Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates

Syrian Arab Republic, Hasaka
August 20, 2017 at 00:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of worshippers gathered for the appointment of Mor Maurice Amsih as Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates at the St. George Syrian Orthodox Church in Hasaka, Saturday.

Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II led the mass.

One of the attendees, Zahle Syriac Orthodox Bishop Paul Safar, said Amsih's inauguration will encourage those who have left Syria to return home, adding that the appointment is bringing back "stability and security" to the country.

The new Archbishop was received warmly by those who attended the mass. Patron of Syriac church in Qamishli described him as, "a good man, patriotic, and he loves Syria from the depth of his heart."

Worshippers turned to Amsih as an anchor for hope, with one attendee saying, ""The church without a bishop will not deliver security the same way as when there is a bishop, who gathers [everyone around him] and helps us in our problems and the situations in Hasaka."

"We will tell him about everything, and he would assure us that there is security and stability in this country, so that we know we have a place and existence here", she said.

Syria: Mor Maurice Amsih appointed Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates03:57
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Hundreds of worshippers gathered for the appointment of Mor Maurice Amsih as Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates at the St. George Syrian Orthodox Church in Hasaka, Saturday.

Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II led the mass.

One of the attendees, Zahle Syriac Orthodox Bishop Paul Safar, said Amsih's inauguration will encourage those who have left Syria to return home, adding that the appointment is bringing back "stability and security" to the country.

The new Archbishop was received warmly by those who attended the mass. Patron of Syriac church in Qamishli described him as, "a good man, patriotic, and he loves Syria from the depth of his heart."

Worshippers turned to Amsih as an anchor for hope, with one attendee saying, ""The church without a bishop will not deliver security the same way as when there is a bishop, who gathers [everyone around him] and helps us in our problems and the situations in Hasaka."

"We will tell him about everything, and he would assure us that there is security and stability in this country, so that we know we have a place and existence here", she said.

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