On Friday, January 13, 2023, in the space between the Bishopric and the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Qatar, a celebratory event of the Twelve Days period was held, following an artistic program from various local traditions.
The artistic program included contemporary Christmas carols by the children of the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Catechetical School, the Greek-speaking Catechetical School, the Russian-speaking Choir, Qatar Arabesque, and the Russian-Ukrainian International Centre for Music Kamerton Choir. The dancing Association of the Greeks of Qatar, wearing Greek traditional clothing, danced traditional dances, and the Al Kofia Association, wearing traditional Arabic clothing, danced traditional dances and sang traditional songs.
At this event, gifts and objects of reverence were put up for sale, to support the work of the Archdiocese. A wide variety of Arabic, Greek, Serbian, Romanian, Moldavian, Russian, and Ukrainian cuisine was also presented, and offered by various companies and leading members of the flock.
The event was honored with their presence by the Ambassador of Greece, Helen Michalopoulou, the Ambassador of Moldova, Lulian Grigorita, the Ambassador of Bulgaria, Plamen Stankov Delev, the Ambassador of Russia, Dimitri Dugadkin, the Ambassador of Georgia, Nikoloz Revazishvili and the Acting Ambassador of Serbia, Slobodan Radeka, as well as representatives of other denominations in Doha.
The large attendance of the Qatari Orthodox and members of other Christian Communities confirmed the success of this activity.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem