Under the high auspices of Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, the Divine Liturgy was held in the Maryamiyah Cathedral in Damascus, on the occasion of the National Day of Greece, which was presided over by Bishop Youhanna (Batach).
The Divine Liturgy was attended by the Chargé d’Affairs of the Greek Embassy in Syria, Nicholas Protonotarios, the Head of the Consular Office at the Greek Embassy, Anna Kramarido, and the Embassy’s staff.
The President of the Greek community in Damascus, Habib Saloumi, and a group of members and friends of the community attended.
At the end of the liturgy, Bishop Youhanna (Batach) congratulated the Greek ambassador and all those present on the occasion in the name of Patriarch John X, conveying to them his blessing and his fatherly prayers, and wishing the Greek state all prosperity and blessings.
Source: Patriarchate of Antioch