Letter from our Father in Christ Patriarch JOHN X regarding the situation in Syria and the Palm Sunday Procession.

April 27, 2013

His Beatitude would like all of us to do the following: “Let our processions be this year with candles tied with black ribbons, chanting the hymn: ‘To Thee O Champion Leader….’ Instead of the Hymn ‘Rejoice O Bethany …’ asking the Virgin Mary to keep our Church as a fortified city.” 

Please read the full attached letter.

You can find this same letter in many languages, including Arabic, on Facebook.  Search for Antiochpatriarchate.org

May you have a blessed Palm Sunday.

Take Care and God bless,
Bishop of Brooklyn and Assistant to the Metropolitan
The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America