Christmas Tree lit in Madaba

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Christmas Tree lit in Madaba

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist in Madaba on Thursday, November 29, celebrated the lighting of the Christmas tree and the opening of the Christmas Bazaar in the presence of Patriarch Fouad Twal, Mayor Ahmad Azaydeh, parish priest Fr. Firas Aridah and a large number of people.

In a welcoming address, Fr. Aridah said, "We meet every year to light the Christmas Tree in an expression of the joy of a fresh new beginning despite the painful conditions relevant to the loss of our children in the Dead Sea and the last torrential flood." He added: "We light the Christmas Tree for all the children of Jordan so that they can live in peace and security under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, to whom we express love and loyalty."

He added, "We plead with the Almighty God to spread peace and justice worldwide. Lord Jesus Christ came to be the light of the world and with His light we can see what happens around us and in the entire Arab world." He also called on the world leaders to restore justice, and mercy as well as to eliminate injustice."
Stressing that Jordan and Madaba are a role model of fraternal and sincere brotherhood, he said, "This is the message of Christmas. It is a message of peace, truth, justice and equality for all of us. It embodies the ability to listen to be message of the angels chanting: "Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace among people with whom He is pleased."

For his part, Azaydeh congratulated the Churches in the Kingdom on the advent of Christmas celebrations. He said:"We thank God that we live in Jordan a mosaic of people and stone. It is a brotherly painting that there is no like it in the world. This is attributed to the awareness of the people and the wise Hashemite leadership."

Later, the Christmas Tree was lit and the people visited the bazaar sections which include handicrafts, textiles, embroideries and food.

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:31
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