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The Cradle of Civilisation welcomes Christian visitors

Quoting a famous French archaeologist, Andre Parrot, The Syria Times reminds us all that “Every human has two homes, his own and Syria”.

The profound fact that Syria is the ancient cradle of civilisation, and also a country exceptionally rare in the modern world where Christianity is considered part of the fundamental fabric of the nation, with a breath-taking abundance of historic Christian and non-Christian sites to visit, is currently bought to life by a delegation of French politicians who are in the middle of an official visit to Syria.

Virginie Joron writes that “The defence of Christians in the East must be one of the main priorities of the resumption of our diplomatic relations with Syria.”

The impressions of her first ever visit to Syria confirm that “there is a complete difference” between the reality that she’s witnessing and the false ideas presented about Syria by the governments and mainstream media of France and Europe.  She writes that “It’s time to stop the [ Machiavellianism ] and find peaceful solutions with the Syrian government.”

She writes glowingly of Damascus and how welcoming it still is to tourists and foreign visitors even after the dreadful suffering endured by its inhabitants at the hands of Western geo-political plotting.

“The city is reborn with crowded terraces and there is music everywhere. We feel safe, we feel good. No aggression, no eyes moved, no [ offensive insults ], no hostility in the streets of Damascus. Indeed, we are more than well welcomed. Some are even happy to see French people and be able to speak our language. They come to say hello to us.”

Amazing historic Christian sites

From the Syrian Ministry of Tourism.

Follow them on Facebook and learn of many more fantastic ancient Christian sites to visit such as the town of Ma’loula (where Aramaic, the principle language spoken by Jesus is still spoken today) or the incredible 11th-century crusader castle, Krak des Chevaliers.

#SAINT_HANANIYA_CHURCH#Damascus_Old_City – Bab Sharqi

In the heart of Damascus, One of the oldest churches ever built.

The smell & fragrance of old History & Christianity spreading out in every corner,

Where Saint Hananiya Church located approximately two hundred meters north of #Strait_Street near #Bab_Sharqi ( Eastern Gate)

It is a small underground Chapel ( five meters below ground level today ), this was likely the street level during the Roman period, where Archaeological excavations in 1921 found the remains of a Byzantine church from the 5th or 6th century ..

The Historical Church houses only a small Altar, some Icons and a few pews.

The #Icons in the church tell the story of the conversion of #Saul_of_Tarsus, who converted to Christianity & became St. #Paul_the_Apostle, when Hananiya (Ananias) received a divine revelation from #Jesus_Christ instructing him to visit Saul, and by placing his hand’s upon his eyes, restored Saul’s vision. and Ananias baptized Saul and became Christian,,,