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Rebuilding Syria: Can you volunteer?

“My time in Syria began with an assignment in the Christian village of Maaloula, at the heart of the mountains in the north of Damascus. This is a charming village with an incredible cultural heritage, and I was struck by the beauty of the surroundings. The village is made of old houses painted in blue near churches with some of them built more than 1600 years ago and a great statue of Mary is contemplating the valley from the top of a hill……..

After Maaloula, I went to Aleppo to work on another assignment for three weeks. I felt so privileged to be able to discover this city that I always dreamed of. It has a profoundly rich cultural heritage and is considered as one of the oldest cities of the world……..

Finally, and to finish my time in Syria, I was sent to Homs, third biggest Syrian city. Here again, I discovered entire neighbourhoods shattered by the war with broken glass still paving the streets. Every week we went to the Qara monastery to offer our help for the many works that had to be done. We also spent quite a lot of time in Sadad, a small Christian village in the desert where we visited the elderly and gave French classes to adults and teenagers. My Syrian adventure ended on a high note with the Pentecost pilgrimage near Tartous with all the French and Syrian volunteers of SOS Chrétiens d’Orient. ”

Read more here about Vincent’s charitable working holiday, and Join the volunteers in Syria. 

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SOS Christians of the East

Al-Suqaylabiyah buries its children.

As the long-awaited offensive of the Syrian Arab Army against al-Qaeda is finally launched to clear Idlib of more than 30,000 foreign head-chopping terrorists, the number of civilian martyrs also increases. The Wahhabi-Salafist terrorists are continuing to bombard the Christian villages of al-Suqaylabiyah and Mahardah in northern Hama.

On Sunday, four children and a woman died martyrs under the rockets of terrorists. Six others were critically injured.

SOS Chrétiens d’Orient is on the ground helping the families of martyrs in Mahardah, al-Suqaylabiyah

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Mass Celebrated at the Knight’s Crag

The Holy Sacrifice was celebrated – it’s being said, for the first time in over 700 years – at the historic Knight’s Crag castle (Krak des Chevaliers) near Homs in Syria.

The castle and surrounding villages were liberated by the Syrian authorities from Takfiri Terrorists in 2014. The Holy Mass was organised by SOS Chrétiens d’Orient and celebrated in the Dominican rite by Fr. Aubry of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer.

Syria Knight's Crag... Krak de Chevaliers