Meskel Holiday (Finding of the True Cross) was observed today nationwide with zeal.
Asmara, 27 September 2014 –Meskel Holiday (Finding of the True Cross) was observed today nationwide with zeal.
During the ceremony at Bahti-Meskerem Square in which thousands of the faithful, Senior Government and PFDJ officials, as well as diplomats took part, the Secretary of the Holy Synod in the Central region, Abune Pertos, headed prayers followed by religious singing around the Damera torch.
Memhir Elias Habtai outlined the historical background of Meskel Holiday, and called on the citizenry to mount united endeavors for the nation’s prosperity on the basis of unity and mutual cooperation among the citizens.
Abune Petros, Secretary of the Holy Synod, along with the Administrator of the Central region, Maj. General Ramadan Osman Awliyai, lit the Damera torch.