Easter Ritual in Hatay

Easter Ritual in Hatay

Easter mass was held in Hatay, which was affected by the earthquake. Due to the destruction of the Latin Catholic Church in Iskenderun due to earthquakes, the ceremony was held in St. It was held in St. Pierre Church.

Easter Ritual

One of the important religious holidays of Christians in Hatay, which was affected by the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, Hz. The ceremony was held to commemorate the Easter Feast, which celebrates the day when Jesus is believed to have been resurrected.

Easter Ritual

The Christian citizens of the city were not affected by the earthquake and the destruction of the Latin Catholic Church in Iskenderun, as it was the “world’s first cave church”. met at St. Pierre Church.

At the ceremony, which was moderated by the Acting Bishop of the Anatolian Apostolic Law, Father Antuan Ilgıt, passages from the Bible were read and prayers were said.

Easter Ritual

In his speech, Ilgıt stated that they had a different and quite difficult Easter preparation period this year due to the earthquake, and thanked the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy for giving them this opportunity.

Those who attended the ceremony, which continued in the churchyard, celebrated each other.

Easter Ritual in Hatay

Gül Demirci

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