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Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas in Syria - Damaged Churches - God Protect Patriarch Gregorios and all the Christians of Syria

In spite of the danger, Christian families have sent their children to Church where the Melkite Greek Catholic  Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch said a prayer and offered gifts to the children.

There follows His Beatitude's updated list of the 88 sacred buildings of all the Churches so far damaged or destroyed in the present crisis. Please also see this post, with the Patriarch's plea - "Why attack the places of worship of any faith?"


 
List of Damaged Syrian Churches & Shrines, as at 21 December 2013 (shown by building, affiliation, city, province)
 
  1. Patriarchate and Cathedral of the Dormition, Melkite Greek Catholic, Bab Sharqi, Damascus and district
  2. Church and Monastery of the Franciscan Fathers, Roman Catholic (Latin), Bab Touma Damascus and district
  3. St Paul's Cathedral, Syriac Catholic, Bab Sharqi, Damascus and district
  4. Cathedral of the Queen of the World, Armenian Catholic, Bab Touma, Damascus and district
  5. St Cyril’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Qassa'a, Damascus and district
  6. Holy Cross Church, Greek Orthodox, Qassa'a, Damascus and district
  7. St Anthony of Padua’s Church, Roman Catholic (Latin), Telyani, Damascus and district
  8. St Sergius’ Cathedral, Armenian Orthodox, Bab Sharqi, Damascus and district
  9. St Elias’ Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Zabadani, Damascus and district
  10. Church of the Dormition, Greek Orthodox, Zabadani, Damascus and district
  11. Church of Our Lady of Peace, Melkite Greek Catholic, Harasta, Damascus and district
  12. St Elias’ Church, Greek Orthodox, Harasta, Damascus and district
  13. St George’s Church, Greek Orthodox, Herbin, Damascus and district
  14. St Paul's Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Daraya, Damascus and district
  15. St Tekla's Church, Greek Orthodox, Daraya, Damascus and district
  16. St Elias’ Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Hina, Damascus and district
  17. Sts Sergius and Bacchus’ Monastery, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  18. St George’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  19. St Leontius’ Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  20. St Elias’ Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  21. Sts Cosmas and Damian’s Shrine, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  22. St Thomas’ Shrine, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  23. St Saba’s Shrine, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  24. Holy Cherubim Shrine, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  25. St Barbara’s Shrine, Greek Orthodox, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  26. Shrine of St Elias, Greek Orthodox, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  27. St Tekla’s Church and Monastery, Greek Orthodox, Ma’alula, Damascus and district
  28. Church and Monastery of the Holy Cherubim, Greek Orthodox, Saydnaya, Damascus and district
  29. Church and Monastery of Our Lady, Greek Orthodox, Saydnaya, Damascus and district
  30. Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ar-Raqqah, Ar-Raqqah
  31. Church of the Martyrs, Armenian Catholic, Ar-Raqqah, Ar-Raqqah
  32. Christian Education Centre, Melkite Greek Catholic, Ar-Raqqah, Ar-Raqqah
  33. Family Fraternity (care centre for the disabled), Melkite Greek Catholic, Ar-Raqqah, Ar-Raqqah
  34. Sts Sergius and Bacchus' Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Al-Tabaqah, Ar-Raqqah
  35. New-style Church, Greek Orthodox, Madinat al-Thawra, Ar-Raqqah
  36. Holy Cross Church, Armenian Orthodox, Tell Abiad, Ar-Raqqah
  37. Autonomous Church, Armenian Orthodox, Tell Abiad, Ar-Raqqah
  38. St Thomas’ Church, Syriac Orthodox, Ras al-Ain, Al-Hasakah
  39. St Gregory the Illuminator’s Church, Armenian Catholic, Deir al-Zur, Deir al-Zur and district
  40. Church and Monastery of the Capuchin Fathers, Latin, Deir al-Zur, Deir al-Zur and district
  41. Sisters’ Church, Latin, Deir al-Zur, Deir al-Zur and district
  42. Church of Our Lady, Syriac Orthodox, Deir al-Zur, Deir al-Zur and district
  43. Church of the Martyrs, Armenian Orthodox, Deir al-Zur, Deir al-Zur and district
  44. Archbishopric, Melkite Greek Catholic, Sahat Farahat, Aleppo
  45. Cathedral of the Dormition, Melkite Greek Catholic, Sahat Farahat, Aleppo
  46. Church of the Forty Martyrs, Armenian Orthodox, Al-jedayda, Aleppo
  47. Monastery of St Francis of Assisi, Latin, Al-azizyah, Aleppo
  48. St Elias’ Church, Greek Orthodox, Aal-fillat, Aleppo
  49. St Michael’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Alazizyah, Aleppo
  50. St Elias’ Church, Maronite, Al-jedayda, Aleppo
  51. Arab Evangelical Church, Evangelical, Sabeh-bahrat, Aleppo
  52. St Kevork’s Church, Armenian Orthodox, Al-Mydan, Aleppo
  53. St Maroun's Church, Maronite, Brad, Aleppo
  54. Church and Monastery of St Joseph, Latin, Al-Qnayyah, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  55. Our Lady’s Church, Latin, Al-Yacubiyeh, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  56. Holy Cherubim Church, Armenian Orthodox, Al-Yacubiyeh, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  57. Church and Monastery of St Anna, Armenian Orthodox, Al-Yacubiyeh, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  58. Church and Monastery of St Anthony of Padua, Latin, Al-qasaneyeh, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  59. Church of the Sacred Hearts, Latin, Jisr Al-Shugour, Jisr Al-Shugour and district
  60. Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Melkite Greek Catholic, Chakra, Dar’a
  61. Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Melkite Greek Catholic, Namir, Dar’a
  62. Sts Peter and Paul’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Rakham, Dar’a
  63. Church of St John Damascene, Melkite Greek Catholic, Dar’a, Dar’a
  64. Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Melkite Greek Catholic, Al-Mismyah, Dar’a
  65. Church of Sts Constantine and Helena, Melkite Greek Catholic, Yabroud, Homs and district
  66. Church of Our Lady, Melkite Greek Catholic, Yabroud, Homs and district
  67. St George’s Church, Syriac Orthodox, Sadad, Homs and district
  68. St Michael’s Church and Cemetery, Syriac Orthodox, Sadad, Homs and district
  69. St Elias’ Church, Syriac Orthodox, Sadad, Homs and district
  70. St Theodore’s Church, Syriac Orthodox, Sadad, Homs and district
  71. St Michael’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Qara, Homs and district
  72. Monastery of St James the Mutilated, Melkite Greek Catholic, Qara, Homs and district
  73. St Elias’ Church and Monastery, Melkite Greek Catholic, Rablah, Homs and district
  74. Monastery of St Moses the Abyssinian, Syriac Catholic, An-Nabk, Homs and district
  75. St Moses' Church, Syriac Catholic, An-Nabk, Homs and district
  76. St George’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, An-Nabk, Homs and district
  77. Church and Monastery of the Dormition, Melkite Greek Catholic, Al Husn, Homs and district
  78. St Joseph’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Giwar-al-hafes, Homs and district
  79. St John Chrysostom’s Church, Greek Orthodox, Hawash, Homs and district
  80. Church of the Dormition, Greek Orthodox, Deir Atiyah, Homs and district
  81. Our Lady’s Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Deir Atiyah, Homs and district
  82. St Elias’ Church, Melkite Greek Catholic, Al-Qusayr, Homs and district
  83. Monastery of the Jesuit Fathers, Latin, Bostan Al Dewan, Homs and district
  84. St Charbel's Church, Maronite, Al-hamidieh, Homs and district
  85. Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Melkite Greek Catholic, Bostan Al Dewan, Homs and district
  86. Our Lady’s Church, Syriac Orthodox, Al-hamidieh, Homs and district
  87. St Elias’ Church, Greek Orthodox, Al-hamidieh, Homs and district
  88. Cathedral of the Forty Martyrs, Greek Orthodox, Bostan Al Dewan, Homs and district
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