Grand military presence at Orthodox Church Independence Day celebration in Amman

Jordan

Published: 2024-05-28 17:22

Last Updated: 2024-06-15 15:14


Grand military presence at Orthodox Church Independence Day celebration in Amman
Grand military presence at Orthodox Church Independence Day celebration in Amman

The Orthodox Church celebrated the Kingdom’s 78th Independence Day with the Great Magdalene Prayer on Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy led by Bishop Christoforos at the Divine Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Khalda, Amman.

The Orthodox Church observes national holidays in line with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem's tradition, offering prayers for the preservation of Jordan, its Hashemite leadership, government, and people, as stated in the church’s announcement.

Bishop Christoforos, in his speech, expressed joy in celebrating the silver jubilee of King Abdullah II's accession to the throne, acknowledging the Kingdom's achievements over the past 25 years despite various challenges. He highlighted the growth in population, expansion of cities, and development of infrastructure and services, attributing these successes to the patient and wise leadership of King Abdullah II.

He further emphasized the significance of stability and security, which are deeply valued, especially in a region beset by turmoil. Bishop Christoforos commended the professionalism of Jordan's military and security institutions and highlighted the dire situation in Palestine, where civilians face severe hardships under occupation. He reiterated the church’s support for the Palestinian people's rights and praised King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government's efforts to support Palestine politically and humanitarianly.

Following the mass, attendees moved to the church hall for a formal procession featuring musical and artistic performances by the Armed Forces - Arab Army musicians, celebrating Jordan’s independence.