Update Post: November 30, 2023 5:17 pm
Date: September 26, 2023 Time: 14:48:54
Let us remember that these countries are part of the Holy Land, with which biblical history is connected. Therefore, interest in them will never dry out. “Another issue is that today, in the broad public consciousness, these countries are not safe for mass travel,” RIA Novosti quotes Archimandrite Felipe. “Of course, when planning visits to world-famous sacred sites and cultural heritage sites in both Syria and Lebanon “Security issues have to be taken into account. “Now it’s more about visiting holy places in Syria.”
However, the Russian Orthodox Church, together with the Russian Embassy, is trying to unite the Russian-speaking Orthodox community throughout the country and is developing domestic tourism. For example, from Latakia, Tartus, Aleppo, Hama, Homs and other cities in Syria, pilgrimage trips are made to Damascus to attend religious services in the Church of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer with the representation of the Russian Orthodox Church .
“We are currently organizing internal pilgrimage trips around Syria, but we hope to resume pilgrimage trips from Russia in the foreseeable future,” the cleric said.