Assumption of Mary ceremony unites Christian Orthodox in northwestern Türkiye

Assumption of Mary ceremony unites Christian Orthodox in northwestern Türkiye

Devotees gather at church entrance in Gokceada island, light candles, engage in prayers

By Cigdem Munibe Alyanak

CANAKKALE, Türkiye (AA) – A ceremony commemorating the "Assumption of Mary," a sacred observance for Christians, took place in northwestern Türkiye on Tuesday.

Christian Orthodox people from Gokceada and abroad gathered at the Agridia Church in the Tepekoy village, which is located in the Gokceada island in the northwestern Canakkale province, to mark the occasion.

Kyrillos Sykis, the metropolitan of Gokceada and Bozcaada, presided over the ceremony.

Attendees gathered at the church entrance, lighting candles and engaging in prayers.

Following the prayer session, clergy members and participants proceeded to visit the cemetery.


*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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