Africa-Press – Eritrea. Asmara, 27 September 2021 – “Meskel”, which commemorates the Finding of the True Cross, was celebrated today, 27th September at St. Mary’s Church within the confines of COVID-19 Guidelines.
At the colorful celebrations that were broadcast live on Eri-TV, His reverend Abune Qerlos, 5th Patriarch of Eritrea’s Orthodox Tewahdo Church, led prayers followed by religious hymns around the Damera torch.
Sunday school youths presented religious songs depicting the occasion.
On the occasion, Memhir Simon Beyene gave a briefing on the historical background of the Meskel Holiday.
His reverend Abune Qerlos, 5th Patriarch of Eritrea’s Orthodox Tewahdo Church, and Mr. Fessehaye Haiule, Governor of the Central Region jointly lit the bonfire or “Damera” at the premises of St. Mary’s Church.