CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IN QATAR
The Christmas Bazaar with an artistic program from various local traditions was held at the courtyard between the Bishop’s residence and the Holy Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Qatar on Friday, November 29, 2019.
The artistic program included Christmas chants by the children of the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Sunday Schools, the Greek-speaking Sunday School from the Russian-speaking, the mixed Choir the Community of Philippines, the Dancing Association of the Greeks living in Qatar, who danced traditional dances wearing Greek costumes and the Association of the Arab-speaking Community of the H. Archdiocese, who danced traditional dances and sang traditional songs wearing traditional costumes.
The Orthodox Associations of the Ladies, Youth, and other members of the flock prepared handmade Christmas ornaments, gifts and merchandise which were offered for sale in aid of the mission of the Archdiocese. The event also featured a wide variety of Arabic, Greek, Serbian, Romanian, Moldavian, Russian and Ukrainian cuisine, offering a variety of dishes, a donation of various companies and ladies of the flock.
The event was honored by the presence of the Ambassadors in Qatar, of Romania Mrs. Anka Michai, of Moldova Mr. Valentin Makari and the Consuls of Greece Mr. Ioannis Zelomosidis, of Serbia Mr. Bojan Novakovic and of Georgia Mrs. Aleksandra Jiskaviani, as well as representatives of other doctrines in Doha.
The high turnout of the Orthodox in Qatar and other Christian Communities’ members confirmed the success of this event.
From the Holy Archdiocese of Qatar