Thursday, June 23, 2011

In Memoriam: Mother Christina (Baz) of Saidnaya

Mother Christina (Baz), abbess of the patriarchal Antiochian Orthodox Monastery of Our Lady of Saydnaya in Saydnaya, Syria, has fallen asleep in the Lord. Mother Christina was born in 1934 and joined the sisterhood at Our Lady of Saydnaya at the age of nine after the death of her father, eventually being elected abbess in 2006. She reposed two days ago on 21 June, the feast of St. Ephraim of Antioch.

The funeral services for Mother Christina were served at Our Lady of Saydnaya Monastery, with several hierarchs and clergy concelebrating. A representative of the Syriac Orthodox Church, patriarchal auxiliary Metropolitan Mor Dionysios (Yuhanon), was also present. More (in Arabic) here and here.

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