Written By: FA ME
Despite the deteriorated security situation that is lived by Christians in Mosul, yet they are far from forgetting their traditions and norms, especially the church related traditions that had been preserved since hundred of years.
One of the biggest and most famous church holidays in Mosul and around the world is the holiday of “Cross”. It’s celebrated and attributed to Queen Helena who is believed to be the person who found the real Cross of Jesus Christ. Her followers invented a way to deliver this good news to other Christians to know about his important event by illuminating the tops of mountains by fire. This was a sign of finding the cross.
Today Christians in Mosul have revived these traditions in a very cautious way; they attended the Churches, and prayed their prayers. But some of them dared to illuminate the cross on the tops of houses roofs. A fearless step grows in the middle of horror and vast migration of indigenous Iraqi people. At a time where Muslims are celebrating Ramadan, the holy month!