A distinguished cultural evening on the occasion of the launching of
a new book titled
“Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith”
Sophronius Patriarch of Jerusalem
His life, works and Omar’s Covenant
On the 5th of March 2015, at 5 p.m., a distinguished
cultural evening was held at the Notre Dame Hotel (LOGOS) Hall on
the occasion of the launching of a new book by Al-Liqa’ Center
titled: “Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith” Sophronius Patriarch
of Jerusalem, His life, works and Omar’s Covenant, study and
critical editing by Dr. Geries S. Khoury. Tens of leading
personalities from Jerusalem attended this launching which was
moderated by Mrs. Nura Karmi of Jerusalem.
Mrs. Katia Emerezian organized this launching and she was helped by
Sabeel and other organizations in Jerusalem. She welcomed the
gathering and stressed that this event symbolizes the unity in this
city as seen in the meeting of Sophronius and Caliph Omar.
The speakers included Bishop ‘Atallah Hanna who focused on
Sophronius, Mr. ‘Azzam Abu S’oud who underlined the importance of
Omar’s Covenant while Fr. Dr. Rafiq Khoury talked about the context
of the book.
The author, Dr. Geries S. Khoury, summarized the content and the
many challenges which faced Sophronius including the historical
context of the period.
The governor and minister in charge of Jerusalem, Mr. Adnan
Al-Hussaini, spoke as well. He focused in his brief speech on shared
living. He added that terrorist organization do not represent Islam.