Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land

At the invitation of the Churches’ Council of Ramallah
A cultural evening on the launching of Al-Liqa’ Center new book titled

 “Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith”
 Sophronius Patriarch of Jerusalem
His life, works and Omar’s Covenant
Study and Critical Edition
Dr. Geries S. Khoury

Thursday 26 March 2015
At the Melkite Catholic Hall – Ramallah

At the invitation of the Churches’ Council of Ramallah, Dr. Geries S. Khoury presented his research work on: “Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith” written by Sophronius Patriarch of Jerusalem. He wrote a part of it on his life, works and Omar’s Covenant. The book was published by Al-Liqa’ Center. This presentation took place at on Thursday 26 March 2015 at the Melkite Catholic Hall, Ramallah. Fr. ‘Abdallah Julio moderated this event.

Dr. Khoury stressed the importance of this work in light of ‘Omar’s Covenant and the judicious stands of Patriarch Sophronius and Caliph ‘Omar Ibn Al-Khattab in preserving the continuity of the Church of Jerusalem and Christian holy places. Both laid the foundation for Muslim-Christian dialogue.

Dr. Geries compared the times of ‘Omar’s Covenant with the present where killing and terrorism in the name of Islam is carried out despite that Islam is totally innocent from them.

A question and an answer session followed.

Refreshment and signature of books by author followed.