Christians from Iskenderun started the Lenten period, after the Holy Mass held last Sunday.
Upon entering the Lent, the Christians in İskenderun started their traditional Lent Meal gatherings in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. During the Lent, the congregation come together in the church hall every Wednesday and share their meals. Ladies of the congregation bring olive oil dishes they have prepared in their homes.
The olive oil dishes made by the women in the Orthodox Church Women’s Branch were shared with members of the congregation attending the dinner this Wednesday. The meal started with the prayer of the parish priest Dimitri Yıldırım. (SAT-7 Türk/İlyas Edip TERBİYELİ-İskenderun)