On 7th October 1998 thousands of Syrian and Lebanese Christians converged on Resafa to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the martyrdom of SS. Sergius and Bacchus (they were fully aware that they were one year late - this was blamed on typical Syrian lack of organisation by those asked to provide an explanation for the belated date). An ecumenical ceremony took place in the basilica and these pictures document this event.
Date of Visit
7th October 1998
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Emma Loosley, “Resafa Pilgrimage 1998,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 17, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/137.