On 23 March 2017 the Mart Shmoni Mission of the #Assyrian Church of the East in Amman, Jordan hosted a mid-Lent and Mother’s Day celebration for its faithful members who are refugees who have fled persecution in Iraq and Syria.

The function, under the direction of The Rev’d Fr Shmoel Athneil, included the ceremonial cutting and serving of a pastry in the Assyrian tradition marking mid-Lent. The programme also included a biblical sermon, poetry presentations from parish youth and the performance of hymns.

In his remark, The Rev’d Fr Shmoel thanked ACERO for its continuous support to the Mission in its humanitarian, cultural, social and religious activities. ACERO has worked actively with the #Assyrian refugee community in Jordan for more than 3 years providing humanitarian aid and support with a particular focus on medical aid.