Head of the Armenian Protestant community in Syria, signs his book “missionary speech”

Priest Harutyun Suleiman, head of the Armenian Protestant community in Syria, signed on Sunday his book "Missionary Speech" at the Bethel Church in the city of Aleppo.

The book simulates faith and humanity and highlights the values and principles of justice and equality in addition to providing a positive vision related to addressing the  ambiguity and darkness that surround human being in life.

The thoughts of the book are divided into 33 sermons with different axes, arranged in five chapters and written in the Armenian language.


Priest Suleiman noted that the book focuses on the concept of love towards God and man and deals with the axes of equality, divine justice, love of man and country that protected the Armenians- who are now an integrated part of the Syrian society-  after their displacement from Turkey in 1915 due to the massacres committed against them by the Ottomans.

The book also monitored the crimes committed by terrorist organizations in Syria and emphasized the need to show the voice of truth and love towards man and forgiveness for those who love the homeland.

Archbishop Boutros Mirayati, head of the Armenian Catholic community in Aleppo, stated that the book is a mixture of ideas and experiences of Priest Suleiman which were inspired by his religious speeches, sermons and contemplations  on religion and life that he had delivered previously.

Today  in his book,  the writer embodies the Latin saying that “words go but what is written remains for future generations.”

SANA correspondent monitored the opinions of a number of the audience about the book. The writer Lala Miskaryan Manasyan said that the book has human and religious dimensions which are inseparable from each other and it deepens in explaining religious sermons and how to serve man and the nation.

The journalist Salby Kasparian pointed out that the book is one of the few religious books with social orientations, due to the fact that its writer is considered a national patriot whose religious sermons in the church call for adhering to the homeland in these difficult circumstances and during the years of the war on Syria.

Inas Abdulkareem