June 17, 2014

Desecration of Christian Churches in Kessab - photos

Desecration of Christian Churches in Kessab - photos -

 

Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical Church - Exterior showing fire damge through windows and graffiti 

 

Heartbreaking images from Kessab, Syria as the Armenian community begins to survey the damages and prepares to return to their historic homes.

Extremist islamist militants have damaged and desecrated Armenian Christian churches in Kessab which was liberated in recent days by the syrian army. 

 

St. Michael Armenian Catholic Church - Jesus burial statue broken into pieces

 

Outside St. Mary's Armenian Church in Karadouran - Desecrated cross.

 

St. Mary's Armenian Church in Karadouran. No crosses on the domes.

 


St. Michael Armenian Catholic Church - Historic icon destroyed. 

 


Armenian Apostolic Church of Kessab (St. Mary) -delibrately broken crosses.

 


Korkuneh Armenian Evangelical Church - Desecrated cross, broken of the top of the church. 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Rev. Sevag Trashian and Kessab.net
All photos taken Sunday, June 15, 2014
Thank you Tamar Manjikian Mashigian for assisting with photo identification.

         
       Kantsasar Weekly  Diario Armenia