The Metropolitan of Beirut and its dependencies for the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Elias Aoude presided over the mass service at St. George’s Cathedral, and declared: “We pray on this blessed day that the Holy Spirit may come into our homeland Lebanon, and work in the hearts of all its sons, purifying them, and motivating them to accept the blessings given from above.”
We also pray that it inspires officials to take clear and decisive decisions regarding the rights of Lebanon and the Lebanese and their marine and land wealth, among others. He considered that “the bids we are witnessing are useless. Actions alone are beneficial, especially those based on scientific facts and evidence, calling on officials to be firm and “to agree on a unified position in which to confront allies and adversaries, and it will be in the interest of all Lebanese.”
“We will not forget to pray for the soul of a lovely person we lost 10 years ago, and he was a voice expressing the truth, defending his nation and the dignity of his people and their rights, trusting in the work of the Holy Spirit and giving the wounded heart to him,” he continued. “Ghassan Tueni, we remember you not just on this date, but your memory lives on in this broken country that misses grownups like you,” Aoude concluded.