The Syrian Orthodox Monastery in Holland needs a bigger graveyard
Photo: St Mary's Church of the Syrian Orthodox Monastery in Holland
The current graveyard on the Glanerbruggerstreet will be overcrowded within two or three years. The Syrian Orthodox Church it Netherlands asks for a new graveyard that has enough space for the deceased members for the next 50 years.
The Syrian Orthodox Monastery has asked the city council of Losser to cooperate in building a new parkingplace at the main church. During special days, such as Easter and Christmas, there is not enough parking place for the thousands of Assyrian Christians that visit their monastery. This way a big number of cars are parked along the busy road close to this Assyrian monastery.This has caused many dangerous situations in the past. More than 20.000 Assyrians, who are members of the Syrian Orthodox Church, live in this eastern part of Holland. The vast majority comes from the Tur Abdin mountains in Northern Assyria in todays Turkey.
After the late archbishop Julius Y. Cicek, the new and energetic bishop H.E. Polycarpus Augin Aydin, announced many improvements in the church structure integration within the Dutch society.