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Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt, also Um Al Zennar Cathedral, is a historical Syriac Orthodox cathedral located in Homs, Syria. The foundations of the church date back to 59 AD, when it was a secret place dedicated to Christian worship during the reign of the pagan Roman Empire at the time. The church was built at a later time during the Byzantine era. The current building dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. The church contains a sacred area that is supposed to house part of the belt of Mary (Holy Girdle).

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Homs Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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