The Ascension icon depicts Jesus being escorted back to His heavenly home, with Mary and the faithful disciples present[1]. It conveys both confusion and peace, as worldly reasoning clashes with divine order[2]. The Virgin Mary is often placed at the center of the scene in Eastern iconography, even though she is not mentioned in the New Testament accounts[3][4].

Latakia, or Lattakia, is the principal port city of Syria and the capital city of the Latakia Governorate located on the Mediterranean coast[1]. It has a long history extending back to Ancient Greek times and continues to be an important commercial port for Syria today[2]. It is a major Syrian city with an essential role in imports and exports for the country[3][4].

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