Viewing Service of Late Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum

21 Jan

12540940_877891072308660_8530644000401961640_nA viewing service of the Late Lamented Mor Athanasius Aphrem Barsoum was held at Mor Ephraim Church in Central Falls, Rhode Island. The service was presided over by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Assistant and Patriarchal Delegate in the Archdiocese of Eastern USA. Very Rev. Fr. Eduard Hanna gave a short obituary of the Thrice Blessed Archbishop. Rev. Fr. Alan Shaltan similarly gave a eulogy enumerating the important phases and events of the life of Archbishop Aphrem Barsoum. Very Rev. Raban Augin Al-Khoury read the letter of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. The viewing included 3 services of the funeral.

The clergy of the Archdiocese and other clergy attended the viewing. His Eminence Mor Dionysius also spoke about the Thrice Blessed Archbishop and his ministry in the Church. He also remembered his activities on the local, international and ecumenical levels.

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