On Sunday April 23, 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dionysius John Kawak, celebrated the Holy Liturgy (Qurobo) at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Southfield, Michigan.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Eminence ordained the following deacons (shamoshe):
Singers: Michael kallo, Mathew kallo, Alaa Bassam, Calvin Rayes, Nafea Akrawi, Faez Sarsam, Makram Butti, Abdullah jirjees, Hazem aldori, Yaser aldori, Rami Abbawi, Nathan Furman, Georgio Aramouni.
Readers: Jonathan Anton, Maan Askar, Mathew Askar, Yousif Askar, Hassan zaeem, Mark Elias, Alexander Abdulnoor, Anthony Hanna, John Elanjithara, Staphro Alshammani. Sub-Deacon: Zaid Akrawi, Nabel shammas.
His Eminence was assisted by Rev. Imad Al-Banna (pastor of the church) in the presence of Very Rev. Father Edward Hanna and Rev. Fr. Binu Joseph. In his sermon, His Eminence instructed the newly- ordained shamoshe about the real meaning of being a servant of the Holy Altar. He also thanked Father Imad and Fr. Edward for their commitment and good service at the church, then he offered congratulations to the deacons and to their families.