The Mission Parish of Saint Jacob of Serugh in Charlotte, NC was happy to receive His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak on Friday, Nov. 3rd and Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2017, along with some of St. Mark’s Cathedral youth members. This marks His Eminence’s first episcopal visit to the Charlotte community.
On Friday night, His Eminence visited Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church. The visit included a procession into the church followed by dinner between His Eminence and all 40 members.
On Saturday, there was a celebration of the first Divine Liturgy. Assisting His Eminence was the Rev. Fr. Ibrahim Barakat of the Parish of Mor Philoxenus of Mabug in Roanoke, VA. Also in attendance were members of the local Oriental Orthodox clergy. During the Holy Liturgy, Archbishop Kawak presented the Very Rev. Fr. John Meno with a beautiful pectoral cross in the style of our Syriac Orthodox tradition.