On Sunday, May 20th, 2018 His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Paramus, NJ. His Eminence was assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, pastor of St. Mark’s Cathedral, in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Shabo and Very Rev. Fr. Augeen Alkhouri.
Before his sermon, His Eminence spoke directly to the children celebrating Ceremonial Communion, engaging them in a question and answer session about the spiritual education they received in preparation for this event. On this celebratory day, His Eminence spoke on his spiritual message to both the children and their parents about the meaning of receiving communion and how we should prepare ourselves to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord. He also focused on the essential role of the parents on educating their children.
His Eminence, the Clergy, and the children of Ceremonial Communion were welcomed into the Syriac Community Hall by the congregation and congratulated for completing their spiritual studies.