On Sunday August 26th, 2018, the Eastern Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of USA held its annual picnic at St. Mary’s Villa Convent in New York. His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, assisted by Very Rev. Father Joseph Chamoun and Very Rev. Father Andrew Bahhi, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in presence of the local clergy, deacons, and faithful parishioners.
In his speech, his Eminence, based the reading of the 4th Sunday of the Latter Sundays of Easter from St. Mark 10: 35-45 and spoke about “Servant Leadership.”