On Wednesday evening April, 3rd, 2019, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Bahhi, and Very Rev. Fr. Augeen Alkhouri celebrated the Holy Liturgy of the Mid-Lent at the parish of St. Peter Church in Long Island, New York. They were welcomed by Very Rev. Khouroyo Gabriel Adde, in his sermon His Eminence focused on the Elevation of the Holy Cross and he spoke about the story of Abgar Ukomo the King of Edessa who wrote a letter to the Good Physician to our Lord Jesus Christ. At the end of his sermon he thanked Abuna Khouroyo Adde the Parish council and all the organization of St. Peter’s parish in Long Island.