On Sunday August 18th, 2019, 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, Very Rev. Father Saliba Kassis and Rev. Father John Kouki, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in presence of the local clergy, deacons, and faithful parishioners. In his speech, his Eminence, spoke about the Humbleness in the life of Virgin Mary Mother of God.