On the occasion of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Holy Liturgy at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, NJ in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, Rev. Fr. John Kouki, Very Rev. Fr. Saliba Alkassis, and Rev. Fr. Gabriel Alkass. In his sermon His Eminence encouraged the women to take an example of the faithfulness and servitude from the Virgin Mary. He honored all those named Mary and congratulated them.