On Tuesday January 7th, 2019, for the occasion of the Feast of Mor Stefanos (St. Stephen), Head of the deacons and first martyr, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Holy Qurobo, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Aziz Hadodo in the presence of the local clergy at St. Mark’s Cathedral in New Jersey. During the Qurobo, the Archdeacon and Full deacons read the Gospel according to our Liturgical tradition. His Eminence spoke about St. Stephen and about the criteria that every deacon should meet in his daily life. At the end of the sermon, he honored the Archdeacon and Full deacons by presenting them the icon of the Lord and Virgin Mary. His Eminence congratulated all the deacons and blessed them.