Ordination of Deacons in Jacksonville, Florida
On Sunday, December 12, 2010, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) at the Church of the Mother of God of the Zunoro in Jacksonville, FL. During the Holy Qurobo His Eminence elevated to the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) the following Qoruye (Readers): Firas Warde, Anthony Massis, Slayman Massis, Matthew Massis and George Joudi.
His Eminence also elevated to the rank of Qoruyo (Reader) the following: Rabee Warde, George Kassab, Julian Kassab and Sam Sattah. Very Rev. Raban Maurice Amsih assisted in the celebration which was also served by the church choir. At the end of the ordination service His Eminence congratulated the parish, the new deacons and their families on this privilege of being called to serve the altar of the Lord. He also instructed them to dedicate their service to the glory of God and do it with joy and faithfulness.
Following the Divine Liturgy, all attendees were invited for lunch prepared by the families of the new deacons in the social hall of the church.