Syriac Orthodox Priests at United Nations Service
On Monday Sept 12, Very Rev. Fr. Asmar and Rev Fr. Hadodo represented His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim by participating in the prayer service on the opening of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Hosted by the Archdiocese of New York, which is located directly opposite the United Nations Complex on 315 East 47 Street, Very Rev. Fr. Asmar and Rev. Fr. Hadodo participated in opening prayers celebrated by a cooperation of diverse religions known as the United Nations Parish. The heavenly prayers of the choir and organ music led the majority of those present participating in the service.
This year’s ceremonies were particularly special due to the presence of The UN Secretary General, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the audience on the solemn 10th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.