The Holy Cross Celebration in Midland Avenue, Paramus
On September 14, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Cross in the new Archdiocese Center located on Midland Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Holy Liturgy was celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar, assisted by Rev. Fr. Eli Shabo and several deacons. Many parishioners from the local parishes attended the service.
Fr. Asmar talked briefly about the significance of the Cross in our Syriac Orthodox Church and traditions, as well as in the lives of Christians, in general. The Elevation of the Holy Cross was enjoyed by the faithful whose communal prayers filled the premises with our beautiful Syriac hymns.
After the service, all were invited for a fellowship lunch prepared by the ladies.