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Archdiocesan Executive Council Holds its Last Session for 2011

The Archdiocesan Executive Council held its last session of 2011, meeting on December 19th at the Archdiocesan Complex in Teaneck to discuss two major issues at hand. These include the Youth Director position for the Archdiocese and amendments to the parish by-laws.

His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim and the Council membership received a progress report on the Youth Ministry initiative and the selection process for a Youth Director. Naim Ghassali, Chairman, along with the committee membership reported to His Eminence that they have already interviewed two candidates for the position. The chairman explained that the interview process was intense and required several meeting with the…

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The Archdiocese Hosts the Biannual Meeting of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

On Tuesday, January 17, members of the Standing Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches met at the Archdiocesan offices in Teaneck, NJ for their biannual meeting. His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim welcomed the participant hierarchs and clergy on behalf of Eastern Archdiocese. His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church, chaired the meeting the meeting was also attended by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus Eldho, of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church and His Eminence Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, the Ecumenical Director of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church, as well as, clergy…

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January 2012 meeting of the Archdiocesan Executive Council

The Archdiocesan Executive Council held its first meeting of 2012 on January 18th at the Archdiocesan Complex in Teaneck, New Jersey. Dr. Yamo Deniz, the president of the Council chaired the officers meeting, which reviewed several reports and finalized the agenda of the Council.

The meeting started with an opening prayer by His Eminence. Mr. Besim Isik, vice president of the Council, chaired the two-hour session and gave a brief update on the status of the Midland Avenue property, as it pertains to the awaited final approval from the Paramus Board of Adjustments in order to begin the renovation program. The Board of…

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Sunday, January 22, 2012. His Eminence, Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) at 10:30 AM, at St. Athanasius Church in Tarpon Springs, FL. He was assisted by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. John George Kouki, the deacons and the choir of the Church. During the Holy Liturgy, His Eminence ordained the following individuals to the rank of Qoruyo (Reader):
George Malki, Peter Kouki, George Kouki, Michael Jallo, Joseph Zeiro, Christ Zeiro, Noah Bassous, Andrew Malki, Mike Malki, Michael Matli, Mena Bassous, Gabriel Fermano, Christ Kerio, John Ichoa, Issac Ichoa, Robert Abraham, Rami Abraham,Yousef Merza, Elias Pano,George Aslan….

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