Ordination of Deacons at St. Mark's Cathedral
On Sunday, May 6, 2012 His Eminence, Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of St. Mark’s parish in Teaneck, New Jersey. His Eminence was assisted by the Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun, priest of St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Liturgy was served by both the choir and the deacons of St. Mark’s Parish.
During the celebration His Eminence ordained to the rank of Mzamrono (Singer) George Siriani and Saliba Ahad; Qoruyo (Reader) Danny Chucri, Elie Chucri, George Denho, Christopher Issa Karim and Sebastian Kenoro Kiraz. To the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) he alleviated Christopher Khoury and Paul Kass.
Following the Gospel reading, His Eminence delivered a spiritual sermon on the meaning and dedication of the altar service. He also instructed the newly ordained to take their ministry very seriously and conduct themselves in a way that fits their calling and brings glory to God’s Name.