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June 8th Designated as Suryoyo Women’s Day

A call from the Archdiocese for Suryoyo Women to come forth and be heard was answered by approximately 200 ladies of all ages from different backgrounds, yet with one commonality, all having the same Suryoyo identity. The Archdiocesan Clergy Council with its spokesman, Very Rev. Fr. Shamoun Asmar, worked diligently for the establishment of Suryoyo Women’s Day. Under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, a committee was formed to work with Very Rev. Shamoun Asmar and Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun to make Suryoyo Women’s Day a reality.

The orchestrated evening of June 8th, at St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, moved…

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Ordination of Deacons in St. Matthew’s parish, Boston

His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim paid a pastoral visit to St. Mathew’s parish in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, June 23, 2012 and on Sunday morning, June 24th; the Archbishop celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) for the congregants. During the Holy Liturgy, His Eminence ordained several deacons for both St. Mathew’s and for St. Mary’s parish of Worcester, Mass. The joint ordination drew an impressive number of onlookers which added to the joy of the event. Very Rev. Fr. Saliba AlKassis, pastor of St. Mathew’s, along with the deacons and choir, assisted His Eminence with the colorful and moving service….

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Qoruyo Lahdo Akbulut receives Pierre Dunia Award

This years’ recipient of the Pierre Dunia award was Qoruyo Lahdo Akbulut from the St. Gabriel Parish in Hackensack, New Jersey. Quruyo Akbulut was selected as a result of several recommendations based on his level of commitment, frequency of attendance and positive impact on other altar servants.

The Pierre Dunia Annual Exemplary Altar Servant Award was presented on June 30th, in conjunction with the 29th Syriac Orthodox Youth Convention, which was hosted by the St. Gabriel parish. The distinguished framed certificate was signed by His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim and presented in the presence of Suhail and Suzan Dunia.

Suhail and…

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