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Archdiocese Advocates Uniformity

The Parish and Clergy Committee of the AEC, advocating uniformity throughout the parishes has taken initial steps to meet their objective. Committee Chairman Sait Samuel said, as a first step, the committee proposed displaying a suitably sized logo of the Archdiocese on the outer front wall of each church building. His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim approved the committee’s recommendation and immediate steps were taken for its implementation.

The production of the 3 ft. × 3 ft. signs was done in Turkey and donated by Sait Samuel. The metal framing of the 25 signs produced has been donated by Hanna and Gabi Marogi. The professionally designed image will be visible from the street and is easily recognizable by any Syriac Orthodox parishioner.

The mounting of the logo on each of our church buildings has begun. St. Mark’s Cathedral in Teaneck, New Jersey, being the seat of the Archbishop was the first to take the initiative. In a brief kick-off ceremony, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, members of the Parish and Clergy Committee and members of the Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s witnessed the mounting of the Archdiocese Logo on the Cathedral building. Sait Samuel said that similar scheduled ceremonies will be held at each of the local parishes, while the distant parishes will have the logos delivered to them. His Eminence said that this is truly a positive step to raise awareness throughout the Archdiocese and commended the Parish and Clergy Committee on taking the initiative.

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