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His Eminence Ordains Subdeacons at Mor Barsawmo’s Church

On Sunday, February the 3rd, 2013 His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim celebrated the Holy Qurbono (Divine Liturgy) with the parishioners of St. Barsawmo’s parish in Wyckoff, New Jersey. His Eminence was assisted by the Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Shabo, who is visiting the USA. The Liturgy was served by both the choir and the deacons of the Parish. During the celebration His Eminence elevated to the rank of Aphodiakno (Sub-Deacon) two Qoruye (Readers): Romio Toro and Bassam Shamoon.

During the celebration His Eminence delivered a spiritual sermon on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus to the Temple. After the sermon, His Eminence blessed the candles and led the procession and the service of the Veneration of the Cross.

Following the Divine Liturgy, H. E. and the new deacons accepted the congratulations of the parishioners.

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