On Sunday, August 16, 2020 on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Holy Liturgy and was assisted by Rev. Fr. Tony Kasih the Parish Priest, and Raban Augeen Alkhouri at St. Mary’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Shrewsbury, Massachusettes. In his sermon His Eminence first congratulated the congregation because their church is consecrated under the Virgin Mary’s name he then congratulated all those who carry her name. He continued to give his sermon about three important points. He spoke about her life, about her assumption and how we should follow the steps of the Virgin Mary the mother of our Savior and God by fearing the Lord so that we can one day be praised.