On July 11, 2021, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, celebrated the Holy Liturgy at the altar of St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church in Washington D.C. assisted by Rev. Father Aphram Al Faham, the parish priest. During the sermon, he spoke directly to the children about the importance of receiving the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and reminded the children that they should always be present and attend the Holy Liturgy every Sunday. His Eminence then granted the Holy Communion to ten of the children of the Sunday School that had done the ceremonial communion curriculum. After the Holy Qurobo, Archbishop Kawak then inaugurated the Joseph’s Youth Shack along with Fr. Al Faham in the presence of all St. Aphraim’s faithful.