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Damascus Christmas Concert Draws Faithful

St. George Parish, Damascus has held a concert to entertain the children of the local community on the occasion of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Christmas concert was held on 27 December 2011 at the hall of the Ibrahim Al-Khalil Monastery in Jaramana, Damascus. It included a drama telling the story of the birth of our Lord, as well as games and activities, carols and the distribution of gifts to 225 children by Santa Claus. Clergy attendees included Archdeacon Toma Oraham, parish priest Rev. Toma Asitivo along with many deacons, church and ACERO committee members, and many faithful. Hymns and prayers were directed towards increasing happiness among the parishioners, seeing as many are immigrants who fled their homeland and are awaiting refugee acceptance by western countries that are willing to offer them a safe home. Thanks were also offered to His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch, along with His Grace Mar Aprim Nathniel, Bishop of Syria, for their continual follow-up and care for the community in Damascus. Further thanks were offered to all the brothers and sisters around the world who continually donate towards the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) and …

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His Holiness Applauds Sydney’s Youth Association, St. George Mission and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, has spoken on the importance of working as one body in Christ, during a Patriarchal Meet organised by St. George Parish, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish and the Youth Association of Sydney.

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School of Edessa Entertains

The School of Edessa at St George Parish, Damascus, has entertained parishioners with a comical drama entitled Real Madrid Verses Barcelona. The social event, held on 18 September, was organized as a method of lifting the spirits of temporary Assyrian residents who have left their homeland Iraq. The audience responded well to the theatre, filling the banquet hall full of joy and laughter. The event was a strong reminder that even though faithful of the Assyrian Church of the East in Damascus have left their families, friends, jobs, schools and entire lives, they still have their faith as well as a sense of humor. Rev. Toma Asitivo was present as the event’s guest of honour along with many deacons and committee members of the parish. Thanksgiving was offered to the Assyrian Church of the East’s Relief Organization (ACERO) for its continued financial support. [nggallery id=266]

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