His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, has elevated young faithful of St Mary Church in Detroit, Michigan to various rankings within the Church.
The ordination ceremony, on 29 May, was attended by a large congregation of parishioners who joyfully watched as His Holiness laid his blessed hand on seven young men, ordaining them to serve at the altar.
The ordained were:
Clergy present at the ordination included: Archdeacon Shlemon Hazkiel from Chicago, Rev. Joseph Peera, Rev. Esha David, parish priest from Arbil, Iraq, and Rev. Amir Brekha.
His Holiness gave thanks to the hundreds present on the day of the celebration, explaining that their presence was encouraging to the newly ordained clergy.
During a strong sermon, His Holiness showed his love for all the nation’s Christian brothers and sisters, reiterating that there is no difference between us; Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syrians.[nggallery id=208]