St. Shimun Bar Sabbai Parish in Wiesbaden, Germany has warmly welcomed His Beatitude Dr. Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of Malabar and India and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday 20 October 2011 after his arrival at Frankfurt International Airport from London.
Greeting His Beatitude at the airport was Rev. Daniel Shimshon, parish priest along with Mr. Youkhana Shibo, committee president.
On Friday 21 October, the Metropolitan visited the homes of numerous Assyrian faithful imparting his blessings to the parishioners present. His Beatitude was received with great joy and exhibited fatherly love and concern for the sons and daughters of the parish.
The Eucharistic Liturgy was consecrated by His Beatitude on Sunday 23 October with hundreds of faithful present to receive the Holy Qurbana.
At the conclusion of the Eucharistic Liturgy, the parish hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting Metropolitan at the Nineveh Hall with an opportunity for the faithful to meet with the Metropolitan and receive his blessings.
The Wiesbaden parish bid farewell to His Beatitude as he continued his European tour en route to Rome for ecumenical meetings.[nggallery id=305]