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His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod has raised three young men to various ranks of the diaconate.

Youth Ordained in California

His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod has raised three young men to various ranks of the diaconate.

The ceremony took place at Mar Gewargis the Martyr Parish in Ceres, California on the vigil of Christmas 2010.

Those ordained were: Ashur Sirop Sargis (deacon); George Yosip, Pharm. D. (sub-deacon); Gvargis Yaco (reader).

The new ordinands will serve the parish of Mar Gewargis.

Following the ordinations was the celebration of the Holy Qurbana, with a standing-room only attendance in the church.

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