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His Eminence Celebrates The Assumption of Virgin Mary in Worcester

The weekend of, August 13 and 14, 2011, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim paid a pastoral visit to St. Mary’s Church in Worcester, MA. The occasion was the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, mother of God, to Heaven. Our Church in Worcester extended an invitation to His Eminence to hold a big festivity, in which our two other churches in New England participated too. Priests and parishioners from St. Ephraim Church in Rhode Island, and St. Matthew’s in Boston joined their sister church in Worcester. During the day His Eminence visited some families to offer condolences and prayed for the sick. In the evening His Eminence gave a lecture about vocations to the priesthood. After the lecture Rev. Shamosho (deacon) Asmar Asmar was honored for his long service to the parish. Sunday morning, after the Holy Liturgy, a picnic was held.

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