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His Eminence Visits St. Helen’s Parish, Indiana

On Friday, December the 2nd, 2011, His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim paid a pastoral visit to St. Helen’s Parish in Indianapolis, Indiana. He had a meeting and dinner with the parishioners, which included prayers, hymns and a session of questions & answers.

On Saturday, December the 3rd, at 1:00PM His Eminence celebrated the Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) in Terre Haut, Indiana. He was assisted by Rev. Fr. Yacoub Youhanoun, the priest of St. John the Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois who is serving the parishioners of Indiana. Many parishioners from different parts of Indiana attended the service. In his sermon, Archbishop Karim talked about St. John the Baptist’s miraculous birth and his importance in preparing the way for the Lord’s coming and his unique place in the history of the salvation of the world.

After Holy Liturgy everyone attended a dinner at a local country club, where a celebration in anticipation of Christmas took place, with Santa bringing early presents to the children.

Following the conclusion of the Christmas dinner, His Eminence visited some parishioners in the area.

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