ACERO was honoured to recently support a celebration in Baghdad, Iraq on the occasion of the Commemoration of St Stephen the Protomaytr. The function, held at St Odisho’s Church in Baghdad was attended by His Holiness Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East along with Baghdad parish priests, Rev’d Fr Awgin, Rev’d Fr Aphrem and Rev’d Fr Behnam. A large number of church faithful were also present.
The function was hosted in the parish hall following the Holy Qurbana. With the support of #ACERO, presentations were made in honour of all deacons. His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch spoke thanking all the Deacons for their devoted service to the Holy Church and then cut a celebratory cake.
Parish Priest, The Rev’d Fr Aphrem also spoke about #ACERO and its goals and thanked the humanitarian organisation for its ongoing support of the Assyrian community of Baghdad.
In closing the function, His Holiness invoke the Lord’s blessings upon all faithful and blessed the following Deacons for their service to the Holy Church and community of God:
Deacon Zia of St Mari Church, Alameen
Deacon Dr Edmon of St Mary Church, Al-Naaeriya
Deacon Jameel of St Mari Church, Alameen
Deacon Ramzi of St Mari Church, Alameen
Deacon Johnny of St Odisho Church, Al-Sinnaa
Deacon Marogy of St Mary Church, Al-Naaeriya
Deacon Ashur of St George Church, Al-Dora
Deacon Sargon of St George Church, Al-Dora
Deacon Ewan of St George Church, Al-Dora