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Melkite Greekk Catholic Priests / Abouna an Overview
 

The Arabic word “Abouna” or "Abuna" means “Our Father” and is a title for a Catholic priest. The Arabic word "Khoury" or "Khouri" means “The Priest” and is a title for a Catholic priest. Priests add the title “Abouna” prior to their first name and they add the title "Khoury" prior to their family name. Then, the English translation of the phrase “Abouna Firas Khoury Diab” is “Our Reverend Father Firas The Priest Diab”.

Finally, Melkite Greek Catholic priests are usually addressed and referred to as "Abouna" without the priest's given name. If in a situation, the word "Abouna" can refer to more than one priest, then "Abouna first name" is used, such as "Abouna Firas". Additionally, if in a situation, the words "Abouna first name" can refer to more than one priest, then "Abouna first name last name" is used, such as "Abouna Firas Khoury Diab". Priests are not called "Abouna last name" or "Father last name", such as "Abouna Khoury Diab". The formal written title is "Abouna first name last name" or "Reverend Father first name last name", such as "Abouna Firas Khoury Diab".

Prior to ordination as a Deacon, a man study to be Melkite Greek Catholic priest can marry. The priest wife has the title of Khoureeyeh, which means the wife of the Khoury.


St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Parish
Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab
E-mail Address: Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab, firas_khoury2002@yahoo.com
Skype Name: Doris Diab Doris_Diab, by e-mail please agree on a date and a time for a Skype Video Call
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours
Pacific Time (GMT minus 8 hours) in the United States of America is 10 hours behind Zababdeh Time, that is 2 a.m. Pacific Time is 12 noon Zababdeh Time, 12 noon Pacific Time is 10 p.m Zababdeh Time, 2 p.m. Pacific Time is 12 midnight Zabadeh Time, and 12 midnight Pacific Time is 10 a.m. the next day Zababdeh Time.
Usually, the best time to contact Abouna Firas is during his evening, that is from 7 p.m. - 12 p.m. during Zababdeh time.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1032421184
Land telephone for the Church / Home: 2510894, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.4.2510894, from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 04.2510894 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
Cell / Mobile telephone for Abouna Firas: 0599789282, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.599789282, (do not dial the area code and the 0), from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 0599789282 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
Fax: None
Web site: St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Church, http://www.stgeorgeinzababdeh.com/
Mailing address: St. George Church, Zababdeh, Palestine National Authority
St. George Church does not have a street mailing address nor a Post Box Office mailing address.
Physical location: St. George Church is the Catholic Church on the main road.
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