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Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab's Deacon Ordination,
August 31, 2002
His Excellency Boutros Al- Mouallem, Archbishop Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and All of Galilee presiding
at Visitation, the Latin Catholic Church, in Zababdeh.
 

Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab, the pastor of St. George Church in Zababdeh, is a Melkite Greek Catholic priest. The pastor’s given name is Firas Boutros Diab. 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 Boutros Khoury Diab” is “Our Reverend Father Firas Boutros The Priest Diab”.

On August 31, 2002, Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab was ordained a Deacon by His Excellency, Archbishop Boutros Al- Mouallem. Sayedna Boutros, the Archbishop Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and All of Galilee, presided at the Ordination Divine Liturgy at Visitation Latin Catholic Church in Zababdeh. August 31 is the Commenoration of the Deposition of the Honorable Cincture of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, in Calcoprateia

Vesting the Deacon candidate Archbishop Boutros Al- Mouallem praying over Deacon candidate Archbishop Boutros Al- Mouallem reading the text and holding the cross over the Deacon candidate Close up of Archbishop Boutros Al- Mouallem holding the cross over the Deacon candidate
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Deacon Firas Boutros Khoury Diab praying      
     
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In August, 2002, the Spiritual Head of the Diocese of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and All of Galilee was His Excellency / Archbishop Boutros Al- Mouallem. His Excellency's name is transliterate from the Arabic many ways. His first name is Boutros or Butros, which is Pierre or Peter. His last name is Mouallem, Moallem, or Maalem. The Al or El prefix is added as a sign of respect.

These pictures were taken by Marthame and Elizabeth Sanders. Their Web site is Salt of the Earth - Palestinian Christians in the Northern West Bank.


St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Parish
Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab
E-mail Address: Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab,cure_zab@yahoo.com or 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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