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"Our Angels" - Thank You for Helping St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 2002 - to Present
 

We thank all "Our Angels". "Our Angels" are the people who have contributed prayers, time, effort, money, and material goods to help the "Living Stones". This continuing list began in 2002.

To thank you for your generosity, Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab:

  • Prays for you and your family
  • Adds your name to the "Our Angels" Thank You List.

Melkite Catholic Patriarchate:

Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and All of Galilee in the Holy Land:

Melkite Catholic School in the Holy Land:

Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation), Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America:

Melkite Catholic Abouna / Rev. Father and Deacons in the Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation), Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America:

Melkite Catholic Parishes in the Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation), Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America:

  • Holy Cross, Placentia, California
    • Basmah Tushman, Former Chair of "Adopt a Child" Program
    • Randa Kent, First Chair of "Adopt a Child" Program
    • Donors to the "Adopt a Child" Program
    • Many female and male members
  • St. Ann, Danbury, Connecticut
  • St. Anne, North Hollywood, California
  • St. John Chrysostom, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Donors to the "Adopt a Child" Program
    • Good Samaritan Society

Melkite Catholic Societies in the Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation), Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America:

Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine and Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus

  • Archbishop Antonio Franco - In Dec. 2011, this Archbishop met with Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab.

Bishops of the International Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land, which is also called Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination. This group involves representatives from Conferences of Bishops in Europe and North America who meet with the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (AOCTS). The Holy Land Coordinationon works on the four Ps for the Church in the Holy Land: Prayer – to pray for the Christians of the Land and all the inhabitants, Pilgrimage – to encourage pilgrims to come, Persuasion – to persuade the public to listen to the Christians and their perspective, and Projects – to finance projects that help the Christians and all the inhabitants.

  • These Bishops come from Canada, England and Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United States, and the Nordic Bishops’ Conference. These Bishops meet annually in the Holy Land. - In Jan. 2012, these bishops met with Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab.
    • 2012 Final Communiqué is on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
      • Archbishop Patrick Kelly – Archbishop of Liverpool (England and Wales)
      • Archbishop Riccardo Fontana – Bishop of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro (Italy)
      • Archbishop Richard Smith – Archbishop of Edmonton (Canada
      • Archbishop Joan-Enric Vives I Sicilia – Bishop of Urgell (Spain)
      • Bishop Gerald Kicanas – Bishop of Tucson (USA)
      • Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff – Bishop of Aachen (Germany)
      • Bishop Michel Dubost – Bishop of Evry (France)
      • Bishop Pierre Burcher – Bishop of Reykjavik (Nordic Bishops’ Conference)
      • Bishop William Kenney – Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (England and Wales).

Latin Catholic Patriarchate in Jerusalem:

  • Latin Patriarchate

    Latin Catholic Patriarchate School in Zababdeh:

    • Latin Patriarchate School in Zababdeh
    • The current Pastor of Visitation Parish, who is also the Principal of the Latin Patriarchate School
    • All the past Pastors of Visitation Parish, who were also the Principals of the Latin Patriarchate School
    • Many female and male staff members and teachers

Aid to the Church in Need

Non-Melkite Catholic Abouna / Rev. Father in the United States of America:

Non-Melkite Catholic Parishes in the United States of America:

Presbyterian Church (USA):

United Methodist Church:

Charity Foundations / Organizations in the United States of America:

  • Andrew Ennabe Foundation with Christina Ennabe at CHRISE121@aol.com
    Beginning in Sept. 2007, the Andrew Ennabe Foundation donated money for:
    • Medical needs including surgeries, medicines, doctor visits, etc.
    • Sewing Project The Andrew Ennabe Foundation started / made possible the Sewing Project.
  • The Holy Land Christian Ecumentical Foundation
    In late 2006, Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab signed a agreement with The Holy Land Christian Ecumentical Foundation.
  • Hope Ventures International
    In Dec. 2010, Hope Ventures International donated money for many olive oil soap bars. Hope Ventures International representatives are Marianne Smith and Steve Smith.
  • The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation
    In Dec. 2010, The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation donated money. The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation's representative is Hugh Owen.
  • Olive Trees Foundation For Peace, Inc. (OTFFP)
    During the Summer and Fall of 2005, the Olive Trees Foundation For Peace, Inc. donated plants for the Church Grounds.
  • Pilgrims of Ibillin has given grants for the Olive Wood Project, Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) PreSchool / Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center, Saint Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias) Community Park (MECP), and the Sewing Project. from 2008 to 2012.
    • Board Members - Pilgrims of Ibillin, 2011:
      • The Rev. Dr. V. Bruce Rigdon, President, Retired seminary president and pastor, Chicago, IL
      • The Rev. Dr. Duncan Ferguson, Secretary, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and past president, Assoc. of Presbyterian Universities and Colleges, Freeland, WA
      • Mr. Jeffrey Cowhey, Treasurer, Business Executive, Member of Roman Catholic Parish, Pennington, NJ
      • The Rev. Donald Brown, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of North Haledon, NJ
      • The Rev. David Dillon, O. Carm., Retired Catholic Priest, Darien, IL
      • Ms. Barbara Exley, Peace activist, Roswell, GA
      • The Rev. Dr. Donald Griggs, Retired Executive Director, Pilgrims of Ibillin, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and church educator, Livermore, CA
      • The Rev. Dr. Peter Henry, Senior Pastor, Grosse Pointe Memorial Presbyterian Church, Grosse Pointe, MI
      • Mr. Donald Liebich, Retired businessman, member Episcopal Church, Hailey, ID
      • The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Matsushima, Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Williamsburg, VA & Inverness, IL
      • The Rev. Robert Pryor, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and former missionary to Iran, Caldwell, NJ
      • Dr. Elias Shakour
      • Ms. Michelle Shakour, University of Notre Dame, member St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, South Bend, IN
      • Mr. George Shalabi, Retired Business person, Lifelong friend of Father Chacour, Madison, WI
      • Rev. Dr. L. Michael Spath, University professor, Fort Wayne, IN
      • The Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner, University teacher and consultant on Middle East, Evanston, IL
    • Staff:
      • The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Sawyer, Executive Director, pilgrims@triad.rr.com
      • The Rev. Joan Deming, Development Director, jdeming7@gmail.com
    • Board Members - Pilgrims of Ibillin, 2008:
      • The Rev. Dr. V. Bruce Rigdon, President, Retired seminary president and pastor, Chicago, IL
      • Mr. Robert Connolly, Vice President, Business person, member of Gesu Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI
      • The Rev. Dr. Duncan Ferguson, Secretary, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and past president, Assoc. of Presbyterian Universities and Colleges, Freeland, WA
      • Mr. Jeffrey Cowhey, Treasurer, Business Executive, Member of Roman Catholic Parish, Pennington, NJ
      • The Rev. Donald Brown, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of North Haledon, NJ
      • The Rev. David Dillon, O. Carm., Retired Catholic Priest, Darien, IL
      • Ms. Barbara Exley, Peace activist, Roswell, GA
      • Mr. Thomas Francis, Business person, member of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, CA
      • The Rev. Dr. Donald Griggs, Retired Executive Director, Pilgrims of Ibillin, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and church educator, Livermore, CA
      • The Rev. Dr. Peter Henry, Senior Pastor, Grosse Pointe Memorial Presbyterian Church, Grosse Pointe, MI
      • Mr. Donald Liebich, Retired businessman, member Episcopal Church, Hailey, ID
      • The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Matsushima, Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Williamsburg, VA & Inverness, IL
      • The Rev. Nancy Mikoski, Senior Pastor, Pennington Presbyterian Church, Pennington, NJ
      • The Rev. Robert Pryor, Retired Presbyterian Pastor and former missionary to Iran, Caldwell, NJ
      • Ms. Michelle Shakour, University of Notre Dame, member St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, South Bend, IN
      • Mr. George Shalabi, Retired Business person, Lifelong friend of Father Chacour, Madison, WI
      • Rev. Dr. L. Michael Spath, University professor, Fort Wayne, IN
      • The Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner, University teacher and consultant on Middle East, Evanston, IL
    • Staff:
      • The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Sawyer, Executive Director, pilgrims@triad.rr.com
      • The Rev. Joan Deming, Development Director, jdeming7@gmail.com

Charity Foundations / Organizations outside the United States of America:

Foreign Governmental Representatives:

Visitors from Europe and North America:

People who Donated for our Products:

  • Many local people
  • Many Europeans
  • Many Americans

People from the United States of America and Canada:

  • Adopt-a-Child Program donors
  • Bahgat and Mildred Saad
  • Eileen Fleming, reporter and editor for "We Are Wide Awake"
  • Suzanne King
  • Wendy Romero

Local Governmental Officials

  • Many Palestinian National Authority Ministries with their Ministers, including Dr. Khuloud Daibes who is the Tourism Minister
  • Many Palestinian National Authority officials
  • Many Palestinian National Authority staff members
  • Many Jenin Governors
  • Many Jenin Governorate Ministries with their Ministers
  • Many Jenin Governorate officials
  • Many Jenin Governorate staff members
  • Many Zababadeh Mayors
  • Many Zababadeh Municipality officials
  • Many Zababadeh Municipality staff members

Local Commerce:

  • Many businesses, companies, shops, and stores
  • Many contractors and subcontractors
  • Many handymen, technicians, tradesmen, and workmen

Our Neighbors in Zababdeh and its surrounding towns and villages:

  • Many female and male children, teen-agers, young adults, adults, and senior adults
  • Many female and male religious and lay Christians: including Anglicans, Greek Orthodox, Latin Catholics, and Melkite Catholics
  • Many female and male Muslims, including spiritual leaders

Our Neighbors in Bethlehem, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Ramallah, and their surrounding towns and villages:

  • Many female and male children, teen-agers, young adults, adults, and senior adults
  • Many female and male religious and lay Christians: including Anglicans, Greek Orthodox, Latin Catholics, Lutherans, and Melkite Catholics
  • Many female and male Muslims, including spiritual leaders

The members of St. George Melkite Catholic Parish:

  • Palestinian members who are able to attend Divine Liturgies
  • Palestinian members who are not able to attend Divine Liturgies
  • American member of St. George Church: Martha Ann Liles is a person authorized by the pastor of St. George Church to collect and send donations to St. George Church and to advise people how to send material goods to St. George Church. Additionally, she is active in all the Programs and Projects. Plus, she was the Memorial Sponsor of the Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center. Finally, she is the Webmaster:
    • Her mother, Elizabeth Ann (Mispagel) Liles, for whom a Memorial Donation was made to build the Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center
    • Her maternal grandmother, Anna Wilhelmina (Weinrich) Mispagel, for whom a Memorial Donation was made to build the Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center.
    • Her maternal greatgrandmother, Anna K. (Bushman) Weinrich, for whom a Memorial Donation was made to build the Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center.
    • Her sister, Mary Elizabeth Liles Leamy, for involving her parish, All Saints Latin Catholic Parish, Twain Harte, California

All the past Abouna / Priests of St. George Melkite Catholic Parish

Abouna Stephanos (Stephen) Khoury Diab and family:

  • Abouna Stephanos (Stephen) Khoury Diab
  • His Khoureeyeh (wife)
  • All his children, which includes the present Abouna's father, and their spouses
  • All his grandchildren, which includes the present Abouna, and their spouses
  • All his greatgrandchildren, which includes the present Abouna's children
  • Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab's family:

  • His Khoureeyeh (wife), Doris, and thier children
  • His parents
  • His siblings and their spouses with their children.
  • Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab:

    Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab did much of the physical construction, repair, and maintainence work on the Church building and property. When Abouna Firas Diab could not do the physical work, he oversaw the work, purchased the materials, and hired, supervised, and payed the workers.
    Further, before each project began, Abouna obtained the approval of the civil authorities of Zababdeh. All the construction is pre-approved, legal work.


    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.
    Abouna's Business Card Side 1 and Abouna's Business Card Side 2 If Run-time error "91" appears, click End, then the document will appear.
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