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Incense Project - Items available for a Donation at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 

The goal of the Incense Project is to employ several men with part-time work to hand-make natural, organic incense to be used during religious services in a Church. Two men are employed part-time in the Incense Project.

One type of natural, organic,handmade incense is produced. Flowers, oil, and perfume are mixed, dried, and cut.
The materials are local, natural, and organic.
No chemicals are added. No cooking / heating over a fire is done.
The incense is cut into 1,000 kilo blocks, 1/2 kilo (500 grams) blocks, and 100 grams blocks. The incense blocks are placed into small wooden or plastic boxes.

Abouna Firas Khoury Diab is an experienced and skilled producer of an incense product. He learned to make incense in the Melkite stores/shops/factories during the 14 years that he studied in the Melkite minor and major seminaries in Beit-Sahour. After, Abouna left the seminary, he continued producing incense. Now, Abouna Firas is training the men of the parish in this craft.

Usually, this Incense is only available locally. In special circumstances, Abouna Firas Khoury Diab will consider exporting this Incense. One negative in exporting this Incense is the high cost of transportation.

The exported Incense is only available by donation. The exported Incense is not for sale. No exported Incense has been sold. Further, there are no plans to sell exported Incense. One reason is the high cost of transportation would make the cost of the exported Incense so high that a cost conscious person would buy from other vendor.

Package of incense

Medium   Large

Please consider a donation for this incense.
Donation Instructions

For more information, please contact the following.

These pictures were taken by Abouna Firas Khoury Diab and his family.


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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