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

The goal of the Olive Wood Project is to employ several men and women with part-time work to hand-make Olive Wood products. Several families work part-time in the Olive Wood Project.

Abouna Firas Khoury Diab is an experienced and skilled designer and carver of olive wood items. He learned to design olive wood products and to hand carve olive wood products in the Melkite oil wood 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 designing and producing hand carved olive wood products. Now, Abouna Firas is training the men of the parish in this craft.

Usually, the olive wood religious products are only available locally. In special circumstances, Abouna Firas Khoury Diab will consider exporting the olive religious wood products. One negative in exporting olive wood religious products is the high cost of transportation.

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

Donation instructions

Thank you to the following for their generous donations.

  • Pilgrims of Ibillin
    • In Spring 2012, Pilgrims of Ibillin Board approved a grant for olive wood product machines and for olive wood.

For more information, please contact the following.

Chotki Rosaries Custom Olive
Wood
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Ornaments

Olive Harvest


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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