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Accomplished Plans at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 

Spiritual Mission

  • The Pastor and the people have grown spiritually. (idea to discussion)
  • Daily Liturgical Services are held in the Church. (idea to reality)
    Church Outside    Church Inside
  • Eastern Christian Formation (ECF or Sunday School) classes are held for children. (idea to reality)
  • Children have religious education material. (idea to reality)
  • Bible study is held for women. (idea to reality)
  • Children are enrolled in St. Ann Kindergarten (idea to reality)
  • The "Adopt a Child" Program enables many children to enroll in the Latin Patriarchate School (idea to reality)
  • HCEF's Journey to Jerusalem another Historic Success The children visited Jerusalem in May 2005. (idea to reality)
  • An elementary to high school is planned. (idea to discussion)
  • A new Church is planned. (idea to discussion)
  • A Church Class Room was built (idea to reality)
  • The church building (St. George Church and Priest Residence) is safe, usable and inhabitable. (idea to reality)
  • St. Ann Kindergarten / Senior Citizen Center was build as an expansion of the Church building. (idea to reality)
  • New altar, new preparation table, new cross, new Nativty Cave, two new liturgical book stands, new prayer books for the people, new benches, three new light fixtures (candelabra), carpet, and 10 new ikons were purchased. (idea to reality)

Social Mission

  • The Community is stronger.(idea to reality)
  • The community is more approachable. (idea to reality)
  • The Community has expanded. (idea to reality)
  • The Abouna and his family live in the Church building. (idea to reality)
  • Many Community event are held. (idea to reality)
  • Many children and families use the Saint Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias) Community Park. (idea to reality)
  • Playgrounds with equipment for both preschool and school age children were established. . (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab met with Melkites in United States in Feb. 2004. (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab established a relationship with the Melkite Eparchy in the United States (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab signed a agreement with the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation. St. George Church was match with the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, OH. Their representative is Linda Barbu at lbarbu@wooster.edu, Jan. 2007 (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab joined with the Melkite Church to established a Tourist Project with tourist groups visiting monthly. (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab met with Representatives of the Canadian Consulate, which is located in Ramallah, Aug. 2007 (idea to reality)
  • Abouna Firas Boutrous Khoury Diab signed a agreement with the Pilgrims of Ibillin, Jan. 2008 (idea to reality)
  • The St. George in Zababdeh Web site exits. (idea to reality)
  • The Catholics in the Holy Land Web site exists. (idea to reality)
  • Grounds are beatiful, safe, and secure. (idea to reality)
  • The road to the church and school is built and paved. (idea to reality)
  • A security wall around the property exists. (idea to reality)
  • A walled-in Patio exists. (idea to reality)
  • New plants donated by the Olive Trees Foundation For Peace, Inc (OTFFP) during the Summer and Fall of 2005 are growing. (idea to reality)
  • Old plants are growing better. (improved reality)
  • The well is clean and repaired. (idea to reality)
  • Grounds are clean. (idea to reality)

Mental Education Mission

  • Children are enrolled in the Licensed Preschool St. Ann Kindergarten (idea to reality)
  • The "Adopt a Child" Program enables many children to enroll in the Latin Patriarchate School (idea to reality)
  • The "Adopt a Child" Program enables many children to enroll in the Government Schools. (idea to reality)
  • The "Adopt a Child" Program enables many children to have school supplies. (idea to reality)
  • Eastern Christian Formation (ECF or Sunday School) classes are held for children. (idea to reality)
  • Children have religious education material. (idea to reality)
  • Bible study is held for women. (idea to reality)
  • A Church Class Room was built (idea to reality)

Physical Health Mission

  • Abouna Firas Khoury Diab gives free food to everyone who asks him for food. (idea to reality)
  • The Andrew Ennabe Foundation with Christina Ennabe at CHRISE121@aol.com has pays for medical treatment. (idea to reality)
  • Many children and families use the Saint Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias) Community Park. (idea to reality)
  • Economic Employment Mission


    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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