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If you would like our community to pray for any particular person, family, group or event, kindly forward your request to:
Our prayers will be offered to that particular person, family, group or event.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Brothers and sisters, please send out your prayers for:
Bishop Anthony Michaels, Archpriest George S. Corey, Archpriest John Elias, Archpriest Alexander Atty, Archpriest Elias Bitar, Angela Nasr, Sylvia Husson, Workinesh Gulilat, Chris Husson, Elizabeth Ajay Houraney, Norman & Phyllis Namey, Katina Pantazis, Becky Zenko, Alexander Rodriguez, Rami Younes, Alex Khoury, Jessica Khoury, Grace Koch Schoedinger, Lillian Mackool, Mary Natour, Nabiha Natour, Robert Laham, Diane Perez, Denise Ede Aloise, David Duvall, Yvonne Holwey, Joe Davoli, Barbara Ritchie, Salma Ladkani, Lorice Corey, George Corey, and George & Sue Zakaib.
"May our God who is the physician of our souls & bodies restore them to good health and grant them many years."
PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING:
For the good health and well being of Gizachew & Fikerte Seyoum and Family and for all parishioners of St. Philip parish and their families.
PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED:
For Patriarch Ignatius IV of Thrice blessed Memory; Newly Departed, Archmandrite George Shalhoub (Fr. Elia’s brother), Archpriest Damian Criscella; Archpriest Michael Husson & Khouryee Lorraine Husson, Archpriest Peter E. Gillquist, Archpriest Zacharia Nasr, Khouryee Nasra Nasr, Archpriest Wakeem Dalack, Khouryee Alice Dalack, Archpriest James Kenna, Kh. Joanne Bitar, Newly Departed, Emtanios Koussa, Hooda & John Germack, Elena & Attilio Cantatore, Yvonne Ashkar; Saba Amdemichael, Nicholas & Natalye Ede, Selma & Snow Sayfie, Mary & Gabriel Ghiz, for all departed of the Ede, Sayfie, Aloise, and Bassett Families, for all departed of the Demers and Massabni Families, Mickey & Michael Nassar, for all departed of the Cunningham Family, Goerge & Mary Ajay, Donald Rose, Lorraine Laham, Nespo Kaleel, Elsie Kaleel, George Sakhleh, Hanna Natour, George & Mary Ajay, Ibrahim Khoury; Anthony Michael, Margaret Choueiry (Waddad Maamary’s Mother), Elia Choueiry, Gebran & Laudy Khalife, Teddy Hadeed, Nigmen & Shehadeh Danfora, Dalal Sayegh, Martha Haddad, Miriam Nader, Evon Achkar, Sara Boulos, Fred & Adele Zakaib, Boulas & Angelle Eadi, Mishel and Beatrice Eadi, Edward Nakles, Bobby Corey, Ed and Mary Kolo, Najib Attie, Lorne M. Stone, Yvonne, Ernest & Adel Younes, James Frank Black, Jr., George F. Brown, Philip Albert, and all of the deceased members of the Black and Brown families, Joseph Namey, Mary Carmack, Elaine Azar, Hope Moses, and Elia Haddad, the deceased Members of St. Philip Parish, and all departed Orthodox Christians.
My oldest brother, the Rt. Rev. Great Archmandrite George Chalhoub, fell asleep in the Lord on Holy Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
He was born in Douma–Lebanon in 1930 to Wadih and Bahije Chalhoub, the second in eight children. From his childhood he felt the call to the priesthood, he started the Youth Movement in Douma.
On January 4th, 1952 he left his parents home to enter the Balamand Monastery and school. In that same year, he was tonsured as a reader during Great Lent; and on August 6th he was ordained a Deacon by the hand of the late Metropolitan ELIA Karam of Mount Lebanon at the Church of Holy Transfiguration in Dhour Chweir while he was spending the Summer at St. Elias Patriarchal Monastery.
In 1953, he became the Deacon of the late Patriarch THEODOSIOS while he was still the Metropolitan of Tripoli who took him under his wings and treated him like a son.
In 1958, after the Election of Patriarch THEODOSIOS VI to the see of Antioch, he accompanied the new Patriarch to the Patriaracate in Damascus and became his Personal Secretary.
On March 12th, 1959, he was ordained to the priesthood and elevated to the rank of Archmandrite by the Patriarch at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus and was given the title of Protosangelos of the Patriarchate.
While in Damascus, in addition to being the personal secretary of the Patriarch, he was in charge of the patriarchate publication Alneeme, and also had many other administrative tasks.
In 1966, he played a big role in the election of many new Metropolitans and Bishops (one of them was our beloved Metropolitan PHILIP).
In 1967, he was kidnapped in Syria and was in Prison for 36 days because of his loyalty to the Patriarch.
In September of 1969, he was assigned by the Patriarch as the Abbot of St. Elias Patriarchal Monastery In Dhour Chweir where he spend ten years renovating and beautifying the monastery.
During the Civil war in Lebanon in 1975 and after, he helped many displaced Lebanese families and let them live in the monastery.
In 1979, he became the Parish priest for the parishes of Chweir and Dhour Chweir and Mtein in the Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon and the Vicar of Metropolitan GEORGE Khoder in Elmaten District. He served the parishes there faithfully for 30 years, he renovated and added into the churches and beautified them.
In 2009, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer and couldn’t take care of himself any more, so he joined the Monastery of St. George Elharf for six month and then he was transferred to St. George Nursing home in Beirut where he spend the last 3 years of his life on this earth. God chose him during Holy Week to go to eternity.
What he has done and what he accomplished during his life on earth will never be forgotten. He was a very faithful son, brother, friend, and especially was a faithful servant to His Lord and Master and a Spiritual Father to many.
May his Memory be Eternal,
Submitted by his brother the Very Rev. Fr. Elia Shalhoub, Pastor of St. Philip Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
We also pray for all those celebrating a Birthday or Anniversary during this month:
Nadine Corson (May 1)
Ellen Duarte (May 1)
Nathaniel Kassa (May 5)
Samira Haddad (May 6)
Woubie Kassa (May 10)
Diane Perez (May 10)
Barbara Ritchie (May 11)
Josef Khoury (May 12)
Jason Williams (May 15)
Marie Corson (May 15)
Marie Kennedy (May 15)
Nicholas Khoury (May 17)
Frank Toma (May 17)
Miquel Perez (May 21)
Robel Gizachew (May 21)
Melaku Belete (May 22)
Savanna Sakhleh (May 26)
Beverly Nassar (May 28)
Nidal Sakhleh (May 29)
Olga Malioukova (May 30)
Anton & Suhaila Sakhleh (May 2)
Nicholas & Jessica Khoury (May 2)
Nayef & Samira Haddad (May 8)
Anthony & Alyson Moses (May 27)
David & Linda Duvall (May 28)
Nathaniel & Woube Kassa (May 28)