The Seminary of

Mar Abba the Great

Dedication Ceremony
 

 

On July 25, 2008, the day of Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo's sixth anniversary of his installation as Bishop, Mar Abba the Great Seminary was officially opened. To commemorate this joyous occasion, there was an intimate gathering at the seminary where the Bishop blessed and dedicated the house. Below you will find the program with the prayers that were used during the ceremony along with pictures from the event.

6:30 PM

Gathering of Clergy & Faithful

6:40 PM

Welcoming by Fr. Andrew Younan, Rector

6:45 PM

Opening Procession

Processional Hymns

6:50 PM

Blessing of Water & Incense

Blessing of Water:

O Holy One who hallowed all seas and rivers, ponds, springs and founts of water by his baptism, we implore you: hallow these waters by your holiness, make our mouths springs of your hallowings and our tongues perfect vessels of your glorious Trinity, at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, forever.

Blessing of Incense:

O Lord, your holy Body was embalmed on the day of your entombment with the myrrh and the scented oil of Nicodemus. We your adorers also perfume your entombed Body as embalmment. May this incense be blessed by your grace and hallowed, fulfill this symbol and bring about the atonement of our sins and debts, that they may become a scent pleasing to you, to your Father and to the Holy Spirit, amen.

Placing of Incensing:

O Christ, who accepted the blood of the martyrs on the day of their deaths: accept this incense from my feeble hands in the grace of your mercy, amen.

6:55 PM

House Blessing Hymns

Responsories

7 PM

Speech by Archdeacon Sabri Kejbo

7:10 PM

Final Remarks by Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo

Final Blessing:

May this house of discipleship be blessed by the Trinity, by whom the righteous faithful and the fathers of old were blessed, and may it remain blessed, now and forever. Protect, O Lord, those who live in it from all perils and distresses, all temptations and attacks of the evil one. May it overflow with blessings like the house of Abraham, increase and abound in benefits like the house of Job the just, and abound in graces and virtues like the house of Zebedee. May it be upheld at all times through the prayers of the holy virgin Mary, and blessed in the Name of the glorious Trinity, now and forever.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE DONORS WHO MADE
THE SEMINARY POSSIBLE:
 

Jalila Yonan
Najib Oram
Hani Garmo
Knights of Columbus,
Mar Toma Council
Jamil Nafso
Sacred Heart Sodality
Adel & Nazhat Salem
Hani Garmo & Victor Salem
Victor & Huda Salem
Naseem Salem
Ramzi & Selma Tomina
Suad Sesi
Hikmat & Mary Shamaya
Waiel Purtus
Munther & Betool Ghazal
Waiel Purtus
Amir & Kholoud Khomoro
Aziz Razoky
Basil & Raeda Zetouna
Basil Makdesi
Best Price Autoglass Inc.
(Hanna Chuna)
Frank Attisha
Ha Wist & Neal Alagia
John Shammam
Kamal & Jenny Alsawaf
Keith Esshaki
Kheder Attisha
Louis & Gloria Attiq
Manuel & Batool Salem
Margaret Dallo
Michael Seiba
Munthir & Fatin Zetouna
Najib & Bernadette Konja
Nashat & Manal Naoom
Noori & Evelym Barka
Ramzi & Nida Salem
Sabri & Mary Shamoun
Sam Hanna
Samir Gorou
Samir Mattia
Tarik & Colleen Attar
Thomas & Ahlam Meram
Book of Before & After
Sami Hermiz
Asmar & Salima Asmar
Basil & Rihab Asmar
Archdeacon Sabri Kejbo
Fred & Bushra Mokou
Joseph Hollister
Namir Mattia
Niran Shina
Ramzi & Feberonia Garmo
Renee Hermiz
Sam Attisha
Wally Jamil
Daoud Kaji
Joe Yalda
Louie & Carmen Dallo
Samir & Hani Shamoun
Donor
Adeeb Assou Brikho
Afram Bazzi
Akram & Wafaa Estephano
Anthony Jamil
Baher & Taghrid Bahoura
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Dolor Naemi
Donor
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Farid Jammo
Frank & Najiba Saroki
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Georgia Hakim
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Haytham & Jajwa Yousif
Hazim Shabilla
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Hikmat Meram
Issam & Ban Konja
Jamil & Souad Mansour
John & Nahla Bazzi
John Kizy
Juma Koda
Kais & Feyha Younan
Karim & Faiza Saroki
Kevin & Noor Ballo
Khalid & Haifa Kachi
Layla Aboona
Lorens Attisha
Majida Arabo
Manuel & Mona Ibrahim
Michael & Bushra Jonna
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Nagiba Sesi
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Nowel & Suhaila Botrus
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Rifat Rabban
Roxy & Mariam Raban
Sabah & Bernadette Jarbo
Sabah & Sana Nona
Salam & Ramzia Rafo
Salim & Basima Ghazzala
Salwa Betty
Samer Zeto
Sami Shamoun
Son of Deacon Toma Jacob
Souad Naoum
Stephen Nissou
St. Anthony Sodality
Shamasha Namrood
Talal Sheena
Terry Nafso
Waid & Aseel Putrus
Wardya Na'mat
Yousif & Georgia Bazzi
Yousif Sako
Zaidan & Suad Kalasho
Zane Tomina
David & Anita Garmo
Hitmat & Layla Salmu
Rafat & Marline Rabban
Tommy & Suha Ballo
Ghaszi & Semera Malou
Mark Brown
Nadir & Rana Jamil
Cynthia Manning

 

  

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