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Hamelat El-Teeb Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Hamelat El-Teeb 95th anniversary celebrantsHamelat El-Teeb 95th anniversary celebrantsBy Fr. Thomas Zain

Sunday, June 24th, 2012, our Ladies Hamelat El-Teeb (Myrrh-Bearer's) Society celebrated their 95th anniversary. His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS of Brooklyn presided at the liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and at the luncheon at Beebo Restaurant following the liturgy attended by more than 40 people. At the conclusion of the liturgy, everyone remembered the departed members of the Hamelat El-Teeb and sang "Many Years" to the living members.

His Grace addressed the ladies and all present at the luncheon, reminding them of the great importance of their work in the Church and, most important of all, their work in raising children to be God-fearing Christians. Quoting St. John Chrysostom, he reminded the ladies that the home is a small church and that, while society often downplays and diminishes the importance of raising children, the Church extols this great virtue.

Assisted by the Cathedral dean, Archpriest Thomas Zain, Bishop NICHOLAS then presented Frances Khoury, the longest member of the organization (60 years), with a bouquet of flowers. He then gave each of the officers a certificate commemorating the 95th anniversary signed by His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP as well as a medallion with an icon of the Myrrh-Bearing Women to be using at official functions. Each of the members also received the same gift. Finally, Sayidna cut the anniversary cake.

We look forward to the 100th anniversary in just five years!

To see more pictures from the event, go to the Cathedral website.