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Bishop THOMAS Visits St. George in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Bp. THOMAS giving out scholarships Khouria Tammy Makoul writes:

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

During the Nativity season of 2008, Bishop THOMAS graced St. George Church in Allentown, PA with his presence and celebrated the Christmas Services with us. On Sunday, December 21st, Bishop THOMAS met with the Parish Council and had a wonderful dinner with them at the Holiday Inn. He spoke of his love for us and his vision for us as Orthodox Christians and as a Church. He discussed with his some of his travels specifically to Japan and spoke about Orthodoxy both in the U.S. and abroad. On Monday, December 22nd the Teen Soyo, Fellowship of St. John the Divine and some of the Ladies Aid hosted Bishop THOMAS at Fiesta Olé a local Mexican restaurant. After dinner, they went to see the Christmas “Lights in the Parkway” display and ended the evening in a spirit of joy. On Wednesday, December 24th, Fr. Anthony & Khouria Minerva Sabbagh hosted Bishop THOMAS at their home for lunch and then began preparations for Christmas Eve services. The Hours, Vespers, Orthros and Liturgy were all celebrated at St. George in Allentown. After Liturgy we spent the evening celebrating the Birth of Christ together as a family. God grant Bishop THOMAS many more years in serving Christ and the many parishes of his flock!

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