Friday, September 19, 2008

Patriarchal Visit of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch to the Diocese of Europe

Our Patriarch, His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, visit to the Diocese of Europe -

On Sunday, August 17th, His Holiness offered the Holy Mysteries of the Eucharist in the newly constructed Urhai Hall of the Mar Tomah Parish of the Assyrian Church of the East in Stockholm. A large number of people gathered to greet His Holiness.

A banquet was hosted in the evening by the Mar Tomah Parish in honor of His Holiness, giving the faithful sons and daughters a blessed opportunity to see His Holiness and receive blessings from His right hand. Also, the newly constructed Urhai Hall was officially opened and blessed by His Holiness.

While in Stockholm, the following dignitaries from other Christian denominations came to greet and meet His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV:

- His Beatitude Mar Julius Abdulahad G. Shabo, Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Sweden and Scandinavia accompanied by Parish Priests, Deacons and members of the Church Council.

- His Holiness also met with His Beatitude in the Bishopric of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Mar Jacob parish.

- Reverend Father Maher Malko, Reverend Father Fadi Eesho, Deacons and members of the church council from the Chaldean Church, St. John's Parish in Sodertalia.

- Primate of the Lutheran Chruch in Sweden, H.E Anders Harald Wejryd.

Many Assyrian political and social parties in Stockholm also met with His Holiness.

His Holiness also visited our Parishes in Sweden, and offered the Holy Eucharist.

On Wednesday, September 3 2008, His Holiness, along with His Grace Mar Odisho, departed Sweden and continued His Patriarchal trip to other European countries, beginning with Denmark. Other countries such as Norway, Holland, Germany, Belgium and London were also visited by His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV and His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham.


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