Fr. Aziz Halawa marks the silver jubilee of his priestly ordination

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Fr. Aziz Halawa marks the silver jubilee of his priestly ordination

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

Fr. Aziz Halawa marked the silver jubilee of his priestly ordination on Wednesday June 17, 2020 during which he celebrated Holy Mass in the presence of Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Emeritus Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and the Holy Land Bishop Paul Marcuzzo, Bishop Kamal Bathish, a number of priests and nuns as well as relatives of Fr. Aziz from 'Ain Arik, Ramallah Governorate.

Terming the Holy Mass as "the Mass of the Family", Bishop Paul Marcuzzo touched on the most prominent stages of the life of Fr. Halawa since his birth in 'Ain Arik township in 1971, his baptism months later, his enrolling in the seminary of Beit Jala in 1984, and his priestly ordination on June 17, 1995.

Bishop Paul Marcuzzo pointed out that the Jubilee is mentioned in the Old Testament as a sign of thanking the Almighty God for His blessings and gifts to his faithful people. He added that it is also an important occasion to meditate and reflect on one's life so as to serve as a new starting point for a life that glorifies the Lord.

At the end of the Holy Mass, Fr. Aziz delivered an address in which he thanked the Lord for His blessings and gifts, for his family, and for the seminary which was his second home.

He also thanked the Latin Patriarchate, his large home, and all the parishioners who followed the Holy Mass on an.abouna.org website in cooperation with Sami Studio in Jerusalem. He stressed that the capital of the Patriarchate is the faithful people, its living stones and the clergy who serve them. He added that there can be no parishioners without parishes, and there are no parishes without parishioners. He pointed out that material is perishable at a time when the permanent capital is the faithful people.

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:03
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