|St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Parish Overview|
Saint George Parish is the Northern Melkite Greek Catholic Parish in the West Bank. This Melkite Parish serves the people in Zababdeh and its surrounding cities, including Jenin. St. George Parish is part of the Eparchy of Akka, Haifa, Nazareth, and All of Galilee.
Saint George Parish has one priest, Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab. Within Zababdeh, the parish members, the ôLiving Stones", include approximately 350 people (about 120 adults and about 230 children) in about 65 households. Some members live in neighboring cities and towns.
The mission of St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Parish is to serve the Melkite Community in the Northern West Bank of the Holy Land: spiritually, socially, mentally, physically, and economically. Spiritually: To enable each person to go to heaven, to facilitate each person's spiritual growth, and to assist each person to attend Liturgies. Socially: To ease membership into the community, to strengthen the community, and to expand the community. Mentally: To increase the educational opportunities of each person, to encourage each person's mental growth, and to keep each person in school. Physically: to reduce malnutrition, to increase medical care, and to improve people's health. Economically: to reduce the very high rate of unemployment and underemployment, to provide jobs, and to increase income. To accomplish this mission, Abouna Firas Khoury Diab celebrates daily Divine Liturgy, provides religious education, encourages social interaction, hosts social events, gives educational supplies, established Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah) Kindergarten, an Adopt-A-Child Program, and Saint Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias) Community Park, gives food, pays for medical care, and established several Employment Projects. These Projects are the Candle Project, the Embroidery Project, the Incense Project, the Olive Oil Project, the Olive Oil Soap Bar Project, the Olive Wood Project, the Sewing Project, and the Tourist Project.
Over 120 years, Saint George Melkite Greek Catholic Church was blessed. The patron of this Church is Holy Great-Martyr George (Mar Giries) the Triumphant. Holy Great-Martyr George was a Christian Roman Army leader, who showed great courage and converted many people. The tradition is that he was martyred in the local area.
We thank all the people who contributed prayers, time, effort, and money.
Information abount the history of St. George Parish is available.
Some of these pictures were taken by Abouna Firas Khoury Diab.
St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Parish
Saints, Blessed, and Other People Overview - Theotokos (Virgin Mary) (Sitt Mariam) - Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah - Saint Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias) - St. Elizabeth (Al-Qiddissah Ilizabith) - Saint Martyr George (Mar Giries) - Saint Ancester of Christ Joachim - Saint Prophet John Baptist (Mar Yahya) - Prophet Zachary (Mar Zechariah) - Blessed Mary of Christ Crucified (Mariam Bawardi of Ibillin) - 10 Lepers
Prayers Overview - Sign of the Cross - Glory Be - Holy. Holy. Holy. / Quddooson . Qudooson. Qudooson. / Agios. Agios. Agios - Our Father - Trisagion Hymn - Troparion of the Holy Cross - Abouna Praying
Economical Overview - Help Overview - "Our Angels" - Thank you - Prayer Requests - Material Needs - Material Accomplishments - How Material Accomplishments Benefit the Community - Donation Instructions - Donation Instructions via Holy Cross Church - Donation Instructions via PayPal - Donation Instructions via the St. George American Bank Account - "Adopt a Child" Program - Donation "Adopt a Child" Program via Holy Cross Church - Donation "Adopt a Child" Program via PayPal - Olive Oil Soap Project - Donation "Soap Program" via Holy Cross Church - Donation "Soap Program" via Paypal - Volunteers
Accomplished Plans - Help Overview - "Our Angels" - Thank you - Prayer Requests - Aid Proposal - Material Needs - Material Accomplishments - How Material Accomplishments Benefit the Community - Donation Instructions - Donation Instructions via Holy Cross Church - Donation Instructions via PayPal - "Adopt a Child" Program - Donation "Adopt a Child" Program via Holy Cross Church - Donation "Adopt a Child" Program via PayPal - Donation "Soap Program" via Holy Cross Church - Volunteers