CONSECRATION OF SAINT MALKEH CHURCH IN SYDNEY

Sydney – March 12, 2012.
A delegation representing the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter (AUA) attended a Mass at St. Malkeh Syriac Orthodox Church in Sydney on Sunday March 11, 2012. TheMass was conducted by His Eminence Mor Nicodemos Daoud Sharaf, Metropolitan of Mosul and surroundings, the AUA delegates were: Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the AUA, Mr. David David , AUA Regional Secretary of Australia and New Zealand and Mr. Ben Jabro member of the AUA –Australia Executive Committee.
After the Mass the delegation held a short meeting with His Eminence, and congratulated him on the elevation of his rank to that of the Metropolitan priesthood and for his noble stance towards the issues of concern to our nation. The delegation wished him a safe return back home and success in serving our Holy Church in the land of our forefathers “Nineveh”.
The delegation of the Assyrian Universal Alliance previously received a special invitation to attend the consecration of Saint Malkeh Church, on Sunday, February 19, 2012. The church was rebuilt to house the growing membership of the parish, with additional halls attached to serve the faithful. The consecration Mass was conducted by His Beatitude Mor Malatius Malki, Bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Australia together with His Eminence Mor Nicodemos Daoud Sharaf and was attended by many other clergy of sister churches .
The AUA delegation was inspired by the love, care and kindness that the parishioners have for one another which resembled a united family. They praised the church members for raising their children in a true Christian environment, teaching them religion, culture and love for their nation.
The AUA delegates congratulated His Eminence for this wonderful accomplishment and commend the church committee for their tireless efforts to complete this project, wishing them success and called for the continuation and strengthening of their working relationship to the benefit of our community in Australia.
Assyrian Universal Alliance- Australian Chapter
PO Box 34, Fairfield NSW 1860 Australia. Fax: (02) 9610 2499.
E-mail: auaaustralia@optusnet.com.au