Memorial Service in the Nation's Capital Sunday, March 23, 2014


(L to R): Ambassador Massoud Maalouf, Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Ambassador Christopher Ross, Mr. Camille Nowfel, V. Rev. Joseph Rahal, Mr. Nabil Louh, Head Usher of St. George, Dn. Workineh Belesse, Mr. Eric Granahan, Parish Council Chairman(L to R): Ambassador Massoud Maalouf, Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Ambassador Christopher Ross, Mr. Camille Nowfel, V. Rev. Joseph Rahal, Mr. Nabil Louh, Head Usher of St. George, Dn. Workineh Belesse, Mr. Eric Granahan, Parish Council Chairman

On Sunday, March 23, The Very Rev. Joseph Rahal along with the Parish Council and all Parishioners of St. George, held a Memorial Service for the newly-departed servant, of thrice blessed memory and everlasting repose, our brother and concelebrant, Metropolitan Philip, at which many parishioners and dignitaries from the diplomatic core attended, namely:

His Excellency Ambassador Antoine Chedid, Ambassador of Lebanon to the United States;

His Excellency Clovis Maksoud, former Ambassador of the Arab League to the United Nations;

His Excellency Massoud Maalouf, former Ambassador of Lebanon to Canada;

His Excellency former Ambassador Christopher Ross, former Ambassador of the USA to Syria;

Mr. Camille Nowfel, former White House interpreter;

Mr. Nabil Mohammad, Vice President of ADC in Washington, DC;

Mr. Warren David, former President of ADC;

Anna Abdel Massih Dunia, Radio broadcaster, Radio SAWA.

Many thanks to those who helped and contributed to the event: Nicolette Aftimos, Grace Abunijam from the Lebanese Taverna, Joe Shomaleh, Walid Boustany, Fouad Hishmeh and all the Ladies of St, George of Washington, DC. (Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America)

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