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Update on the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

Update on the situation in our Sister Diocese of Bosra-Hauran:

Clergy of the Archdiocese

His Eminence Metropolitan Saba of Bosra (lives at the Chancery in Al-Sweda)
Archimandrite Isaac (serves Ira)
Priest Peter (serves Al-Sweda and Jbeb)
Priest George (serves Daraa)
Priest Peter (serves Znebe)
Priest Philip (serves Al-Osilha, Adara and Shahba)
Priest George (serves Salkhad, Aramman, Malah, Anz and Om Aromman)
Priest Simeon (serves Al-Korayya, Tisiya and Maarbeh)
Priest Elias (serves Izraa and Mothbeen)
Priest Timon (serves Kharaba and Rakham)
Priest Paul (retired)
Deacon Joseph
Rami (to be ordained to the holy diaconate)
Anas (to be ordained to the holy diaconate

Most affected parishes of the Archdiocese

Daraa: Half of the families fled to Damascus; 45 families lost their homes.
Kharaba: Only 36 families remain while 160 families fled to Al-Sweda and Ira.
Jbeb: Only 18 elderly people remain while all others fled to Damascus or Al-Sweda.
Al-Osilha: Half of the families remain while the other half fled to Al-Sweda.
Maarbeh: All of the parishioners fled and are now refugees.
Rakham: All of the parishioners fled and are now refugees.
Tisiya: All of the parishioners fled and are now refugees.
Smej: All of the parishioners fled and are now refugees.

Most of the Archdiocese's relief work is now being done in Sweda and Daraa.