Saturday, May 07, 2005


Violence in My Country

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Innocent kids in their homes, school, and everywhere are suffering everyday from terrorism in Iraq.
God be with them. Our Lady protects them.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Diocesan Quarterly Meeting


Left to right: (Fr. Yoshia Sana: San Jose’), (Fr. Paul: Monk: Arizona), (Fr. Kamal Bidawid: Turlock), (Bishop Sarhad Jammo: San Diego).
Right to left: (Fr. Andrew: Monk: Orange County), (Fr. Michael Bazzi: San Diego), (Fr. Sabri Qejbo: San Diego), (Fr. Felix Shabi: San Diego), (Fr. Noel: Monk: Los Angelos).
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In their quarterly meeting His Excellency Bishop Jammo met with the priests of his diocese to discuss the regular matters of the diocese “St. Peter Chaldean Diocese” as well as the matters of the Chaldean Church in general. The meetings last for two days, and was organized in three sections. The program contained different issues to be discussed such as:

1- The updating news about His Excellency’s visit to Baghdad, his participation with the Chaldean Synod, the matters discussed in the synod, the actual situation of Chaldeans in Iraq, the situation of the Chaldean Church in Iraq, the educational institutes of Baghdad: the “Seminary” and “Babylon College.” They discussed also his visit to Rome, and his meeting with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in His first “General Audience”.
2- The meeting discussed the preparation of the parishes to the 1st Patriarchal visit of His Beatitude (Mar Emmanuel III Delli) to our diocese (June 20- July 10). The schedule has been approved, and occasions have been settled to meet with the coming of the Patriarch, and you would be informed abut it later.
3- The book of the 1st communion for our diocese. The bishop requested from the priests of his diocese to create the book of the “Holy Communion” for our diocese. The outlining was already presented by Fr. Michael Bazzi, as well as from fr. Youshia Sana. Hopefully with the end of summer the book will be ready for the common usage of the whole diocese.
4- His Excellency presented another book that is ready to go to be published now; it is the “Book of Hymns” it has been almost one year since our beloved secretary (Maureen Putrus) was working on two texts (Chaldean, and Chaldean in Latin characters for English readers), and our excellent artist (Raid George) who prepared the musical notes of the hymns, in order to be played by whoever knows how to read notes.
5- Finally, notes were given for the new Liturgical Calendar. Then an agreement around the next diocesan meeting was reached to be hold after the “2nd Patriarchal Synod” in Rome on November 2005.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

NAIL IN THE FENCE


Nails
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* Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. (Most importantly the last sentence)

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. " A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us." It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends. YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONOURED! Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole

Monday, May 02, 2005

The "Mummy" In Iraq?


Sanstorm- IRAQ
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A dust storm similar to special effects on the big screen bellowed across the western desert of Iraq on April 26. The storm was spawned near the border of Syria and Jordan. Forward Operating Base Korean Village experienced tornadoes around 2 p.m. The storm moved in a northeasterly direction until it reached Al Asad, around 6:45.
The sandstorm approaching at around 60 mph (95 km/h) engulfed people, buildings and equipment.

ضربت عاصفة رملية قوية منطقة الحدود العراقية السورية الاردنية من جهة العراق، بسرعة 95 كم بالساعة وكانت العاصفة مفاجئة يعلو جدارها ما يزيد على العشرة امتار. انها تشبه العاصفة في فيلم المومياء الشهير، ولا احد يعلم بعد مصدر او سبب العاصفة، او يعرف اي تفسير لها؟
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