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The First Fruits of St. Peter Diocese

The Priestly Ordination of Fr. Ankido Sipo and Fr. Simon Esshaki Friday, April 10th, 2015

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On behalf of our Parish Priests and Parish communities of Northern California Vicariate, I extend with prayers, most heartfelt sentiments to our beloved H.E. Bishop Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, for the first fruits of St. Peter Diocese, made manifest in the priestly ordination of Fr. Ankido Sipo and Fr. Simon Esshaki. Your Excellency, may The LORD our GOD Who chose you to shepherd Fr. Ankido and Fr. Simon into a life of sanctity, consecrated in Christ’s Name, confer on you His unfathomable Mercy, so that by His Word and Grace, you continue to feed (us) His Church.

And to my brothers in Christ Fr. Ankido and Fr. Simon, blessings on your Ordination. Your life was set apart before the beginning of time. May you boldly proclaim the good news of His Gospel and be the servant of His servants, for you are born of the Mission of Christ. May in His infinite Mercy, you be intimately immersed and hold fast to most reverent reception of His Sacraments.

Father Awraha Mansoor
Pastor and Episcopal Vicar
Northern California Vicariate
Chaldean Catholic Diocese of Saint Peter the Apostle Wednesday, April 15th, 2015