PRAYER VIGIL FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS
Today, July 25, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the El Cajon Centennial Plaza, (200 CivicCenter Way - Downtown El Cajon) there will be a prayer vigil for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Iraq.
DEACON ANKIDO SIPO AND DEACON SIMON ESSHAKI
On the Feast of Mar Abba the Great, Friday, July 18, 2014, two seminarians from the first Chaldean seminary outside of Iraq were ordained Deacons. The ordination took place at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon. Watch the entire ceremony on kaldu.org by clicking read more.
AN EASTERN SAINT
Mar Ephrem, “the Harp of the Spirit” was born around 309 in or around Nisibis, where he lived until 363, when he moved to Edessa after Nisibis had been taken by the Persian Empire.
ANKIDO SIPO AND SIMON ESSHAKI ORDAINED DEACONS
July 18, 2014, on the feast of Mar Abba the Great, two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, were ordained Chaldean Deacons by Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo at St. Peter's Cathedral in San Diego. They are the first deacons to be ordained within the Seminary of Mar Abba the Great.
HOLY HOUR AND DEACONATE ORDINATION
Please join us on Thursday at 7p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral for a holy hour dedicated for the two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, who will be recieveing the sacrament of Holy Orders on Friday.
The deaconate ordination will be on Friday at 6p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral. Both seminarians are American born Chaldeans.
FIRST DEACONATE ORDINATION ON THE FEAST OF MAR ABBA THE GREAT
On Tuesday July 15, 2014 a practice for Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki’s deaconate was held inside the church. The Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo spoke about the importance of priests being ordained, and the key role the seminary plays in the church. He described the role the seminary in detail, and how dear the seminary is to his heart. He called upon each seminarian and spoke of their individual duties that benefits the church as a whole.
St. Peter's Chaldean Cathedral has an English-language prayer group, called Mary Queen of Saints, in which dedicates their time to educating our parishioners on the importance of prayer, as well as familiarizing the layperson about the special, unique and rich Chaldean liturgy.
St. Peter Cathedral will be starting their registration for First Communion on Friday August 1, from 5-8p.m., till Saturday August 2nd 11a.m. to 4p.m. Registration will take place in the Educational Center. Children must be in the 3rd grade or higher to register. The cost will be $60 per child.
St. Michael Church will also be starting their registration for First Communion on Friday August 1, from 5-8p.m., till Saturday August 2nd 11a.m. to 4p.m. Registration will take place in the Church Office. Children must be in the 3rd grade or higher to register. The cost will be $50 per child.
"The first deacon in scripture comes in the book of Acts chapter 6 and it starts with Saint Stephen; and the reason why him and the other six deacons were chosen by the apostles. Today, the role of a deacon is still the same, in that they still serve the apostles, and the aposltes are the Bishops," said by Ankido Sipo.
YOUR SONG, YOUR STORY
A Musical Tapestry of and for San Diego is a two-year audience engagement initiative that departs from the San Diego Symphony’s traditional approach to community engagement by inviting residents of historically underserved neighborhoods to participate in the creation and performance of art. People of all ages and backgrounds contributed music, stories and dance.
REFLECTION ON THE YOUTH CONVENTION
Over 300 youth from all over St. Peter’s Diocese gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2014 Chaldean Youth Convention on July 3-6. It was an opportunity for the young people of the diocese to interact with each other and participate in a weekend full of fun activities and spiritual meditations.
THE WORKERS OF THE VINEYARD
One of my fondest and dearest moments as a child was when my mother and father would take me to the nuns’ home in granite hills for church school. I did not know it was called a convent, as a child, it was just the ‘masers’ house. I have vivid memories of what it looked like; it was a little dark and there would be statues of our blessed mother or Jesus - which were a little scary from time to time. There were also huge olive trees and my parents would get mad at my siblings and I because we would always have olive fights during the break time and our clothes would be stained purple.
IN APPRECIATION FOR CHALDEAN YOUTH CONVENTION LEADERS
As the Chaldean Youth Convention comes to an end there were many new things learned and friendships made. The phenomenal success of the Chaldean Youth Convention is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of, Fr. Noel, Sr. Anahyd Arabo, Saba Yousif, Marlaina Hallak, Andro Yono, Stephen Nissou and David Stephen, on a continual basis. And also the efforts of the Chaldean Media Center with all the hourly updates done by Royal Hannosh.
Tune in to Kaldu.tv/livestream to watch the 2014 Chaldean Youth Convention LIVE at 9:30pm July 5th, 2014.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS AT YOUTH CONVENTION
On July 5th, 2014, all churches met at Mar Abraham Church in Arizona to begin the day with Morning Prayer. Attached to Morning Prayer was a speech that Bishop Sarhad Y. Jammo about unity and how we together have to soar like an eagle. After the prayers and the speech, everyone joined together for breakfasted hosted by Mar Abraham church.
FUN AT THE YOUTH CONVENTION
July 4th 2014, the entire youth convention spent their night bonding at the famous amusement park Castles and Coasters. Here all the churches socialized while waiting in the long lines and were screaming for joy as as they speed through the roller coasters.