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Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
March 1, 2005
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00037

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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
March 1, 2005
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00037

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        page 4
    Central Florida
        page 5
    Florida/Georgia
        page 6
        page 7
    North Carolina/Tennessee
        page 8
    Maryland/Virginia/Washington, D.C.
        page 9
    Texas
        page 10
    New Mexico/Texas
        page 11
    Northern California
        page 12
    Southern California
        page 13
        page 14
    California
        page 15
    Recommended Businesses
        page 16
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XXXXIII #3


MARCH 2005


Time To Give Back


Pilgrims circle the Kabaa at the Great Mosque, Islam's
holiest shrine, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, two days
before Muslim's annual Hajj pilgrimage begins.


"When things calmec
down for us personally
we wanted to- giv
something back to th
world.
immediately
mind."
An exciting career pat
took them from thi
nation's capital to thi
world's oil capital, witl


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revamp key
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St. Jude Affiliate Cancer Brings
Hope to the Children of Lebanon


In Memoriam
Edmond
Ralph
Haggar, Sr.


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A philanthropic giani
in the Southern
Federation College
Scholarship Fund. and a
true giant of American
industry died Sept. .29,
(continued on page 7)
Chinese Dragon
Mart opens in
Dubai
Sheikha Lubna At
Qasimi, UAE minister of
(continued on page 8)


Super Bowl In Jacksonville Supported By
The Arabic's From All Over The World


Dann\ Tholins \\ent
"home for the first time in
1962. The yea' he opened
the doors to St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital, Thomas also
traveled to Lebanon, the
land of his ancestors. He
and his wife, Rose Marie,
drove through the


mounrtamiin, across alleyss
where ancient cedar
groves once reigned
supreme. Tears welled in
Thomas' eyes; his pride
beat like a drum inside his
chest. This was the land
of his heritage the land
that birthed his love of
(continued on page 9)


1 q
Editor meets with Eddie Francis from Windsor, Ontario.
Eddie is on the committee for next year 's game in Detroit.
The parties were Sawgrass. This party began
FABULOUS in on the 17th hole and
Jacksonville. Starting with anyone could try to drive
the Media Party at (continued on page 10)


Prime minister
of Lebanon,
resigns
Protests have
targeted his
government and
Syria, his chief
supporter.
By SCOTT WILSON
BEIRUT, Lebanon
Prime Minister Omar
Karami resigned Monday
evening after a day of
angry street protests
against his government
and- its chief supporter,


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the Syrian government.
The surprise
announcement was the
most dramatic sign yet of
the. government's
instability following the
(continued on page 8)


22210 J.n- 72 2005 La, 3 ,


The Director of Public Diplomacy for
the Middle East at USAID Walid
Maalouf: Syria has an opportunity to
fulfill the international community's
desire I have three words for the
Lebanese: Unite, Unite, Unite
Annahar Beirut Director of Public
February 3, 2005 Diplomacy for Middle
As the Alternate
As the Alternate (continued on page 11)
Representative of the
United States of America to
the 58 th general assembly
of the United Nations, Mr. a o -
Walid Maalouf had a LL -Z
prominent -role in the g -
development of events at m
the UN that demonstrated -
the United States' +
government unwavering
support and commitment i-,
for Lebanon's sovereignty "0 a c4
and independence, and the N U_ i '
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momentum in furthering ui_
the demand for the a 2 .. -
withdrawal of all foreign | a) I- >_J
0 =I )a1--I.
forces out of Lebanon so it -i x
can reclaim its free will. C o g
The following is our ',0 1X -I
conversation with the (0 a. -? Z
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Super Bowl Was Supported By
Many Local Arabic Families
Jacksonville was
swinging like never before.
The Arabic community
supported the Super Bowl
in a big way. The
~ Sleimans, Demetrees,
S Batehs, Josephs and many
more all enjoyed the
parties that took place prior
Editor greats Nancy Salem (
(continued on page 15)


.

50th Anniversary
May and Fuad Batteh
celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with
a cocktail and dinner party
with family and friends in
the Skyline Room at


Riverplace. They were
married Feb. 13, 1955, in
St. Anslem Catholic
Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is the former Mary
-James Abdullah.
Their children are
Richard Batteh, Sammy
Batteh and Brenda Brown,
all of Jacksonville.
The Battehs have seven
grandchildren.


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Believe on the
Lord Jesus
Christ and
LIve Forever
Matthew 24:27, 34-39,
44.
For as the lightning
cometh out of the east, and
shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the
coming of the Son of man
be. Verily I say unto you,
This generation shall not
pass, till all these things be
fulfilled. Heaven and earth
shall pass away, but my
words shall not pass away.
But of that day 'and
hour knoweth no man, no,
not the angels of heaven,
but my Father only. But as
the days of Noe were, so
shall also the coming of
the Son of man be. For as
in the days that were
before the flood they were
eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in


Rev. Fred Massabni
marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the
ark, And knew not until
the flood came, and took
them all away; so shall
also the coming of the
Son of man be.
Therefore be ye also
ready: for in such an hour
as ye think not the Son of-
man cometh.
Rev. 19:1-20
And after these things I
heard a great voice of much
people in heaven, saying,
Alleluia; Salvation, and
glory, and honour, and
power, unto the Lord our
God: (For true and
(continued on page 12)


Historical and
Liturgical
Perspectives
Because the Eastern
Churches have no
comprehensive historical
record of the veneration of
Mary, our observations
are limited. The first
liturgical expression of
Marian veneration must
have been the
"concomitant" feasts, the
celebrations attached to
the major feasts of Christ-
Most likely the first
Marian feast in the
Byzantine calendar was
the Synaxis, December
26, which is directly
connected with the
.Nativity of Jesus Christ.
Originally the name given
.to the Sunday before
Christmas was
Annunciation. These facts
point to the Christological
basis of the veneration of
Mary. The Byzantine
Church contemplated
Mary within the mystery
of the Incarnation. This
Christological dimension
is still evident today in the
chief Byzantine icon,
which portrays Mary as
the Mother with the Child,
an icon of Incarnation.
Concerning the Biblical
expression of Marian
themes, the Byzantine
Church focuses special
interest on applying to
Mary the terminology of
the Temple and its cultic
symbolism. The Temple
and its sacred furnishings
are understood by
Byzantine hymnographers
and preachers as
announcing the various


By Brother John
Samaha, S.M.
dimensions of the mystery
of Mary. She is called the
Temple, the Door, the
Candlestick, the Censer,
the Holy of Holies, and so
forth. In this context the
nonBiblical feasts, like the
Nativity of the Virgin and
the Presentation into the
Temple, are considered
basically as the fruit of a
particular reading and
understanding of the Old
Testament.
Also to be considered is
the origin of certain
(continued on page 13)

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2. 'Control your tongue
and do not back
bite.'(Tirmizi)
3. Holy Prophet of Islam
neither talked indescently,
nor did he listen to indescent
talk. He used to say "The
best of you are those who
have the best manners.'
(Bukhari and Muslim)
4. 'Nothing is heavier in
scales of a Believe on the
DAY of Judgment than
his/her good behavior. Allah
treats a person who is given
to loose and vulgar talk, with
displeasure.(Tirmizi
5. 'Being careful about
one's obligation to Allah and
good behavior would cause a
person to enter
Paradize.'(Tirmizi)
6. Among the Muslims,
the most perfect, regarding
Faith, is one whose character
is excellent, and the best
among you are those who
treat their wives well.'
(Tirmizi)
7. 'A Believer can achieve
the position of one who fasts
regularly during the day and
(continued on page 13)
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SAM F. HAMRA
named to Elite Missouri
Squires. Sam F. Hamra,
Springfield Attorney and
Businessman was one of
ton who were elected to
the Missouri Academy of
Squires at the annual
ceremonial luncheon


hosted by Missouri
Govemor Bob Holden at
the Governor's Mansion
on December 6.
The Academy of
Missouri Squires was
founded in the fall of 1960
by Governor James T.
Blair, Jr. who established it


Announcements


with a ceiling of 100
members. Governor
Blair's purpose was to
establish an organization
to honor Missourians for
their accomplishments at
all levels of community,
state or nation.
The first class in 1960
included Thomas Hart
Benton, Stan Musial, and


Rashid at
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President Harry S. Truman.
After the 100 was reached
in subsequent years of
elections, members were
elected by the Academy
each year to succeed those
who have passed away
during the year.
Jo Kalif Ballanco,
Lebanese American
Society of New Orleans
completed the-Leukemia/
Lymphoma Society 26-
mile San Francisco
Marathon in October. Jo
honored her daughter-in-
law Katie, mother of six-
month old Lillie
Marguerite and a St. Jude
Children Hospital cancer
survivor. She also honored
the memory of Pat'
Lanning, a co-worker. Jo is
the daughter of Marguerite
Owen Kalif and the late
William Kalif of Pass
Christian MS.
Teaching about the
Arab World and Islam is
the theme of teacher
workshops co-sponsored
by the Middle East Policy
Council in Washington,
D.C. and conducted by
Arab World and Islamic
Resources and School
Services (AWAIR) of
Berkeley, CA. The
program is fully funded
and workshops may be
requested by any school,
district, office of education
or university. Upcoming
sites and dates include:
Mississippi Gulf Coast
College at Gulfport
January 21-22; New
Orleans, LA, January 24-
28; Kennesaw GA.
February 25-26. For more
informant i o n :
www.awaironline.org; or
call 510-704-0517.
Charles Boustany, Jr.
M.D., (R) was elected to
the Congress of the United
States from the 71
congressional district of
Louisiana in the December
runoff,
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In Memoriam
Abla Musallem
Abla Musallem, 'Do not
forget to entertain
strangers, for by so doing
some have unwittingly
entertained angels.
'Hebrew 13:12 Abla


Musallam has surely
entertained angels among
the thousands of guests she
lovingly brought in to her
home. With her generous,
charming mariner and
culinary expertise she
welcomed both strangers
and friends alike. There
was always room at the
table for one more. Abla
was born in 1923 to Anisa
and Labib Eid in Haifa,
Palestine and was educated
at English boarding
schools. She married her
beloved Sarni in 1942,
living in Haifa until
immigrating to the United
States in 1948 with their
two daughters. Abla moved
(continued on page 15)


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(continued from page 1)
when the couple attended
a show in Washington,
D.C.'s_ Constitition Hall.
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Thomas. who was
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build a shrine to St. Jude.
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children. "Danny's
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amazing," Les recalls.
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around the country


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and gathering entertainers
and businessmen to
support this cause. All
who attended the event
were, struck by his
wonderful devotion."
"That night the seed
was planted for our later
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Jude," he continues. "As
we all know, life goes on,
and we get involved with
the business of living,
raising families and
working."
After Les graduated
from Georgetown
-University, the couple.
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"I first met Dick in
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Give Back
(continued from page 6)
tirelessly to raise money
and awareness for St. Jude
in the Houston, Texas,
area. Lois has chaired four
annual "Fly Me to the
Moon Galas" in Houston


on. These events have
raised nearly $500,000 for
St. Jude,
The Lewises have also
hosted receptions in their
home, where new donors
and companies learn how
they can support St. Jude.
And three of the Lewises'


grand children have baked
cookies, gone door to
door asking for donations,
held garage sales and
supported St. Jude in a
variety of other ways.
"We've had a very
blessed life." Lots says.
"We have a wonderful


family of two sons and
two daughters, 12
grandchildren, numerous
good friends and now, the
opportunity to lend our
support to such a
wonderful organization as
St. Jude."


Amman in Jordan. The sites is hotels, nine major well as key civil
(continued from page 1) surrounded by more than hospitals, numerous landmarks such as King
and entertainment, 40 banks, financial clinics and medical Abdullah Mosque and the
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Haggar
(continued from page 7)
distribution; a national
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introduction of finished
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eliminating the need for
alterations.
Haggar's book, "Big
Ed" and the Haggar
Family; Behind the
Apparel Giant ", outlined


Lebanon Syria
(continued from page 1)
murder two weeks ago of
Rafiq Hariri, who had
preceded Karami as prime
minister but left the post,
and had been an
increasingly strident voice
against Syria's presence
in Lebanon.
"I am keen that the
government will not be a
hurdle in front of those
who want the good for
this country, said Karami,
as more than 20,000
demonstrators who had
gathered throughout the
day on nearby Martyrs'
Square erupted in cheers
and chants. "I declare the
resignation of the
government that I had the
honor to head. May God
preserve Lebanon."
Karami had asked
parliament, meeting
Monday for the first time


the role he played, along
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his sister, Rosemary
Haggar Vaughn in making
their father's American
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Haggar was preceded
in death by a son, Michael
Amil Haggar. Survived by
his wife of 62 years,
Patricia Ann Daley
Haggar; daughter Jo Ann
H. Turner and husband,
John ;son Edmond Ralph
Haggar, Jr. and wife, Ann;


since Hariri's
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expected to win the
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two-thirds of the 128-seat
parliament.
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before the vote reflected
the bitterness of
Monday's session and the
passions of the crowd
outside, who are engaged
in what they describe as
the red-and-, white
revolution against the
Syrian backed
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Stedillie and husband,
Terry; son, John Daley
Haggar and wife, Diana; 9
grandchildren and 4 great
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Vaughn. Mass was
celebrated on Oct. 21 at
Christ the King Catholic


and many Lebanese, died
in a bomb blast Feb. 14 as
his motorcade traveled
along Beirut's fashionable
waterfront. Sixteen others
died in the attack, now
under investigation by a
U.N. committee.
Opposition legislators,
wearing lengths, of red-
and-white cloth around
their necks in solidarity
with the demonstrators
outside, during a bitter 10-
hour session directly
accused Karami's
government of having a
hand in Hariri's murder.
Karami rose at the end to
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President Emile
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Christian who once
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Lebanon Syria
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Superbowl
(continued from page 10)
actually feel the punches!
The attendance was 6,000.
Juba Entertainment, the
Sponsors Press Relations
Manager Brody Waters
said, "They made money". I
hope Juba brings back more
fights.
On Saturday, I attended
the Taste of The NFL. This
event was where every
team in the league brought a
famous chef from their city.
We were served fine foods
and wines. This was a
restaurant atmosphere for
each team. Included at this
special event was famous
football players of
"Yesteryear". We had the
Pro Football Hall of Fame
for 2001, Jack Youngblood
from the St. Louis, Rams.
What an honor! Most of the
players that were there had
on a Super Bowl ring!!


Lebanese: Unite
(continued from page 1)
Eastern and MEPI Affairs,
Mr. Walid Maalouf-.
Q: What can you tell us
about the forced migration
of the Lebanese since the
Taif accord in 1990?
The new migration from
Lebanon started much earlier
than 1990. Actually it began
in 1974. 1 refer to these
people as 'newcomers'. The
earlier immigration, now in


Next was the Playboy
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Brewing Company. This
was as expected filled with
beautiful Playboy Bunnies.
Jacksonville women were
asked to come dressed sexy.
They did and all had a good
time. Also, many of the
celebrities was without
saying the one and only
Hugh Hefner, we also had
Dan Marino, singer Fergie
of the Black Eyed Peas,
actress Gabrielle Unioin,
actor Ashton Kutcher, Owen
Wilson, comedian Chris
Rock, Randy Jackson of
American Idol and many,
many more VIPs.
Finally we attended the
Maxim Party at the
Riverside Garden Club. I
meet Salib. He was about 7
ft. 10 in. tall. His hand was
so big I could not even
shake it. He said he does
parts in movies. Again, the


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they established many Arab
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Massabni
(continued from page 3)
righteous are his
judgments: for he hath
judged the great whore,
which did corrupt the earth
with her fornication, and
hath avenged the blood of
his servants at her hand.
And again they said,
Alleluia. And her smoke
rose up for ever and ever.
And the four and twenty
elders and the four beasts
fell down and worshipped
God that sat on the throne,
saying, Amen; Alleluia.
And a voice came out of
the throne, saying, Praise
our God, all ye his servants,
and ye that fear him, both
small and great. And I
heard as it were the voice of
a great multitude, and as
the voice of many waters,
and as the voice of mighty-
thunderings, saying,
Alleluia for the Lord God
omnipotent reigneth. Let us
be glad and rejoice, and
I-;.,, h +t hi. frr t+!.h


Jax News
(continued from page 2)
2005 on his birthday. He
was born in New Haven,
CT and moved to
Jacksonville in 1945. He
was an all-star athlete at
Lee High School and
became a well-known
Jacksonville business
man. He was a member of
Mary Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church in
Argyle. He owned and
operated, with his sons,
Sams St. John's Seafood
and Crystal River
Seafood. Mr. Bajalia was
retired vice president, of
Say-A-Stop Corporation,
president of National
Association of
Convenient Stores,


marriage of the Lamb is
come, and his wife hath
made herself ready. And to
her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and white: for
the fine linen is the
righteousness of saints.
And he saith unto me,
Write, Blessed are they
which are called unto the
marriage supper of the
Lamb. And he saith unto
me, These are the true
sayings of God. And I fell
at his. feet to worship him.
And he said unto me, See
thou do it not: I am thy
fellow servant, and of thy
brethren that have the
testimony of Jesus:
worship God: for the
testimony of Jesus is the
spirit of prophecy. And I
saw heaven opened, and
behold a white horse; and
he that sat upon him was
called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness he
doth judge and make war.
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many crowns, and he had a
name written, that no man
knew, but he himself. And
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fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth
a sharp sword, that with it
he should smite the nations:
and he shall rule them with
a rod of iron: and he
treadeth the winepress of
the fierceness and wrath of
Almighty God. And he
hath on his-vesture and on
his thigh a name written,
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And I saw an angel
standing in the sun; and
he cried with a loud voice,
saying to all the fowls that
fly in the midst of heaven,
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yourselves together unto
the supper of the great
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flesh of mighty men, and


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them that sit on them, and
the flesh of all men, both
free and bond, both small
and great. And I saw the
beast, and the kings of the
earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make
war against him that sat
on the horse, and against
his army- And the beast
was taken, and with him
the false prophet that
wrought miracles before
him, with which he
deceived them that had
received the mark of the
beast, and them that
worshipped his image.
These both were cast alive
into a lake of fire burning
with brimstone.
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Samaha
(continued from page 3)
Marian feasts rooted in the
construction and
dedication of churches in
places where events of
sacred history were
supposed to have occurred.
In tracing the history of
Byzantine Marian piety
we find that it is rooted not
in any special revelation,
but primarily in the
experience of liturgical
worship. Theological
reflection on Mary did not
give rise tb her veneration.
This veneration sprang
from the liturgy as the
experience of "heaven on
earth," as communion with
heavenly realities, as an
act of love and devotion,
that gradually revealed the


Barkatullah
(continued from page 3)
spends the night in prayer
through his /her good
manners.'(Abu Daud.)
8. '1 stand surety for a
home on one side of Paradise
for one who will give up
pomp and showoff; anad a
home in the- center of.
Paradise who will give up


unique place of Christ's
Mother in both the
economy of salvation and
the mystery of the -world
to come," The Church
preaches Christ, not Mary.
But communion with
Christ reveals Mary as the
secret joy within the
Church. States a Byzantine
hymn, "in her rejoices the
whole creation!"
In celebrating the
liturgy, there is really no
time gap. In the mystical
area of time beyond time,
Jesus' redeeming act and
one's being redeemed are
going on together now -
this day, hour, minute.
When one is praying with
the Church, one is not
praying a memory of an
event; one is living the


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- "10: -'Modesty is part of
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with that special
awareness that recognizes
the presence of the Lord.
In seeking to
understand the meaning of
Eastern Christian liturgy,
the Byzantine in particular,
it is important to note that
it is not symbolic in the
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Neither can theology be
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single sign or action;
because Eastern Christian
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than defines the reality of
salvation. The Eastern
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part ofFaith'(Bukhari)
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liturgy. Eastern Christian
worship must be
comprehended
wholistically, and
liturgical actions
recognized as pointing
beyond themselves to a
greater reality in which the
Christian participates
when worshiping.
In the Eastern and
Byzantine world the cultic,
liturgical origin of
mariology possesses special
importance for the
understanding of its true
nature and theology logical
implications. Mary is not
the object of a cult added to
that of Jesus Christ. Rather
she is an essential
dimension of the cult
addressed to God and
Christ, a quality of that cult.


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16. 'Plenty of provision or
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person rish and wealthy, real
richness is benevolence of
heart.'9Bukhari)
17. 'Guard the secrets of
others.'(Muslim)
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Barkatullah
(continued from page 13)
18. 'Do not be an
hypocrite.' (Bukhari and
Muslim)
19. 'Features of
hypocracy are :telling lie;
making promise and
breaking it;


misapproapriating something
entrusted to some one.
(Muslim)
20. 'An hypocrite is an
hypocrite even if one offers
'Salat' keeps 'fasts' and
considers himself/herself a
Muslim.'(Bukhari)
21. 'Speak softly, with


cheerful face meeting
somebody'(Bukhari).
22. 'Even utterance of a
nice word is a
charity.'(Bukhari)
23 'Donot consider even
the smallest good deed as
insignificant even meeting
another person with cheerful


face.'(Muslim)
24 'Repeat your words so
as to be fully
understood.'(Bulkhari
25. 'Greet the people with
clear salutation.'(Bukhari)
26. 'Talk clearly and
distinctly .'(Ab Daud)
27. -'The upper hand is


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upper hand is that 'gives' and
the lower hand is beggar's
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28. 'One should not rest
on ,bed or pillow while
eating.'(Bukhari)
29. 'Adopt moderation in
preching'(Bukhari)
30. 'If you notice
something evil, correct it
with your own hands, if not,


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otherwise,consider it bad at
heart and that is the lowest
degree of Faith'(Muslim)
31. 'Walk upon earth with
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person addresses you, just
say 'Peace'.'(Muslim)
32 'Honor your guest with
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Barkatullah
(continued from page 14)
charity.'(Bukhari and
Muslim)
33. 'Every one of you is
responsible for the care and
protection of those under you


Musallam
(continued from page 5)
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lived each moment with joy
and grace; cherished her
loving family -and
dedicated herself to her
church, in which she held
leadership positions in the
Antiochian Orthodox
Women of North America.


Superbowl2
(continued from page 2)
to the Super Bowl.
On Friday night was the
VIP Party where I took
pictures of the beautiful
Nancy Salem and Mr. and
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would have ordered that a
wife should prostrate herself


She was a dear friend to
everyone in her Bonne
Heine social club, the St.
Elijah's Ladies Aid, and the
Oklahoma County Medical
Society Alliance. Site was
an avid political observer
with strong opinions and a
keen mind. Abla Eid
Musallam fell asleep in the
Lord Saturday, December
4,2004. She was preceded
in death by her husband Dr.
Sami Musallam, her mother
Anisa Lid, and her daughter
Sue Morrow. She is


before her husband'(Tirmizi)
35. 'Spend money on
your family'(Muslim)
36. 'It is a sin to hold back
the sustenance of the
'37. 'Treeat your
neighbors well.'(Bukhari)
38. 'Do favor to blood


survived by her children,
Janet Farhood and husband
Dr. Basem Farhood, Dr. L.
Sam Musallam and his wife
Dee, and Michelle
Musallam and by her son-
in-law Mark Morrow and
wife Sherri. She is also
survived by her
grandchildren Marco
Morrow and wife Meredith,
Dr. Vincent Farhood and
wife Dr. Lisa Farhood,
Michelle Lee Morrow,
Clayton Farhood and wife
Elaine, Dr. Michael


relations for abundance in
provision.
39. 'Spread Greetings and
saluting between
yourselves.'(Bukhari)
40. 'To offend the needy
is to incur the displeasure of
Allah'

Morrow and wife Leah, and
Sarni, Morgan, and
Mallory Musallam and by
five great granddaughters.
The Trisagion Memorial
Service was held December
6 and the funeral service
December 7, both Lit St.
Elijah Antiochian Orthodox
Christian Church. In lien of
flowers, the family wishes
donations be made to the
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Do Not Wither Fund'.
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