On Mission in Danbury

Last weekend, March 20th- 21st, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light visited St Anthony of Padua parish, in Danbury Connecticut. Father Jean Younes, Pastor graciously welcomed us as did the parishioners. After the 10:00am Sunday Liturgy, the MYO hosted a bountiful breakfast. During our visit, we were blessed to meet and speak with Father Elias Kesrouani, who is an expert and lecturer in the Syriac language and music, and is a visiting professor of ethnomusicology at Yale. Father Elias played the oud a traditional string instrument and beautifully sang hymns in Syriac and Arabic for the Liturgies.