On Sunday, August 16, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light attended the ordination of Alexander Harb to the Order of the Diaconate by His Excellency, Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon. The ordination took place at the Church of Our Lady of the Cedars of Mount Lebanon in Fairlawn, Ohio.
In attendance and concelebrating with Bishop Zaidan was the Pastor of Our Lady of the Cedars, Msgr. William Bonczewski, recently ordained Rev. Christopher Fabre, and a number of other clergy. Following Divine Liturgy, we attended a thanksgiving luncheon.
Deacon Alex will serve as a transitional deacon in the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon before being ordained as a priest sometime next year. May God grant Deacon Alexander the grace and fortitude to continue to faithfully carry out his mission. He has our continued prayers on his journey towards the sacred priesthood.