P. Meyasser is in Ierland in Dundalk for one year vacation.
The Iris confreres like him and he seems to enjoy his sabbatic year there.
Fr. Menhel continues to celebrate the Sunday masses in the Greek Cath. Church in Baghdad even during the corona period. He takes care of material things in the Center for Eastern Studies where he presented a short course about Islam.
This year we could publish two books: The Gospel of John, an introduction updated according to the last sources and followed by a translation of the short explanation of Raymond Brown.
We could complete the courses in the Center with exams. During the H.Week we presented special On-line courses about the different icons of the passion and resurrection.
Some additional courses were given on line: Modern Philosophy.
At the beginning of the corona crisis (May) we had a session of meetings during one month, with the teachers and students of the Mustanseriya university. They offered talks about Islamic culture and we about byzantine art and modern religious paintings. Each time the sessions ended with a meal and distribution of books.
I presented several courses in the CES and two courses online (each 24 lessons) about the salvation in the Eastern Syriac Church and another about eastern Christian art.
Finally, we published a book about Syriac Art, neglected and lost items: paintings, curtains, bema, martyrion, cross. Under the title: The Crumbs of the Children.
I travelled to Europe on Sept. 3th and stayed for 14 days in Belsele quarantine.
On Sept. 26 a meeting with Fr. Provincial was planned in Begijnhof.