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[FR] Martyrs of Jordan Church Project of Marj El Hamam (Jordan)

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Geo-Historical Context:

The town of Marj Alhamam lies on the outskirts of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is 7 kilometres from the Seventh Circle.

The Marj El Hamam Parish:

The parish of Marj Alhamam is one of the parishes of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Jordan.

The parish was founded in 1986 and counts 150 families. The Parish Priest is Father Hanna Kildani.

The current Parish Church, Sacred Heart, is in the Parish Compound which consists of two parts: the Church and the Convent. The present Church is the ex-parish kindergarten which has been converted into a church for 120 people.parish12

The aim of the new church building project is for a church to serve the parish of Marj Alhamam as well as the wider district of Amman, Seventh Circle, extending to the Queen Alia International Airport Road, in all this will serve an area in the form of an arc stretching some 30 kilometres.

Our small parish also has St Joseph’s of the Apparition Convent whose nuns serve the parish.

The nuns also have 15 novices and postulants preparing to parish5enter the Convent as nuns. Similarly they help the parish in many capacities: for instance, pastoral care, youth work and all catechetical work for state school pupils.




Martyrs of Jordan Church Project:

Latin Convent, Marj Alhamam, Amman
Saints Zainoun and Zainas and All the Holy Martyrs of Jordanworks106

Many saints and martyrs have hallowed the land of Jordan but only a few of them are commemorated in the canon of the Church. Their feast days are: 10th June, Saint Asterius, Bishop of Petra in the 4th century.

23rd June, the Martyrs Zainoun and Zainas who won the crown of martyrdom on the same day in 304 AD, and 1st August. Saints Cyril, Aquila, Peter, Domitianus, Rufus and Menander from Philadelphia, now Amman.

We must not forget the prophet Moses who lies buried on Mount Nebo near Madaba and Saint

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John the Baptist who was beheaded by King Herod in Fort Machaerus, south of Madaba.

Saint John the Baptist, revered for preparing the way for the Lord, is also the patron saint of Jordan.




The Project:

The new church building project is situated in the district of Marj Alhamam. The principal benefactor is Mr Jamil Khalil

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Sleiman Naber (R.I.P) & Mrs Laurice Naber, New York, USA. (Mr Jamil passed away in 2006, R.I.P.) The church is situated in Marj Alhamam, 7 kilometres from the Seventh Circle in Amman, capital of Jordan. It is 30 kilometres from the airport, 28 from Madaba and 45 from the Baptismal Site on the river Jordan. The project will consist of a hall, 35 metres in length, 20 in width with a height of 4.5 metres. The Church itself will be larger with

a length of 40 metres, a width of 20 metres and a height in the centre of 12.5 metres and at the sides 7 metres. The body of the church will be able to hold up to 800 people while the car parks will have an area of 2000 square metres.

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Progress of work (3rd December 2009): Almost all the basic structural work on the church has now been completed, by the church contractor Samir Nemat Co, with the last bit being completion and tiling of the bell tower. The Sarouwat Company carried out the tiling work and on 3rd December the cross was installed on the top of the belfry using a special 35 metre (100 foot plus) crane.

The cross itself was made by Butros Nam’at Co, in Marj Alamam. Currently further work on fitting out the interior of the church is on hold because of the lack of necessary funds in our budget but we are getting on with some of the outside work such as the courtyards and surrounding flower beds, paths and enclosure walls. This work is being undertaken by Engineer Samir Shorky and Company.

(Detailed Progress of Work) – Offical Website


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1) Jamil Khalil Sleiman Naber (R.I.P) & Laurice Naber, 212368 JD (300 thousand $). Yonkers, New York, USA.


2) Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Jerusalem. 225007 JD. Financial Committee of the Latin Vicariate in Amman.

(List of Doners 2006-2010)- Official website


Contact:

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Father Hanna Kildani
kildani@wanadoo.jo





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DONORS:

Donations in 2006:

1) Jamil Khalil Sleiman Naber (R.I.P) &  Laurice Naber,  212368 JD (300 thousand $). Yonkers, New York, USA.

2) Association of Christian Mothers. 8700 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

3) Pascal Hanna Matarweh, 2000 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

4) Osama Ghazi Nower Alnaber, 50 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

5) Salah Nasri So’oud, 100 JD. In memory of his late father Nasri So’oud, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

By donating to  a church building, your money could be incense, bells, Eucharist, hymns, psalms, open hands, candles …Etc. Remember that this donated money has no expiry date. It has a taste of eternity as the love of God…Expiry date is related to death… in giving there is no death but life in abundance

6) Shadi, Zahi & Yazan Ossama Alshomali, 300 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

6 B) Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, 880 JD, Rome, Italy.

7) Nassim Sleiman Tadros, 100 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

Donations in 2007

8) Nadia Farhan Alnemri, 150 JD. Rabia, Amman, Jordan.

9) Daher Faeq Hattar, 241.6 JD. Fuheis, Jordan.

10) Anton Costa Alshomali & Sons, 2454 JD. In memory of his late wife Lawrencena Anton  Alshomali,

Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

11) Yousef Mikhael  Dababneh & Sons, in memory of his late wife Najla Dababneh, 21000 JD.

Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

12) Fayrouz Fouad Shatara, 100 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

13) Fadi, Karim & Rawan Osama Fakri Altwal, 100 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

14) Amer Hanna Dehmes, 500 JD. Seventh Circle, Amman, Jordan.

15) Laurice Jamil Khalil Naber, 2124 JD, and a gold plated chalice. Yonkers, New York, USA.

16) Anonymous donor, 500 JD. Dahihat Alrashid, Amman, Jordan.

17) Amer Lewis Kildani, 100 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

18) Ramzi Najib Twal, 500 JD. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

19) Elias Issa Abboudi, 100 JD. Swefia, Amman, Jordan.

20) His Excellency Sami Ibrahim Qammoh, 5000 JD. Swefia, Amman, Jordan.

21) Salem Espiro Batmani, in memory of his late father Spiro Salem Batmani, 600 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

22) Odeh & Mona Mounir Alnaber, 150 JD. Swefia, Jordan.

23) Akram Faraj Karim, 3540 JD. In memory of his  late father Faraj Hormoz Karim, late Emmanuel & late Karima Faraj Karim, Swefia, Jordan.

24) Lina……………300 JD. Amman, Jordan.

25) Majed Mfarreh Almsharbash, 2000 JD, Amman, Jordan.

26) Boulos Jad Shaddad, 200 JD, Qatar.

27) Rula Fayeq Nassraween, 20 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

28) Rania Jalal Nassraween, 20 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

29) Mais Jamal Haddad, 20 JD, Rabia, Amman, Jordan.

30) Michael J. Primiani, 2250 JD, Italian citizen residing in Amman, Jordan.

31) Jamil Dakhlalah Alnemat, 1000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

32) Anonymous donor, 500 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

33) Theodore Hanna Aldeir , 2000 JD, Amman, Jordan.

34) Nasser Najeb Qawar/ Petra Travel and Tourism Company, 3000 JD, Amman, Jordan.

35) Nizar Jeries Qaqish, 450 JD, Alhussein, Amman, Jordan.

36) Victor Odeh Alsaman, 2050 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan. In memory of his late mother Fadilah Francis Aljada’.

37) “TOTAH” Family in San Francisco, USA, 1401.84, in memory of the late Alen Totah.

38) Zakaria Anees Alshomali, 483.2 JD, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

39) Francis Hanna Habis, 50 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

40) Ala, Morad & Siwar Saeb, in memory of their father the late Dr. Salim Elias Saeb, 212.4 JD. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

41) George Jobran Abu Ali, in memory of his wife the late Samira Salim Zoghbabah, 50 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

42) Anton & Rana Youssef Anton Hallaq, 1000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

43) Hanna Mikhail Nu’man, 500 JD, Abdoun, Amman, Jordan.

44) Nasra Issa Anton, 70.80 JD, Aljdeideh, Akko, Israel.

45) Theresa Francis Almaghari, 587 JD, Ashrafia, Amman, Jordan.

46) Ayman George Salsa’. 141.6 JD, Tla Ali, Amman, Jordan.

47) Nelli Jeries Qubaen, 1900 JD, in Memory of her parents the lates Jeries & Rasmia Qubaen, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

48) Tom Cranfield, KHS, 490 JD, Luxembourg.

49) Youssef Jadallha Shadad, 200 JD, Hoson, Jordan.

50) Majeda Nasser Qawar, 1000 DJ, Deir Ghbar, Amman, Jordan.

51) Sameh Najib Nasrawin, 300 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan. In memory of his son the late Issa Sameh Nasrawin.

52) George Hanna Sawalha & Family, 10000 JD, and a gold plated ostensoria. Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

53) Michael Ghazi Nassraween, 50 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

Donations in 2008

54) Ridha Youssef Borbar, 100 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

55) Ramez Yacoub Qammoh, 50 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

56) Lana Zakaria Alshomali. 141.6 JD, USA.

57) Lara Saba Haddadin, 50 JD, New York, USA.

58) Sheikha Nasser Hattar, 1000 JD, Alwebdeh, Amman, Jordan. In memory of  the lates Yacoub Swelem Hattar & Fahad Yacoub Hattar.

59) Munther Farid Bader, 50 JD, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

60) Elham Mousa Ziadat, in memory of her son the late martyr Yazan Bassam Aranki, 200 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

61) Benedict and Ananda McHugo, 500 JD, England.

62) Haya Fouad Alamat, 100 JD, Madaba, Jordan.

63) Sami & Sara Hanna Sami Sodah, 250 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

64) Gabriel Hanna Attallah, 200 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

65) Marwan George Salsa’. 200 JD, Tla Ali, Amman, Jordan.

66) Christian Youth Group in Marj Alhamam Church, 334 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

67) Jabra Youssef Jabra, Swefieh, Amman, Jordan.

68) Ramzi, Hanna & Saad Youssef Alneemat, in memory of their father the late Yousef Salim Alneemat, 3000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

69) Shafiq George Alrahbani, 1000 JD, Mar Alhamam, Jordan.

70) Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Jerusalem. 225007 JD. Financial Committee of the Latin Vicariate in Amman.

Donations in 2009

71) Laila Jeries Qubaen, 200 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan. In memory of her husband the late Bishara Khalil Nafa’.

72) Anonymous donor, 1000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

73) Tamara Saba Haddaden, 100 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

74) Janet Jobran Abu Ali, 1400 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

75) Anonymous donor, 400 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

76) Sami & Sara Hanna Sami Soudah, 400 JD, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

77) Kamal Kamel Nasef, 72 JD, Amman, Jordan.

78) Dalal Yousef Dababneh, 94.5 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

79) Anonymous donor, 500 JD, Jordan.

80) George Hanna Sawalha & Family, in memory of late Hanna Yacoub Sawalha & Jamileh Elias Khzouz, (ref. nr. 52), 7000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

81) François Lucas, 61.5 JD, France.

82) Anonymous donor, 10000 JD, Jordan.

83) Anton Costa Alshomali & Sons, 300 JD. In memory of his late father Costa Basil Alshomali, Marj Alhamam, Jordan.

84) Reem Boulos Shadad, 100 JD, Doha, Qatar.

85) Issam Halim Alsafiti, 250 JD, Amman, Jordan.

86) Hanan Odeh Altahamneh, 200 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

87) Maia & Natalie Eihab Nafa’, 100 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

88) Tarek Sami Khoury, 500 JD. Member of Jordan Parliament , Amman, Jordan.

89) Firas Zakaria Shomali, 354 JD, Abu Dhabi, U A E.

Donations in 2010

90) Naef Salim Sawalha & Family, 2000 JD. In memory of their late daughter Saly Sawalha, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

91) Ibrahim Lotfi Ghawi, 500 JD, Om Odhaina, Amman, Jordan.

92) Boutris Dakhlallah Alnemat, steel cross for the bell tower, estimated cost 200 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

93)Boutris Dakhlallah Alnemat, 100 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan.

94) Samir Farhan Nemat & Family, 2500 JD, Fuheis, Jordan.

95) Fairouz Saleh Hattar, 100 JD, Amman, Jordan.

96) Akram Tael Abu Alsha’er, 1000 JD, Marj Alhamam, Amman, Jordan. In memory of the lates; Tael Abu Alsha’er, Dheba Alfanek, Atallah Said, Estefan Said, Afifa Sarhan & Ahed Abu Alsha’er.

97) Fawzi Salim Sawalha, 500 JD, Shmesani, Amman, Jordan.