Proceedings of the Memorial Day on 5 March 2016 began with the 40th
remembrance service at Mar Elias Melkite Catholic Church in Fassouta
and was followed with eulogies of Dr. Geries in the peoples Hall in
Fassouta. Dr. Geries’ Family, Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and
Heritage Studies and Local municipal Council of Fassouta organized
this 40th Memorial Day. Mr. Ziad Shleweit moderated the
Eulogies in the peoples’ Hall.
H. B. Patriarch Michael Sabbah eulogized Dr. Geries and was followed
by eulogies by Mr. Mousa Darwish of Al-Liqa’, Mr. Edgar Dakkuar,
President of the local municipal council, Mr. Muhammad Barakeh,
President of the committee in charge of Arab citizens, H. E. Bishop
Butros Mu’allem, Attorney Muhammad Mi’ari, and H.E. Bishop Atallah
Hanna. Pharmacist Elias Jubran delivered a poem. A documentary
narrating the developments at Al-Liqa’ and Dr. Geries S. Khoury’s
leadership was presnted. Dr. Geries’ son Bishara spoke on behalf of
the family and thanked all attendees; and Dr. Geries’ granddaughter
Juwana eulogized him at the conclusion of the 40th
memorial which was attended by tens of personalities, clerics,
academicians and community leaders as well as Knesset members. A
delegation from Al-Liqa’ Center in Bethlehem attended the
remembrance day as well.
A booklet commemorating Dr. Geries’ life which was published as a
gift by Emerizian Printing, was distributed to all attendees.