Restoration works progress

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Started on June 11. 2001

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We are going forward BS00875A.gif (1336 bytes)with your donations!

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NEW PHOTOS OF THE CHURCH .FEBRUARY 2/ 2002

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Basement of the church, 4 old rooms built on 1932, are converted as a library for the benfit of the Secondary School

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Basement of the church, 4 old rooms built on 1932, are converted as a library for the benfit of the Secondary School

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Basement of the church, 4 old rooms built on 1932, are converted as a library for the benfit of the Secondary School

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2 new confessionals

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" Abou Khaled " building up the Baptistery

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The readings stand, the black stone is taken from Oum Alrassas, an archaeological site, 5th century, 50 km south of Amman

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Saint Mary's Altar

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Sacred Heart of Jesus altar

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Tabernacle altar , the tabernacle is not ready yet, it will be done in Lebanon by " Maison de l'art " of fused glass

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New chandelier

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Main altar , with Greek inscription enclosed , 5th century

 

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Greek inscription " Lord Jesus , grave of Bishop Athanasios " s tomb stone from the 5th century, From Kherbet Alsamra , 40 km east of Amman . The stone is enclosed in the main altar .

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Way of the Cross

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Holy Water stone

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Church entrance of oak wood

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Tea & sun are needed  to warm up! Brave & nice people working in the church restoration

 

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June  2001- Removing church furniture in order to start restoration works

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June 2001- Covering floor tiles with gypsum to protect from damage

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June 2001- Removing old rainwater drains from the old roof

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June 2001-Removing old eternit (asbestos) sheets from the roof

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June 2001- Old wooden trusses under the stripped eternit sheets ( asbestos) will be replaced by stronger steel trusses to support new loads from red tils and gypsum board ceiling

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July 2001-The old roof completely stripped , revealing works performed 80 years ago

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July 2001- Old arches supporting the main girder of the old roof still in very good condition

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July 2001- timber working platform to facilitate placing new steel beams for the new red tiles roof

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July 2001- Rev. Hanna Kildani Parish Priest discussing with Decorator ( in the middle) and Electrical Engineer( to the left) new contemplated decorative features

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August 2001-Consulting Engineer Samir Saad inspecting timber supports under red tiles

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August 2001-Red tiles placed over the lower part ( left ) of the church ceiling

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August 2001 : "  Tognana Laterizi " Italian red tiles replaced the old asbestos sheets

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