Holy Father will be consecrating Very Rev. Fr. Daoud Matti Sharaf as Archbishop of Mosul and Environs on 27 November 2001
- His Holiness The Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas will be consecrating Very Rev. Fr. Daoud Matti Sharaf as Archbishop of Mosul and Environs on 27 November 2001 at St. Peter & St Paul’s Cathedral in St. Ephraim Monastery, Damascus, Syria.
His Eminence Mor Gregorius Saliba Shamoun, bishop of Mosul and Environs, had written to His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka 1, Iwas, asking him for Rabban Dawood Sharaf to become his assistant. His Holiness summoned Rabban Dawood for this purpose and he left his service at Mor Malki church in Sydney-Australia. On Tuesday March 23, 2010 an apostolic decree was issued whereby Rabban Dawood was officially appointed an assistant to Archbishop Saliba Shamoun serving the Archdiocese, spiritually and managerial.
His Holiness met Rabban Dawood and provided him with his fatherly instructions and urged him to work hard in selflessness, wishing him a fruitful labor in the field of the holy church for the glory of the Lord’s name.
Father Rabban Dawood Matti Sharaf was born in Mosul in 1976
A graduate of Mosul Clergy
Monastery, Bachelor degree in Theology
Ordained a monk in 2000 by his
Holiness, our patriarch
Appointed by his Holiness teacher at St. Ephraim
Theological College in Saydnaya
Ordained in 2001 by his Holiness a full
priest (Rabban) and sent to serve for three months to Sweden.
Expedited by His Holiness to Athens University in Greece to study the language.
He was awarded the Holy Cross by His Holiness the patriarch in 2005.
He served Mor Malki church in Sydney – Australia for over three years.
Reverend Father Rabban Dawood is well known for his love to serve,
preach, and sermonize.