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First stamp issued with Syriac writings in United States

The United States started recently dealing with the first stamp of a kind that has Aramaic Syriac writings. The stamp is designed by the priest Abdo Badawi, a founder and head of the sacred art faculty in the Holy Spirit University in Kaslik/Lebanon.

The stamp shows an icon for saint Yesee lying on his side holding an Aramean writing under a tree with the Holy Mary carrying the Jesus child in the middle. On the green leaves of the tree it is Written Syriac names such as like Daoud and Yousef.

The stamp costs 42 cents and is available to everyone and is used for correspondences and not mere commemorative.

Worth to mention that priest Badawi has many art works that decorated churches in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Cyprus, Mexico and the United States of America.

Father Abdo Bedawi is born in Lebanon on 8 December 1948, studied in Lebanese Rosary Maronite School in Kaslik 1961, became a monk in the order of the Lebanese Rosary Maronite in 1965, honored with the priest ordination in 1975 and became the founder of the sacred art, in the Holy Spirit University in Kaslik in 1994.

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