There are several people I wish to thank, especially those who helped in the editing, providing resources, and meeting with me to finish this book: my father Deacon Ilya, my aunt Najwa Dallo, my brother Deacon Matthew, my sister Dr Marwa, my father-in-law Deacon Edward Hanna, Deacon Khairy Foumia, Deacon Yasser Hannawi, Jamil Mansour, Lawrence Mansour, David Enochs, to my first teacher Deacon Nameer Loussia and to my mentor Fr. Manuel Boji.