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SextonSexton – Mazen Al Babaka

Mazen Al Babaka is a devout Christian, who has been an exemplary and faithful Sexton of St. John’s, since March of 2014. Mazen belongs to the ancient Chaldean Church. He is originally from Mosul, Iraq, though born in Baghdad.  Read more …

Sexton: The words “sexton” and “sacristan” both derive from the Medieval Latin word sacristanus, meaning “custodian of sacred objects.” A sexton is a functionary of a church, charged with the maintenance of its building and surrounding grounds. Historically, they were responsible for the order and upkeep of the house of worship, including the care of the church buildings, its furnishings, and sacred relics, used in the liturgy and other public acts of worship.

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