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Habeeb Kheshy

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The Reverend Father '''Habeeb Kheshy''' (1894-1948) was the son of the [[hieromartyr]] [[Nicholas Kheshy]] and a [[parish]] [[priest]] of the [[Archdiocese of Damascus]], the Patriarchal [[see]] of the [[Church of Antioch]]. He was murdered by a group of [[Islam|Muslim]] smugglers, who tortured and then killed him for his Christian faith, on [[July 16]], 1948.
Though he has not yet been [[canonization|canonized]] by the [[Church of Antioch]], a popular [[veneration]] of him exists among the faithful of the Archdioceses of Damascus and [[Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran, Jabal al Arab and Golan|Haurun]], where he is called "the New Hieromartyr Habeeb."
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