2I. Author—Anwar F. Accawi Born in Lebanon in a family whose ancestors are believed to have gone to Jerusalem in the Crusades.While he was living in Lebanon teaching English as a second language at the American University in Beruit, he married an American woman from Tennessee.
3I. Author—Anwar F. Accawi When the civil war broke out in Lebanon, Anwar F. Accawi and his wife were forced to leave the country and eventually moved to her native city of La Follette, Tennessee, and later settled down in the States.Anwar F. Accawi currently teaches as a full-time instructor at the English Language Institute of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.He has lived and taught in the U.S. since 1965.
4I. Author—Teaching Experiences As a teacher of ESL/EFL for thirty-two years.He has taught in the USA and in Lebanon, first at the National Evangelical Institute and then at Sidoon High School, Sidon, Lebanon, and also taught at the American University of Beirut before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1979.He has also trained students planning to become ESL teachers.
5Author— WorksWith the telephone everything is done. We can get our mail, buy groceries, do research, create websites, and get the latest news. On the Internet, you can learn everything: how to cook, and how to make a bomb. The telephone, for Accawi, was, in fact, a bad news. As for the world as a whole, the telephone brought great technological advances and the world would be a totally different place without it.
6LocationMagdaluna: a village that lies in the Lebanon Mountains running parallel to the Mediterranean coastline. A narrow plain lies along the Mediterranean coastline. In some places the plain is just wide enough for a road.Sidon: a city on Lebanon’s southern coast, approximately 25 miles south of Beirut. It is one of the country’s largest ports and one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In 1985, the city had approximately 100,000 residents.
7Communion What is a Sacrament in the United Church of Christ? Sacraments are ritual actions in worship which, according to Scripture, were instituted by Jesus. In the sacraments of baptism and communion we ask the Holy Spirit to use water, bread, and wine to make visible the grace, forgiveness, and presence of God in Christ.
8Communion—OriginThe communion meal recalls the table fellowship Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death as well as his appearances to the disciples during meals following his resurrection. Throughout its history, these Biblical accounts of Last Supper have been central to the Church's worship life.
9Communion—MeaningIn the sacrament of Holy Communion, also called the Lord's Supper or Eucharist, meaning "thanksgiving", Christians hear, taste, touch and receive the grace of God revealed through Jesus Christ in a unique way.Communion is:a joyous act of thanksgiving for all God has done,is doing, and will do for the redeeming of creation.
10Communion—Elements the broken bread and poured wine → the crucified and risen Christthe wheat (to bake one loaf) and the grapes (pressed to make wine) → they are one body in Christthe breaking and pouring → the costliness of Christ'ssacrifice for the forgiveness of sinSome churches provide non-alcoholic and gluten-free elements.
11Communion—Service A PRAYER Father in heaven, you call us into communion with you and with one another: Bless and strengthen the ties that bind us in the Anglican Communion, that we may be one as you and your Son Jesus are one, through the same Jesus Christ, who with you is the author and unifier of all creation, and who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.