I mentioned before that we participated in a several-hour church clean-up last Saturday. While cleaning out one of the closets in the hall we came across a dilapidated-looking folded piece of cloth that appeared to be made out of brown silk, slightly rotting. When we unfolded it, however:
…we found a hand-embroidered hanging. It seems to be approximately 5 feet x 3-4 feet (estimating). There is a casing at the top for it to be hung on a dowel.
By asking around I found out that it had been donated by Holy Resurrection Parish in Clinton, MS on the beginning of this mission.
Apparently it had been given to them on the inception of their mission many years ago.
Just who donated it to Holy Resurrection is a mystery. It clearly isn’t something that belongs in a private home so it must have come from some other parish.
There was embroidery at the bottom that might help solve the mystery, but the only person at our parish who can speak and read Arabic also has very limited English. All I was able to determine was that someone made it and someone bought it. (: Can anyone help translate? I am also hoping there is a date.