Ephphatha

Ephphatha

(ĕf`əthə) [Aramaic,=be opened], in the Gospel of St. Mark, words addressed by Jesus to a deaf-mute as Jesus made him hear and speak. As elsewhere in Mark, the Greek text retains and translates the Aramaic words.
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Celine is a Trustee of the Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria, the Hope4Girls Africa Foundation, and she actively supports the Ephphatha School for Deaf Children in Cameroon.
Jesus touches him with his fingers and his saliva--just as God bent over the dust of the ground at creation to make a human being--and prays the performative words, "Be opened" (the Aramaic ephphatha cf.
Humbled Jesus travels on to meet a deaf mute man and utters a word that is addressed both to the man and to himself, ephphatha 'Open up'.
Maxine is a hearing missionary who first started the Ephphatha deaf orphanage for Korean children.
Now the Ephphatha orphanage is also active in other countries such as Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Ephphatha House, located north of Stony Plain, Alberta, is a house of prayer, a retreat house, and a gather-ing place for groups of all types seeking faith-centred activities and an atmosphere of devotion to the Lord.
We believe that the project of Ephphatha House is an apostolate that incorporates the elements spoken of by the Pope in his exhortation "Ecclesia in America" and his document on the Third Millennium encouraging all the faithful to take more seriously their call to holiness.
Ephphatha House is operated by the resident community, who have committed themselves to serve the Lord through this apostolate, and is supported by many benefactors.