The advantages and disadvantages of being a married priest – SIP at Wollongong

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  •  31 October 2017
     7:30PM - 9:00PM

Speaker: Rev. Fr. Ibrahim Sultan

Fr. Ibrahim Sultan was born on 25 April 1968 in Lebanon.

His schooling was in the Melkite Catholic College in Zahle, Lebanon.
Fr. Sultan is a married priest, in service of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand. He is a parish priest of St. John the Beloved Melkite Catholic Church in Greenacre, NSW.

The Canon Law of the Eastern Catholic Church gives the option to the Deacons (prior to their ordination to the priesthood) to remain celibate or to marry. Hence, Fr. Ibrahim was married prior to being ordained a priest. He was ordained a priest on 23 June 2007 in Zahle, Lebanon. He holds a Bachelor in Philosophy from Lebanon, and a Masters in Theology and Biblical Studies from CISS in Strathfield, NSW. Fr. Ibrahim is well versed in Byzantine Music and also an iconographer. He is also the Chaplain of the primary school of Holy Saviour in Greenacre.

Fr. Ibrahim and his wife (“Khourieh”) Mountaha have two daughters aged 13 and 11 years.


Venue Website:

Woonona/Bulli RSL Club, 455-459 Princes Highway., Woonona, New South Wales, 2517


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