Archimandrite Iskandar Nasr was appointed to serve at Saint Mary in the summer of 1976. Before being appointed to Saint Mary, Father Nasr was the priest of Saint George Cathedral in Parliament Square. During the Civil War, while he was still at Saint George, he was threatened and harassed, and even wounded by being shot by strangers.While at St. Mary’s Father Nasr, in cooperation with a group of parishioners, created a relief committee that served the poor and displaced in the parish. After ten years of participation in the pastoral responsibilities of our Church, Father Iskandar’s health deteriorated. This obliged him to curtail his pastoral activities. Father Nasr passed away in 1992.