Metropolitan Mor Osthatheos Ishaq accorded a warm welcome at Sweden
Metropolitan of Mylapore, Delhi Dioceses, His Grace Mor Osthatheos
Ishaq, who is on a visit to Sweden accorded a warm welcome by the
Syriac Orthodox Community here. Patriarchal Vicar for Sweden &
Scandinavia, His Eminence Mor Dioscorus Binyamin Atas presided over
the function. During His Eminence's speech, Mor Dioscorus remembered
the care and support, Malankara Archdiocese and His Beatitude
Catholicos Baselios Thomas I showing towards His Eminence and Syriac
Orthodox Church & its faithful. Mr. Yusuf Aydin, Chairman, Syriac
Orthodox Youth in Sweden spoke. Later, Mor Osthatheos visited His
Eminence Archbishop Mor Julius Abdulahad G. Shabo of Sweden &
Scandinavia at the office of Archbishop at Sodertalje.
Feast of St. George
started at Morth Mariyam JSO Cathedral, Manarcad Metropolitan Mor Irenios Paulose
hoisted the flag
MANARCAD: Feast of St. George started on April
29, Thursday at Morth Mariyam JSO Cathedral, here. Metropolitan
of Kozhikode Diocese, Australia Dioceses Mor Irenios Paulose
hoisted he flag. The main days of the feast are May 5, 6
(Wednesday, Thursday). The procession carrying the flag post
started at 2.00 PM from the Cathedral premises. The flag was
hoisted at 4.00 PM. Vicar Very Rev E T Kuriakose Cor Episcopus
Ittyadathu, Asst. Vicars, Office bearers led.
Feast of St. George
started at Kallumkathra St. George JSO Church
KALLUMKATHRA,KOTTAYAM: The feast
of St. George started at St. George JSO Church here. Vicar Very Rev.
James Cor-Episcopus Kandamundaril hoisted the flag on April 25,
Sunday, following the Holy Qurbono. The main day of the feast is May
4 (Tuesday). Metropolitan of Mylapore, Delhi Dioceses, H.G Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq will be chief celebrant.
of Memories", an urgent aspect of Church's Mission: Metropolitan Dr.
Mor Coorilos Geevarghese
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Metropolitan
Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese emphasised the need of 'healing of
memories' in Church's Mission. Mor Coorilos was leading the worship
and Bible Study at the Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia
on 19th April, 2010. Breaking down the walls of division that exist
in our world today is an important aspect of this ministry, Dr.
Coorilos told. Mor Coorilos was given the honour of leading the
closing worship and inducting the newly elected officers of the CCA
for the next five years.
Feast of St. George
at St. Thomas JSO Church, Manthalir, Thumpamon Diocese
MANTHALIR: The annual feast of St. George will be
held on may 6,7 and 8. Perunal kodi will be hoisted on may
2. Evening prayer will be held at the Panagadu Shrineon
Thursday may 6. Holy Qurbono and Intercession prayers will be
conducted at the Shrine on
Friday. The traditional
chempeduppu will be conducted after the Holy Qurbono.
In the evening, procession will be held from the Shrine to the
church. On May 8, Saturday Holy Qurbono will be held at the church.
H.G. Mor Osthatheos Pathros will be the chief celebrant. After the
holy Qurbono procession will be held, followed by the famous 'vechoottu'.
April 27, 2010 (Tuesday)
Dr. Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim and Mor Osthatheos Ishaq visited
H.E Dr. Mor Julius Hanna Aydin
Archbishop of Aleppo, Dr. Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim visited H.E
Dr. Mor Julius Hanna Aydin on April 20, Tuesday. H.E. Mor Gregorios
Yohanna Ibrahim of Aleppo archdiocese in Syria has been sent as His
Holiness' emissary to meet Mor Julius Hanna Aydin. Among the bishops
who visited His eminence at the hospital includes Mor Osthatheos
Ishaq, Metropolitan of Mylapore diocese in India who conveyed the
prayers of His Beatitude the Catholicos of India.
Meanwhile the German police has released pictures of three suspects
who committed armed robbery. They expressed confidence in booking
the culprits soon. The 1,00,000 strong Syrian Orthodox faithful in
Germany along with other Church faithful world over is praying for
the quick recovery of their prelate. Germany is the country where
the largest number of the Syriac Orthodox Diaspora is living and the
most of the settlers here are from Turabdin and nearby areas of
Most Rev. Dr.
Norman F. McFarland D.D, J.C.D, Bishop Emeritus of Catholic
Diocese of Orange, entered eternal life H.E Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan
represented SOC in the funeral
ORANGE, US: His Eminence Mor
Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Archbishop of the Western US, accompanied with
Rev. Fr. George Touma of Virgin Mary Syriac Orthodox Church, Orange,
represented Syriac Orthodox Church and participated in the funeral
of the late retired Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Norman F. McFarland, D.D.,
J.C.D. of Catholic Diocese of Orange, who entered eternal life on
Friday April 16th, 2010. The funeral was held at the Holy Family
Cathedral here on April 23, Friday. Most Rev. Dr. Norman was born in
AD 1922 and ordained as Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Orange in AD
1970. Dr. Norman retired from the post in AD 1998 following a
chronic illness. Most Rev. Dr. Norman took his Doctorate in Canon
Law from the Catholic University of America (CUA).
Source: Office of
the Archbishop, Western USA
Camp Visit as a part of
Labour Day to be held at Kingdom of Bahrain
Flag hoisted for the
Feast of St. George at St. George JSO Church, Peroorkulam, Konni
KONNI: Vicar Rev. Dr. Bensi Mathew
hoisted the flag for the feast of St. George at St. George JSO
Church here on April 25, Sunday, following the Holy Qurbono. The
main days of the feast are May 4, 5, 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday). Metropolitan for Spiritual Organizations, His Grace Mor
Barnabas Geevarghese will be chief celebrant.
April 26, 2010 (Monday)
with H.E Dr. Mor Julius Hanna Aydin after the brutal attack
WARBURG, GERMANY: German police dept has
requested the help of public to find out the culprits behind the
brutal attack on H.E Dr. Mor Julius Hanna Aydin and the robbery in monastery
H.B Baselios Thomas I requested Hon.
Govt attention into the dissident activities of methran kakshi in St
Johns JSO Church, Kaniyattunirappu
SWEDEN,STOCHOLM ,SÖDERTÄLJE: H.G Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq of Mylapore Diocese, celebrated the Holy Qurbono at
St. Gabriel Syriac Orthodox Church, SÖDERTÄLJE on, 25th of April.
His Grace was welcomed there by vicar, Rev. Fr. Eyup Istefan and
Very Rev. Rabban George Garazani and the church members . The Syrian
community in SÖDERTÄLJE attended the Holy Service. After the Holy
Qurbono H.G inaugurated Sweden Syrian orthodox charity dinner at St.
Mary's JSO Church, Tampa.
South Zone Conference held at St Ignatius JSO Church, Adoor
ADOOR: South Zone Conference of Mor
Gregorios Jacobite Students' Movement (MGJSM) held at Michael Mor
Dionysius Dayaro (MMD Dayaro) here on April 24, Saturday.
Metropolitan for Spiritual Organizations, Mor Barnabas Geevarghese
inaugurated the conference. President of MGJSM Dr. Mor Theophilose
Kuriakose presided over. Delegates from Kollam, Niranam and
Thumpamon dioceses attended.
St. George concluded at Queen's Road St. Mary's JSO Cathedral,
Metropolitan Mor Anthonios Yaqu'b led the Holy Tri Mass
QUEEN'S ROAD, BANGALORE: Feast of St.
George concluded at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral here on April 25,
Sunday. Metropolitan of Honnavar Mission, His Grace Mor Anthonios
Yaqu'b led the Holy Tri Mass on Sunday. Rev. Fr. Paulson
Keerikkattil (Vicar, St. Mary's JSO Church, Kuwait), Rev. Fr. Jacob
Joseph (St. Mary's JSO Church, Huston, USA) were the co celebrants.
Earlier, on April 24, Saturday, Mor Anthonios hoisted the flag at
5.00 PM. Rev. Dn. Eldho Chitteth (Dharmaram Vidhyakshethram)
led the retreat followed by the EVening Prayers at the church.
Bar Etho Nashiho Commander T John MLC welcomed Mor Anthonios on
behalf of the Cathedral. Nercha Sadhya was followed by the Holy Tri
Mass and special intercessory prayers on Sunday.
April 25, 2010 (Sunday)
His Grace Mor
Athanasius Geevarghese inaugurated the Currency - Coin - Stamp
exhibition organized by Paravoor Viswanathan at Mor Gregorios
C.B.S.E School N. Paravoor
VARIKOLI: JSVBS of St Mary's JSO Church
Varikoli concluded at Mattakuzhy St Mary's Sunday School hall on 24th
April. MJSSA General Secretary Mr Baby Mathaara inaugurated the
closing ceremony. Vicar of St Mary's JSO Church, Varikoli Rev. Fr.
Thomas Mureekan presided over. The auspicious presence of Mr Bijon
P.T (Director JSVBS), Mr Reji E.A (Kandanad District Inspector), Rev. Fr. Shibin Paul were there for the inauguration. 50
teachers & 350 students participated in this JSVBS. Students &
teachers participated in the colourful Bible rally conducted as part
of the closing ceremony. Prizes were distributed to the winners of
consecration of St George JSO Church, Paniyeli by H.B Catholicos
Anniversary & "Perunnal" of St. George concluded at St. George JSO Chappel Vadakkekara, Under St. Thomas JSOC N. Paravoor.
of St. Abdul Jaleel Mor Gregorious "Kurishum thotty" also held.
VADAKKEKARA: 47th Anniversary &
Perunnal of St. George concluded at St. George JSO Chappel
Vadakkekara, Under St. Thomas JSOC N. Paravoor here on 23rd April.
1st Anniversary of St. Abdul Jaleel Mor Gregorious "Kurishum
thotty" also celebrated. Beginning of perunnal was marked with
the flag hosting held on 22nd April 5.30 PM by Vicar Rev. C. P
Varghese Kutty. Assist Vicars rev fr. Poulose Kuriyappuram, Rev Fr.
Eldho Chakyattil & Church Secretary E.A Jacob Eralil was present for
the function. After the evening prayer & procession, combined
anniversary of spiritual organizations of the chapel was held.
Very Rev Benyamin Mulayirikkal Remban lead the Holy Trimass on 23rd
April. After the Holy Mass, Procession was held to St. Abdul Jaleel
Mor Gregorious "Kurishumthotty".
laid for airapuram cross, under St George JSO Church Kunnakurudy by H.G
Mathews Mor Aprem
Airapuram: Foundation stone laid for
airapuram cross, under St George JSO Church Kunnakurudy by H.G
Mathews Mor Aprem
Retreat at St Marys JSO Capel,
Georgian Voice (Magazine by the Youth Association of Karingachira Cathedral)
St George JSO Church, Rockland county celebrates
its parish saints Perunnal on April 24th & 25th. H.E Yeldho Mor Theethose
will be chief celebrant Read
April 21, 2010 (Wednesday)
Dubai: Mor Ignatius Youth Association, under the
guidance of St Ignatius JSO Cathedral , Dubai is conducting a seminar on
‘Systems for Successful Living’ led by Mr. M. K. Angajan. Mr. Angajan is a
renowned international management philosopher and behavioral scientist. Seminar
will mainly include tips to reduce stress, control anger, reaction to the world
and other general confidence building tips.
cordially invited to attend and make use of the seminar that will be conducted
in St Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai on Friday, 23 April
2010 at 11.00 AM after the Holy Mass.
Varikoli: JSVBS of St Marys JSO Church
Varikoli started at Mattakuzhy St Marys Sunday School hall on
April19th 2010. MJSSA Kandanad diocese director Mr K S Varghees
inaugurated the function. Vicar of St Marys JSO Church, Varikoli
Rev. Fr. Thomas Mureekan presided over. The auspicious presence of
Mr Bijon P.T (Director JSVBS), Mr Mathai C.T, Mr Reji E.A (Kandanad
district inspector), Rev.Fr Shibin Paul, Rev.Fr. Gibi were there for
the inauguration. Dn Baiju & Dn Georgekutty are taking classes for
the students. 50 teachers & 350 students are
participating in this JSVBS, which concludes on 24th of April 2010.
Feast of St. George
at St. George JSOC, Kallumukku on April 23rd & 24th Read
Feast of St. George
at Vadakkekara St. George JSO Chappel, under St. Thomas JSOC North
Paravoor on April 22nd & 23rd
H.G Issac Mor Osthatious celebrated the Holy Qurbana at St. Eugen
Moanstery in Arth, Switzerland on 18th of April.His Grace was
welcomed there by Rev. Raban Lahdho.The Syrian community in Arth
attended the Holy Service. After the Holy Qurbana a receiption was also give in the Saloon of the Monasteary. The
members of St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in
Zurich, Switzerland also attended the Holy Liturgy along with their
secretary, Mr Mathai Kakkattu.
Golden Jubilee of Priesthood
of Thekkattil Very Rev. T. C Abraham Cor Episcopa celebrated on
April 17, Saturday at Ranni St. Mary's JSO Simhasana Church H.B
Catholicos Baselios Thomas 1st Inagurated the celebrations
Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla visited Kumarakom
Attamangalam St. John's JSO Church The visit was as a part of the study of
Mrs. Roopika Chawla about the works of Raja Ravi Varma
KUMARAKOM: Chief Election Commissioner
of India, Navin Chawla along with his wife Mrs. Roopika Chawla
visited St. John's JSO Church here on April 17, Saturday. Mrs.
Roopika is doing a research on the works of Raja Ravi Varma and the
visit was to study about the portrait of St. Gregorios Chathuruthil
of India drawn by Ravi Varma in 1905. They were received by Vicar of
the church, Rev. Fr. John Pothanikkal, Rev. Fr. Kurian Mathew
Vadakkeparambil, Trustee V S Kuriakose, Secretary John George.
Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim visits the Dr. Nidal Shehadeh,
President of University of Aleppo
ALEPPO, SYRIA: Archbishop Dr. Mor Gregorios Youhanna
Ibrahim visited the new President of University of Aleppo, Dr. Nidal
Shehadeh on April 14, Wednesday at his chamber at the University
Campus here. Dr. Elias Shamao, Vice Chairman of Milli Majlis
in St. Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Cathedral accompanied Archbishop.
Dr. Gregorios wished Dr. Shehadeh on behalf of Syriac Orthodox
Church. The visit will surely be a landmark in the educational
relation between the Syriac Orthodox Church and the University, said
Dr. Gregorios. Hon. President of Syria, His Excellency Dr. Bashar Al
Assad appointed Dr. Nidal Shehadeh as the new President of the
University earlier this year and he is succeeding Dr. Mohammed Nizar
Akil. Dr. Shehadeh holds a PhD in Civil Engineering to his credit.
University of Aleppo, established in AD 1958, is the second largest
university in Syria, after University of Damascus.
Source: Office of the Archbishop,
at Manarcad St. Mary's JSO Cathedral
H.G Poulose Mor Irenios
spoke during the final day.
conducted at St. Mary's JSO cathedral from 05.04.2010 to 17.04.2010
concluded. All the Sunday school students under the Cathedral
participated. Vicar, Asst Vicars & Sunday school teachers lead the
MGJSM - Southern Zone
Student's Conference to be held on April 24, Sunday
More Details can be had from : Dn. Thomas Poothicode
(+91 98475 47832), Anish Mathew (+91 99951 95292)
St. George JSO
Church, Marathahalli, Bangalore - Few photos H.B Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will
consecrate on May 15, 16
Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim visits Governor of Aleppo
Archbishop Dr. Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim visited Governor of
Aleppo, His Excellency Ahmed Ali on April 14, Wednesday. Archbishop
was accompanied by Dr. Elias Samao and Taufiq Cyriac.
Baselios Thomas I consecrated Rev. Fr. K P Thomas as Cor
PUTHENCURIZ: Rev. Fr. K P Thomas
Kochuparampil, one of the senior most priests in Ankamali Diocese,
ordained as Cor Episcopa by His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I on April
15, Thursday, at St. Athanasius JSO Cathedral here. Secretary to the
Holy Episcopal Synod in Malankara, Mor Gregorios Joseph assisted.
Later a warm reception was given to Very Rev Cor Episcopa at
Pareeekkanny St. George JSO Church, where he serves the parish as
vicar for the past 23 years. Commander Dr. T U Kuruvila inaugurated
the public meeting. V. Rev. K P Thomas Cor Episcopa belongs to the
family of St. Coorilos Paulose Kochuparampil.
Jubilee celebration of Priesthood of Thekkattil Very Rev. T. C
Abraham Cor Episcopa on April 17, Saturday at Ranni St. Mary's
JSO Simhasana Church
His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will inaugurate the
RANNI: Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the
priesthood of one of senior most priests in Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Very Rev. Thekkattil T C Abraham Cor Episcopa
will be held at St. Mary's JSO Simhasana Church, here on April
17, Saturday. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will
inaugurate the celebrations at YMCA Auditorium here.
Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches and Institutions in India and
Abbott of Manjanikkara Dayaro, Mor Dionysius Geevarghese will
preside over. Archbishop Mor Severios Kuriakose will inaugurate
the Golden Jubilee Endowment. Bar Etho Briro Dr. D. Babu
Paul will be chief speaker. Metropolitans Their Graces
Geevarghese Mar Athanasius Episcopa (Ranni Nilakkal Diocese,
Marthoma Church), Mor Gregorios Kuriakose (Kallisserry Region of
Knanaya Jacobite Archdiocese), Mor Theodosius Mathews (Kollam
Diocese), Mor Athanasius Geevarghese (Metropolitan of Simhasana
Churches), Mor Ivanios Kuriakose (Ranni Region), Mor Barnabas
Geevarghese (Spiritual Organizations) will deliver benedictory
speeches. Anto Antony MP, Raju Abraham MLA, Joseph M Puthusserry
MLA, Fr. Dr. Bensy Mathew Kizhakkethil, P N Neelakandan
Namboothiri and other dignitaries will speak on the occasion.
Mor Athanasius Thirumeni,
Pray for us...
April 16, 2010 (Friday)
Julius Hanna Aydin, the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Germany is
WARBURG, GERMANY: : H.E Dr Julius Hanna
Aydin, the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Germany has been attacked and
tied up by an unknown robber in the early hours of Friday. His
Eminence has suffered serious injuries and been hospitalized. Police
has registered a case and started investigation.
Mangatoor St Peters sunday school anniversary
and Syrian convention
JSVBS organized by St Peters & St
Pauls JSO Church, Kolenchery and MJSSA
Mor Aprem family unit anniversary
April 15, 2010 (Thursday)
Bible School (VBS) of the Bangalore Diocese of the Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church started
BANGALORE: The Annual Vacation Bible
School (VBS) of the Bangalore Diocese of the Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Paulose M.U, Diocesan
Secretary at the St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral,
Queens Road, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Eldho John, Rev. Fr.
Geevarghese George Pulayath, Rev. Fr. John Iype, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose
Punnachalil, Mrs. Mruthu Thomas (VBS Director), Mr. B. Joseph, Dr.
N. K. Philip, Dr. Santhosh Korath, Manish Kuriakose, other Sunday
School teachers, volunteers and hundreds of children here today.
Earlier, the Sunday School flag was hoisted by Very Rev. Roy Abraham
Kochattu Cor-Episcopa. "Life so blessed" is the theme for this
year's VBS. Around 150 children from the various Jacobite churches
in Bangalore are taking part in this programme which will conclude
by 1.00 PM on Sunday 18th April 2009, said Rev. Fr. Prince T.
Mathews, the Sunday School Co-ordinator of the Diocese. Prayer,
Classes, Songs, Games and various other activities are arranged for
the children every day from 9.30 AM to 4.15 PM.
SEED Award for Zacharia Mathew
KOLLAM: Zacharia Mathew, son
of Very Rev T C Mathew Cor Episcopa has been selected for the
best coordinator award of SEED (Students Empowerment for
Environmental Development) in the Kollam Educational District.
Zacharia Mathew is working as HSA in Govt. High School, Vellimon,
Kollam. Zacharia Mathew works as the Joint Secretary, JSCYA,
Kollam Diocese and Treasurer, Thekkan Mekhala Manjanikkara
Padayathra Sanghom. SEED is a joint venture of Mathrubhumi
and Labour India.
Very Rev. Dr. Mani Rajan Cor
Episcopa has been appointed as the Principal
KOTTAYAM: Very Rev. Dr. Mani
Rajan Cor Episcopa, Vicar of St. Mary's JSO Simhasana Church,
Arthatt, Kunnamkulam has been appointed as the Principal of St.
Joseph's Training College, Mannanam, Kottayam. Dr. Mani Rajan
Cor Episcopa, renowned church historian and author of many books
is a research guide in Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi
University, Kottayam. Dr. Mani Rajan Cor Episcopa has done MSc
in Chemistry, MEd and PhD in Chemistry.
Very Rev. Finahas Rabban celebrated at Malecuriz
Dayaro on April 14, Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Metropolitan of Niranam, Dr. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese addressed the Pre-Assembly forum for people living with
HIV and AIDS at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday, April 12, 2010.
Mor Coorilos gave a theological presentation on Christian Care for
People Living with HIV-AIDS. The Pre-Assembly forum was attended by
60 people comprising of bishops, church leaders, theologians,
medical professionals, counsellors and people living with HIV and
AIDS. Mor Coorilos will also address the Assembly of the Christian
Conference of Asia on the 19th. The Assembly will commence on the
14th and will conclude on the 21st. Mor Coorilos is also
representing the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church at the Assembly and
His Grace is also one of the resource persons for the Assembly as
well as pre-assembly meetings.
Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch His
Beatitude Gregorios III Laham visits His Holiness at Patriarchal
His Beatitude was accompanied by the
Pontifical Mission commissioned by Pope Benedict XIV
MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Greek
Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Lebanon, His Beatitude
Gregorios III Laham visited His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius
Zakka I Iwas at St. Ephraim's Patriarchal Monastery here on
April 11, Sunday. His Beatitude is accompanied by the members of
Pontifical Mission in the Middle East. His Eminence Cardinal
Tarcisio Bertone, Cardinal Secretary of Vatican State is leading
the Mission. Their Eminences Metropolitans of Greek Melkite
Catholic Patriarchate is accompanying the Patriarch. The
delegation was welcomed by Metropolitans Their Eminences Mor
Philoxenos Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant) and Mor
Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director - Patriarchal Office) at the
monastery. The Pontifical Mission is commissioned by His
Holiness Pope Benedict XIV to study the situation of Christians
in Middle East. Cardinal Bertone referred the ecumenical
relations between the churches in Middle East as a model to the
whole world. His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham briefed His
Holiness about his recent visit to Malankara to attend the Syro
- Malankara Rite Metropolitan consecration of four monks held at
Trivandrum on March 13, 2010.
Consecration of St. Mary's JSO
Simhasana Church, Manicode, Mananthavady, Malabar
VBS Starts today at Mor Aphrem
JSO Church, Vadavathoor
Kudumba Unit Anniversary
celebrations at Kolencherry Sts. Peter's & Paul's JSO Church
April 13, 2010 (Tuesday)
Edavaka Sangamam and
Faith Proclamation Rally held at St. Mary's JSO Church, Varikkoli
His Beatitude Catholicos
Baselios Thomas I inaugurated
BASELIOS PAULOSE II NAGAR, VARIKKOLI:
Thousands of faithful proclaimed the true faith, viz. Antiochian
faith on April 11, Sunday at St. Mary's JSO Church here. His
Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I inaugurated the Edavaka
Sangamam and Faith Proclamation Rally. Rev. Fr. Thomas
Mureekkan, Vicar welcomed the dignitaries and faithful. Diocesan
Metropolitan His Grace Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews presided over the
function. Hon. Minister S Sharma inaugurated the House Construction
Scheme of Elias III Charitable Society. Holy Episcopal Synod
Secretary His Grace Mor Gregorios Joseph delivered the benedictory
speech. Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches and Institutions in
India, His Grace Mor Athanasius Geevarghese honoured the former
vicars of the church. K P Dhanapalan MP, M M Monayi MLA, Haji T H
Musthafa Ex Minister, Bar Etho M'hero Thampu George Thukalan,
Bar Etho Kashiro George Mathew Thekkethalakkal, Very Rev.
Panachiyil Thomas Cor Episcopa, Rev. Fr. Sleeba Paul Vattavelil and
others spoke on the occasion. General Convenor V E Thomas Velloor
delivered vote of thanks.
Kolkata parish bids farewell
to three of our deacons
KOLKATA: Three of our Deacons,
viz. Rev. Dn. Jolly Abraham (Kottayam Diocese), Rev. Dn. Libin
Kuriakose (Kottayam Diocese) and Rev. Dn. Christo C. Kurien (Knanaya
Arch Diocese) have very successfully completed their B.D. programme
from the Serampore University through the Bishops College in Kolkata
and they are returning to Kerala shortly for serving our great
their four year stay in Kolkata, they were active in all the
programmes of the St. Mary's JSO Church (Kolkata Parish). In order
to bid farewell to them, the Parish held a meeting in the Church
immediately after the Holy Qurbono on Sunday, the 11th
April 2010. Rev. Fr. (Dr.) K. P. Aleaz, the senior most Professor
of the Bishops College and the member priest of the Kolkata Parish
was also present in the meeting. The Vicar, Rev. Fr. Philipose
Abraham, detailed the contributions made by the Deacons to the
Parish and called upon all the members of the Parish to pray to God
so that the Deacons are blessed with the required wisdom to lead our
Church to further heights. Rev. Fr. (Dr.) K. P. Aleaz stated in
his address that the Deacons have proved their worth not only in
the College Campus but also in the Kolkata Parish. He also expressed
his confident that with the capabilities they have, the Deacons are
going to be very good assets for the entire Syriac Orthodox Church.
Fr. Aleaz concluded his address by wishing all the success in their
career. Mr. N. V. Alias, the Vice President of the Kolkata
Parish, also spoke on the occasion and conveyed the gratitude and
respect the parish is having towards them for all their
contributions. As a token of appreciation, the Deacons were
presented with mementos on behalf of the Parish.
Nazareth College of
Pharmacy, Tiruvalla bags 3rd Rank in MG
University B.Phram Examination
TIRUVALLA: Ms. V. Vani of Nazareth
College of Pharmacy, Tiruvalla run by Kananaya Jacobite Archdiocese
bagged III Rank in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) examination
held in 2010. The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi
University, Kottayam. Rev. Fr. Anil K Thomas Konnakkal is the
manager and Prof. A C Vyasan is the Principal of the college. Mr.
Mathew Jacob is the Secretary.
Feast of St George
at St George JSO Congregation, Galway, Ireland
Feast of our Patron Saint St George
will be celebrated at St George JSO congregation Galway at
Clarinbridge church on 23rd&24 th April (Friday&Saturday).
6.30pm- Evening Prayer
1.30pm-Pradhikshanam, Kaimuthu, Asheervadham.
2.30pm -Lelam, Nercha
St. George JSO Church, Marathahalli,
Bangalore to be consecrated on 15 & 16th May 2010
BANGALORE: Consecration of Marathahalli St. George Jacobite
Syriac Orthodox Church will be held on 15th May 2010 (6 PM Onwards) & 16th
May 2010 (8.30 AM Onwards) by His Beatitude Catholicos Mor Baselios Thomas
I, His Grace Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose (Bangalore) & His Grace Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq (Mylapore). All Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church
Member's residing in and arround Marathahalli - Bangalore do
join the group to get the latest updates.
Marathahalli Church Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/St_George_Church_Marathahalli
For details Contact - Rev. Fr. Kuriakose - Mobile : +91 9449975168,
Gigi Samuel - +91 9844108118
April 12, 2010 (Monday)
Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim visits His Holiness at
DAMASCUS: Greek Orthodox Patriarch His Beatitude Ignatius IV Hazim
visited His Holiness Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Ignatius
Zakka I Iwas at St. Ephraim's Patriarchal Monastery here on April
06, Tuesday. His Beatitude wished His Holiness Patriarch and Syriac
Orthodox Church a blessed Easter on behalf of Greek Orthodox Church.
Director of Patriarchal Office His Eminence Mor Dionysius Yuhanon
Kawaq and Patriarchal Assistant His Eminence Mor Philoxenos Mathias
Nayis welcomed His Beatitude Ignatius IV Hazim at the monastery. His
Eminence Archbishop Luke accompanied Ignatius IV Hazim.
European Knanaya Meet to be held at Manchester
on May 29, 30
European Knanaya Meet will be held at Manchester on May 29, 30,
2010. Archbishop of Knanaya Jacobite Archdiocese Mor Severios
Kuriakose and Archbishop Mor Silwanos Ayoob will attend. Archbishop
Mor Severios will inaugurate the meet on May 30, Sunday. Rev. Fr.
Dr. Jacob Thomas Manimala (Germany), Rev. Fr. Jomon Punnoose, Rev.
Fr. Saji Abraham will lead.
Committee of Christians and Muslims held at
Dr. Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim represented
ISTANBUL: Preparatory Committee of
Christians and Muslims held at Ecumenical Patriarchate here on April
09, Friday. His Holiness Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of
Constantinople received the delegation. His Eminence Archbishop Dr.
Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim represented Syriac Orthodox Church
and spoke on the good relation between the two communities. His
Holiness Bartholomew I honoured Syriac Orthodox Church by presenting
a memento to Dr. Gregorios. Dr. Gregorios thanked His Holiness and
wished the delegation a blessed Easter on behalf of Syriac Orthodox
Source: Office of the
Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Varikkoli Edavaka
Sanghamam & Faith Proclamation rally on 11th April 2010
Rajaratnam, Former President, National Council of Churches in India
(NCCI) passed away
H.G Dr. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese expressed grief in the sad demise of Dr. Rajaratnam
K. Rajaratnam PhD, DTh, DD, DLitt, economics
teacher and a leader of the United Evangelical
Lutheran Church in India, passed away here on
Wednesday. He was 89 and is survived by a son
and three daughters.
Born and raised in Tirupati, Professor
Rajaratnam obtained his doctorate in economics
from the London School of Economics after
completing his college education at the Madras
Christian College, Chennai. He taught at various
colleges, including the Andhra Christian
College, Guntur, the Madras Christian College,
Chennai, and at the University of Madras.
He was president of the National Council of
Churches in India (NCCI) and chairman of the
Commission of Dalits and Adivasis' Concern of
the NCCI. He introduced new departments such as
the Division of Social Action, New Gurukul
Theological College and Research Institute, and
the National Lutheran Health Medical Board,
which led to the establishment of the Martin
Luther Christian University, Shillong, of which
his son Dr. K. M. Shyamprasad is now the
Professor Rajaratnam established the Centre for
Research on New International Economic Order (CReNIO)
recognized by the UGC, Madras University and
Bharatidasan University for Ph.D. and M.Phil.
studies, and he was active during his stint at
the University of Madras in various capacities.
He was involved with various NGOs especially
working on Dalits and rural issues in Orissa and
Tamil Nadu. Mr. Shyamprasad said he was active
in education and social causes and had stepped
down as the Master of Serampore College last
He was director of CReNIO at the time of his
death. Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese of Niranam,
UK and Trivandrum Dioceses expressed grief on
the sad demise of Dr. Rajaratnam.
Pucadiyil Ittoop John conferred Padma Shri
by Her Excellency, the President
NEW DELHI: The
proud son of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church,
Prof. Dr. Pucadiyil Ittoop John was conferred
Padma Shri by Her Excellency, the President,
Dr. Pathibha Singh Patil at Rashtrapathi
Bhavan on April 08, Thursday. Dr. John is a
member of St. Ignatius JSO Simhasana Cathedral,
Kottayam and presently attending St. Mary's JSO
Church, Ahmedabad. Padma Shri Dr. P I John is
the great grand son of Pucadiyil Ittoop Writer,
the great historian of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Source: Press Trust of India (PTI)
April 10, 2010 (Saturday)
H.B Catholicose Baselios
Thomas I consecrated Beth Hoobo, Regional Centre of Kandanad
Diocese at Koothattukulam
New consecrated metropolitans
were accorded a warm reception
KOOTHATTUKULAM: Beth Hoobo,
the regional centre of Kandanad Diocese was consecrated by His
Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I on April 9, Friday. Newly
consecrated metropolitans of the church, Their Graces Mor
Philoxenos Zacharias (Malabar), Mor Osthatheos Ishaq (Mylapore)
and Mor Barnabas Geevarghese (Spiritual Organizations) were
given a warm reception at Palakuzha by the diocese. H.B
Catholicos Baselios Thomas I, Metropolitans Their Graces Dr. Mor
Ivanios Mathews, Mor Philoxenos Zacharias, Mor Osthatheos Ishaq,
Mor Barnabas Geevarghese, Babu Paul MLA, M J Jacob MLA,
Commander T M Jacob, Commander K A Thomas (Jt. Secretary,
Kandanad) and others spoke.
St. Mary's JSO Church -"Vilambara" rally held
Vilambara Rally started from Malecuriz Dayaro at 2 pm on April 10,
Saturday. Very Rev Fr. Finahas Ramban handed over the
Patriarchal flag to Fr. Thomas Mureekan & Youth association members.
H.G Mor Barnabas Geevarghese welcomed the rally at Puthencuriz
Patriarchal Centre. After visiting all the chapels and shrines, the
rally reached Varikoly St. Mary's JSO Church. Rev
Fr. Thomas Mureekan hosted the flag for the "Kudumbasamgamam". Fr.
Shibin & Fr. Giby was also present.
Varikoli St. Mary's JSO Church from 19th April to 24th April
Foundation stone for the new chapel of St. Thomas JSO Church, Annanagar, Chennai -101 was laid by H.G
Mor Osthatheos Ishaq ,
Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese on 08 April,2010 at Lazer
Garden, Kamaraj Nagar, Avadi,Chennai-600 071.
Regional Centre of Kandanad
Diocese at Koothattukulam to be consecrated on April 9, 10
KOOTHATTUKULAM: His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will
Centre, he Regional Centre of Kandanad Diocese at Koothattukulam
on April 9 & 10. Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews
and other Metropolitans of the church will assist Catholicos.
Newly consecrated metropolitans
will be given a reception at Koothattukulam. A committee
comprising 101 members was elected
to organize the functions related to consecration. The regional
centre has a chapel in the premises and an administrative block.
Metropolitan of Niranam, UK, Trivandrum Dioceses, H.G Dr. Mor
Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurated the UGC Sponsored Round table Conference
on the Land Issues in Kerala, held at Loyola College, Trivandrum.
Prof. T. K. Oommen (JNU, New Delhi), Dr. Sivandandan (Chairman,
SC/ST Commission) and other dignitaries attended the seminar. The
suggestions and recommendations of the conference will be submitted
to the Govt. of Kerala and public.
Congregation for Jacobite Syrian Church in Rome, Italy
ROME: St. Peter's & St.
Paul's Congregation formed in Rome, Italy. Rev. Fr. Prince Mannathoor
is the first vicar of the newly started church. Managing Committee
has decided to conduct Holy Mass every month. Rev. Fr. Prince
Mannathoor (President), Rev. Dn Aji George Kottayam ( Vice
President), Biju Puliyanniyil (Secratry), Madhu P Chacko (trusty),
Jacob Olickal (Joint Secratry), Joy Parambil (Youth Secratry), Joy T
P, sandeep Simon, Johny, Thomas T, Babu K & Thomas Chandanaparambil
were elected as the office bearers.
"Gregorian Voice" Published by Gregorian Hospital
Ministry & Prayer cell April edition online.
Published by St. Ignatius Syrian
Orthodox Congregation Ireland April edition online
Thousands of faithful
attended "Paithal Nercha" at Piravom St. Mary's JSO "Valiya Pally
April 07, 2010 (Wednesday)
Cardiology Department has started in Mor Baselious Medical
Mission hospital, Kothamangalam Mathrubhumi
Dental Multi specialty clinic started at Mor
Baselious Medical Mission hosptial, Kothamangalam