Thought for the Day
"Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in
the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very
roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps,
till the legend, over steep ways to the stars,
fulfills itself". - W. C. Doane
December 31, 2010 (Friday)
Malankara Gospel Convention from December 26th to
Centenary Celebrations of Knanaya Archdiocese of Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church Concluded.
Baselious Thomas 1st inaugurated the public function & lead the 101
Centenary Celebrations of Knanaya diocese of Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church Concluded here. H.B Catholicose Baselious thomas 1st
inagurated the public function. H.E Kuriakose Mor Severious, the
Chief metropolitan of Knanaya Jacobite Arch Diocese presided over
the function. Philipose Mar Chrisostom Marthoma Valiaya Metrapolitha,
Arch Bishop Mar Mathew Moolakkat, H.G Kuriakose Mor Gregorious,
Kuriakose Mor Evanious, Arch Bishop Thomas Mar Coorilose (Malankara
catholic) & H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose spoke during the occasion.
Lots of Priests, deacons, nuns & thousands of faithful participated.
H.G Mor Geevarghese coorilose celebrated Christmas with HIV +Ve
Coorilos Geevarghese, Metropolitan of Niranam diocese celebrated
Christmas with HIV positive children on Christmas day. Mor Coorilos
along with Fr. Biju (CSI) and Mr. Joseph Chacko (Mar Thoma Church)
spent the morning with six HIV positive children who live at "Asha
Kiran" in Pampady, Kottayam. The children performed various cultural
programs. The Metropolitan had lunch with the children and the staff
at Asha Kiran.
Consecration of St. Mary's JSOC, Surat held on 11th & 12th December.
Baselious Thomas 1st lead the consecration ceremony assisted by H.G
Kuriakose Mor Ousebious
SURAT: The holy
consecration of St.Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church ,Surat, was
conducted on 11th and 12 th December, 2010 by His Beatitude Aboon
Mor Baselius Thomas-I, Catholicose of the East, and President of the
Holy Synod assisted by H.E.Kuriaskose Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of
Mumbai Dicoess and also dedicated a Cross of Stone in the memory of
late lamented Mor Ignatius Ahattullah Bava of the historical Koonan
Kurisu fame. Priests , Deacons and Sisters and Fathful children of
various parishes of Gujarat and Mumbai as well as different
denominations of Surat attended the Holy consecration confirmed the
fact that the visit of His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas-I,
and the holy consecration have been a totally heavenly experience
having spiritual bliss all around .
Bhopal St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church celebrated
Christmas with Poor and Destitute in the street.
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church celebrated Christmas with Poor and
Destitute in the street. The Vicar and parish members particiapted
in the program and enjoyed the happiness of sharing with the needy
Christmas celebrated at St. Stephen's JSOC Abudhabi.
celebrated at St. Stephen's JSOC Abudhabi in the leadership of Rev.
Fr. Aby Varkey & Rev. Fr. Tinu T Joy with the participation of all
the spiritual organizations and faithful of the church.
H.G Mor Geevarghese Coorilose inagurated ecumenical gettogether
organized by U.R.I Peace centre.
Mor Geevarghese Coorilose inagurated the eye donation program
organized by "Wisemen International district 11"
Christams celebrated at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral Manarcad.
H.G Joseph Mor Gregorious lead the Holy Mass.
and New Year celebrations held at St. Mary's JSOC Ireland. Rev Fr.
BAbu Alias and managing committe members of the church organized the
function. All the spiritual organizations has performed carol
singing and participated in the cultural programmes held after that.
by Christians in middle east to keep up their faith
Malphono Naseeho Rev. P P Joseph
Kasheesha (Nadaapuzha Achen) entered his Heavenly
KARINGACHIRA: Malphono NaseehoRev. P P Joseph Kasheesha,
popularly known as Nadaapuzha Achen passed away and
entered his heavenly abode. Rev. Achen was one of
the senior priests of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Church. He also served as the first Headmaster of
Mor Koorilose Memorial (M.K.M) Higher Secondary
School, Piravom. The funeral held at St.
George JSO Cathedral, Karingachira yesterday.
Malankara Syriac Voice offers its condolences to the
grieving family and we pray for the soul of the
Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurated the Eye
Donation Camp of Y's Men's International
THIRUVALLA: Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese of Niranam,
inaugurated the Eye Donation Camp of Y's Men International District
11. District Governor Ym. Pradeep Mammen Mathew presided
over.International Council Member, Ym. V M John, Yw. Santhi Soman,
Yw. Ani Abraham, Yw. Suzie Mathew, Ym. Moni Zacharia, Ym. Philip
Koshy, Ym. Mammen Oommen spoke on the occasion.
Fr. Jomy Joseph conferred Doctor of Theology (D.Th) Degree. He did
his doctoral research at the Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg,
Austria on the theme “Integrity of Creation in the Theology of
Ephrem the Syrian: A Patristic Eco-theology” under the guidance of
Univ. Prof. Dr. Dietmar W. Winkler, an eminent scholar of
Ecclesiastical studies and the consultant to the Pontifical Council
for promoting Christian Unity. Fr. Jomy Joseph, son of Shri. C. M.
Joseph Chully and Smt. Mary Joseph Chully, hails from Aluva, belongs
to Thrikkunnath St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Aluva (Angamaly
Region of Angamaly Diocese). After his theological studies at the
United Theological College Bangalore, he joined MSOT Seminary
Vettickal and served in various capacities as Tutor, Field Education
and Library-in-charges. Currently, he is serving as the Vicar of St.
Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church, Switzerland.
Christmas Programme of Mor Philoxenos Zacharias
MEENANGADI: Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Zacharias will lead
the Christmas Programme at Thrikkaipetta St. Thomas JSO Church,
starts at 6.30 PM.
Public Relations Directorate, Malabar Diocese
Athanasius Memorial Football tournament becomes International Mangalam
Christmas Eve held at Ankamali St. Mary's JSO Soonoro
Bar Etho Thanono Commander M C Jacob of Anna
Kitex Group of Companies was honoured with the
first Life Time Achievement Award for
Industrialists by Government of Kerala. Hon.
Minister for Industries, Shri Elamaram Kareem
presented the award in a function held here on
December 21, Tuesday. Adv. M M Monayi MLA
presided over the function. The message of Hon.
Leader of Opposition Shri Oommen Chandy was
read. His Beatitude Catholicos Dr. Baselios
Thomas I, Hon. Minister for Transportation, Shri
Jose Thettayil, Commander T M Jacob, District
Collector, Dr. M Beena IAS, Addl. Chief
Secretary Shri. T Balakrishnan IAS, KSIDC MD
Shri. Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS, Shri. T O Sooraj
IAS, Smt. Safiya Ali, Nest Group Chairman Shri.
Javad Hassan, Kerala Chambers of Commerce &
Industries Chairman Shri. K M Abdulla, Shri.
George P Thomas spoke on the occasion.
Rev. Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel
elected as the Chairman of Wayanad Ecumenical Action
Christian Leaders' Forum (ECLF)
The annual General Body of Wayanad Ecumenical
Action Christian Leaders' Forum held at Kalpetta,
under the president ship of Shri. T K Luka. General
Convener Dr. V M Jose presented the report for the
year 2010. The General Body unanimously elected Rev.
Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel (Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church) as the new chairman. Rev. Sr.
Jovitta (Syro Malabar Church), Fr. Moncy Jacob
(Indian Orthodox Church), Rev. Joseph Ambatt are the
new Vice Presidents. Other office beareres are: Dr.
V M Jose (Syro Malabar Church, General Convener),
Shri. T K Yeldo, Snt. Asha Paul (Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Jt. Conveners), Shri C H Stanley
(CSI, Treasurer), Shri T K Luka (Syro Malabar
Church), Fr. Baby Paulose Olikkal (Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church), Billy Graham (IPC), Dr. V N
Kunjukunju (CSI) are the programme coordinators.
HG Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese delevered
benedictory speech in the inaugural function of "Gramakeli" Cultural
THIRUVALLA: Metropolitan of Niranam, UK Dioceses, Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese delevered
benedictory speech in the inaugural function of Gramakeli Cultural
Organization at Thiruvalla. Dr. Varghese George (Senior Vice
President, SJD) inaugurated the function. Jacob Thomas, Mulavana
Radhakrishnan and others spoke on the occasion. Thiruvalla
Gopikuttan Nair (Kathakali Music), Sajikumar Othara (Padayani), P J
Pallom (Drama Artist), Poet Kaviyoor Rajashekhran, Parumala Rajappan
(Folk Song) were honnoured on the occasion.
Thrikkunathu Seminary issue - Metran Kakshis
reject the proposal to allow H. Qurbana in St. Mary's JSO Church,
Thrikkunathu during the Dukhrono; The proposal was kept in the
meeting called by the District collector
'United Christmas Celebrations' at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral,
'Dukhrono' started at Mor Ignatius JSO Church,
'Dukhrono' and Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at
Mor Ignatius JSO Church, Kaipattoor from Dec 26th to 30th MathrubhumiManorama
"Dukhrono" of St. Ignatius Noorono at Sehion JSO
Church, Onnakoor from Dec 30th to Jan 1st Mathrubhumi
Consecration of Athani St. George Shrine on
January 1, 2 Manorama
December 22, 2010 (Wednesday)
of St. Thomas, the Apostle was celebrated at St. Thomas JSO Church,
Manthalir on Dec 18th & 19th
'Dukhrono' of St. Thomas was held at St. Thomas JSO Church,
Manthalir in Thumpamon Diocese on Dec 18th and 19th. On the main 'Perunnal
day' on the 19th, Holy mass was celebrated by HG Mor Militheos
Yuhanon - Metropolitan of the Thumpamon Diocese.
After the Holy Mass and special Perunnal prayers, His Grace laid the
foundation stone for the renovation work of the Church.
'Dukhrono' of Mor Ignatius
Noorono & Bible convention at Mor Ignatius JSO Church,Prakkanam from
December 19th to 29. Flag Hoisted by Very.Rev. Thomas Cor-Episcopa
HG Mor Themotheos Thomas inagurated the meeting
of the 'Malankara Jacobite Syrian Shushrooshaka Sangham' - Kottayam
Christmas Night at St. Ignatius JSO Church, Prappos on Dec 22nd
December 21, 2010 (Tuesday)
problems in Malankara should be settled in a peaceful manner : His
PIRAVOM: The problems in Malankara church should be solved in
a peaceful manner, said His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I.
His Beatitude was addressing the faithful, after inaugurating the
Family Units Meet at Piravom Valiya Pally. The functioning of Family
Units at Piravom Valiya Pally is a model for other churches, His
Beatitude added. Diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews
presided over. Hon. MLA, Shri M J Jacob, Asst. Vicar of the church,
Fr. Scaria Vadakkattil, Shri Sabu K Jacob (President, Piravom
Panchayath), Trustee, Shri. Mathai Manappatt, Shri. Mathai
Thekkummoottil, Shri. Reji P Varghese, Shri. Biju Varghese, Smt.
Kunjumol George and others spoke on the occasion.
Feast at Chengalam St. Thomas JSO
Church (1 News report attached)
December 20, 2010 (Monday)
Islamic Civilization University of Beirut honors His Holiness with a
DAMSCUS: The coveted Islamic Civilization University of Beirut,
Syria honored His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas with a
honorary Doctorate on December 17, Friday, as per the nomination and
recommendation of Department of Religion & Philosophy of ICOU,
considering His Holiness' service to the society and nation in
whole. The Chairman of the University HE Professor Ahmed Grand along
with the Board Members visited His Holiness at the patriarchal
monastery of St. Ephraim and handed over the certificate of merit on
behalf of the university. Hon. Minister for Waqf, His Excellency Dr.
Mohammed Abdul Sattar, His Excellency Dr Nabil Sulieman, Private
Secretary to the Hon. President of Syria, Metropolitans Their
Eminences Mor Philoxenos Mathiyas Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant) and
Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Patriarchal Curia), Reverend Fathers
and sisters were present on the occasion. Dr. Nabil Sulieman handed
over His Holiness the honours of Dr. Bassar Al Assad, His Excellency
Syrian Orthodox Delegation visits Roman Orthodox Patriarchate at
DAMASCUS: As per
the invitation of the His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius Hazaim IV of
Roman Orthodox Patriarchate, His Holiness Patriarch commissioned a
delegation comprises, Metropolitans Mor Philoxenos Mathiyas Nayis
(Patriarchal Assistant & Director of St. Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox
Seminary) and Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Patriarchal Curia) to the
Head Quarters of Roman Orthodox Church at Damascus. The delegation
visited His Beatitude on December 18, Saturday and conveyed the
wishes and blessings of His Holiness. Metropolitans attended in a
special prayer conducted at the HQ on the day of remembrance of St.
day seminar for Sunday School Teacher held at Manarcad Cathedral
MANARCAD: One day
seminar for the Sunday School Teachers held at Morth Mariyam JSO
Cathedral Manarcad on December, Sunday. Metropolitan Mor Osthatheos
Ishaq, Vicar Very Rev. E.T.Kuriakose Cor Episcopa Ittyadathu,
Asst.Vicar Fr.Kuriakose Kalayil and District Inspector Fr.Mathew M.
Babu Vadakkeparampil lead the seminar.
December 19, 2010 (Sunday)
for the Jubilee Perunnal at Marthomman Cathedral, Mulanthuruthy
H.B Baselios Thomas
Ist will hoist the flag for Akila Malankara Suvishesha Yogam
Perunnal at St Simons
JSO Church, Vellore starts todayManorama
churches in an around Thrikkaipetta joined hands together for a
United Christmas celebration today Mangalam
Memorial feast of
H.G Samuel Mor Philexinous at St Peters & St Pauls Cathedral,
Meenangadi on 16th and 17th of JanMathrubhumi
Parish Day & Family
Get-together at St Marys Hermon JSO Church, Aazhakam on 19th Jan Mathrubhumi
Managing Committee of
the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church to be held today
of the Knanaya Arch DioceseMathrubhumi
Perunnal at St Thomas
Gethzamana JSO Church, ChakkaraparambuMathrubhumi
Orthodox Church conducts holy mass at St Peters & St Pauls JSO
church, Kolenchery on their turn Mathrubhumi
Feast of St Thomas at
St Thomas JSO Church, EimuryMathrubhumi
Christmas eve and
carol competition on today at St Marys JSO Cathedral, AngamalyMathrubhumi
Mor Athanasious trophy
inter school invitation football tournament starts on Jan 08 2011Press
His Holiness Mor
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch headed the Syrian Orthodox
delegation at the "Christian - Muslim Brotherhood conference"
His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I
Iwas Patriarch headed the Syrian Orthodox delegation at the
"Christian - Muslim Brotherhood conference" organised by the
Ministry of Awqaf in Syria in co-operation with the Heads of the
Christian communities in Syria.
The Syrian Orthodox delegation
headed by His Holiness included HG Mor Theophilose George Saliba,
HG Mor Osthatheos Matta Roham, HG Mor Silvanus Petros, HG Mor
Justanius Paulose, HG Mor Clemis Daniel Korieh, HG Mor
Philexinose Mathias Nayis, HG Mor Dionysius John Kawaq, A large
number of Monks, Nuns, Students of the St. Ephraim Theological
College, Priests and faithful from the various parishes of the
Diocese of Euphrates & Jazeera and Priests and faithful from the
Cathedral of the H. Girdle, Homs.
In addition to His Holiness, Rev.
Fr. John Shabo ( on behalf of HG Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim
), HG Mor Theophilose George Saliba and HG Mor Osthatheos Matta
Roham spoke on behlf of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
"Perunnal & Gospel
Convention" at Mor Ignatius JSO Church, Chakkuvarakkal from Dec
16th to 20th; Flag Hoisted for this year's Perunnal Celebrations
CHAKKUVARAKKAL: "Perunnal & Gospel
Convention" for the year 2010 is being celeberated at Mor Ignatius
JSO Church, Chakkuvarakkal from Dec 16th to 20th. The 'Perunnal
kodiyettu' was conducted by the Vicar, Rev T.V Punnose Tharakan
Kasheesha on Dec 12th.
"Guru Vandanam" held today at
Mor Basil Higher Secondary School, Kothamangalam as
a part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.ManoramaMathrubhumi
"Idavaka Sangamam' and 'Rally of the Family
Units' to be held at Morth Mariam JSO Valiyapally, Piravom on Dec
19th; HB Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicose will inagurate the public
function. Metropolitans of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church will
Flag Hoisted for the 'Dukhrono'
of St. Thomas, the Apostle at Mount Tabor Marthoman JSO Church,
celebrations of Mor Elias Youth Association functioning under St.
Mary's JSO Church, PazhanthottamManorama
Celebrations' to be held at St. Thomas JSO Church, Thrikkaipatta on
Dec 19th Manorama
'Dukhrono' of St.
Thomas, the Apostle, 'Yeldho Perunnal' & Christmas celeberations to
be held at St. Thomas JSO Church, Manthalir from Dec 19th to 26thManorama
239th Dukhrono of
Unnoottan Ramban to be held at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Manarcad on
Dec 25th Mathrubhumi
Dukhrono of Mor
Ignatius Noorono & Gospel Convention at Mor Ignatius JSO Church,
Kannankode from Dec 17th to 20thMathrubhumi
December 17, 2010 (Friday)
December edition of Viswasasamrakshakan is online
Click on image
Ernakulam St. Mary's Soonoro Patriarchal cathedral
consecration on January 14th & 15th 2011.
Ernakulam St. Mary's Soonoro Patriarchal cathedral
consecration on January 14th & 15th 2011. H.B
Catholicose Baselios Thomas 1st, patriarchal delegates
and Metropolitans of our Holy church will lead the
consecration ceremony. This church will be one of the
biggest churches in Malankara. Very Rev Mulayirikkal
Benyamin Remban is serving as the vicar of the church.
Syrian Orthodox Church says it is ready for mediation ; 'Metran
Kakshis' say NOKerala KaumudiMangalam
Court directive for
Mediation - Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church submitted suggestion of
names for the Panel of MediatorsMathrubhumi
Family Convention held at Mor Aphrem Seminary, Chingavanam Manorama
Vacancy for ' Guest
Lecturers ' in Physics & Chemistry at Mor Athanasius Engineering
College, Kothamangalam Manorama
New office bearers
elected for MJSSA - Pallikkara DistrictMathrubhumi
Perunnal and Christmas
Celeberations at St. Thomas JSO Church, Manthalir from Dec 17th to
completed for the '21st All Malankara Gospel Convention' at
Puthenkurishu from Dec 26th to 31st Mangalam
76th Dukhrono of St.
Ignatius Elias III Bava at Manjanikkara from Feb 6th to 12thMangalam
Yeldho Lent Retreat &
" Winter Wonderland "program at St.George JSO Church, Carteret - New
NEW JERSEY: St. George Syrian Orthodox
Parish, Carteret ,New Jersey of the Malankara Archdiocese in North
America is organizing a Retreat in connection with Yeldho Lent on
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm. The main
theme of the Retreat will be " Living in the Inner Sanctury / Love
and Prayer." MGSOSA Carteret Church unit is also conducting "
Winter Wonderland" - a special program for Youth and Sunday School
Kids from 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm.
Rev.Dr.A.P.George (Vicar and President) and V.Rev.David Cheruthottil
Corepiscopo will lead both sessions.The evening prayer will be
conducted after the Retreat session.
Clergy, Leaders of the different Spiritual Organizations and Board
of Trustee members of the Parish co-ordially invite all faithful to
attend this spiritual event. For more details please contact,
Mr.Roy Skaria(Secretary) : 201-280-8003
December 15, 2010 (Wednesday)
Court pointed out that, the verdict will come as a Christmas or
100th Death Anniversary of Rev.
Kurikesu Easo Kaseeso celebrated at Kundara St.
Mary's JSOC Cathedral
KUNDARA: 100th Death Anniversary
of Rev. Kurikesu Easo Kaseeso celebrated at Kundara
St. Mary's JSOC Cathedral. H.G Mathews Mor
Thevodosious lead the Holy tri Mass. Lots of
faithful and priests participated in the Holy Mass &
the "Nercha" there after.
meeting of Kottayam Diocese on December 19th
Perunnal at Mount Thabore Marthoman Churchon 17th &
celebrations at Thrikaipatta, Waynad
December 14, 2010 (Tuesday)
of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni starts at
St. Mary's JSO Church, Panambady
PANAMPADY: HG Dr. Mor
Gregorios Joseph hoisted the flag marking the begining of
perunnal. Retreat led by HG Mor Philexinose Zacharias on Dec
11th & 12th; HG Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose will lead Holy
Mass on Dec 15th.
Kerala Bishop's conference held at POC
Kochi on 12-12-10.
H.G.Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose
Metropolitan represented Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and
delivered a speech.
KOCHI: Kerala Bishop's conference
held at POC Kochi on 12-12-10. H.G.Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose
Metropolitan represented Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and
delivered a speech. Apart from Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church,
Metrapolitians and representatives from Roman Catholic, Marthoma,
CSI & Indian orthodox participated in the conference. The conference
jointly decided to fight against all the anti social activities
that's happening in the society. KCBC President Joshua Mar Ignatious
presided over the function. Bishops from all the representative
churches spoke during the occasion.
Chakkuvarakkal Mor Ignathious JSO Church Perunnal & convenction from
Dec 16 - 20
Flag hosted by Vicar Rev.Fr.T.V Punnose
Tharakan on 12.12.2010
Pathanamthitta District orphanage fest held.
H.G Kuriakose Mor Gregorious
inaugurated the function.
District orphanage fest held. H.G Kuriakose Mor Gregorious
inaugurated the function. Prof. P.M Varghese, Thomas Kalamannil, S.
Somasegharan Nair, Joseph M Puthussery M.L.C, Rev. Fr. Cherian
Koottothara, N. Rajeev, Raju Pulimood, Babu George, John Mathew and
Sr. Clement were present for the function.
seminar for Women organized by State Socialwelfare department &
Habel foundation held.
Kalloppara: Awareness seminar for
Women organized by State Socialwelfare department & Habel foundation
held. H.G Kuriakose Mor Gregorious inagurated the function.
Kallooppara Panchayat members Aby Mekkaringad, Reji Chacko, Soosan
Thomson, Panchayat Vice President E. T Soman, Rev. Dr. T.T Sakharia,
Reji Philip, Shaji Chiraykkupurathu & samuel nellikkad were present.
December 13, 2010 (Monday)
"Saantharaatri" 2010 - An Eccumenical
Christmas celebration eve organized by Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Youth Association Bangalore Diocese concluded. St. Peter's
& St. Paul's JSOC emerged winner in the carol song competition.
2010 - An Eccumenical Christmas celebration eve organized by
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Youth Association Bangalore Diocese
concluded. 14 Church teams from various denominations including
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox, Marhtoma, Catholic & Indian Orthdox
participated in this years program. In an Inch to Inch carol song
competition St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC emerged winner. Rev. Fr.
Prosobh from Malankara catholic Church delivered the Christmas
message. St. Ignatious JSOC KR Puram bagged first prize for the
choreography competition for sunday school students. Very. Rev Roy
Kochattu Corepiscopa presided over the function. All the priests of
the diocese and the office bearers of Youth association were present
there to coordinate and make it a big success.
Eccumenical carol 2010 held at Chennai
H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose was the chief guest
this year Christmas with Christ in our hearts". H.G. Issac Mor
Osthatheos, Diocesan Metropolitan Mylapore Diocese was delivering
the Christmas Message to the 23 rd Ecumenical Christmas Carol
Service 2010 of Madras Ecumenical Christian Fellowship (MECF) here
in Chennai. Thirumeni during his message stressed the need to live
in Divine peace and we should seek Christ with tender heart like the
shepherds who saw the baby Jesus in the manger. Earlier Fr. Aby
Alias President Elect , MECF and Vicar St Thomas JSO Church Diocesan
Secretary introduced His Grace to the audience. A memento presented
to His Grace by MECF.
Dalit women Resource Centre of SCM India inaugurated.
Dalit Women Resource Centre, part of the centenary project of the
Student Christian Movement of India was dedicated to the glory of
God by the new General Secretary of the National Council of Churches
in India, the Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad. Metropolitan Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese, the Chairperson of the SCM India presided over the
function. Mr. Samuel Jayakumar, General Secretay welcomed the
gathering and Mr. A.J. Anandan, the honorable treasurer proposed
vote of thanks. Students of fellowship program of SCMI, senior
friends and staff attended the dedication service which was followed
by an agape meal.
93rd Dukhrono of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni held
at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Kandanad on Dec 11th & 12th.
Dukhrono of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni held at
St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Kandanad on Dec 11th & 12th. H.G Kuriakose
Mor Climmis lead the Holy trimass assisted by Vicars of the church.
Hundreds of faithful participated in the Holy tri Mass and the
procession held there after.
December 11, 2010 (Saturday)
'Dukhrono' of Mor Ignatius Noorono & Bible
convention at Mor Ignatius JSO Church, Adoor from Dec 12th to
HG Mor Dionysius Geevarghese - Metropolitan
of Simhasana Churches visited the Archbishophric of
Homs & Hama
HOMS: HG Mor Dionysius Geevarghese - Metropolitan
of Simhasana Churches visited the Archbishophric of
Homs & Hama. His Grace was cordially received by HE
Mor Silvanus Petros, the Archbishop of Homs & Hama.
His Grace congratulated His Eminence on the
anniversary of his ordination. His Grace was
accompanied by Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanakkal -
Secretary to His Holiness for Indian Church affairs
and other priests.
HG Dr. Mor Koorilose Geevarghese presided
over the closing ceremony of ' Sneha Sangamam &
Kalamela ' of Special School Children held at
a serious blow to the false claims of 'Metran Kakshis',
the Division bench of the Hon. Kerala High Court
rejected the appeal filed by them seeking 'Reciever
administration' in St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Church,
Kurinji. The court also rejected their demand for
permitting their Bishops to enter and offer Qurbana in
the church for the Perunnal. The court clearly stated
that the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church has total
administrative rights in this Church.
New Secretary to His Holiness for Indian Church Affairs
Rev. Fr. Mathew Karimpanakkal has been appointed as the
New Secretary to His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Patriarch for India affairs. Rev. Fr. Mathew will
replace Rev. Fr. Markose Abraham who served His Holiness
in this capacity for the last three years. MSV
Congratulates Rev. Fr. Mathew on his new appointment and
also wishes him the very best.
Diabetes & Blood Pressure checking camp, Seminar and
Counselling to be held by V. Rev K P Thomas Cor-Episcopa
Memorial Charitable Trust, Kallunkathra on Jan 9th.
day Fasting prayer and Retreat to be held at Mor Baselios
JSO Church, Kidangoor by Ankamali Mekhala Gospel Team.
Ankamaly Mekhala 'Vaideeka Sangham' conducted Christmas -
New Year convention.
Dukhrono of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni at
St. George JSO Church, Kutta on Dec 11th & 12th.
of the Souvenir published as a part of the 70th year of
priesthood celebrations of Rev. Fr. K C Mathews Kutholamadom.
Dukhrono of Mor Behnan Sahda & the Forty Martyrs at St.
George JSO Church, Cheruthottukunnel on Dec 9th & 10th.
December 09, 2010 (Thursday)
Ecumenical Dialogue between Syrian Orthodox Church
and The Roman Catholic Church takes another leap
Commission for Dialoguebetween
the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and the Roman
Catholic Church held on Dec 7th at Manganam
International Commission for Dialoguebetween
the Syrian Orthodox Church and the Roman
Catholic Church was held on Dec 7th at Manganam
Spirituality Centre. Topics of common interest
were discussed and agreements were reached upon.
The following decisions were made:
1. To share Churches and
Cemeteries in urgent and unavoidable situations
subject to mutually agreed upon conditions.
2. To publish the common
understanding reached between the two churches
regarding the Primacy of St. Peter
3. To send the translated
copy of the agreement made between the two
churches regarding the Holy Matrimony between
the members of our two churches to all the
Parish vicars along with necessary directives.
4. To include an
'Ecumenical Guideline' in the +1 and +2 Sunday
School curriculum of both our churches to create
an awareness among the younger generation about
the importance of Ecumenism and also to teach
them the common traditions and spirituality of
the Syrian Christians.
5. To appoint a Commission
to look into and study the effects of rising
Pentecostalism and the problems arising out of
The meeting was presided
over by HE Archbishop Brian Farell and HG Dr.
Mor Theophilose Kuriakose
The Roman Catholic church
was represented by Mar Joseph Powathil, Mar
Mathew Moolakkattu, HG Thomas Mor Koorilose,
Bishop Silverster Ponnumuthan, Rev. Dr. Mathew
Vellanikkal, Rev. Dr. Xavier Koodappuzha, Rev.
Dr. Jacob Thekkeparambil and Rev. Dr. Philip
Syrian Orthodox Church was represented by HG Dr.
Mor Gregorios Joseph, HG Mor Eusebios Kuriakose,
V. Rev. Dr Adai Jacob Cor-Episcopa, V. Rev. Dr
Moolayil Kuriakose Cor-Episcopa and Rev. Fr.
Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim - Archbishop of Aleppo
recieved Rev. Fr. Mathew Edathara, Rev. Fr. Aji Mathew
Karimpanakkal & Rev . Fr. Markose Abraham
Rev. Fr. Mathew Edathara, Rev. Fr. Aji Mathew
Karimpanakkal and Rev. Fr. Markose Abraham ( Joshi )
visited the Archbishophric of Aleppo and were recieved
by HE Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim, the Archbishop.
discussed on various topics related to the Indian church
affairs. His Eminence congratulated Rev. Fr. Markose on
his ordination and also for having succesfully served
His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch as his
secretary for the last three years. His Eminence also
welcomed Rev. Fr. Aji who will be taking the place of
Rev. Fr. Markose as Patriarchal secretary for Indian
Bar Eto Briro
Babu Paul IAS's reply to Babu Kuzhimattom regarding
proposed Parumala Jacobite Syrian Orthdox Church
Night celebrated at St. Mary's JSO Church, Copenhagen -
DENMARK: Christmas night was celebrated at St. Mary's
JSO Church, Copenhagen - Denmark on Dec 4th. The
celebrations were inaugurated by the
Honorable Indian High Commissioner to Denmark, His
Excellency Mr. Ashok Kumar Attri. The vicar, Rev. Eldose
Vattaparambil Kasheesha led the celebrations
Convention" at Sharonkunnu St. George JSO Church,
Pothanikkad from Dec 10th to 12th.
Baselios Thomas I Catholicose inagurated the "
Kizhakkambalam Bible Convention " at St. Peter's & St.
Paul's JSO Church, Kizhakkambalam.
Perunnal', Gospel Convention and Anniversary of the
Spiritual Organizations at St. George JSO Sehion Church,
Mookannoor from Dec 9th to 12th.
'Harvest Festival' at St. Mary's Knanaya JSO Sehion Church,
Chengalam on Dec 11th & 12th.
Kakshi" (Self proclaimed Indian Orthodox people) violated Court
order at Kurinji St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC..... RDO
filed case against "Metran Kakshi" for violating the court
The Metran Kakshis have shown their ugly face
again and proved once again that they can go to
any extent to create problems in the Church.
Metran Kakshis, who depend on Courts for
anything and everything consider themselves
above the court orders and law.
Today's incidents at Kurinji St. Peter's & St.
Paul's JSO Church proves this once again. The
Metran Kakshi media, who are experts in twisting
facts and misguiding people has shown how
'Yellow" their so called internet journalism is.
What happened in Kurinji is this.... Last week,
the Metran Kakshis had approached the Court
asking to allow them conduct Penta - Mass in
Kurinji Church on the Perunnal day. In Kurinji
Church they have rights to offer qurbana on
alternate sundays ( due to the tracheary of
Athanasios ). This years Perunnal at the Church
falls in their share. They approached the court
to offer them police protection to offer the
Penta - Mass in the church. The court rejected
their appeal and strictly ordered them that no
priest other than the court approved Metran
kakshi priest can enter the church and offer
Qurbana. Their request for police protection was
summarily rejected. The Metran Kakshi media who
are masters in the act of lying ( something
which is a legacy left over to them by the
founder of their church ) had twisted the facts
and reported a lie. MSV had reported and exposed
this lie of theirs earlier.
What they could not achieve through courts, they
tried to achieve through force.
Today morning, around 07.00 am ( so early
?) their Metran Polycarpose along with a few 'goondas'
arrived at the church premises. There were
hardly 4 to 5 Jacobites present in the church at
that time. The people who came along with
Polycarpose manhandled the Jacobites present in
the church premises and forcefully entered the
church. They immediately started enacting a
drama inside the church ( and they call it
Qurbana ). By this time the Jacobites in the
area gathered in the church and asked them to go
out of the Church. The Metrann Kakshis continued
with their drama. Police arrived in the church
premises. Our request to move these people out
of our church was not accepted by the police
saying that they cannot enter the Madbaha of the
church. Once they finished with their drama,
which they finished in a hurry, they were
escorted out of the church by the police. It was
after this that our Bishops HG Mor Ivanos and HG
Mor Athanasios arrived in the Church.
The RDO arrived at the church and held a meeting
with both parties. He warned them and strongly
admonished the metran kakshis for having
violated the court order. RDO has filed a case
against the Metran kakshis for having violated
the court order.
The interesting part is that, today RDO had
called for a meeting of the two sides and the
meeting was scheduled at 11.00 am. But the
intention of metran kakshis in forcefully
creating a situation in the church before the
meeting with the RDO is self explanatory.
Another funny side of the whole episode is that
the Metran kakshis who accompanied Polycarpose
came with two sets of dress - one set good one
with which they came another set of one torn
ones which they put on when the Police started
The way in which everything happened proves
beyond doubt that it was pre-planned.
Polycarpose, who is a complete failure for
Metran Kakshis in Ankamaly ( as per Metran
Kakshis themselves ) is desperately looking for
such issues to come into limelight and increase
his stature among Metran Kakshis. So it is no
wonder that he made full use of the opportunity.
The RDO has handed over the keys of the Church
to the trustee of Kurinji JSOC.
Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC Case: High Court of Kerala ordered in
favour of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. Court rejected the
request from "Metran Kakshi" for getting police protection for
their "Metrans" to enter the church.
being that none of the "metran kakshi" (self claimed
Indian orthodox church) bishops can enter the church and
court rejected the petition filed by them, see how MOTV
spreading the lies.... ReadRead
December 08, 2010 (Wednesday)
HG Mor Osthatheos Isaac, Metropolitan of Mylapore & Delhi Dioceses
visited Dr. Joseph Mor Barnabas Metropolitan of the Malankara
Catholic Church in New Delhi
DELHI: HG Mor
Osthatheos Isaac, Metropolitan of Mylapore & Delhi Dioceses visited
Dr. Jacob mor Barnabas Metropolitan, the Apostolic Visitator -
Malankara Catholic Church at Ivanios Bhavan Bishops House, Neb Sarai,
Delhi on Dec 6th. Both Bishops discussed on various issues relating
to the two churces and they specially stressed on the necessity of
involving the youth more in the Church and related activities. Mor
Barnabas recalled with affection his stay in Mor Gabriel Dayara and
Kurkuma Dayra during his visit to Tur-abdeen, Turkey in 2004. He
specially recalled that during his stay in Tur-abdeen, he was very
much impressed with the Syriac tradition and liturgy of the Church
that is still being followed in our ancient monasteries.The
discussion also stressed on giving more importance to the usage of
Syriac in the liturgy of the church and also to orient the faithful
of the Church about the usage of Syriac language in the Church
Rev. Fr. Paulson Edakattil, Rev. Fr. Varghese Puthumankudiyil, Rev.
Fr. Vyshak and Rev. Fr. Rijo Puthenparampil accompanied HG Mor
of Mor Osthathiose Issac during Akaparambu Sabor
Afroth Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral Perunnal
Cmdr. Rajan Skariah, Delhi Diocese Lay Secretary wins 'Asia Pacific
Entrepreneurship Award - 2010'
DELHI: Cmdr. Rajan
Skariah, Delhi Diocese Lay Secretary and Managing Director - MECPRO
Heavy Engineering Limited, a New Delhi based company received the
most promising Entrepreneurship Award, 2010 instituted by Enterprise
Asia. The award has been instituted to recognize individuals who
have shown very promising achievements, tenacity and courage in the
The Award was presented by Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of
State for Defence, Government of India, Delhi at a glittering
function held at Hotel Hyatt, New Delhi on 20th November, 2010.
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) started as an initiative
to identify and recognize outstanding entrepreneurship, the Awards
have now evolved into a credible, highly desired awards in Asia
Pacific. Winners are torch bearers for entrepreneurship in their
respective countries. These Awards are accorded to the exemplary few
who have shown outstanding performance in the communication of their
visions, brands and strategies.
Cmdr. Rajan Skariah, Managing Director, Mecpro Heavy Engineering
Limited has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in
the down steam processing technologies in Palm Processing specially
extracting oil from Palm Fibre. "Technical Excellence & adherence to
high ethical standards are essential conditions for growth and
development of any organization and Mecpro has stood by these
principles," says Cmdr. Rajan Skariah. Mecpro is the only Indian
technology provider company to achieve this by out performing its
competition. Mecpro has been an acknowledged leader in synergizing
technologies with environment in harmony, by providing seamless
services from designing to engineering, precision manufacture to
Cmdr. Rajan Skariah expressed happiness at the recognition saying "I
am delighted for being honoured with Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship
Award. Commitment to R&D is closely aligned to our business goals
and this has created visible value for our customers. This award is
indeed a testimony to our efforts in this direction over the years
and I dedicate this award to my customers".
Mecpro is one of the leading turnkey plant & machinery suppliers and
technology providers in the Edible Oil industry, having successfully
executed over 150 projects, both in India and abroad during the last
24 years of its existence and is now in its silver jubilee year. It
has been spearheaded by a dynamic technocrat Rajan Skariah, Managing
Director, the driving force of the company, who has, through
in-house R&D efforts been able to develop innovative process
technologies, which have been developed, patented & commercialized,
"It surely is a momentous occasion, since our efforts have been
recognized" says elated Rajiv Arora, Executive Director, Mecpro
Heavy Engineering Limited. He further emphasised that "it was team
work which has shown results and the credit goes to Cmdr.Rajan
Skariah and the entire work force." Besides intensifying its current
business activities, Mecpro is also looking at expanding and
diversifying its portfolio for other industry segments, as well.
Cmdr. Rajan Skariah has served the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
as its Lay Secretary previously. MSV takes this opportunity to
congratulate Cmdr. Rajan Skariah and also we wish him all success in
his future projects.
His Eminence Luke Khoury, Assistant to the Patriarch of the Roman
Orthodox Church visited His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Eminence Luke Khoury, Assistant to the Patriarch of the Roman
Orthodox Church visited His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Patriarch at St. Ephraim Patriarchal Monastery in Ma'arat Saydanaya.
HG Mor Philexinose Mathias Nayis, the Patriarchal Assistant was
present during the meeting.
Various issues relating to the relationship between the two churches
Memorial Perunnal" of installation of the Holy Relics of St. Thomas
at Marthoman JSO Cathedral, Mulanthuruthy from Dec 18th to 21st.
St. Ignatius JSO Church - New Congregation formed and First Holy
Mass celeberated at San Diego on Dec 4th
SAN DIEGO: A new
congregation has been formed for the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
in San Diego. The new Church has been named after 'St. Ignatius
Noorono' and the first Holy Qurbono was celeberated by H.E Mor
Theethose Yeldho, Archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of North
America on Dec 4h.
Rev. Fr. Sabu
Thomas and Rev. Fr. Saji Markose assisted His Eminence in the Holy
Qurbono. Faithful living in and around San Diego participated in the
Divine Liturgy and were blessed.
of St. Ignatius Noorono, Bible Convention & Consecration of the Holy
Shrine at Mor Ignatius JSO Church, Chakkuvaraykkal from Dec 16th to
Dukhrono of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni to
be held at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Kandanad on Dec 11th &
Dukhrono of St. Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil Thirumeni who is
entombed at Panambady will be celebrated at St. Mary's JSO
Cathedral, Kandanad on Dec 11th and 12th. On Dec 11th evening, the
flag will be hoisted followed by the evening prayers. On sunday, Dec
12th morning the morning prayers will start at 7.30 am followed by
Holy Tri-Mass at 8.15 am.
Mor Eusebios Kuriakose , Metropolitan of Thrissur Diocese led
"Perunnal" Celeberations at St. George JSO Church, Chelakara.
Two day 'Picnic' organised by St.
Jacob's Knanaya JSO Valiyapally, Ramamangalam
British Council awards "International School Award" to Gregorian
Kerala Shanthi Samithi welcomes the Kerala High Court directive to
solve Century long Malankara Church dispute through mediation
Dukhrono of Mor Behnan Sahda and the forty Martyrs at St. George JSO
Church, Cheruthottukunnel on Dec 9th & 10th.
"Thamukku Perunnal" photos from St. George JSO Cathedral, Karingchira.
' The fight against Alcohol Addiction should be considered as a
Gospel and this message has to be delivered to every home' - HG.
Dr.Mor Koorilose Geevarghese. News
'21st All Malankara Gospel Convention' popularly known as 'Puthenkurishu
Covention' will be held from Dec 26th to 31st at Puthenkurishu.
December 06, 2010 (Monday)
HG Dr. Mor Koorilose Geevarghese,
Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese & Patriarchal Vicar of U.K
participated in the ''Convention against Alcohol Addiction"
organized by DYFI & SFI at Cochin Town Hall
COCHIN: HG Dr. Mor
Koorilose Geevarghese, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese & Patriarchal
Vicar of U.K participated in the ''Convention against Alcohol
Addiction" organized by DYFI & SFI at Cochin Town Hall. CPM State
secretary Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the convention. Lots of
dignitaries from different paths of life participated in the
HG. Dr. Mor Koorilose Geevarghese,
Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese & Patriarchal Vicar of U.K
inagurated the "AIDS Day" and Study class organized by Light & Life
Charitable Society and YMSC sub-region Youth Forum
Standing Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches meet at Cairo
CAIRO: The Standing
Committee of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East met
at St. Mark's Centre, Nasr City in Cairo on Dec 2nd. Thee meeting
was held as commissioned by the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox
Churches in the Middle East. HG Anba Bishoy - Secretary to the Holy
Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, HG Mor Theophilus George Saliba
- Metropolitan of Mt. Lebanon & Secretary to the Holy Synod of the
Syrian Orthodox Church, HG Mor Ph ilexinosMatthias Nayis -
Patriarchal Assistant of the Syrian Orthodox Church, HG Sebouh
Sarkissian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, HG Nareg Almazian of the
Armenian Orthodox Church and Mr. Guirgis Saleh - Secretary General
of the Council of Churches of the Middle East attended the meeting.
concerning the Oriental orthodox family in the Middle east, the
Christian - Muslim Dialogue and the upcoming General Assembly of the
Oriental Orthodox Churches in November 2011 were the main topics on
Later in the evening the Standing Committee members were received by
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch
of the Coptic Orthodox Church. His Holiness gave Apostolic
benediction to the members of the Committee, gave his advise on the
different topics on the agenda and extended his warm regards to His
Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas - The Patriarch of Antioch and
His Holiness Aram I - The Catholicose of Armenian Orthodox Church.
The delegates in turn thanked His Holiness for hosting the meeting
and all the hospitality accorded to them by the Coptic Orthodox
HG Mor Ivanios Kuriakose - Asst. Metropolitan of the Knanaya
Archdiocese honoured the senior photographers of Kerala
Meeting of Mor Kuriakose Family Unit, Vadayambadi functioning under
St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Church, Puthenkurishu.
"Gospel Convention" at St. George JSO Chapel, Cheriya Oorayam
'The Metran Kakshi actions in Kayamkulam Funeral incident painful' -
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
'Parish Day and Honouring the newly elected Representatives of the local
bodies' at St. George Knanaya JSO Valiyapally, Nilemperoor on Dec
'Gospel Convention' at Mount Zakka St. George JSO Church, Veloor on
Dec 6th & 7th.
"Shalem Convention" started at Mor Behnan Sahda JSO Valiyapally,
'We shall strive to maintain the True Faith' - HG Dr. Mor Ivanios
Mathews, Metropolitan of Kandanad Diocese.
Knanaya Archdiocese to honour the members of the Archdiocese who
were elected in the recent Panchayat elections at Mor Aphrem Dayara,
'Ankamaly Mekhala Gospel Convention' Planning committee Meeting held
at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Ankamali.
'9th Kizhakkambalam Convention' starts at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO
Church, Kizakkambalam from Dec 6th.
December 05, 2010 (Sunday)
Article by HH Ignatious Zakka I Iwas
The role of Women in the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox
Church, Kuwait the first Syrian Orthodox Church in Kuwait is
elevated as “Reesh Church” (Valiya Palli) by H.H. Ignatius Zakka I
Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.
KUWAIT: The blessed
Patriarchal Bull (Kalpana) was officially declared by H.G. Mathews
Mor Theodosius Metropolitan, the Patriarchal Vicar for Kuwait and
Kollam Dioceses, in the presence of H.B. Mor Baseliose Thomas I
Catholicose of India, and H.G. Mathews Mor Aprem, the Assistant
Metropolitan of Angamali Diocese during the Holy Tri-mass held on
Friday, 3rd December at NECK.
To celebrate this memorable occasion a public meeting was held on
the same day. H.B. the Catholicose, the Metropolitans and other
Guests of honors were received by the large gathering of cheering
Sunday School Students and church members with pomp and zeal with
lighted candles, Patriarchal and Church flags.
The meeting presided over by H.G. Mathews Mor Theodosius
Metropolitan . and H.B. Mor Baseliose Thomas I Catholicose unveiled
the Patriarchal Bull (Kalpana). The Chief Guest was H.G. Archbishop
Peter Rajic, the Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican Embassy of Kuwait,
H.G. Mathews Mor Aprem Metropolitan, Rev. Emmanuel Ghareb, the NECK
Chairman, Rev. Fr. C. Kurien , the Vicar of St. Peters Knanaya
Church, Mr. K.P. Koshy, the NECK Executive Administrator in their
felicitation speeches congratulated the church members and wished
them all success. During the meeting the very senior members, the
Silver Jubliee Members and the former Secretaries and Trustees were
honoured by presenting Shawl of Honour.
Mr. John C. Thomas, the Church Secretary welcomed the gathering and
V.Rev. Abraham Cor-episcopa Kothakeril, the Acting Vicar proposed
vote of thanks.
Group songs by Sunday School Students, Mar Baseliose Youth
Association, "Morth Mariam Vanitha Samajam" and the Church Choir
were enjoyed by all.
Xmas Celebrations & Felicitation of Commander Dr. Thomas John held
on 4th December
Augen Chappel (T-John College Chappel) conducted the inauguration of
Christmas and Felication of Commander Dr. Thomas John today (Dec 4th
2010). Rev. Fr. Roy Kochattu Corepiscopa celebrated the Holy Mass.
It was followed by the Felicitation function of Commander Dr. Thomas
John. The Vicar, Rev. Fr. Jacob Joseph welcomed the dignitaries.
Rev. Fr. Paulose, Rev. Fr. John Eipe, Rev. Fr. Eldho John, and
Commander Dr. Thomas John spoke on the occasion. Commander Dr.
Thomas John was felicitated with a “Ponnada”. It was followed by
cultural presentations of Sunday school kids. Youth Association of
the church made the program more colorful with the Carol songs, Xmas
tree, Santa Claus and the beautiful crib.
Poulose offered Holy Mass at St.Marys JSOC, Shapparton,
Irenious Poulose offered Holy Mass at St.Marys
JSOC,Shapparton,Australia during his visit to Australia & Newzland
Diocese. Lots of faithful in and around shapparton attended the Holy
Mass & the meeting held after that.
Christmas & Anniversary of Sunday School at St.
Mary's JSO Church, Waterford on Dec 19th
December 03, 2010 (Friday)
Perunnal at St. George Cathedral,
Perunnal" live telecast from St. George JSO
Cathedral, Karingachira on Malankara Vision (www.malankaravision.com)...
Evening prayers on Dec 2nd at 06.00 pm .... H.
Qurbono on Dec 3rd by HG Mor Gregorios Joseph
from 07.00 am onwards.... Watch and be blessed !
Consecration of St. John's
JSO Church, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman conducted on Nov 25th & 26th
SALALAH, SULTANATE OF
OMAN: The newly constructed St. John's JSO Church and Parsonage,
Salalah, Oman consecrated on Nov 25th & 26th. His Beatitude
Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos was the chief celebrant. HG Mor
Eusebios Kuriakose, Metropolitan of Thrissur Diocese & Patriarchal
Vicar of Oman, very Rev Kuriakose Corepiscopa Moolayil, Rev. Priests
and dignitaries from other churches
attended and assisted in the consecration ceremony. Malankara Syriac
Voice joins the faithful around the world in congratulating the
Vicar, Rev. Fr. Abey Stephen, the Church Managing Committee and the
faithful of Salalah Parish who worked hard to make this dream come
Perunnal started at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO
to open St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC Kolencherry keeping the
status quo during the closure of the church. Both Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church & "Metran Kakshi" will get turns to offer Holy
District court ordered in favor of Jacobite Syrian orthodox
church in Kallumkathara St. George JSOC case
Christmas programme at Mor Baselios JSO Church, Tullamore on
Christmas program of Mor Baselios JSO Chapel, Tullamore will
be held on Dec 30th evening. In addition to the Christmas
Carol program various cultural events will also be held. The
program will be held at the Tullamore Rugby Club.
This is the
first time a Christmas celebration is being held at Tullmore
Mor Baselios Chapel. Rev. Fr. Babu Alias, Secretary of the
Ireland Patriarchal Vicariate will be the main speaker on
details please contact: Rev. Fr. Joby Skariah ( Vicar ) :
087 6315962, Shri. Tomy Jacob ( Secretary & Programme Co-Ordinator
) - 087 7758464, Shri P J Varghese ( Trustee ) : 087 7661899
December 02, 2010 (Thursday)
Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, Kuwait being elevated as Reesh
Church (Valiya Pally)
Recognizing the prominence and activities, H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius
Zakka I Iwas with his blessed Apostolic Bull, St. George Universal
SOC have been elevated to a Reesh Church (Valiyapalli). On 3rd
December the declaration of 37 year old parish to a Reesh Church is
being celebrated with all pomp and glory during a tri mass with
Catholicos His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I as the chief celebrant
and assisted by Diocesan metropolitan and patriarchal vicar H.E. Mor
Theodosius Mathews and H.E. Mor Mathews Aphrem. A grand public
meeting will be held on the same day evening with well known
dignitaries and religious leaders with Reesh Church members
celebrating the occasion.
Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait was established in 1973,
with 13 Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian families having
allegiance to the Patriarch of Antioch, for worship and to cater to
their spiritual needs. Currently with, over 500 families and around
2000 members Kuwait St. George church is a shining jewel of Syrian
St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Kuwait is the mother
church of the two other Syrian Orthodox Churches in Kuwait which
were established in 2002 and 2005.
2010' - a family get-together of the St. Peter's Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Bahrain held
BAHRAIN: The Agape (the Christian Love)
2010, a family get-together of the Bahrain St.
Peter's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, was
held on Friday, 26th November 2010,at the Indian
School Auditorium at Isa Town, Bahrain. The
event was in connection with the reception given
to the newly appointed Patriarchal Vicar for the
Church, H.G. Mor Osthatheos Pathros. His Grace
arrived in Bahrain on 24th November 2010 and was
accorded a warm welcome at the airport by the
Vicar, Managing Committee and the faithful. A
tri-mass was celebrated on 26th Friday morning
at the Church, with Mor Osthatheos as the chief
celebrant and con-celebrated by the visiting
Vicar of Kuwait St. Mary's Jacobite Church Fr.
Aliyas George Elavinamannil and the Vicar of
Bahrain St. Peter's Church, Fr. Thomas
Nediyapalakkal. The reception meeting was
attended by vicars of various sister churches in
Bahrain, the visiting Vicar of Kuwait Jacobite
Church Fr. Aliyas George, The Chairman of
Co-ordination Committee of Indian Associations
in Bahrain Dr. P. V. Cherian, Daily Tribune News
paper's Managing Editor Mr. Soman Baby, Indian
School Chairman Mr. Abraham John and Kerala
Christian Ecumenical Council Secretary Mr. Sudin
Abraham. Various cultural programmes by the
Sunday School Children and members were also
presented during this event. Members who
completed 25 years in wedlock are honoured
during this family get-together programme.
Bishop Mor Osthatheos presented "Ponnada" to the
couple, as a token of appreciation from the
Parish. Gifts and trophies were presented to the
winners of Adults competitions held in October
2010.The programme concluded with a mimicry show
and grand buffet dinner.
Dr. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese attended the 'Awareness Camp against
Alcohol-addiction' organised by SFI - DYFI - AIDWA in
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese
attended the Awareness Camp against Alcohol Addiction organised by
SFI, DYFI and AIDWA jointly at Thiruvananthapuram. Hon. Chief
Minister Shri V S Achuthanandhan inaugurated the camp. AIDWA State
Secretary Smt. K K Shailaja MLA presided over. Hon. Minister Smt. P
K Shrimathi Teacher, Dr. Mor Coorilos, Chev. Dr. Adoor
Gopalakrishnan, Swamy Wruthambaranantha, Imam Jamaludheen Mankada,
DYFI National President Shri. P Sreeramakrishnan, Shri. T V Rajesh,
SFI State Secretary Shri. P Biju, President Shri K V Sumesh, M J
Meenambika, DYFI District Secretary Shri. K S Sunilkumar spoke on
"RAHAMO - 2010" -
Renewal Retreat and Counselling for Family and Students to
be held at St. George JSO Church, Mudavoor
MUDAVOOR: "RAHAMO -
2010" - Renewal Retreat and Counselling for Family and Students will
be held at St. George JSO Church, Mudavoor fom Dec 7th to 11th. The
program schedule is as given below:
Dec 7th to 10th - Renewal Retreat for family led by HG Mor
Philaxinos Zacharias Metropolitan
Dec 11th - Retreat for Students ( Moovattupuzha Region) led by HG
Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose Metropolitan