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30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka 1st, Patriarch of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.



Exclusive website on His Holiness



Click here to view the live broadcast of the 30th Enthronement anniversary celebrations of His Holiness The Patriarch

13 Sep : 7.00 pm GMT
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Holy Mooron Consecration on 19th September 2010 at Patriarchal Head Quarters, Syria

 

Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus: HH Patriarch Ignatius Zakka 1st will lead the consecration of Holy Chrism assisted by H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselious Thomas 1st & other Metropolitans of Holy Syrian Orthodox Church on 19th September 2010. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st will participate in the Holy occasion as per the special invitation of Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka 1st.

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The preparation for the consecration of Holy Chrism has been started on 10th September at Patriarchal Head quarters here. HH Ignatius Zakka 1st along with H.E Philexinose Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant & Director of St. Ephrem Theological seminary here) along with Rembans & Priests combined the materials for preparing Holy Chrism on 10th September in an atmosphere filled with prayers & hymns.

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September 19, 2010 (Sunday)

His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I Catholicos arrived at the Patriarchate

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MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I Catholicos has arrived at the Syrian Orthodox patriarchate near Damascus in Syria to participate in the H. Mooron consecration to be held on the 19th September. His Beatitude, accompanied by HG Mor Aphrem Mathews, was received at the Damascus international airport by HG Mor Philoxenos Mathias Nayis, the Patriarchal assistant and Rev. Dn. Joshy Abraham, the Patriarchal secretary for the Indian Affairs.

His Beatitude proceeded to the Patriarchal monastery at Ma`arat Sayyidnaya and congratulated His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Patriarch on completing thirty years as the Patriarch and supreme head of the Syrian orthodox church.

His Beatitude will be assisting His Holiness in the H. Mooron consecration today at patriarchate.

Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, Damascus


A new icon of St. Ignatius Noorono presented to the church at Ma`arat Sayyidnaya

MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: A new Icon of St. Ignatius Noorono, the third Patriarch of Antioch has been presented on the occasion of the consecration of the St. Ignatius Church at the Patriarchal centre , Ma`arat Sayyidnaya. The icon was drawn by the respected sisters of the monastery of St. Demiana of the Coptic Orthodox church.  St. Ignatius was the third patriarch of Antioch after St. Peter and St. Evodios. He was a disciple of St. Peter and St. John and a friend of St. Polycarpus of Smyrna. There is a popular traditional belief that St. Ignatius was the child our Lord took on his lap amidst his disciples as seen in Mathews 18:2. He was imprisoned by the Romans and condemned to the wild beasts. The church honours him as a saint and martyr.


Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, Damascus


"No religion teaches terrorism": Justice C K Abdul Rahim
Hon'ble Justice inaugurated Sunday School Teacher's Camp at Thuruthiply Valiya Pally

THURUTHIPLY: Honourable Justice of High Court, C K Abdul Rahim inaugurated Sunday School Teacher's Camp at Morth Mariyam JSO Valiya Pally on September 17, Friday. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I presided over. Nedumbasserry International Airport MD, Dr. C G Krishnadas Nair, MJSSA General Secretary Baby Mathara, Chev. Adv. Benjamin Paul, Baby Varghese, Dr. Jose D Kaipallil spoke on the occasion.

Mathrubhumi


St. Thomas JSO Church, Chengalam is being renovated for consecration
The work is progressing fast and the renovation work is expected to be completed by February 2011

September 18, 2010 (Saturday)

St. Mary's JSO Church, Coimbatore is being renovated for Consecration

 

Brochure - English 1         Brochure - English 2

Brochure - Malayalam 1         Brochure - Malayalam 2


Feast of St. Baselios Yeldho at Basinstock St. George JSO Church, United Kingdom      Notice

September 17, 2010 (Friday)

The Annual Holy Episcopal Synod of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church begins at the Patriarchal Monastery, Damascus

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MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS:  The annual Holy Synod of the Church of Antioch started today at  Ma`arat Sayyidnaya,  Damascus, under the chairmanship of His Holiness the Patriarch Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas. The Holy Synod began at 9.30 am with special prayers by H.H. Patriarch appealing the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church and the glorification of the Almighty. Thereafter spiritual hymns were sung marking the beginning of the Synod.

All the Metropolitans of the Synod except Mor Severios Ishak Zakka and the Mor Miltius Malke Lahdo, who could not come due to health grounds, are participating in the Synod. Metropolitans Their Eminences Mor Athanasius Geevarghese and Mor Theethoos Yeldho from India were also present in the Syrian synod as special invitees of His Holiness. After the conclusion of the Synod, on Sunday the 19th. the Holy Moroon consecration will be held at the Cathedral of  St. Peter & St. Paul in the Ma`arat Sayyidnaya led by His Holiness the Patriarch, assisted by His Beatitude the Catholicos and Metropolitans of the Universal Syrian Church.

 

Source: http://SyrianChurch.org


Uniform Distributed to the needy by Phoenix Relief Fund (PRF), Cheengeri

CHEENGERI, WAYANAD: Phoenix Relief Fund (PRF), under St. Mary's JSO Church, Cheengeri, Malabar distributed uniform and umbrellas to the needy at Govt. UP School, Karachal and St. Mary's AUP School, Kumbalery. President of PRF and vicar, Fr. Reji Paul Chavarpanal handed over the uniform kits to the respective headmasters in a solemn function, in the presence of A I Maani Adukalil, Secretary, PRF, T G Shaju Thudummel, Treasurer, PRF, T V Sajeesh Thathoth, P J Saji Pathikkal, Executive Committee Members, PRF and teachers & PTA Representatives of the schools.


An Article Written by V. Rev Fr. Abraham Kadavil Corepiscopa of Malankara Archdiocese of North America, about His Holiness Ignatius Zakka 1st Read

September 16, 2010 (Thursday)

30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka I
Celebrations held at Monastery of St. Ephrem, Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus

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Reception for H.G Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese & Perunnal at St. Mary's JSO Church Northamton, UK on 18th September

Venue: Victoria Road Congrigation Church,N N 1 5 ED Northamton.

More details contact: Fr. Raju Cheruvillil 07946557954
Saji -07872929545
Johnson- 07828610633


Conflict and Fight at Amayannoor Kazhunnuvalam St. Thomas "Metran Kakahi" Church Read


Retreat at St. George JSO Church Aberdeen on September 17th to 19th.

H.G Mor Philaxinos Zacharias will lead the retreat.

Program Details:
17th 5.45 PM - Reception for H.G Zacharias Mor Philaxinos. Followed by speech and "Dhyanam" lead by Mor Philaxinos Zacharias.

18th 12.00 PM "Dhyanam"
19th 11.45 AM Holy Mass H.G Mor Philaxinos Zacharias

Venue: St .Clements Episcopal Church , Mastrick Drive , AB 16 6 UF ,Aberdeen , Scotland , UK


The church representatives meeting of the Angamaly diocese postponed to 21st September Read

Feast of St. Eldho Mor Baselios at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC, Massapequa, NY on October 1st & 2nd Read Notice


30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka 1st

Celebrations held at Monastery of St. Ephrem, Ma`arat Sayyidnaya,Damascus.

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DAMASCUS: 30th Enthronement Anniversary of HH Ignatius Zakka 1st celebrated at Monastery of St. Ephrem, Ma`arat Sayyidnaya,Damascus yesterday. Metrapolitians of sister churches, various dignitaries, Metropolitans of Syrian Orthodox Church, Rembans, Priests, Nuns and faithful participated. The message from HH Pope Shenouda III of Alexandrian Patriarchate was read during the function. H.G Geevarghese Athanasius & H.E Eldho Mor Theethos represented Malankara. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st and other metropolitans of church in India will reach Patriarchate to take part in the celebrations today.


30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka 1st celebrated at Puthencuriz Patriarchal Centre ( Head Quarters of Syrian Orthodox Church in India)
H.B Catholicos Baselios Thomas I offered the Holy Mass at St. Athanasius Cathedral

PUTHENCURIZ: 30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka I celebrated at Puthencuriz Patriarchal Centre ( Head Quarters of Syrian Orthodox Church in India) today. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st lead the Thanksgiving Holy Mass at St. Athanasius Cathedral here assisted by H.G Mathews Mor Aprem here. Baretho Mahero Thambu George Thukalan (Church Secretary), Rembans, Priests, Deacons, Nuns, Church officials & lots of faithful attended the Holy Mass & the celebrations held here there after. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st cut the cake which marked the celebrations at the Church Headquarters in India.


30th Anniversary of Enthronement of HH Ignatius Zakka 1st, Patriarch of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church


Exclusive website on His Holiness

Click here to view the live broadcast of the 30th Enthronement anniversary celebrations of His Holiness The Patriarch

13 Sep : 7.00 pm GMT
14 Sep : 10.00 am GMT , 6.00 am GMT

Source: Syrianchurch.org

September 15, 2010 (Wednesday)

Ecumenical Meeting of Bishops, held at Castel Gandolfo (Rome), from 9-13 September 2010
Metropolitan Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose, the moderator of the conference, represented Syriac Orthodox Church
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ROME: The 29th Ecumenical Meeting of the Bishops was held at Castelgandolfo, Rome from 9-13 September 2010. 35 bishops from 17 countries attended the Conference. Apart from the discussions and dialogues, the participants visited St. Clements Church where the Holy Relics of St. Ignatius of Antioch (Ignatius Noorono) are entombed and  an ecumenical service was conducted. On sunday the 12th Sep., the bishops Joined  H.H. Pope Benedict XVI  with the audience for the midday Angelus at his summer residence. Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose Metropolitan, one of the moderators of the conference, was taken to His Holiness' reception chamber to meet him personally.


UK Family Conference concluded at Belfast
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BELFAST, UK: The second "U.K Annual Family Conference" was held under the auspices of Belfast St. Ignatius Elias JSO church on the 11th and 12 th of September. The family conference started with the hoisting of the Patriarchal flag by the Patriarchal Vicar of the U.K diocese HG Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese on 11th Sept. The highlight of this years family conference was the presence of HG Mor Philaxinos Zacharias of the Malabar diocese. Dr. Mor Coorilos presented the theme of this years family conference. HG Mor Philaxinos led the Bible classes and retreat. More than 500 delegates from the 19 parishes of the U.K diocese attended this years family conference making it a grand success. The conference concluded on 12th sept , sunday with the Holy Qurbono.


Sister Hatune honoured with 'Federal Cross of Merit' of Federal Republic of Germany

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IInd Ireland Family Conference concluded on 12th September at Esker Monastery, Galve.

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GALVE: IInd Ireland Family Conference inaugurated on 10th September at Esker Monastery, Galve. H.G Kuriakose Mor Dioscorus inaugurated the function held at Esker Monastery here. The family conference got concluded on 12th September. Close to 300 individuals participated in the family conference conducted this year. Very Rev. K P Geevarghese Cor Episcopus  lead the retreat. Fr. Samson Meloth of Pelicon Centre and Dr. Lazarus took the classes. H.G Kuriakose Mor Diascorose offered Holy Mass on the final day.


Dn. Varghese Paul of Bishop's College visited TAIZE in France

KOLKATA: Rev. Dn. Varghese Paul, Thombra, studying in the final year B.D. Course in  the Bishops College, Kolkata  was selected  by the institution for visiting TAIZE (a small village on the hills of the Burgundy province in Southern France) from May to August 2010 along with another student of the same College. Rev. Dn. Varghese Paul, Thombra, is from Kandanad Diocese.  It is also heartening to state that the Deacon was selected from a large number of students for the said prestigious programme. During the visit, he also had the opportunity of participating in the meetings with Archbishops of Dublin, Ireland and the Bishop of Porto Rico.

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September 14, 2010 (Tuesday)

H.G Dr. Mor Geevarghese Coorilos handed over promissory note for donation of his eyes to honourable Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

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THIRUVALLA: H.G Dr. Mor Geevarghese Coorilos handed over promissory note for donation of his eyes to Honourable Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan during the iftar organized by Niranam Diocese of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church on September 10th. Honourable minister on his speech emphasized the need for promoting eye and blood donation.  Cine director Blessy Chairman of "Kazhcha" precided over the function.


Niranam Diocese of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church organized an Iftar in accordance with Ramzan enforcing the religious harmony existing in the state on September 9th.

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THIRUVALLA: Niranam Diocese of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church organized an Iftar in accordance with Ramzan enforcing the religious harmony existing in the state on September 9th. Hundreds of people from different walks of life participated in the Iftar. Thantri Akeeraman Kaalidasa Bhattathiri inaugurated the function. Payippad Muslim Juma' ath Emam Muhammed Isa Alka delivered the message. Most Rev. Philipose Mar Chrisostom Metropolitan spoke during the occasion. Honorable Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan various church leaders and political leaders also spoke during the occasion.


The church representative meeting of Angamaly diocese at Kothamangalam Mount Sinai aramana Cathedral  Read Mathrubhumi

September 14
Dukhrono of St. John Chrysostom (Patriarch of Constantinople)

September 13, 2010 (Monday)

World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) held at the Renewal Centre at Kochi.

KOCHI: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lam inaugurated the World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) at the Renewal Centre at Kochi. The theme of the congress was Beyond conflict to reconciliation: The challenge of the 21st century. The Seminar presided by IARF president Dr,Thomas Mathew and started with the prayers from 11 different religions.

Dr. Sukumar Azhikode delivered the main speech. Arya Samajam president Agniveg, Sivarathri National centre Mahaswami Homidhalla, Swami Jidhath Majnanandha, Dr. Sheikh Ali, Hiroshima Foundation President Dr. Stephen Leeper and the only representative from the Christian religion H. E Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose (Resident Metropolitan, MSOT & Metropolitan in charge for Germany, Switzerland, Austria) delivered the speech.

The Seminar on religious freedom attended by social and religious leaders from different parts of the world. About 600 peace-makers from different parts of the globe took part in the Congress to discuss issues such as religion and human rights.

Source SOCM


Refreshment Course for priests conducted at Puthencuriz.

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PUTHENCURIZ: One day refreshment course was conducted for priests at Puthencuriz Patriarchal centre. Priests from various dioceses participated. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st, other metropolitans and Rev Dr. Davis Kurian lead the classes.


14th Dukhrono and 1st Death Anniversary Observed in St. James Syrian Orthodox Church, New Jersey of Malankara Archdiocese

NEW JERSEY: The 14th Dhukrono of Late Lamented H.B. Catholicos Baselius Paulose 2nd Bava and first death anniversary of Late. Rev. Fr. N.T. Kurian Chalissery ( St. Peters & St. Pauls Jacobite Church, Chalissery,Trichur Diocese) was observed in St.James Syrian Orthodox Church, Livingston, New Jersey of Malankara Archdiocese in USA. His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America celebrated the Holy Qurbono . Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Jacob Chalissry (Vicar and Diocesan Joint Secretary), Rev. Dn.Ani Skaria Thelappillil have assisted and many faithful from New York , New Jersey area have attended the Holy service.


H.G Joseph Mor Gregorios & H.G Mathews Mor Aphrem visited HH. Ignatius Zakka 1st at Patriarchal Head Quarters

Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus: H.G Joseph Mor Gregorious & H.G Mathews Mor Aprem visited HH. Ignatius Zakka 1st at Patriarchal Head Quarters. H.E Mor Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant & Director of St. Ephrem Theological Seminary) along with Rev Dn. Joshy (Secretary to Patriarch for Indian Affairs) was also present during the discussions.


Consecration of  Chapel at Avadi, Chennai under  St. Thomas JSOC Annanagar on 25th & 26th September

A chapel  for St Thomas JSO Church , Annanagar, Chennai  for the benefit of faithful from that area,  has been built in Avadi.  The consecration ceremony of this chapel is scheduled to be held 25 and 26 Sept 2010.   H.B. Dr. Baselios Thomas I, Catholicose of the East will lead the ceremony assisted by H.G. Mor Osthatios Issac, Asst. Metropolitan, Mylapore ( Chennai) Diocese.


"SARGGASANDHYA -2010" at St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Muscat

MUSCAT: Under the auspices of Martha Mariyam Vanitha Samajam Muscat Parish Unit, a visual treat named "SARGGASANDHYA-2010' will be held on 16 th September, 2010 at Ruwi Protestant Church Auditorium from 9.30 PM onwards. Rev.Fr.Alias Ipe, the Vicar and president, will inaugurate the function. Various cultural events will be staged under the oversee of Parish Martha Mariyam Vanitha Samajam members.


Oklahoma St.George Syrian Orthodox Church celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Church consecration and Parish day.

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OKLAHOMA: The public meeting held at May Fair center, Oklahoma City.The Vicar, Fr.Saju George presided over the public meeting. Rev. Fr. V. M. Thomas, Rev. Fr.Binu Thomas, Rev. Fr. Cherian Kunnel, Rev. Fr. Davis Chirayathu, Mr. Varghese, Mr.Jose John, C. M. Varghese, Reji Varghese, Alex Varghese, Nithi Varghese and Joby Joseph were Felicitated. Church souvenir published in the meeting.


H.G Kuriakose Mor Ivanios (Knanaya Archdiocese) elected as the Vice President of Kerala Council of Churches.

H.G Kuriakose Mor Ivanios (Knanaya Archdiocese) elected as the Vice President of Kerala Council of Churches on 28th October 2010, at the triennial Assembly held at Kottarakkara.

September 11, 2010 (Saturday)

A colloquium on the preservation of St. Thomas Christian Heritage

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KOCHI, KERALA, INDIA: The Association for Preservation of the St. Thomas Christian Heritage (APSTCH) hosted a colloquium on the efforts to digitize the ancient manuscripts and inscriptions that document the heritage of the St. Thomas Christians in India. The meeting was held at Ernakulam on September 8, 2010, Wednesday. Several linguists and historians from international and local universities participated. Notable participants included Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Mar Aprem (Chaldean Church), Dr. Hubert Kaufhold (University of Munich), Dr. Hidemi Takahashi (University of Tokyo), Dr. George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute and Publisher, Gorgias Press, New Jersey), and Fr. George Kurukkoor (Old Malayalam linguist).

Dr. Istvan Perczel (Tubingen University, Germany and Central-European University, Hungary) and Dr. Susan Thomas (Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kaladi, Kerala) presented the accomplishments of the digitization project initiated in 2005 that has digitized a large collection of endangered documents which are now being prepared for online and print publication as well as scholarly study.


"Ettu Nombu Perunnal" at various Syriac Orthodox Churches

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September 10, 2010 (Friday)

Metropolitan Mor Theodosius Mathews laid foundation stone for Kollam St. Thomas JSO Church

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KOLLAM: Metropolitan of Kollam Diocese, Mor Theodosius Mathews laid foundation stone for the latest project of the diocese, St. Thomas JSO Church at Kollam Town. The solemn function was attended by Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Sabu Samuel Adichanalloor, Fr. Punnose Tharakan, Very Rev. K J Thomas Cor-Episcopus  Adichanalloor, Very Rev. Mathews Cor-Episcopus Nallila, Very Rev. Abraham Mannikarottu Cor-Episcopus, Dn. Jhones Parakode and many faithful.


Service Centre started at Annamalai University Campus, Chidambaram

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ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, CHIDAMBARAM: Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church , Mylapore Diocese started spreading  its wings not only in Chennai city but also outside in Tamilnadu. Recently, for the benefit of the students, Staff and other members  of Annamalai University Campus, Chidambaram in TamilNadu, a service centre was started and as a first step, Holy Qurbana was celebrated in the  campus under the able guidance of Rev. Fr. Aby Alias ,Vicar , St. Thomas JSO Church, Annanagar, Chennai and Diocesan Secretary on 05 Sept 2010.  Around 250 students and others attended the Service.


UK Family Conference to be held at Belfast on Sep 11 & 12

  

BELFAST: This year's Family conference of Patriarchal Vicariate of Uk will be held at St. Athanasius Paulose Nagar (St. Bride Parish Hall, Belfast) on September 11 & 12 (Sat, Sun). Metropolitans Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese and Mor Philoxenos Zacharias will attend.

Press Release 1       Press Release 2

Viswasa Samrakshakan Special Edition

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IInd Ireland Family Conference starts today at Esker Monastery, Galve

 

GALVE, IRELAND: The IInd Ireland Family Conference will be held at Esker Monastery on Sep 10, 11 & 12. Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland, Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose will be the chief guest in the conference. Very Rev. K P Geevarghese Cor Episcopus will lead the retreat. Fr. Samson Meloth of Pelicon Centre and Dr. Lazarus will take classes.

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His Beatitude consecrated St. Mary's JSO Chapel under Chelad Bes Ania Church

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Kothamangalam: His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I consecrated St. Mary's JSO Chapel at Kallad, under St. Stephen's JSO Bes Ania Church, Chelad on September 07, Tuesday. On Sep 08, Wednesday, Very Rev. Yuhanon Plavilayil Rabban celebrated Holy Qurbono. Vicar, Fr. Geevarghese, Fr. Shaji, Fr. Daniel, Fr. Joseph, Fr. Baiju Chandy, Fr. Aby, Dn. Binu, Dn. Ben and lots of faithful attended.


World Syriac Conference at SEERI, Kottayam        Mathrubhumi

Retreat at Malecuriz Dayaro        Mathrubhumi

 

September 09, 2010 (Thursday)

August Edition Viswasa Samrakshakan is online

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September 08, 2010 (Wednesday)

Kerala Council of Churches Triennial Assembly concluded at Kottarakkara

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KOTTARAKKARA: KCC Triennial Assembly concluded at Kottarakkara Marthoma Jubilee Memorial Hall. Metropolitans Mor Seerios Kuriakose, Dr. Mor Theophilose  Kuriakose, President -  MGJSM, Mor Ivanios Kuriakose, Mrs. Dr. Susan Thomas, Mrs. Jorly Eldhose, Fr Manoj, Fr George Vayaliparambil (MGJSM Gen Secretary), Mr Santhoshkutty, Mr Siby Varghese (MGJSM co-ordinator) Mrs. Aliyamma and Mr Sajan participated in the assembly as the delegates from the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. Dr. Mor Theophilose presented a paper on Christian witness in the contemporary society. Rev Fr George Vayaliparambil was appointed as the KCC nomination committee member from the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church. Following members were elected as the officials from the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Mor Ivanios Kuriakose - Metropolitan Vice President, Mrs Susan Thomas- Vice President, Mrs Jorly eldhose - Education Commission Chairperson, Rev Fr Manoj - Pastoral Commission Chairperson, Mr Santhoshkutty - Executive Committee Member, Mrs Aliamma - Executive Committee Member.


MGJSM Pallikkara Regional Camp held at Thamarachal

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THAMARACHAL: Mor Gregorios Jacobite Students' Movement (MGJSM) Pallikkara Regional Camp held at Thamarachal St. Mary's JSO Church, September 04, Saturday. Rev. Sr. Golsago, Clinical Psychologist, Pothi Mental Health Centre took the class. Rev. Fr. George Vayaliparambil, General Secretary, led the class. Vicar Rev. Fr. Shibu Cherian, Mr. Aji Jacob Theppala (JSO Church Managing Committee member) also participated.


Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose celebrated Holy Qurbono at Knock Church

IRELAND: Patriarchal vicar of Ireland Metropolitan Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose who is visiting Ireland in relation to Family conference in Ireland, celebrated Holy Tri Mass in Knock church in Co.Mayo where  it is believed that St. Mary appeared to ordinary people before centuries. Fr. Babu Alias and Fr. Joby mon Scaria  assisted HG during service .It was a great experience for the Syrian Orthodox faithful to  attend mass during 'Ettunombu' in St Mary's Church where she appeared. Hundreds of faithful attended the Holy mass and Love feast after the mass.


Joseph Varghese ordained as Yaupadiakono

PATHANAMTHITTA: Joseph Varghese (Jose) of St. John the Baptist Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Yonkers, New York is ordained as Yaupadiakono on August 26 at St. Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Pathanamthitta by Metropolitan Mor Milithios Yuhanon. Dn. Joseph Varghese is currently enrolled in Graduate Studies at St. Joseph's Catholic Seminary, Yonkers pursuing  M.A, in Sacred Scriptures. Dn. Joseph is hailed from Kizhakethil House, Valiicodu-Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and the parent church is St. Mary's Jacobite Cathedral in Vallicodu-Kottayam.


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Kerala Congress Leaders met His Beatitude at Patriarchal Centre       Mathrubhumi


September 08
Birth of Mother Mary

 

September 07, 2010 (Tuesday)

Metropolitan Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose accorded a warm reception at Galway, Ireland

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GALWAY, IRELAND: Warm reception was given to Metropolitan Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose, the Patriarchal vicar of Ireland, who arrived in Galway airport, Ireland, on Sep 3 rd at 5PM. Mor Dioscorus will inaugurate the family conference which will be held in Esker Monastery, Athenry, Co Galway, Ireland on Sep 10,11&12. The reception was arranged by St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Congregation Galway under the leadership of vicar,  Fr. Babu Alias. Many of the parishioners, including office bearers of participated in the exciting function.


Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurates the District Special School Kalotsavam at Thiruvalla

THIRUVALLA: Metropolitan of Niranam, UK & Thiruvananthapuram Diocese, Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurated Pathanamthitta District Special School Kalotsavam at YMCA, Thiruvalla on September 04, Saturday. Joy John, Prof. Prasad Thomas Kodiyattu, Shaji Parayathukattil,Roji Kattasserry, George Varghese, C K Rajan, Ninan M Kochiyil spoke on the occasion.


A real model for the religious harmony - Niranam Diocese organises Ifthar Sangamam on Sep 8

THIRUVALLA: Niranam Diocese of Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church sets another great example for religious harmony, by organising an Ifthar Sangamam at YMCA, Thiruvalla on September 8, Wednesday. Thanthri Akkeeraman Kalidasa Bhattathiri will inaugurate the Sangamam which starts at 7.30 PM. Imam Council Chairman, Nadir Maulavi will give Ramadhan Message. Other dignitaries from various folks of life also will attend, said Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, the diocesan Metropolitan.

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Guruvandanam held at Manarcad St. Mary's College           Mathrubhumi

Retreat at Malecuriz Dayaro on Thursday          Mathrubhumi

 

September 06, 2010 (Monday)

Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese consecrates St. Paul's Mission Chapel in Chithoor, Andra Pradesh

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CHITHOOR, AP: Metropolitan Dr. Coorilos Geevarghese, President of St. Paul's Mission of India consecrated the newly built St. Paul's Mission Church of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church in Chithoor mission field in Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Mor Coorilos and the team from Pattimattam Mission Centre that accompanied the metropolitan were accorded a warm reception by the members of the church. Brother John (a convert) is in charge of this mission field. By the grace of God, our mission fields are flourishing in various parts of India. We urge every one to continue to pray for and support the activities of St. paul's Mission of India, the only missionary organization of our church.


His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will inaugurate the official website of Kattachira Pally today

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Cheengeri Perunnal starts on Sep 24, Friday

 

CHEENGERI: The feast of St. Baselios Yeldho, the main feast of St. Mary's JSO Church, Malabar starts on September 24. The main day of the feast is October 2. Metropolitans Mor Philoxenos Zacharias of Malabar and Mor Irenios Paulose of Kozhikode will lead. Thoothootty Mor Gregorian Centre will lead this year's retreat. Cheengeri Church is one of the famous pilgrim centres in Wayanad. The holy relics of St. Baselios Yeldho is installed in the church.

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St. Athanasius Youth Association started at Pollachi

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POLLACHI, TN: St. Athanasius Jacobite Youth Association started at Pollachi. Dn. Ben Stephen Mathews inaugurated the meeting and Mr. Nidhin Sunny presided over the meeting. For more details contact Dn Ben Stephen Mathews at 08883040620 or Nidhin at 09003352939


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Mar Athanasius Engineering College bagged 8 ranks in MG University B.Tech Examination       Mathrubhumi

September 05, 2010 (Sunday)

MGJSM Personality development & Career Guidance Seminar held at Beth Hoobo

KOOTHATTUKULAM: Personality Development & Career guidance seminar under the auspices of Mor Gregorios Jacobite Students Movement (MGJSM) held at Beth Hoobo, here. President of MGJSM, Metropolitan Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose inaugurated the camp. A V John, Jiji Joseph, Fr. Jyothis Pothara led the classes. Fr. Boby Tharayani, Fr. Zacharia Kalarikkad, Fr. Abi Mathews, Dn. Biju Chakravelil, Dn. Jem, Shaju Nirappumalilyil, Adv. Peter K Alias led the camp.

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MGSOSA Southern Region retreat held at Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA: Mor Gregorios Syrian Orthodox Student Association’s (MGSOSA) southern region held their second retreat for the 2010 year. It was a summer retreat which was held at St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Bethany, Oklahoma on August 7, 2010. The theme for the retreat was Psalm 119:45 “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts”. The main message was given by Rev. Dn. Zach Varghese, from St. Thomas JSO Church, Austin, Texas. Following his message was a session led by Rev. Dn. Martin Babu, from St. Mary’s JSO Church, Houston, Texas, who helped the youth better understand the message that was given that day. Also at the retreat the southern regional youth members were blessed to learn the wedding song 'Pathivrithayam' in Syriac which was taught by Rev. Fr. Saji Kuriakose, the vicar of St. Mary’s JSO Church, Houston, Texas. The Southern Regional fall retreat will  be held at St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas.

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Xth Anniversary of the consecration and Parish Day celebrations at St. George JSO Church, Oklahoma       Notice

Kudumba Unit Sangamam at Kadamattom       Mathrubhumi

September 04, 2010 (Saturday)

"Children should be morally enlighten" : His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I Catholicos

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ALLAPRA: 'Children ought to follow Jesus and be morally enlighten', said Bava while rendering the benedictory speech in the study camp held at St. Jacob's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Allapra on Aug 25, Wednesday. Metropolitan Mor Aphrem Mathews Metropolitan Perumbavoor Region inaugurated the camp and also led the children into meditation. The classes were taken by Mr. Joseph Thomas, Samanwaya counselling centre, Thrikkakara and Rev. Fr. Prince, lecturer Bharat Matha college, Thrikkakara. Rev. Fr. Jacob Paulose Kochuparambil Vicar, St. Jacob's Jacobite Syrian Church rendered the welcome. Rev. Fr. Regi Thekkinethu, Manager, Koinonia and Mr. D. Paulose Thuruthiyil, Trustee, St. Jacob's Church, Allapra extended felicitation. The camp Co-ordinator Rev. Fr. Paulose Pallathukudy delivered the vote of thanks.


Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim hosted an Ifthar at Diocesan Headquarters at Aleppo

 

ALEPPO, SYRIA: Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim hosted an Ifthar at diocesan headquarters at Aleppo, on September 09, 2010. Honb'le Attorney General of Aleppo, Ibrahim Helal, accompanied by almost 10 judges.

Source: Office of the Archbishop, Aleppo, Syria


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Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church welcomes the move to open Sts. Peter's & Paul's JSO Church, Kolencherry          Mathrubhumi

Priestly Silver Jubilee of Fr. Paulose Arakkaparambil        Mathrubhumi

 

September 03, 2010 (Friday)

14th Dukhrono of LL Catholicose Aboon Mor Baselios Paulose IInd started at "Malecuriz Dayaro"

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H.G Mor Athanasius Geevarghese hosted flag for the Dukhrono perunnal today at "Malel Kurizu dayara"

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136th Dukhrono of St. Coorilos Yuyakim at Marthoman Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Mulanthuruthy from 28th August to 2nd September

(Holy Tomb of St. Yuyakim Mor Koorilose)

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September 02, 2010 (Thursday)

His Holiness hosted an Ifthar Meet on behalf of all Churches in Syria

 

MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas hosted an Ifthar Meet at Patriarchate on August 31, Tuesday, on behalf of churches in Syria. Hon. Ministers of Republic os Syria, Dr. Sheik Muhammed Fadhel, Mr. Muhammed Abdul Sattar, Sheik Dr. Abdul Father Elbezm, His Excellency Sheik Abdul Bari, Mufti of Damascus, Metropolitans of sister churches, Apostolic Nuncio of Damascus, Archbishop Gathas Gazim, Bishop Luke Khoury, Archbishop Joseph Absi, Bishop Elias, Metropolitans of our church, Their Eminences Mor Philoxenos Matthias Nayis, Mor Osthatheos Matta Rohum, Mor Silwanos Petrus Mor Justinos Paulose, Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq, abbots of St. Ephraim Dayaro were among the others who participated in the Ifthar.

Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, Damascus


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IInd Ireland Family Conference to be held from Sep 10 at Esker Monastery, Galve

GALVE, IRELAND: The IInd Ireland Family Conference will be held at Esker Monastery on Sep 10, 11 & 12. Patriarchal Vicar of Ireland, Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose will reach here on Sep 03. Mor Dioscorus will be the chief guest in the conference. Metropolitan will celebrate Holy Qurbono at St. Mary's Church, Nock on Sep 04, Saturday.

 

September 01, 2010 (Wednesday)

Holy Father attended the Ifthar hosted by His Excellency, The President of Lebanon at Baabda Palace

BAABDA PALACE, LEBANON: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas attended the Ifthar hosted by His Excellency, The President of Lebanon Michael Sulaiman at Baabda Palace on August 26, Thursday. Honourable Ministers of Lebanon and Syria, Church leaders and religious leaders from Muslim community attended the party.

Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, Damascus, Syria


Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim hosted Ifthar at Aleppo

  

ALEPPO, SYRIA: Archbishop of Aleppo, Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim hosted an Ifthar Party at the Headquarters of Syriac Orthodox Church at Aleppo on August 28, Saturday. The ifthar meet was attended by eminent personalities from various folks of life like His Excellency Sheik Dr. Ahmed Badr Eddin Hussain of Syria, His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Akkham of Aleppo, Sheik Dr. Muhammed Abdul Huda Hussain, heads of various churches from Syria and Aleppo, scholars, representatives of universities in Aleppo.

Source: Office of Archbishop, Aleppo, Syria


Dukhrono of LL Catholicos Baselios Paulose II observed at Sharjah Soonoro Church

SHARJAH: Dukhrono of Late Lamented Catholicos Baselios Paulose II was observed at St. Mary's JSO Soonoro Church, here on August 31, Tuesday. Metropolitan of Mylapore, Delhi Dioceses, Mor Osthatheos Ishaq was the chief celebrant fro the Holy Tri Mass, assisted by Fr. Joshy Chitteth and Fr. Paulose Kaliyamilil. Hundreds of faithful attended in the feast. Metropolitan will lead this year's Ettu Nombu Perunnal at Sharjah.

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