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"Pambakuda Namaskaram" being celebrated
Holiness Ignatius Abded Aloho II of
Konattu Mathen Cor Episcopa
Centenary of publishing of 'The Daily Prayer
book of the Jacobite Syrian Christians',
compiled by V. Rev. Konattu Mathen Cor-Episcopa
and published as per the Apostolic Bull of His
Holiness Ignatius Abdedaloho II Patriarch, will
be celebrated under the auspices of
Study Circle (MBSC)
at St. Shakrallah Mor Baselios Centre, Kandanad
on the 13th and 14th November, 2010. His
Beatitude Baselios Thomas I Catholicos will
inaugurate the 'Centenary celebrations'. Bar
Etho Briro Dr. D. Babu Paul IAS will be the
main speaker on the occasion. Metropolitans of
the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church and Bar
Etho M`hiro Shri. Thambu George Thukalan,
the Church secretary will be the guests of
Anniversary of Mor Behnan Study Circle
will also be held at Kandanad on 13th and 14th
Nov. On the 13th, Saturday evening a youth
get-together, discussion class and a discussion
session with HB the Catholicos have been
Those interested in participating are requested
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October 31, 2010 (Sunday)
5th Dukhrono of
Yeshu`Çiçek (1941 - 2005)
first Archbishop of Central Europe & Benelux countries)
Eminence Mor Julius Yeshu` Çiçek was born in 1942 in
Upper Kafro, in Tur `Abdin (Southeast -Turkey) as
the son of Rev. Fr. Barsaumo and Sayde. At the age
of nine he joined the seminary at Dayro d’Kurkmo. He
was ordained as Sub-deacon in 1958. Later he joined
Mor Kurioakos Dayaro and administered Pastoral
services to Syriac and Armenian Christians
especially those who survived the Genocide of 1915.
In 1960 he became a novice and Lecturer of theology
in Mor Gabriel Dayaro, Tur 'Abdin. It was here that
he developed his skills in the art of Calligraphy
and he became famous for his handwriting. In 1977 he
was appointed as the Patriarchal Vicar of the newly
created Diocese of Central Europe and Benelux
countries and in 1979 was ordained Metropolitan by
HH Mor Ignatius Yakoub III Patriarch. His services
among the Syriac Diaspora and to the Syriac
literature will be remembered forever. He published
more that 120 books out of which 30 in his own
handwriting. On account of these activities, he was
awarded the honorific title ' Mor Yacoub Burd'ono by
HH Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch in 1992. He
was awarded the Aram Prize for his contribution to
Syriac literature. His personal love for the church
in Malankara had no bounds. His contributions for
constructing the MSOT seminary and developing it as
a centre of learning and excellence are well known.
This Bright Star of the Syrian Orthodox Church left
us too early and entered his heavenly abode on Oct
29th, 2005. MSV joins the Syrian Orthodox faithful worldwide in
remembering Mor Julios Yeshu Çiçek on his Dukhrono.
MSV FLASH NEWS:Mar Didimos I of " Metran Kakshis"
handed over the position of " Malankara
Metropolitan" to Paulose Mar Milithios today
evening. The Malankara Metropolitan , who is to be
elected by the Malankara association was handed over
power, breaking the rules of their 1934 Bible.. It is
said that Mar Milithios will be converted as
Catholicose coming Monday.. The tradition of Metran
Kakshi's power hand over drama continues...
"Metran Kakshis" to keep up their tradition of
retirement drama and midnight power hand over.
As per confirmed reports, the Metran Kakshis are all
set to appoint their Catholicose - elect as the new
Malankara Metran today night. Malankara Metran who
is to be elected by the Malankara association will
be handed over power tonight by the incumbent
without any election. It is also said that the 1934
Constitution was found floating in 'Meenachilaar'
which is to be used only to wave in the face of
October 30, 2010 (Saturday)
London, Rt. Rev. Michael Colclough visits His Holiness at
SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Bishop of London Diocese of Anglican
Church, Rt. Rev. Michael Colclough visited His Holiness Patriarch
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at St. Ephraim Patriarchal Monastery here on
October 25, Sunday. Bishop Michael was accompanied by his wife
Cynthea. Patriarchal Assistant and Director of Theological Seminary,
Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Matthias Nayis joined His Holiness in
welcoming Bishop Michael to the Monastery. Bishop Michael, on behalf
of Archbishop of Canterbury and head of Universal Anglican
Community, Most Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams thanked His Holiness for the
ecumenical relations between two churches.
enquired about the recent visit of Archbishop Dr. Rowan Williams to
India. Bishop Michael visited Patriarchate to learn more about the
Syriac Orthodox Church, its belief, teachings, history and
doctrines. is on Bishop Michael will stay for a week in the
Monastery as the guest of Syriac Orthodox Church.
Gregorios Kuriakose led foundation stone for St. Peter's Chapel at
Metropolitan of Kallisserry & Malabar Regions of Knanaya Jacobite
Archdiocese, Mor Gregorios Kuriakose led foundation stone for the
new chapel under St. Mary's JSO Knanaya Church, Eraviperoor, which
is dedicated to St. Peter's. Archbishop Mor Severios Kuriakose and
Metropolitan of Ranni & Outer Kerala Regions of the Archdiocese, Mor
Ivanios Kuriakose blessed the occasion with the presence. Priests of
the Archdiocese and lots of faithful were present.
Dukhrono of St. Gregorios of Malankara and Gospel
Convention at Mor Gregorios JSO Church, Jaipur
108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara and
Gospel Convention will be held at Mor Gregorios JSO Church, Jaipur
from Nov 4th to 7th. HG Mor Aphrem Mathews, Metropolitan of High
Range & Perumbavoor regions of Ankamaly Diocese will be the chief
celeberant. The vicar, Rev. Fr. C George Elluvila will assist His
The Flag will be hoisted on Oct 31st by the vicar, Rev. Fr. C George
Elluvila. Rev. Fr. Paulson Kuriakose and Rev. Fr. Isaac Mathew will
lead the Gospel Convention. A Holy Tri-Mass will be celeberated on
For more details contact: Rev. Fr. C George Elluvila - 08058302062 /
108th Dukhrono of
St. Gregorios of Malankara at St. George JSO
Church, Aberdeen on Nov 21st
ABERDEEN, UK: 108th Dukhrono of
St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara will be held at St. George JSO
Church, Aberdeen on Nov 21st.
The H. Qurbono will be celebrated by the Vicar, Rev. Fr. Thomas
Puthiyamadom on Nov 21st at 11.45 am which will be followed by the
Prayer of incense, special intercessory prayers, offerings and
The Church Choir will lead the Christmas Carol service on Dec 12th,
13th and 14th during which the houses under the Parish will be
visited by the Church Choir and the Christmas message will be
The address of the Parish is : St .Clements Episcopal Church ,
Mastrick Drive , AB 16 6 UF ,Aberdeen , Scotland , UK
Feast of St. Gregorios at Thottupuram St.
Kizhakkambalam St. Mary's
Public School wins honour
God , His
word and His revelation being synonymous with
Light and Light being a symbol of Hope, Promise,
Guidance, Worship and Goodness we are naming
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The Ray of light'.
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UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, CHENNAI: MGJSM - Chidambaram Annamalai
University Chapter was inaugurated by HG Mor Osthatheos Ishaq,
Metropolitan of Mylapore and Delhi Dioceses. Various office bearers
Abiraj T.K (ME Power System Engineering)
Dinu Mathew (MSW)
Kiran Basil (BE Mechanical engineering)
Berlyn Thomas (B Sc Agriculture)
Gino Mathew (M Sc Nursing)
Chinchu Varghese (B Sc Nursing)
Riya Zacharia (ME Power System Engineering)
Nelson Boves (BDS)
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Ambassador of Iraq to Greece visits the Syrian Orthodox Church in
ATHENS, GREECE: The
Iraqi ambassador in Greece, His Excellency Prof. Burhanuddin visited
the Syrian Orthodox Church in Athens, Greece on Sunday, Oct 24th. HE
the Ambassador and his delegation was recieved at the end of the H.
Mass by the monks of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Iraqi
delegation included the Iraqi consul Mr. Bakhtiar Anwar and
secretary of the embassy, Mr. Abdul Kader in addition to Mr. Dred
Oraha, official of the Assyrian Democratic Movement in Greece and
the delegation accompanying him.
The delegation was welcomed under the leadership of Rev. John Gsali
Rabban and other monks and representatives of the Church. The monks
thanked H.E the Ambassador, who is visiting our church for the first
time and members of the diplomatic delegation for all the services
provided by the Iraqi embassy in Greece and wishing them success in
their mission for the service of the Iraqi community in Greece. H.E
the Ambassador was presented with an icon of the Virgin Mary as a
gift on behalf of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the
H. E the Ambassador answered questions from members of the community
and also promised to extend all possible assistance by the Embassy,
especially for the children of the Iraqi refugees.
outing arranged by St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Galway, Ireland
IRELAND: A Parish Outing was arranged by
St George Syrian Orthodox Church ,Galway ,Ireland to Iniscrone ,Co
Sligo under the leadership of Vicar Fr Babu Alias .Nearly 25 members
attended the outing which was conducted on Oct 23rd & 24th .Members
who participated in the above function witnessed that it was the
greatest enjoyment they had recently .All the members participated
in a variety of cultural programmes, traditional cooking ,music etc.
During the outing the birthday of the Vicar, Fr Babu Alias was
celebrated. The outing ended on a happy note which will be
remembered for a long time.
seminar of the Spiritual Organisations of Northern region of the
Malankara Archdiocese of North America held at St. Peter's Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia
A combined seminar under the auspices of the Spiritual
Organisations - St. Mary's Women's League & St. Paul's Prayer
Fellowship, of the Northern region of the Malankara Archdiocese of
North America was held at St. Peter's Syrian Orthodox Church,
Philadelphia. V. Rev Cor-Episcopas, Rev. Fathers, Rev. Deacons and a
large number of faithful from the sixteen parishes falling under the
Northern region of the Archdiocese participated in the seminar and
The theme of the Seminar was- " Worship in Spirit and Truth ".
Classes and group discussions based on the theme were conducted.
The seminar was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Varghese Marunninal ( Ex -
Vice President, St. Paul's Prayer Fellowship ) after prayers. Shri.
Siju John welcomed the gathering and explained the different
arrangements made and events organised. Ms. Shimol Mathews read from
the H. Bible. Rev. Dr. A P George explained the different aspects of
'Worshipping in Spirit & Truth' in detail and also explained how
much the Christian worship is related to our daily lives.
Rev. Dr. Paul Parambathu moderated the group discussions in which
topics such as Matrimony, the different problems faced by the first
generation of the immigrant community, Cultural gap and Marriage
relationships and the problems faced by the youth during their
College/university education were discussed. A quiz was conducted by
Shri. Paulose Varkey ( St. Paul' s Regional Co-ordinator ) in which
the different Parishes participated as teams. Ms. Leelamma
Chandanasseril lead the intercessory prayers. The St. Peter's Choir
led and trained by Shinu Abraham presented a heavenly choir. The
slide show was led by Shri. Ninan Varghese. The women's perspective
of the theme of the seminar was presented by Ms. Soumya Alex. Ms.
Dania Skariah was the Master of Ceremony. M. Milan Roy ( St. Mary's
League New York regional secretary ) presented a overview of the
seminar. Ms. Sunitha Flowerhil, the representative of St. Mary's
Women's League of the host parish, St. Peter's Syrian Orthodox
Church presented the vote of thanks. The organisation of the
seminar was led by Rev. Fr. Jose Daniel ( Vicar, St. Peter's Syrian
Orthodox Church & Vice President - St. Paul's Fellowship ) and
assisted by Unit members of the St. Mary's Women's League and St.
Paul's Fellowship and the managing committee members. Shri. Sabu
Jacob ( Secretary ), Shri. Tom Thomas, Shri. Varghese Pattammadi,
Shri. T P Elias, Shri. Siju John ( St. Paul's unit secretary ), Ms.
Jolly Thomas ( Women's League secretary ), Ms. Shinu Abraham &
Jeemon George led the various committees for the successful
organisation of the seminar.
and 108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara
at Mor Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Staten
Island, New york on Oct 29th & 30th
NEW YORK: The 35 th
Anniversary and 108 th Dukhrono of the Patron Saint St. Gregorios
Thirumeni of Malankara will be celebrated at Mor Gregorios Syrian
Orthodox Church, Staten Island, NewYork on October 29th & 30th (
Friday and Saturday). The Patriarchal Vicar and Archbishop of
Malankara Archdiocese in North America His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho
will lead the perunnal services for this year. Vicar, Rev.Fr.Rajan
Peter , many Clergy and Deacons of the region will assist His
Eminence. Mor Gregorios Church is the first Malankara Syrian
Orthodox parish in United States of America established in 1975.
The perunnal celebrations will start on 29th with an evening prayer
at 07:00 PM followed by Sermon by Rev.Dr.A.P.George. On the 30th
Saturday morning prayer will start at 09:00 AM followed by
Con-Celebration lead by Archbishop. Special intercessory prayer,
Nerchavilambu, Benediction, and Traditional Luncheon will be held as
a part of Dukhrono Celebrations. Mr.John Joseph Alummoottil , member
of parish is the sponsor of the perunnal.
Malankara Archdiocese of North America - Joint One Day
Conference and Retreat of South West Region to be held in
Houston ,TX on November 6th
HOUSTON: A Joint one day Conference and Retreat of
the St. Mary's Women's League and St. Paul's Men's Prayer Fellowship
of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North
America - South West Region will be held at St. Mary's Syrian
Orthodox Church( 4637 West Oream Dr) in Houston, Texas, USA on
Saturday, November 6th,2010 from 09:00AM to 04:00PM. The Theme of
the Conference is " With What shall I come before the LORD and bow
myself before the high God ? Shall I come before Him with burnt
offerings, with calves of a year old ? " Micah 6:6.
Rev. Fr. Saji Kuriakose (Vicar St. Mary's Church),
Rev.Fr.K.P.Stephen (Vicar, St. Ignatius Church), Rev.Fr. V. M.
Thomas (Vice President, St. Mary's Women's League and Mr.Saju Skaria
Arizona( Director, Patriarchal Centre and St. Paul's Regional
Coordinator) will lead various sessions . A large number of faithful
from all parishes within the region are expected to attend this
meeting .Various Committees under the leadership of Mr. George Paily
(Program Coordinator), Mr. Babu Vadakkedath (Regional Coordinator
St. Paul's Fellowship) and Mrs. Lucy Paily (Regional Secretary, St.
Mary's Women's League) are working for the grand success of the
Perunnal and Gospel Convention at Morth
Mariyam Jacobite Syrian Simhasana Church, Ranny from Nov 3rd
108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of
Malankara and Gospel Convention at St. George Jacobite Syrian
Simhasana Cathedral, Pulpally on Oct 31st
Dukhrono of Mor Shemavoon Sleeha and Gospel convention at St.
Simon's Knanaya Syrian Church, Puthussery from Oct 31st to Nov 10th
108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara at Memmuri
Neythushaalappadi Shrine of St. John's JSO Church, Kizhumuri on Oct
31st & Nov 1st
108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara at St. George
JSO Church, Kutta on Oct 29th, 30th & 31st
and Shamelessness - Synonyms of "Methran Kakshis"
We think that the Metran
Kakshis are short of ideas and their level of
desperation has reached new heights.
One of the allegations they raised against our
building a Church in Parumala was that we have made
a website in the name of Parumala Pally, which is
their 'trademark'. When people think only about
money, everything will seem as money making efforts
The latest is that the Metran Kakshis, who accuse us
of having registered a website in the name of
Parumala church have registered a website in the
name of our Manarcad Church. The web link of the same
But on clicking the above link, you are in for a
surprise.. The website that opens is that of Metran
kakshi Parumala church.
Their level of
desperation is shown on their online blogs. On these
blogs, they are creating fake identities in the
names of Jacobites - especially Jacobites who write
regularly in SOCM - Forum and using these fake
identities to badmouth Jacobite Church and the
Jacobite media. We understand that this is a cheap
gimmick since they cannot face us with truth. Such
desperation on their part is another sign that they
are built on a lie and the process of justifying
this lie is still not over.
match the Metran Kakshi crookedness
October 27, 2010 (Wednesday)
Jubilee Celebrations at St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church,
Carteret, New Jersey on October 31
The year long silver Jubilee celebrations of St. George Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church, Carteret, New Jersey will be inaugurated by
the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of North America and Patriarchal
Vicar HG Mor Theethose Yeldho on Oct 31st. St. George church is the
first Syrian Orthodox church in the New Jersey area. The 108th
Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Malankara will also be
The St. George congregation, which was started by the efforts of V.
Rev. David Cheruthottil Cor-Episcopa and a few faithful about 25
years back has grown as one of the biggest and prominent parishes of
the archdiocese by the grace of God. It was in 1999 that we could
have a church building of our own in Carteret. Renowned convention
speaker and Theologian Rev. Dr. A P George is serving the parish as
its present vicar. The founding priest, V. Rev David Cheruthottil
Cor-Episcopa is serving as the asst. vicar.
The Silver Jubilee celebrations committee formed with Shri. Jacob
Kuriakose as general convenor is organising various programs as a
part of the year long jubilee celebrations. Shri Lalu Kuriakose is
the publicity co-ordinator. The church managing committee under the
leadership of Shri. Roy Skariah, Secretary and Shri. Boban John,
Treasurer is leading the organisation of the inauguration ceremony
and Dukhrono celebrations.
For more details contact:
Rev. Dr. A P George: 201-575-9932
V. Rev David Cheruthottil Cor-Episcopa: 973-610-4866
Shri. Roy Skariah: 201-280-8003
Shri. Boban John: 609-598-2653
Shri. Lalu Kuriakose: 973-964-3429
Shri. Biju Cherian
Morth Mariyam Vanitha Samajam - Thumpamon
Diocese Seminar at St. Peter's JSO Valiyapally, Omalloor
Dukhrono of St. Gregorios at Oorakkad St. Thomas
SOUTH AFRICA: HG Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese Metropolitan of
Niranam diocese and Patriarchal Vicar of UK was accorded a warm
reception in Johannesburg, South Africa by the Syrian Christians
from Kerala residing in South Africa. The Metropolitan was received
at the airport by the faithful. An evening prayer and a fellowship
meeting was organised at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in
Johannesburg which was attended by a large number of Syrian
Christians from Kerala. Mor Coorilos is the first Jacobite Bishop to
visit and conduct a service in South Africa. Mor Coorilos arrived in
Johannesburg from Cape Town where he attended the third Lousanne
Congress on Evangelization. The Metropolitan was on the WCC
delegation to the Lousanne Congress in Cape Town.
Jacob Joseph ( Saji Achen ) presented a paper on "The Church and
Other Faiths" at United Theological College (UTC), Bangalore
Rev. Fr. Jacob Joseph ( Saji Achen ) presented a paper on "The
Church and other Faiths" at United Theological College (UTC),
Bangalore on Oct 21st. Rev. Saji Achen was participating in the
meeting organised in Charles Ranson Hall, UTC in honour of the
visiting Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most. Rev Dr. Rowan Williams.
HG Mor Athanasius
Geevarghese visited St. Mary's Global Marian Pilgrim Centre,
Kattachira and offered the prayers on incense
BEZALEL 2010 :
Family Conference of Bangalore Diocese to be held on
November 20, Saturday
and Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church blessed with three new
The Kandanad diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Church has been blessed with three new priests. Rev. Fr. Philiphose
( Bijo ) from Mannakunnam Church, Rev. Fr. Biju ( Yuhanon ) from
Vadakara Church and Rev. Fr. Santosh ( Geevarghese ) from Piravom
Church were ordained by the diocesan Metropolitan HG Dr. Mor Ivanios
Mathews on Oct 23rd.
108th Dukhrono of
St. Gregorios of Malankara and inauguration of the
new Parish Hall at St. George Syrian Orthodox Church,
Charlotte, North Carolina
The 108th Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of
Parumala and the inauguration of the newly renovated Parish Hall
will be held at St. George Syrian Orthodox Church, Charlotte, North
Carolina on Nov 6th and 7th. The Patriarchal Vicar and Archbishop of
the Malankara Archdiocese of North America HG Mor Theethose Yeldho
will lead the services this year. The vicar, Rev. Fr. Bijo Mathew
will assist His Grace.
The Perunnal celebrations will start on the 6th evening with a
traditional welcome being accorded to the Archbishop at 5.15 pm. His
Grace will inaugurate the newly renovated Parish Hall after 'Luthiniya'.
Following this, the evening prayers will be conducted followed by a
sermon by His Grace.
On the 7th, the service will start at 9.00 am with the Morning
prayers followed by H. Qurbono celebrated by Rev. Fr. Bijo Mathew.
Special intercessory prayers will be held as a part of the Dukhrono
108th Dukhrono of
St. Gregorios of Malankara at St. Gregorios JSO
Church, Ras- Al- Khaima
RAS-AL-KHAIMA: The 108th
Dukhrono of St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Parumala will be held at St.
Gregorios JSO Church, Ras- Al- Khaima on Oct 27th, 28th and 29th.
The Patriarchal vicar and Diocesan Metropolitan HG Mor Aphrem
Mathews will be the chief celebrant.
Anniversary of the H. Mooron Koodasha and Family Convention
at St. George JSO Patriarchal Church, Puthupally
H.G Mor Ivanios Kuriakose inaugurated the 2nd anniversary
of consecration of Puthupally St. George JSO Church here on
24th October. Hon. Leader of Opposition and MLA, Shri. Oommen Chandy, Bar
Thampu George Thukalan, Chevliar Bibby Abraham, Chevliar
Ommachan Venkidath, Rev Fr. Jossy, Church administration
committee members and hundreds of faithful participated.
Jubilee celebrations conclude in St. Mary's Valiyapally,
The Church has the right to
express its opinion - K. Shankaranarayanan
PERUMBAVOOR: Jubilee celebrations conclude at St. Mary's
Valiyapally, Thuruthiply. H.B Catholicos Baselios Thomas
I lead the Holy Mass at the church where Metropolitans and
priests of Holy church were co celebrants. H.B Catholicos
inaugurated the public function held there after the Holy
Mass. Honourable governor of Maharashtra, His Excellency
Shri. K Shankaranarayanan inaugurated the
Conference Hall & K. P Dhanapalan M.P inaugurates St. Mary's
Arts and Science college.
Angamaly Diocese Kalolsavam - Aluva district wins the
Sangamam' at St. Peter's and St.Paul's Knanaya Jacobite
and St.Paul's Knanaya Jacobite Church, London is organising
a ' Edavaka Sangamam ' of the parish on Oct 30th. The
convention will be held on the 30th from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
competitions for both young and old, 'Sneha Virunnu' and a
cultural fest will be held as a part of the Convention. The
Convention will be led by the Vicar, Rev. Fr. Jomon Punnoose
Kochuparambil, Secretary - Mr.Anish Abraham, Treasurer -
Mr.Moncy Abraham and the Managing Committee members.
venue is - Shri Ravidas Guru Bhavan and Community
Centre, Bedford, Guru Ravidas Lane, MK 40 1 ED
For details contact - Rev. Fr
Jomon Punnoose Tel : 01603741201
Perunnal' at St. Mary's JSO Church, Krariyeli on Oct 22nd, 23rd
The 'Thulam 10th Perunnal' will be held at St. Mary's JSO
Church, Krariyeli on Oct 22nd, 23rd and 24th. HG Mor Aphrem
Mathews and HG Mor Osthatheos Ishaq will lead the services and
Perunnal celebrations this year.
October 23, 2010 (Saturday)
particularly reassuring to listen to the voices for justice
and reconciliation" - HG Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:
The Third Congress of the Lausanne Movement has been
meeting in Cape Town, South Africa since the beginning of this week.
Delegates from 200 countries have been discussing evangelism in
diverse contexts, styles and cultures. The theme of the event is
“God in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Corinthians
5:19). The Lausanne Movement seeks to be a global network of
"reflective practitioners" who share one vision for the work of
world evangelization. The movement began in 1974. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese, Moderator, Commission of World Mission & Evangelism (CWME)
is a memer of the delegation representing the World Council of
Churches (WCC), led by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse
Tveit has been present at the third congress, in Cape Town, an event
the Lausanne movement leadership refers to as its "most diverse
In an interview, the moderator of the WCC Commission
of World Mission and Evangelism, Metropolitan Dr. Coorilos, said
that in a historical context that requires greater unity among
Christians, the participation of the WCC in this congress of the
Lausanne movement would go a long way toward bridging the gap
between evangelicals and the ecumenical movement, "a distinction
that we need to overcome".
"It is particularly reassuring to listen to the voices for justice
and reconciliation," Mor Coorilos said. He added that he prays that
the spirit of unity in the congress, which was also demonstrated by
a broad constituency and in a tangible manner at the centennial
celebrations of the 1910 World Mission Conference earlier this year
in Edinburgh, could be sustained for a long time.
Session of The Third Congress of the Lausanne
Movement at Capetown
Dukhrono of St. Baselios Sakralla Maphriono concluded at
Kandanad Morth Mariyam Cathedral
246th Dukhrono of St. Baselios Sakralla Maphriono concluded at Morth
Mariyam JSO Cathedral here on October 22, Friday. Metropolitan Dr.
Mor Ivanios Mathews was the chief celebrant for the Holy Penta Mass
celebrated at the cathedral on Friday. Thousands of faithful
participated in the H. Penta Mass, followed by Nercha and Rassa. On
October 21, Thursday, His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
offered Dhoopa Prarthana at the sacred tomb of St. Baselios and led
Evening Prayer at the Cathedral. Metropolitans Their Graces Dr. Mor
Ivanios Mathews, Dr. Mor Clemis Kuriakose, Mor Athanasius Elias, Mor
Theodosius Mathews and Mor Anthonios Ya`qub accompanied His
marks the beginning of the first anniversary celebrations of the
Divine Miracle at St. Mary's Global Marian Pilgrim Centre,
Welfare Fund inaugurated at St. Mary's Global Marian Pilgrim Centre, Kattachira
marks the beginning of the first anniversary celebrations of the
Divine Miracle at St. Mary's Global Marian Pilgrim Centre,
Kattachira. Thousands participated. The
Social Welfare Fund was inaugurated by His Grace Dr. Samuel Mar
Irenios, Auxiliary bishop of Malankara Catholic Church - Trivandrum
Diocese at St. Mary's Global Marian Pilgrim Centre, Kattachira. The
Vicar, Rev. Fr. Roy George, Rev. Fr. Eldhose Athirampuzha, Rev. Fr.
P.K.George, Rev. Fr. George John and a large gathering of faithful
Samuel Mar Irenios inaugurating the Social Welfare Fund
Philoxenos Zacharias inaugurated the Pre Marital Course at
Hamona Centre, Ambalavayal
CHRIST NAGAR, MEENANGADI:
Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Zacharias inaugurated the Pre Marital
Course at Hamona Centre at Ambalavayal. Mor Philoxenos, Dr. Abraham
Jacob, Fr. Reji Paul Chavarpanal, Fr. Varghese Kattuchira, Fr. Binoy
Kunnath, Fr. Anil Komarikkal, Chev. E P Paulose, Lijo Johny led
Philoxenos Zacharias inaugurated 2010 -11 Batch of St.
Gregorios College of Education, Meenangadi
Mor Philoxenos Zacharias inaugurated 2010 - 11 batch of St.
Gregorios College of Education. Principal Prof. Dr. S Sabu, Chev. A
I Kuriakose Adukalil spoke on the occasion. College offers B.Ed
Courses in Malayalam, English, Social Science, Physical Sciences and
Mathematics, affiliated to Calicut University.
onwards one of the internet media of "Methran
started propagating the lie that, their so called
bishops(?) & priests(?) entered St. Mary's JSOC Mullaringad
and conducted the funeral service of a faithful with a
favourable High Court order. But truth is that, the so
called "Methran Kakshi" Bishops & priests were not able
to come near the above mentioned Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church. Also High Court didn't permit any one
from "Methran Kakshi" to enter the church. The so called
bishops & Priests conducted the service at the home of
departed and enjoyed the happiness of doing it inside
the church in their dreams.
See the crookedness of "Methran Kakshi" leadership..
The relatives of the departed was ready to conduct the
funeral service with the leadership of Jacobite Priest
and was not ready to create any problem out there.
Seeing this situation the crookedness of "Metran Kakshi"
leadership came out and filed a case to permit them to
conduct funeral service in a church which is fully Under
the control of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. The
interesting fact is that even though the family of
departed faithful was not willing to file the case, the
metran kakshi leadership with the help of some
dissidents managed to file the case and ended up with no
GOD SAVE THESE CROOKED LIARS..
October Edition of Viswasa Samrakshakan Online
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October 22, 2010 (Friday)
Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch meets the participants of "
Orthodox Vision For Peace " Conference
SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Patriarch met the participants of "Orthodox Vision for Peace"
conference in his private office in the Patriarchal Monastery of St.
Ephraim. HG Mor Philaxinos Mathias Nayis, the Patriarchal Assistant
and Director of the Faculty of Theology and Mor Dionysius Yuhanon
Kawaq, Director of the Patriarchal Curia were present along with His
Holiness in welcoming the delegates.
The "Orthodox Vision for Peace" conference is being held at St.
Christophorus Monastery in Sayyidnaya near Damascus.
During the meeting, His Holiness reviewed his guests on the topics
being discussed by the Participants during the meetings and
workshops. The participants thanked His Holiness for having hosted
them for the second time in the Monastery of St. Ephraim and
presented His Holiness with a commemorative gift. The delegates then
walked around the Monastery and the Patriarchal Headquarters and
visited the Library of the Patriarchate.
JAIPUR: A one-day
seminar about 'Family Life' was held at St. Mary's JSO Church,
Ahmedabad on Oct 17th. Rev. Fr. Thomas Karukappadi, who leads the
Pre-marital counselling in Kottayam Diocese led the seminar. Rev.
Fr. Thomas Karukappadi celebrated the H. Qurbono on the 17th. It was
followed by a class about the challenges faced by the family life in
this modern world. The Vicar, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannur, Rev. Fr.
John Mathai and a large number of faithful participated.
A new website of
St. Gregorios JSO Church, Jaipur launched
JAIPUR: Diocesan bishop H.G. Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq Metropolitan launched the website of St. Gregorios
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church, Jaipur.
Dukhrono of St.
Gregorios Thirumeni of Parumala to be held from Nov 4th to
7th at St. Gregorios JSO Church, Jaipur
JAIPUR: The Dukhrono of
the Patron Saint “ St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Parumala ” will be
held at St. Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Jaipur from
the 4th to 7th, November, 2010. H.G.
Mor Aphrem Mathews, Metropolitan of Perumbavoor and High Range
regions of Ankamaly diocese, will be the chief celebrant.
For more details contact:
Rev. Fr. C. George Elluvila (Vicar) - 08058302062 / 09699792788
Ignatius Abraham - 09928257836
Celebrations concluded at St. Mary's JSO Valiyapally,
The 150th Year Jubilee Celebrations at St. Mary's JSO
Valiyapally, Thuruthiply concluded on Oct 22nd. This years Perunnal
celebrations concluded with Holy 13 -nmel Qurbono. HB Baselios
Thomas I Catholicos was the Chief Celebrant, assisted by Their
Grace's - Mor Gregorios Joseph, Mor Aphrem Mathews, Mor Theodosius
Mathews, Mor Irenios Paulose, Mor Chrisostomos Markose, Dr. Mor
Ivanios Mathews, Mor Athanasius Elias, Mor Osthatheos Pathrose, Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq, Dr. Mor Clemis Kuriakose, Mor Eusebios Kuriakose
and Mor Anthonios Ya`qub.
H. Episcopal Synod was held in the Church. In the Public meeting
that followed, the inauguration of the Indoor stadium and the St.
Mary's College was done.
'Shilasthapana Perunnal' and Dukhrono of
St. Gregorios Thirumeni of Parumala at St. George JSO
MJSSA Kandanad Diocese, Piravom Mekhala Balakalolsavam -
Pambakuda District wins the first place
'Perunnal' at St. George JSO Church, Cheruthottukunnel
St. Paul's Mission organising a Gospel Convention at
October 21, 2010 (Thursday)
Flag Hoisted at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Kandanad marking the
beginning of the 246th Dukhrono of St. Baselios Shakrallah Bava
Hoisting Ceremony marking the beginning of the 246th Dukhrono of St.
Baselios Shakrallah Bava was held at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral,
Kandanad. The Vicar, Rev.Fr. Shaji Meppadath hoisted the flag. Rev.
Fr Jibi Ichikottil, Rev. Dn Kurikose and the faithful participated
in the ceremony.
H.G. Mor Osthatheos Isaac Metropolitan visited St. Gregorios JSO
Gregorios Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church accorded a grand
reception to diocesan bishop H.G. Mor Osthatheos Issac on H.G.’s
first visit to the Jaipur parish after assuming charge of Delhi
diocese. On 15-10-2010, Vicar of the church Fr. C. George Elluvila
and parishioners received His Grace at the Jaipur international
airport. Ceremonial welcome of the church was extended to H.G. on
16th October 2010. His Grace celebrated Holy Qurbono in the church
on Sunday 17th October 2010. Fr. C. George Elluvila expressed
gratitude and solidarity of the Jaipur parish to the Diocesan
Sesquicentennial Jubilee (150th) of Thuruthilply Morth
Mariyam Valiya Pally
The Sesquicentennial Jubilee Perunnal of Morth Mariyam JSO Valiya
Pally will be celebrated on October 21, 22. Holy 13nmel Qurbono will
be celebrated on October 22, Friday, in which His Beatitude
Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will be the chief celebrant, assisted
by Metropolitans of the church. The H. Qurbono will be followed by
Holy Episcopal Synod and Public Meeting. His Beatitude Catholicos
Baselios Thomas I will inaugurate the public meeting, while
Metropolitan Mor Aphrem Mathews will preside over. His Excellency,
the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri. K Shankaranarayanan will
inaugurate the St. Mary's Indoor Stadium and A/C Conference Hall.
Shri. K P Dhanapalam MP will inaugurate the St. Mary's College. Shri.
Saju Paul MLA will inaugurate Plus One at St.Mary's HSS.
at Oliyappuram Kurishupally under the St. John's JSO Church,
കക്ഷികളുടെ ഉണ്ടയില്ലാ വെടി
False propaganda is something which the Methran
Kakshis have used with effect right from 1909 upto
this day. So it does not come as a surprise when we
see new Goebbels' coming with their conspiracy
theories against the Holy Church. The latest in the
series is a new gossip doing rounds in the Methran
their latest gimmick, we wondered, what makes people
to gossip? Is it
Does it come out of
a feeling of
Is it because of some sort of
to divert people's
from one's own stinking internal problem?
at Michael Mor Divannasios Dayara, Adoor
diocese Metropolitan Mathews Mor Theodesius lead the vidhyarambham
held at Michayel Mor Divannasios Dayara, Adoor. Many children from
Kollam diocese learned their first letter from thirumeni.
Portrait of Late Lamented Baselios Paulose II Catholicose Unveiled
at St. Gregorios JSO Church, Jaipur
Lamented Baselios Paulose Second Catholicose had visited Jaipur in
1977 and established Jacobite Syrian congregation in this place. Now
it has flourished into a parish under Delhi Diocese of Jacobite
Syrian Christian Church. On 17th October 2010, after Holy Qurbono
Diocesan Metropolitan H.G. Issac Mor Osthatheos unveiled a portrait
of Late Lamented Baselios Paulose Second Catholicose, in the
presence of Vicar Fr. C. George Elluvila.
Mr. Joy Thanangadan decorated as Chevalier
by His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch
Joy Thanangadan , Mulanthuruthy, was decorated with "Chevalier"
title on 6th August 2010, by the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East
H.H. Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. H.B Catholicos Baselios Thomas I was
presented him on behalf of the Patriarch, at patriarchal centre,
Puthencruz. Mr. Joy's home parish is Marthoman Cathedral,
October 20, 2010 (Wednesday)
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Congregation started in Preston, UK
PRESTON, UK: A new congregation by the
name St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Congregation has been
formed in Preston, UK. This will be the 20th Congregation of the
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in the UK. On Oct 9th, H. Qurbono
was offered by the Vicar, Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Thandayathu followed
by Sermon, Offerings and Benediction. H. Qurbono will be celebrated
on every second Saturday at 3.00 pm.
The Address of the Church is : Fulwood Reformed Church, Symonds
Road, Preston, PR2 3 DH.
For more details contact:
Mr. Thomaskutty - 07882009267
Mr. Soby - 0789825744
Osthatheos Ishaq, Metropolitan of the Mylapore and Delhi
Dioceses visited the St. George JSO Church, Ooty and
celebrated the H. Qurbono Mylapore Diocese planning to build
a Retreat Centre, Convention Centre and Home stay facility
UDAGAMANDAL (OOTY): HG Mor Osthatheos
Ishaq, Metropolitan of the Mylapore and Delhi dioceses
visited the St. George JSO Church, Ooty on Oct 10th and
celebrated H. Qurbono.
The Vicar, Rev. Fr. Elias Pakalomattom, Rev. Dn. Siby and
the faithful of the church participated in the Divine
Celebrations. Presently, H. Qurbono is being held once in a
month on the second Sunday of every month. The service
starts at 8.30 am with the morning prayer followed by the H.
Qurbono. This Church comes under Mylapore Diocese of the
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
The Church is located very close to the Ooty - Kunoor high
way, 10 kms from Ooty and 8 kms from Kunoor. We have 15
families belonging to our church here and a small floating
population of faithful. There are a few students studying in
Ooty also but many of those do not know the existence of our
church in Ooty. We have been conducting services in Ooty
regularly for the last 23 years and God willing, the church
will be celebrating the silver Jubilee next year.
As part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, the Mylapore
diocese has a lot of projects planned which includes a
Convention Centre, Retreat Centre and Home Stay facility.
The address of the Church is : St. George Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Dr. Kanikaraj Nagar, Aruvankadu
P.O., The Nilgrils 643202.
Diocese 'Balakalolsavam' - Sulthan Batheri District wins the
MEENANGADI: Sulthan Bathery
District wins the overall championship in the MJSSA Malabar Diocese
Balakalotsavam held at St. Gregorios College of Education,
Meenangadi. Meenangadi and Nilgiri Disticts won second and third
place respectively. Metropolitan His Grace Mor Barnabas Geevarghese
handed over the championship trophies to the winners. Earlier in the
morning, MJSSA Vice President, Fr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel hoisted
the flag. Around 400 students from various Districts of MJSSA
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch received a delegation of the
Assembly of Ladies from the diocese of Aleppo
MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Holiness
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch received a delegation of the
Assembly of Ladies from the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo at
St. Ephrem Patriarchal Monastery in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya on the
evening of Oct 14th. Rev. Fr. Joseph Khoury Shabo led the delegation
of the Assembly of Ladies. The primary purpose of the visit was to
seek the blessings of His Holiness and to listen to his parental
guidance and sound advice.
The delegation was welcomed by His Holiness and he wished that this
visit to the Patriarchal monastery and to all religious sites in the
region would be a blessing for them and their families. His Holiness
commended the Assembly of Ladies for their spiritual activities and
foremost their mentor Rev. Fr Joseph Shabo and encouraged them to
continue to work for the glorification of the name of God. His
Holiness also specially mentioned the great efforts made by the
Bishop HE Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim for the Diocese of Aleppo
in particular and the Syriac Church in general.
Rev. Fr Joseph Shabo thanked His Holiness on behalf of the Assembly
of Ladies and also the habitants of the Patriarchal monastery and
the monks and nuns and congratulated His Holiness on having
completed thirty years on the Holy Throne of Antioch.
Source: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate,
Organisation of the St. George JSO Church, Melbourne
organised a Talent Show
MELBOURNE: The Youth Association of the St. George Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Melbourne organized a Talent Show on Oct 9th at the
Oakleigh Hall. This Talent Show was aimed at strengthening the sense
of friendship and team spirit among the youth of the Melbourne
Parish and also as a fund raising event for the Church Construction
work, which is a dream project of the Melbourne parishioners. Each
and every member of the parish worked together to organise a very
successful show which involved high quality drama, dance and song
Follow the link below to get a glimpse of the Talent Show on Youtube.
Silver Jubilee Celebrations of St. Mary's
English Medium School, Morakkala started
Dukhrono of St. Baselios and St. Gregorios at St.
George JSO Church, Cheruthottukunnel
Retreat and Counselling at St. Johns JSO Church,
"Metran Kakshis" have been occupying the properties and
institutions found by the Holy Fathers of the Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church and built for the use of the
Jacobite church faithful. This is our effort to expose
the greed and shamelessness of Metran Kakshis in
clinging onto our property and institutions and at the
same time persecuting the Jacobite Church sitting in
those very Institutions.
The path to unity between
Catholics and Orthodox lies in “separating communion from authority”
- Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim
VATICAN CITY: The Syrian
Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo in Syria, Mor Gregorios Youhanna
Ibrahim, argued that the path to unity between Catholics and
Orthodox lies in “separating communion from authority” – a common
Orthodox talking point in dialogue with Catholicism. In effect, it
means unity in faith but not submission to the jurisdiction of the
pope. Mor Gregorios also floated a practical ideal that’s an
especially ardent ecumenical dream in the Middle East: a common date
for Easter. “Christians are waiting impatiently to see their unity
represented by this symbol,” he said. Mor Gregorios was speaking in
a session at the Synod going on at Vatican.
Catholicism and the other churches
of the West following the Gregorian calendar in fixing the date for
Easter and other liturgical feasts, while Orthodox churches observe
the older Julian calendar. (In 2011, the two happen to coincide on
April 24.) Archbishop also proposed a single feast day for all
Christian churches to celebrate the martyrs of the 19th and 20th
Source: General Secretariate of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican
Thulaam 1st Perunnal, Re-installation of the Holy Relics,
Gospel Convention and Family Meet at St. Jacob JSO Church, Allapra
ALLAPRA: Thulam 1 Perunnal concluded
at St. Jacob's JSO Church, Allapra on October 14, Thursday.
The feast was started on October 10, Sunday, when Vicar Fr.
Jacob Paulose Kochuparambil hoisted the flag. His Beatitude
Baselios Thomas I, The Catholicos of India, was the chief
celebrant for the feast. Metropolitans Their Graces Mor
Aphrem Mathews and Mor Osthatheos Ishaq celebrated H.
Qurbono on various days. Earlier, the Holy Relics of
Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III of Manjanikkara and St.
Athanasius Paulose, Valiya Metropolitan of Malankara were
reinstalled in a sacred tomb built inside the church.
Jacobite Convention held from Oct 15th to 17th
The Thiruvananthapuram Jacobite Convention, termed as the
‘fore-runner of Puthencruz Jacobite Convention’ was held at St.
Peter’s Jacobite Syrian Simhasana Cathedral on October 15th to 17th.
The convention was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Sabu Samuel, Diocesan
Secretary of Kollam and Director of MJSSA Kollam. Fr. Sibi Joseph
Edapulavan delivered the talk on the first day. The second day talk
was delivered by Dn. Basil, High Range diocese and the final day was
led by Rev.Fr. Paulose Parekkara. The convention was ably
co-ordinated under the guidance of Vicar Rev. Fr. Anish T. Varghese.
MJSSA - Kollam
Diocese Mor Sabor Aphroth Camp held at St. Mary's JSO
KUNDARA: The annual
camp of MJSSA Kollam Diocese- Mor Sabor –Afroth Camp was held at.
St. Mary’s Jacobite Cathedral, Kundara on 16th and 17th October,
2010. The inauguration of the camp was done by Bar Eto Briro Dr. D.
Babu Paul IAS. The meeting was attended by V. Rev. Stephen
Cor-Episcopa, Vicar Rev. Fr. Davis Thankachen, Diocesan Secretary
and MJSSA Director Rev. Fr. Sabu Samuel, Rev. Fr. Punnose Tharakan,
Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Tharakan, Rev. Fr. Anish T. Varghese, Rev. Fr.
Thomas Thomas, Rev. Fr. Abraham Nallila, Rev. Fr. Gregor Kollanoor,
Dr. Dn. Paul Samuel and Mr. Baby Mathara. Classes for students and
teachers were conducted separately on both days.
Vidyarambham with 'Olaf' at St. Thomas JSO Church,
Many children initiated learning with 'Olaf', the first letter of
Syriac on October 16, Sunday at St. Thomas JSO Church, North
Paravoor. Vicar, Fr. Paulose Kuriappuram led.
.:: His Holiness
Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas declared Karingachira
Cathedral as the Georgian Pilgrim
Centre of India
on Oct 16 ::. Centenary
celebration of Submission of the Registered deed to H.H, The
Patriarch and the Platinum Jubilee of re-election of St.
Athanasius Paulose "Valiya Thirumeni" at the Historic
Association meeting at Karingachira concluded
St. George JSO Cathedral, Karingachira was
declared as the "Georgian Pilgrim Centre of India" by
His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch. The
concluding ceremony of the Centenary celebrations of Karingachira Cathedral deed submission and Platinum
Jubilee of the re-election of St. Athanasius Paulose
Valiya Thirumeni as Malankara metropolitan were held at
the Cathedral premises on 16th Oct. Patriarchal Vicar of
Beirut, HG Mor Clemis Daniel Kurieh, the Patriarchal
delegate read the Apostolic Bull of His Holiness. Prof.
K V Thomas, Hon. Union Minister, His Beatitude Baselios
Thomas I, Catholicos of India, Shri. K P Dhanapalan MP,
Shri. Jos K Mani MP, Shri. Saju Paul MLA, Shri. K Babu
MLA, Shri. M J Jacob MLA, H.G. Mor Gregorios Joseph, H.
Episcopal Synod Secretary and Metropolitan of Kochi
diocese and the other Metropolitans of the Jacobite
Syrian Church, Commander P P Thankachan were present on
the Historic Occasion along with a large gathering of
the priests and faithful.
the morning, Holy 9nmel Qurbono was celebrated at the
Cathedral. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
was the chief celebrant. Patriarchal Delegate, Mor
Clemis Daniel Kurieh, Metropolitans Their Graces Mor
Gregorios Joseph, Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews, Mor Dioscorus
Kuriakose, Mor Milithios Yuhanon, Mor Athanasius
Geevarghese, Mor Athanasius Elias, Mor Philoxenos
Zacharias and Mor Aphrem Mathews assisted His Beatitude.