Thought for the Day
"It is not spiritual wisdom to try to conquer the
enemy with evil than with virtue. If you depend on
the God of Truth and go out with a truthful heart,
God will accomplish things for you ".- St.
Gregorios of Malankara
January 31, 2011 (Monday)
hoisted for Perunnal and Gospel Convention at St. Mary's Gethsemen
JSO Church, Punnekkad
The feast and Convention at St. Mary's JSO CHurch, Punnekkad
started. Vicar, Fr. Kuriakose Chathanatt hoisted the flag.
Metropolitan Dr. Mor Severios Abraham celebrated H.Qurbono on Jan
30, Sunday. Dr. Mor Severios inaugurated the Elders' Forum Meet. Fr.
Kuriakose Chathanattu presided over. CUSAT Asst. Registrar Dr.
Vincent Joseph led the personality development class. Fr. Mathew
Chalappuram led the retreat on Sunday. V. Rev. George Manthottam Cor
Episcopa and Shri. Thankachan Kadakkanad will lead the retreat on
Monday. Mor Athanasius Elias will celebrate Holy Qurbono on Feb 02,
Wednesday, the main day of the feast.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: One of the
biggest ecumenical worship in the history of Denmark was held at
Copenhagen on 25th of Jan 2011. The worship was named as `Church
Travel in City´. Bishops, priests and layman belonging to different
Churches in Denmark took part in the procession and Prayers as a
part of the program. Rev. Fr. Eldose Vattaparambil, Vicar of St.
Mary's J S O Church, Denmark participated in the worship
representing the Syrian Orthodox Church along with Lutheran, Roman
Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Jerusalem Methodist, Coptic Orthodox,
Ukrainian Orthodox, Anglican and Swedish Churches. This was the 57th
year of Ecumenical celebration in Denmark.
A Message from Rev. Dr. C P Varghese - Vicar,
St. Mary's J S O Church, Baroda
We praise Our Lord, the Almighty having favoured us with a small
piece of land registered for us today. We seek the intercession of
Mother Mary for praying abundantly for us to have a small church on
this land in Her blessed name.
We wholeheartedly thank each and every one who have contributed so
far to our church project as well as to our Karunya Foundation,
Vadodara's charity works especially our Mumbai Diocesan Council and
H.E Eusebios Thirumeni and HE Aphrem Cyril Thirumeni (US) for
offering all the support. We also thank you the land owner Mr.
Parekh bhai for having allowed us such a long period even beyond the
agreement to pay the complete amount.
Today we are registering a plot of 2520 sq.ft and the total cost for
the same is 22 lacs. With great difficulty and prolonged period only
and of course with the open hearted faithful who contributed for
this noble cause we could achieve this. As on date we are having
debt of more than 1 lakh.
With all humbleness we seek the help from every member of our Syriac
Church to build a small and beautiful church so that our faithful
can freely worship our LORD. As most of you know Baroda / Vadodara
is a fastest growing City and is the cultural capital of Gujarat.
People from all over the world are coming here to study at the
famous M.S university and seek jobs here in this industrial belt. In
the coming times our proposed church will definitely be a shelter to
all our people who come to this city.
Please pray, participate and contribute to our St.Mary's Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church, Baroda.
Please find our appeal attached. Request you to help us by
publishing this mail and our appeal.
For SMJSOC Baroda,
Fr. Dr. C.P Varghese, Vicar.
Dukhrono at Thrikkunnath Seminary' - Photos of
79th Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III Bava - All arrangements
completed; Patriarchal delegates will be participating
Manjanikkara Pilgrimage 2011 - Northern Mekhala pilgrimage to
start on Feb 7th
'Perunnal' at St. Mary's J S O Chapel, Kakkattupaara on Jan 29th,
30th & 31st Mathrubhumi
Flag hoisted for the Consecration and Perunnal at St. Mary's J S
O Church, Neryamangalm Mathrubhumi
'Shilasthapana Perunnal' at Mor Baselios J S O Chapel, Poovakulam
on Feb 1st & 2nd Mathrubhumi
Anniversary of the Family Units functioning under Morth Mariam J S O
Valiyapally, Piravom to be held on Jan 30th Manorama
'9th Nineveh Convention' organised by Mor Elias Youth
Association to be held on Feb 15th, 16th & 17th at St. Mary's J S O
January 29, 2011 (Saturday)
Theophilose George Saliba, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Mor Philoxenos
Mathias Nayis to participate in the 79th Dukhrono of St. Ignatius
Elias III Bava as Patriarchal Delegates
DAMASCUS/MANJANIKKARA: Archbishop Mor Theophilose
George Saliba - Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon & Secretary of the
Holy Synod, HG Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh - Metropolitan of Beirut
and HG Mor Philaxinos Mathias Nayis - Patriarchal Assistant &
Director of St. Ephraim Seminary will participate in the 79th
Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III Bava at Manjanikkara as delegates
of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch, informed the
press release from St. Ignatius Dayaro - Manjanikkara. The
'Dukhrono' will be held from February 6th to 12th. Mor Dionysius
Geevarghese - the Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches and Abbot of
St. Ignatius Dayaro and Mor Athanasius Geevarghese - Asst.
Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches informed that all arrangements
for the reception of the pilgrims and the Patriarchal delegates have
been completed. The Patriarchal delegates will be received at
Omalloor Shrine on Feb 11th under the leadership of the ' Dukhrono
celebrations Committee' and St. Stephen's J S O Cathedral,
Manjanikkara. Later, the Patriarchal delegates will bless and
receive the pilgrims reaching Manjanikkara from different parts of
Malankara on foot. The Patriarchal delegates will participate in the
'Pilgrims Convention' on Feb 11th evening and in the Holy Tri - Mass
on Feb 12th at 08.30 am.
Feb 6, Sunday will be celebrated as the 'Patriarchal Flag Day'. The
Metropolitans informed that, on that day, the Patriarchal Flag
should be hoisted in all Churches in Malankara. On that day, a Holy
Tri - Mass will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Dayaro Church by HG
Mor Meletius Yuhanon, HG Mor Athanasius Geevarghese & HG Mor
Theodosius Mathews. The Patriarchal Flag will be hoisted at St.
Ignatius Dayaro in the morning and at the Omalloor Shrine later in
Mumbai Diocese - Gujarat
Zone conducted J. S. V. B. S - 2011 at St. Mary's JSO Church,
Ahmedabad from Jan 14th to 16th
AHAMEDABAD: Gujarat Zone of the Mumbai Diocese of
the Jacobite Syrian Church conducted a J.S.V.B.S. for 3 days during
the Uttarayan Holidays from 14th January to 16th January. Rev. Fr.
Dr. C.P. Varghese of Baroda Parish inaugurated the JSVBS on 14th
January after the Holy Qurbana. Balloons carrying “JSVBS 2011” and
kites were flown to the sky jointly by Rev. Fr. Dr. C.P. Varghese,
Rev. Fr. John Mathai and Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannur.
Children and teachers from all the Parishes of Gujarat viz. Surat,
Baroda, Kutch and Ahmedabad participated in the program conducted
under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannur and assisted by
Mr. Georgy K Roy from Manarcad, Kottayam. Besides routine classes
and activities, various cultural programs, camp fire, and
competitions were organized for the benefit of all the participants.
The VBS concluded by Sunday evening with a grand rally by all the
participants where they carried placards, shouted slogans and
chanted hymns. In the cultural meeting that followed children
showcased their versatile talents in the competitions held and
prizes were distributed. The overall championship was won by Master
Shalin Punnose of Baroda parish. St Mary’s Church, Baroda won the
trophy for the best church edging St. Mary’s Church, Ahmedabad
through a lot as both parishes were tied at 45 points each. The
penultimate place went to St. Mary’s Church, Kutch followed by the
kids from St. Mary’s Church, Surat.
A tree was planted in the premise of the Church to help the children
remember JSVBS 2011, the first of the sort for most of them.
Very. Rev Roy Abraham Cor-Episcopa Kochattu
celebrating Silver Jubilee of Priesthood
POYKKATTUSSERRY: Very. Rev Roy Abraham Cor-Episcopa Kochattu,
Vicar of St. George J S O Church, Marathahalli is celebrating Silver
Jubilee of Priesthood. The Silver jubilee celebrations were
organized at his home parish, Mor Behnam J S O Church Poikattussery,
to congratulate him on this occasion. HG Mor Eusebios Kuriakose -
Metropolitan of Thrissur Diocese, Asst.Metropolitan of Mumbai
Diocese & Patriarchal Vicar of Oman presided over.
'16th Late Mor Coorilos Kuriakose Memorial Adichennalloor
Convention' at St. George J S O Church, Adichennalloor from Feb 1st
9th Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III Bava at
St. George J S O Church, Kaniyambatta on Feb 1st & 2nd
Flag hoisted for ' Syrian Convention & Dukhrono' at Mor Ignatius J S
O Church, Cheriyavappalasheri
Retreat by St. Paul's Mission at St. George J S O Chapel, Palakuzha
on Jan 29th
Manjanikkara Pilgrimage - 2011, arrangements completed in the
Malankara Church feud - Kerala Shanthi Samithi to conduct Prayer
Meeting at Ernakulam on Jan 30th
MSV FLASH NEWS:
H.B Dr. Baselios Thomas I
Catholicos entered the Thrikkunathu Seminary, Aluva and offered
prayers at the sacred Tombs of the Holy
Fathers........ Metropolitans - Their Graces Dr. Mor Severios Abraham, Mor
Gregorios Joseph, Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews, Mor Eusebios
Kuriakose, Mor Aphrem Mathews, Mor Irenios Paulose, Mor
Anthonios Yaq`ub, Mor Osthatheos Ishaq and Mor Barnabas
Geevarghese also entered the Thrikkunathu Seminary and offered
prayers.......... Faithful are thronging to Aluva Thrikkunathu
Seminary from all parts of Malankara..........
of the order passed by Justice M.N.Krishnan of the
Kerala High Court in the Thrikkunnath Church case on Jan
cases in every church; One priest and two
laymen is all that is needed to file cases against Churches
which are presently calm and where no trouble exists; Capturing
all churches should be our aim and goal; Encourage filing of
more cases"" ----- These were the statements made by a prominent Metran Kakshi priest at Aluva Thrikkunnathu Seminary today
Eusebios Kuriakose hosted flag marking the beginning of the perunnal
MSV FLASH NEWS:
The Honbl. High Court of Kerala ordered the 'Metran Kakshis' to hand over the keys of Trikkunnathu St. Mary's JSO Church to
the Ernakulam District Authorities.. The Church was ordered to
be kept open on the 25th & 26th in spite of the opposition by the 'Metran
Kakshis' to opening the
Church ... The faithful have been restricted entry inside the
church due to the bad shape of the church, the renovation of
which has not happened because of the non co-operation
from the Metran Kakshis...
Beatitude Ieronymos-II, the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece
visits the Holy father
SAYYIDNAYA, SYRIA: On the evening of Tuesday 25 January 2011,
His Beatitude Ieronymos-II, the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece
and the accompanying delegation were given a warm welcome at the St.
Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Ma’arat Saydinnya, Damascus. His
Holiness Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas the Patriarch of Antioch & All the
East and the supreme head of the Universal Syriac Church, along with
the Metropolitans and clergy of the holy Church received the
delegation at the Monastery hall. Later the delegation was welcomed
to the St. Peter & St. Paul’s Cathedral where a special meeting was
convened in honour of the visiting Archbishop. His Excellency Dr.
Mohammed Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed , Minister of Awqaf (Religious
Endowments) who arrived there on a special invitation from His
Holiness was accompanied by a galaxy of Muslim scholars and
directors of various institutions and colleges in Damascus. The
Ambassador of Greece to Damascus, bishops and heads of Christian
communities in Damascus, and some of the elders of the Syriac
community in Damascus also participated in the meeting. Speaking on
the occasion, the Minister H.E. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed
recalled the significant role of Syria in building the human
civilization adding to its prosperity. The Minister highlighted the
importance of spreading the culture of dialogue and exchange of
ideas and strengthening the concept of religious fraternity and its
role in spreading peace, security and stability in the world.
Welcoming the delegation His Holiness the Patriarch emphasized the
importance of the visit of Archbishop Ieronymos II in activating
warm relations between the churches in Syria and Greece. His
Holiness requested for further cooperation between the Churches so
that wider ecumenical forum can be formed. Archbishop Ieronymos II,
in turn, agreed with Patriarch on the significance of enhancing
dialogue and sharing ideas between the churches in the two countries
in a spirit of amity to serve the interests of their friendly
peoples. H.B. also recalled the historical relations between the two
Churches and stressed the need for continuous interaction.
Metropolitans Their Eminences Mor Osthatheos Matta Rohum, Mor
Silwanus Petrus, Mor Titus Yeldo, Mar Philexinos Mattias Nais, Mor
Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Mor Dionysius Yuahnon Kawaq, Mar Ivanios
Paulos, and Mar Dionysius Behnan Jajawi, and a large number of
priests and monks and students of the Faculty of Theology were also
present during the meeting.
CHENNAI: The General Body Meeting of Mylapore Diocese was
held at St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Avadi on
26th January 2011 and was presided by H.G. Mor Osthatheos Ishaq,
Asst. Metropolitian of Mylapore Diocese. The meeting was
attended by Vicars, Council Members and representatives from all
parishes of the diocese. Fr K J John welcomed His Grace, Vicars
and members of the general body. Fr. Aby Alias, Secretary read
the annual report of diocese and Shri K Babu Varghese, Treasurer
read the accounts of the diocese. Mor Osthatheos, in his
presidential address informed the members that two churches in
Avadi and Kelambakkam was constructed and completed to start
Holy Qurbono in a short period of one year. Plans were also to
start service centre in Adayar (Chennai), Chidambaram and
Hyderabad. His Grace sought the cooperation and support of all
church and its members in growth and development of Mylapore
Diocese. It was also decided in the meeting that Diocese will
take a lead in coordinating admission to Colleges and
Institutions in Tamil Nadu for the benefit of students from our
parishes in Kerala. His Grace also presented Memento to Fr. T M
Mathews who completed 25 years of priesthood. Fr. Aby Alias read
vote of thanks and the meeting was concluded with prayers.
V.Rev. Kuriakose Kizhakkedath Cor Episcopa
elected as the Kottayam Diocesan Secretary
KOTTAYAM: V.Rev. Kuriakose Kizhakkedathu
Cor Episcopa elected as the Kottayam Diocesan secretary again. The
General Body meeting held at St. Joseph's JSO Cathedral here, under
the presidentship of Diocesan Metropolitan Mor Themotheos Thomas
elected the council members for the next three years too. V.Rev
Kizhakkedathu Cor Episcopa hails from Manarcad Morth Mariyam JSO
CHENNAI: H.G. Mor Osthatheos
Ishaq, Metropolitan, Mylapore Diocese inaugurated Abhayam on January
26, Wednesday. In his inaugural speech , he expressed the hope that
Abhayam should be some solace for the patients in the form of
palliative care ,some comfort of love and care. Earlier while
inaugurating he went around the rooms arranged for patients. Fr. Aby
Alias, Managing Trustee of St. Thomas Charitable Trust had welcome
the gathering . Fr. KJ John and Fr. Mathews Manalechira and Fr. Aby
Paul gave felicitations . Mr. KM Thomas , Trustee, St .Thomas
Charitable Trust proposed vote of thanks.
General Yohannan Chacko Tharakan honoured with Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM)
Major General Yohannan Chacko Tharakan (Southern Command Head
Quarters) honoured with Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) on the eve of
Republic Day by Her Excellency The President Smt. Dr. Prathibha
Patil. Major Tharakan VSM is a member of St. Mary's JSO Soonoro
Cathedral Gothra Edavaka, Kundara.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The
first Holy Mass of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Congregation in
Malaysia was held at Anglican Church, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
H.G Mor Osthatheos Pathrose celebrated the Holy Qurbono
and blessed the congregation. After appointed as the Patriarchal
Vicar of Kingdom of Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia by H.H
Ignatius Zakka Iwas I, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and
H.B Mor Baselios Thomas I Catholicos, this was His Grace’s first
visit to Malaysia. Faithful from different parts of Malaysia and
from Singapore Parish took part in the service. His Grace
appointed Fr. Saji Nadumuriyil, Vicar of Singapore parish as the
Patron for Malaysian congregation until further orders. And His
Grace appointed few members from the congregation for
coordinating the faithful all over Malaysia, also appointed
Singapore parish Committee members as well wishers for the
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church Singapore
celebrated Harvest Festival
SINGAPORE: St. Mary's JSO Church, Singapore celebrated
Harvest Festival. Patriarchal Vicar for Singapore, Malaysia &
Bahrain and Auxiliary Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese,
H.G Mor Osthatheos
celebrated Holy Qurbono and blessed the occasion. His Grace
published Church Directory 2010 and launched the new Accounting
Software. His Grace inaugurated the Harvest festival. All the
faithful participated in Auction and lucky draw. His Grace
presented the prize (Gold Cross) for the winner. Vicar, Fr. Saji
Nadumuriyil assisted His Grace in the auspicious occasion.
Foundation stone laying ceremony of Alumni
Association building at MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam
KOCHI: One Day retreat for
clergy and laymen of Kochi Diocese held at Kyomtha Seminary, the
diocesan headquarters, Thiruvamkulam, near to Kochi on January
22, Saturday. Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese Mor Philoxenos
Zacharias and members of Thothootty Mor Gregorian Centre led the
retreat. Diocesan Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Joseph presided
over. All the clergies in the diocese and over 1200 faithfull
attended the retreat.
Feast at the shrine of St. Thomas JSO Church,
Feast at St. Mary's JSO Church, Vallikode -
Silver Jubilee celebration of priesthood of Very
Rev. Roy Kochatt Cor Episcopa
January 24, 2011 (Monday)
Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Kelampakkam, Chennai consecrated
Metropolitan His Grace Mor Osthatheos Ishaq consecrated new Church
under Mylapore Diocese, in the name of St. Mary, the Mother of God
in Kelampakam, Chennai on January 22, Saturday. Mor Osthatheos
celebrated Holy Qurbono on Jan 23, Sunday, assisted by Fr. T M
Mathews and Rev. Dr. George Varghese. Fr. T M Mathews is appointed
as the vicar for the new church. There will be service in the new
Church on every other Sunday. The Morning prayer starts at 8 AM and
the Holy Qurbono at 9. The Vicar can be contacted at
Christmas and New Year Celebrations of Malankara Archdiocese
Parishes held in New Jersey
St. Paul's Prayer fellowship, the Spiritual Organization of the
Malankara Archdiocese in North America has organized the 5th Joint
Christmas and New Year Celebrations of the Parishes in New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington Region held on Saturday, January
8th at the St. Demetrius Banquet Center , Carteret,New Jersey near
St. George Syrian Orthodox Church. Archbishop His Eminence Mor Titus
Yeldho Metropolitan, the Patriarchal Vicar and Archbishop of the
Malankara Archdiocese delivered a Christmas and New-Year message on
The Public meeting began at 9:00AM in which Fr. Jose Daniel (Vice
President of St. Paul's Fellowship) welcomed the gathering and the
Archbishop inaugurated the celebrations. Fr. Geevarghese Chattathil
(Vice President of Association for the Protection of Antiochean True
Faith), Chevalier Abraham Mathew (Archdiocesan Treasurer),
Archdiocesan Council members Shri. Cherian Venkadathu, Chicago,
Chevalier Varghese Parambath and Shri. George Ittan Padiyedathu
delivered the felicitations. A variety of cultural programs included
Christmas Carols, group Dances, Skits and other attracting items
were performed by the participating parishes. Luncheon and snacks
also were served to all participants. Dn. Dr. Joel Jacob and Shri.
Jaijo Paulose were the masters of ceremony. Shri. Raju Abraham, the
program coordinator move on the vote of thanks and Shri. Biju
Cherian served as stage coordinator. Several faithful from all
parishes within the region were attended the day long programs.
Feast at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Church,
Rome on January 30, Sunday
Retreat for priests in Jacobite Syriac Orthodox
Church and IOC held at Thoothootty Gregorian Centre
The proud son of Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church Shri.
T K Kurian is the new Wipro CEO
BANGALORE: India's software major Wipro Ltd
Friday announced the appointment of T.K. Kurien (TK)
as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its global
IT business and executive director of the company.
TK runs some of the critical growth engines in the
organization's overall business plans. He has led
multiple initiatives in various capacities including
being the Chief Executive of Wipro's Healthcare &
Life Sciences business, and the Telecom Service
Provider business. He was adjudged the BPO CEO of
the year by IQPC in 2007.
TK is a member of the Wipro Corporate Executive
Before joining Wipro, TK served as the CEO of GE X
Ray from October 1997 to January 2000 and prior to
that was the CFO of GE Medical Systems (South Asia).
proud son of Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Shri.
Thekkethalakkal Kurian Kurian, a Chartered
Accountant by profession, hails from Puthanangadi,
Kottayam, and is the member of St. Ignatius JSO
Simhasana Cathedral, Kottayam. He currently attends
in St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Bangalore.
MANAMA, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN: The first Knanaya Jacobite
Holy Qurbono in the Kingdom of Bahrain was conducted on 8th Jan
2011 at NEC church, Manama. Rev.Fr. Monai K. Philip was the
chief celebrant. More than 200 faithful partook in the
celebration of the Holy Qurbono. The Holy Qurbono will be held
on all Saturdays.
Photos of the "Dukhrono" of
Late Lamented Mor Philoxenos Samuel celebrated at St. Peter's &
St. Paul's J S O Cathedral, Meenangadi
Holy Qurbono Celebrated at St. Mary's Knanaya
Valiyapall, Kottayam to be telecast by SHALOM TV on Jan 27th
The Holy Qurbono celebrated by Rev. Fr
Anub C Stephen at St. Mary's Knanaya Valiyapall, Kottayam will be
telecast on SHALOM TV on January 27th, Thursday at 10 am and will be
re - telecast 10.30 pm.
"Perunnal" at St. Mary's J S O Hermon Church,
Aazhakam from Jan 222nd to 25th
"Annual Day & Farewell function" held at Mor Koorilose Memorial
Higher Secondary School, Pattimattom
44th Knanaya Convention to be held at Ranni from Jan 23rd to 30th
Flag hoisted for " Shilasthapana Perunnal & Dukhrono of Mor Yuhanon
M'abdono " at St. John's J S O Church, Nayathodu
"Annual Day & Parent - Teacher meeting" inaugurated by H G Mor
Athanasius Elias at Mor Athanasius School, Thuruthissery
Retreat to be held by St. Paul's Mission of India at St. George J S
O Church, Kadamattom on Jan 23rd
January 22, 2011 (Saturday)
H G Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurated
the Student Christian Movement of India (SCMI), Kerala region -
Bishop Abraham Memorial College Thuruthikkara Unit
Christian Movement of India (SCMI), National Chairperson, Dr.
Mor Coorilos Geevarghese inaugurated the SCMI Unit at Bishop
Abraham Memorial College, Thuruthikkara, near to Tiruvalla on
January 21, Friday. Prof. Dr. Varghese Mathew, Principal, Dr.
George K Ale, Chairperson Kerala SCM, Shri. Lijin Golden,
Programme Secretary Kerala SCM, Shri. Robin, Unit Secretary
spoke on the occasion.
'Gospel Convention' at St. Thomas J S O Church,
Oorakkad on Jan 22nd
"Perunnal" at St. Mary's J S O Church, Maanganam
Seminar conducted by Christian Leaders Forum - Wayanad District at
St. Thomas J S O Church, Vadakkanad
New Church starting
at Kelampakkam dedicated to St. Mary, under Mylapore
Diocese on Saturday 22nd.
Church will be started at Kelampakkam, under Mylapore
Diocese on Saturday 22nd. Evening prayer will be started
by 6.30 PM which will be lead by H.G Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq, assisted by Rev. Priests of the diocese.
Holy Mass will be offered at new church on Sunday 23rd
by Mor Osthatheos which will be started by
8.30 A.M. Rev. Fr. T. M Mathews will be honored during
the occasion for completing 25 years of his priesthood.
Church is near to St. Mary's matriculation Higher
secondary school Kelampakam.
Contact: Rev Fr. Mathews 9444467740
Let Jacobites build church at Parumala - Joint
Joint Christian Council has said that the Jacobite
Church should be allowed to build its own church on a
plot of land close to the St. Peter's and Paul's church
at Parumala. A statement issued by the Council here on
Sunday said that the move to prevent the Jacobite group
from building its own church on land it had bought close
to the present church should be condemned. The statement
also said that the Jacobite-Orthodox feud was the result
of machinations by vested interests, which wanted to
control the riches of the church.
The week for Church Unity, jointly organized by the World Council of
Churches and the Pontifical Council for Church Unity, Vatican was
observed at St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Mazhuvangadu,
Tiruvalla on 20th January, Thursday. Geevarghese Mor Themotheos of Malankara
Catholic Church inaugurated the prayer meeting. Rt. Rev. Dr. Sam
Mathew delivered the message and Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese of the
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church presided over the meeting which was
attended by several priests, nuns and lay people representing
various churches in and around Thiruvalla.
We should live as 'Children of God' - H B Dr.
Baselios Thomas I Catholicos; Holy relics of St. Ignatius Elias III
Bava installed at Mor Ignatius Elias III J S O Church, Mundakkayam
Retreat at St. Mary's J S O Chapel, Manganam by Mor Gregorios
Retreat Centre - Thuthootty; H G Mor Philexinose Zacharias will lead
79th Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III Bava at Manjanikara -
District Collector directs the Administration and Government
mechanisms to complete all Transport arrangements and maintenance
works at the earliest
Gospel convention & Consecration of the newly renovated Holy Shrine'
at St. Yeldho Mor Baselios J S O Chapel, Pralayakkad from Jan 21st
Church feud in St. George J S O Church, Kaniyambetta,
Malabar Diocese, settled
amicably; Both factions decide to share properties based on the
respective strengths of each faction
Eminence Archbishop Joseph Absi visits His Holiness
SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His Eminence Archbishop Joseph Absi, the
Assistant to the Patriarch His Holiness Gregory III Laham of Greek
Melkite Church of Antioch on January 16, Sunday. His Eminence was
received by Metropolitan of Patriarchal Curia, His Eminence Mor
Dionysius Youhanon Kawaq at St. Ephraim Patriarchal Monastery here.
Archbishop Joseph extended the greetings of Patriarch Gregory III
Laham to His Holiness and seeked the blessings and prayers of His
Patriarchal Curia, Damascus, Syria
His Excellency the French Ambassador to Syria
visits His Holiness
MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: His
Excellency Mr. Eric Chevalier, the French Ambassador to Syria
visited His Holiness at St. Ephraim's Patriarchal Monastery here on
January 15, Saturday. His Excellency was accompanied by the first
secretary in the French embassy. The meeting was attended by His
Eminence Mor Dionysius Youhanon Kawaq, the metropolitan for
Patriarchal Curia. His Holiness blessed Mr. Eric and extended all
support of the Syriac Orthodox Church. His Excellency promised His
Holiness all his support towards the Syriac Orthodox faithful.
Patriarchal Curia, Damascus, Syria
Dukhrono of Mor Philoxenos Samuel observed at
SULTHAN BATHERY: Wayanad
Ecumenical Christian Leaders' Forum's campaign against alcohol
marked its beginning at St. Thomas JSO Church, Vadakkanad, near
Sulthan Bathery. Noolpuzha Panchayath Standing Committee
Chairman, Shri. K T Kuriakose inaugurated the campaign on Jan
16, Sunday. Chairman Rev. Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel presided
over. Shri. T K Yeldho Thuruthummel, Bro. Varghesekutty
Puramadom, Dr. V M Jose, Shri. Basil Prathyasabhavan, Shri. K P
Joseph, Shri. E P Joseph spoke on the occasion. Renowned
Psychotherapist Dr. V N Kunjukunju, Rev. Sr. Jovitta led
MEENANGADI: 26th Dukhrono
of Late Lamented Mor Philoxenos Samuel (Malankarayude Soorya
Thejas) concluded at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Cathedral,
Meenangadi, on January 17, Monday. Metropolitan of Malabar, Mor
Philoxenos Zacharias led Holy Tri Mass. Cor Episcopas, Priests
of the diocese assisted Metropolitan. The pilrims from different
parts of the diocese were welcomed at the cathedral at 9.00 AM.
Mor Philoxenos inaugurated the public meeting followed by the
Holy Qurbono. Rev. Fr. P C Paulose presided over. Rev. Dr. Jacob
Michael Pulliyattel, V. Rev. Paulose Cor Episcopa
Narakathuputhanpurayil, Fr. A P Mathai Athirampuzhayil, Fr.
James Vanmelil, Fr. Baby Elias Karakkunnel, Prof. Dr. George
Varghese spoke on the occasion. Metropolitan handed over the key
of Samuel Mor Philoxenos Bhavan to Shri. Mathai Pottayil. Shri.
Babu Paul Vandanathil, Master Brismo C Benny, Kum. Libina Elias
were honoured. Dukhrono concluded with Nercha.
Public Relations Directorate, Malabar Diocese
Pilgrimage to the Holy Tomb of LL Mor Dionysius
Michael (The Roaring Lion of Malankara) held
pilgrimage to the Holy Tomb of Late Lamented Mor Dionysius
Michael (The roaring lion of Malankara) held under the auspices
of JSOYA, Kottayam Diocese, on January 17, Monday, as a
part of the 55th Dukhrnono of the metropolitan. Metropolitan of
Kottayam, Mor Themotheos Thomas blessed and inaugurated the
pilgrimage at St. Joseph's JSO Cathedral, Kottayam. Hundreds of
faithful participated. Metropolitan Mor Osthatheos Ishaq and
priests welcomed the pilgrims at Panampady Church. Mor
Osthatheos will celebrate Holy Qurbono today at Morth Mariyam
JSO Church, Panampady. The dukhrono will conclude with a public
meeting, followed by nercha and benediction.
Elamkulam St. Mary's JSO Soonoro Patriarchal
St. Mary's JSO Soonoro Patriarchal Cathedral consecrated. His
Beatitude Catholicos Dr. Baselios Thomas I led the services.
Metropolitans Their Graces, Mor Athanasius Geevarghese (Simhasana
Churches & Institutions), Mor Yulios Kuriakose (Simhasana
Churches & Institutions), Mor Themotheos Thomas (Metropolitan of
Kottayam), Mor Gregorios Joseph (Metropolitan of Kochi & Holy
Episcopal Synod Secretary), Dr. Mor Theophilose Kuriakose
(Resident Metropolitan, MSOT Seminary & Patriarchal Vicar of
Middle Europe), Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews (Metropolitan of
Kandanad), Mor Athanasius Elias (Working President - AVSS), Dr.
Mor Clemis Kuriakose (Metropolitan of Idukki), Mor Dionysius
Geevarghese (Reesh Dayaroyo, Manjanikkara Dayaro), Mor
Osthatheos Ishaq (Metropolitan of Mylapore, Delhi), Mor Irenios
Paulose (Metropolitan of Kozhikode), Mor Gregorios Kuriakose (Knanaya
Jacobite Archdiocese), Mor Ivanios Kuriakose (Kananaya Jacobite
Archdiocese), Mor Anthonios Yaq`ub (Metropolitan f Mangalore &
Honnavar Mission) assisted His Beatitude. Hon. Union Minister
Shri. Vayalar Ravi inaugurated the public meeting held following
the consecration. His Beatitude presided over. Mor Themotheos
Thomas Metropolitan, Chev. Comm. Dr. T U Kuruvila MLA, Shri.
Domanic Presentation MLA, Shri. K Babu MLA, Shri. Saju Paul MLA,
Shri. M M Monayi MLA, Comm. P P Thankachan, Shri. Benny Behnan,
Mor Athanasius Geevarghese and V. Rev. Benyamin Mulayirikkal
Ramban spoke on the occasion. His Beatitude Catholicos led Holy
Penta Mass on January 16, Sunday.
Courtesy: Mangalam Daily
Valiya Perunnal at St. Antony's JSO
Cathedral starts on Jan 22, Saturday
MANGALORE: The feast of St. Antony starts on January 22,
Saturday at St. Antony's JSO Cathedral, Mangalore. The feast will
conclude on January 26, Wednesday. Vicar Fr. Sunny John
Plamthottathil will hoist flag on Jan 22. Mangalore Syrian
Convention will be held at the cathedral premises from Jan 22 to Jan
24. Metropolitans Their Graces Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese
(Metropolitan of EAE), Mor Militheos Yuhanon (Thumpamon), Mor
Ivanios Kuriakose (Knanaya Jacoite Archdiocese) and Mor Anthonios
Yaq`ub (Mangalore & Honnavar Mission) will lead this year's feast.
MANJANIKKARA: The koodasa and blessings of
the Bishops House for Thumpamon diocese was held at Manjinikkara on
16th January at 3 PM (The Coonan Cross Anniversery Day). The Koodasa
was led by HG Mor Gregorios Joseph, Episcopal Synod Secretary.
Metropolitans Their Graces Mor Militheos Yuhanon, Mor Dionysius
Geevarghese, Mor Theodosius Mathews, Mor Athanasius Geevarghese were
co celebrants. This was followed by a public meeting, inaugurated by
Shri. Anto Antony MP. Shri. K Sivadasan Nair MLA, Adv. M Suresh
Kumar, Pathanamthitta Municipal Chairman, Adv. C N Somanathan Nair,
NSS Union Vice President, Shri. K Padma Kumar SNDP Union Chairman,
Shri. MG Kannaan , Member Jilla Panchayat, Shri. P Ramachandran
Nair, President, Grama Panchayat. Smt. Anu Moni, Member Grama
Panchayat made felicitations. The Patriarchal Bull declaring the
name of the Bishops House Complex as St. Elias III Seminary was read
by Mor Gregorios.
26th Dukhrono of Mor Philoxenos Samuel (Malankarayude
Soorya Thejas) started
MEENANGADI: 26th Dukhrono of Late Lamented
Mor Philoxenos Samuel (Malankarayude Soorya Thejas) started at St.
Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Cathedral, Meenangadi. Vicar Rev. Fr. P C
Paulose Puthanpurakkal hoisted the flag on January 16, Sunday. Rev.
Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel (Chairman, Publicity), Rev. Fr. Aju
Chacko Aruthamamoottil, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Puthupady, Shri. Babu
Paul Vandanathil (Secretary, JSOYA, Malabar), Shri. Anil K Jacob
Keecherril (Convenor, Publicity), Office bearers of the cathedral
and faithful were present. Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Zacharias led
the evening prayers at the cathedral. Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos
Zacharias will lead Holy Tri Mass today. The pilgrims from different
parts of the diocese will reach at cathedral at 9.00 AM. Mor
Philoxenos Zacharias will hand over the key of Samuel Mor Philoxenos
Bhavan and various endowments in the public meeting which will be
held followed by the Holy Qurbono.
Public Relations Directorate, Malabar Diocese
Valiya Perunnal concluded at St. Stephen's JSO
Knanaya Church, Bristol
BRISTOL: Valiya Perunnal of St. Stephen's JSO Knanaya Church
concluded on January 09, Sunday. Archbishop Mor Silwanos Ayoob led
the Holy Tri Mass. Fr. Dr. Thomas Jacob Manimala and Fr. Saji
Abraham assisted Archbishop. Archbishop inaugurated the website of
JSVBS was held at St. Mary's J S O Church, Ahmedabad. The vicar,
Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannur and Rev. Fr. John Mathai led the
V.B.S. Sunday School teachers and students actively
the Holy Mother of God" concludes at St. Mary's J S O church,
'Family Convention' held at St. Mary's J S O Church,
Church feud in St. George J S O Church, Kaniampatta settled
amicably; Both factions decide to share properties based on the
respective strengths of each faction. News
Consecration of St. Mary's J S O Soonoro Patriarchal
Cathedral, Elamkulam - Kochi started NewsNewsNews
Devotional songs about St. Athanasius Paulose Valiya
Thirumeni composed by Rev. Fr. Thomas Puthiyamadathil, Rev Fr.
Jomy Joseph and sung by
St. Athanasius Choir of St. Mary's J S O Church, Thrikkunnath -
Aluva are available for download. To download, please click on
the link given below..
Samyuktha Christmas Programme" of the Kallissery Region of
the Knanaya Syrian Archdiocese held
KALLISERRY: The "Samyuktha Chirstmas Program" of
Kallishery Region of the Knanaya Syrian Archdiocese was
held. Shri. Joseph M Puthussery, MLA inagrauted the
function. H. E Mor Severios Kuriakose - Archbishop of the
Knanaya Syrian Archdiocese, H G Mor Gregorios Kuriakose -
Asst. Metropolitan of Kallissery Region of the Knanaya
Syrian Archdiocese, Rev. Fr Anil Thomas Konnackal, Rev. Fr
Benny, Dr. Rebu Kannankeril and K C Thomas Kutoor -
Panchayath President spoke on the occassion.
January 15, 2011 (Saturday)
(Intercession to St. Mary for Seeds, Remembrance of Koonen Cross
10th Anniversary of the consecration of Metropolitan Dr. Mor Ivanios
The 10th Anniversary of the metropolitan consecration of Dr. Mor
Ivanos Mathews of Kandanad celebrated at St. Sakrallah Mor Baselios
Centre at Kandanad. Dr. Mor Ivanios celebrated Holy Qurbono earlier,
in the morning. Sabha Secretary Bar Etho Nasiho Shri. Thampu George
Thukalan, V.Rev. Sleeba Paul Vattavelil Cor Episcopa, V.Rev. John
Punnachalil Cor Episcopa, Fr. Roy Mathews Meppadom, Shri. Reji P
Varghese, Shri. Paul V Thomas spoke on the occasion.
Osthatheos Pathrose given a warm welcome at Singapore on his maiden
visit as the Diocesan Metropolitan
HG Mor Osthatheos Pathrose, Metropolitan of Singapore, Asst.
Metropolitan of Bangalore & Patriarchal Vicar of Bahrain Dioceses,
was given a warm welcome at Changi Airport, Singapore. This is his
first visit to Singapore after Thirumeni has taken charge. Vicar of
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Singapore - Rev. Fr. Saji
Nadumuriyil, Managing Committee members and others were present.
8th Dukhrono of V.Rev. K.P.Thomas Corepiscopa
KALLUMKATHRA: 8th Dukhrono of
V.Rev.K.P.Thomas Corepiscopa was celebrated. H E
Mor Severios Kuriakose - Archbishop of the
Knanaya Syrian Jacobite Archdiocese was the
chief celebrant. Archbishop inaugurated the
Medical Camp at the public function which was
held after the Holy Qurbono. Shri. Jos K Mani
MP, Shri. Thomas Chazhikkadan MLA and others
spoke on the occasion.
Retreat by Gethsamene Ecumenical Prayer Group at
St. George JSO Church, Thumpamon on Jan 15th
'Perunnal' at St. Mary's Knanaya Jacobite Syrian Church, Iraviperoor
from Jan 13th to 15th
Consecration of the newly renovated St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral, Elamkulam - Kochi on Jan 14th, 15th
'Valiya Perunnal & Harvest festival' at St. Mary's JSO Church,
Areeparambu on Jan 14th & 15th
'Perunnal & Anniversary of the Spiritual Organisations' at St.
Mary's J S O Soonoro Church, Korome
Convention of the Paittakulam Mekhala Family unit functioning under
St. John's JSO Church, Vadakara
'Shilasthapana Perunnal & Jubilee of the Installation of the Holy
relics' at Mor Behnam J S O church, Poikattusseri from Jan 16th to
'Prathista Perunnal and Dukhrono of Mor Geevarghese Sahado & St.
Ignatius Elias III Bava' at St. Mary's J S O Chapel, Edakunnu from
Jan 14th to 16th
Rev. Dr. Jacob Michael Pullyatel inagurated the 'Seminar on
Awareness against Alcohol and drug Addiction' conducted by Wayanad
district Ecumenical Action Christian Leaders Forum
"Perunnal & Gospel Convention" at St. Mary's JSO Church, Koruthodu
from Jan 14th to 16th
'Perunnal' at Morth Mariam J S O Church Puthuveli on Jan 14th & 15th
Consecration of the newly built Headquarters of the Thumpamon
Diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church on Jan 15th & 16th
"Perunnal & 151st year Anniversary' at St. John's JSO Church, Mepral
from Jan 16th to 22nd
"Shilasthapana Perunnal & Gospel Convention" at St. Mary's J S O
'26th Dukhrono' of Late Lamented Mor Philoxenos Samuel,
Malankarayude Soorya Thejas at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO
Cathedral, Meenangadi on Jan 16th & 17th
January 14, 2011 (Friday)
Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese visits children of "Theeram"
in Cheemeni, Kasargodu and attends a seminar on
Coorilos Geevarghese along with Very Rev.
Dr. Kuriakose Moolayil Corepiscopa visited the
"Theeram" centre in Cheemeni, an Endosulfan
affected area in Kasargodu district. They spent
a day with the mentally challenged children and
their parents. Mor Coorilos also inaugurated a
seminar on Endosulfan and it's Evil Effects. Dr.
Kuriakose Moolayil Corepiscopa, Director of
Theeram presided over the meeting and Mr. Aneesh
Kumar delivered the key note address. Several
members of the Panchayat and leaders of
Merchant's Association participated in the
seminar. New year gifts for the children were
19th Dukhrono of Late lamented
Mor Theophilose Thomas
Mor Theophilose Thomas of Blessed memory was the first
metropolitan of the Outside Kerala diocese of the
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church.
the 1970's, during the split, when most of the churches
which were built by the combined efforts of both the
factions were occupied by the Metran kakshis, the
faithful of JSOC had to leave those churches. It was Fr.
Thomas Moothedam who gave strong leadership to the
Jacobite faithful in the Outside Kerala diocese during
that critical period in the history of our church. He
gave able leadership to the faithful and took lead in
establishing new churches and through his vision and
efforts, defeated the ugly designs of Metran Kakshis
through which they tried to swallow the Jacobites.
When the necessity arose to ordain a full time Bishop
for the Outside Kerala diocese taking into consideration
its growth, the church had no doubts about who that
should be. Rev. Thomas Moothedam Rambachan, who had
taken leadership in establishing most of the churches
there, was elected to lead the Outside Kerala Diocese
which was in it infancy at that time. He was ordained as
'Mor Theophilose' by Late Lamented Mor Baselios Paulose
II Catholicose of blessed memory on 19th April, 1979 at
St. Simon's JSO Church, Velloor. Mor Themotheos Yakoub
and Mor Ivanios Philipose were ordained along with him.
After leading the Outside Kerala Diocese for 13 years
with dedication, His Grace entered his Heavenly abode on
Jan 12th, 1992. It was through Thirumeni's efforts, St.
Peter's JSO Cathedral, New delhi - the Eastern Cathedral
of His Holiness, which is the pride of Jacobites in
Delhi, was established. Mor Theophilose is entombed in
MSOT seminary Chapel, Mulanthuruthy. May his prayers be
THRIPPUNITHURA: Feast of intercession of St. Mary for seeds
started at Morth Mariyam JSO Church, Nadamel on January 12,
Wednesday. Metropolitan Mor Gregorios Joseph hoisted the flag. Vicar
Very Rev. Geevarghese Thomas Kandathil Cor Episcopa, Fr. Shammy
John, Fr. Darly Edappangattil and hundreds of faithful were present. Mor
Gregorios will celebrate H. Qurbono on Jan 14, Friday. Metropolitan
of Malabar, Mor Philoxenos Zacharias will lead the Holy Tri Mass on
January 15, Saturday, the main day of the feast.
St. Mary for seeds started at Neelimangalam St. Mary's JSO Church
NEELIMANGALAM: Metropolitan of Kochi, Mor
Gregorios Joseph hoisted the flag for the feast of intercession of
St. Mary for seeds at St. Mary's JSO Church, here. Vicar Fr.
Kuriakose Plaparambil, and faithful were present.
Their Excellencies Ambassadors of Syria to
Sweden and Germany visits His Holiness at Patriarchal Monastery
MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Their
Excellencies Mr. Miladh Athieh, Syria's new Ambassador to Sweden and
Mr. Lufti Radwan, Syria's new Ambassador to Germany visited His
Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Mor Ephraim Patriarchal
Monastery here on January 11, Tuesday. Their Excellencies seeked the
blessings and prayers of His Holiness before taking the charge at
respective nations. His Holiness wished them all success in their
new assignment and requested the support from them for the Syriac
Orthodox faithful in respective countries. Metropolitan of
Patriarchal Curia, Mor Dionysius Youhanon Kawaq was also present.
Patriarchal Curia, Damascus, Syria
Calendar published by St. Peter's & St. Paul's
Elamkulam Patriarchal Cathedral ready for
Jubilee celebrations started at Mar Basil HSS, Kothamangalam
Parish day celebrations concluded at
Mattur St. George JSO Church
Dukhrono of Late Lamented Mor Philoxenos Samuel (Malankarayude Surya
Thejas) on January 17 at Meenangadi Cathedral
MEENANGADI: 26th Dukhrono of Late Lamented Mor Philoxenos
Samuel, the first metropolitan of Malabar Diocese will be observed
at St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSO Cathedral, Meenangadi on January 16,
17. Metropolitan of Malabar, Mor Philoxenos Zacharias will lead the
Holy Tri Mass on January 17, Monday. Pilgrims from different parts
of the diocese will reach the cathedral on Monday morning. The
proclamation rally started from Cheengeri St. Mary's JSO Church on
January 09, Sunday. Vicar Fr. Reji Paul Chavarpanal inaugurated the
rally by handing over the patriarchal flag to Captain, Shri. Elias
Njandukulam. Mor Philoxenos Zacharias will hand over the key of
Samuel Mor Philoxenos Bhavan on 17th.
Christian Leaders' Forum's campaign against
Alcohol & Drugs inaugurated
PULPALLY: Wayanad Ecumenical Christian
Leaders' Forum's campaign against the usage of Alcohol, drugs &
mobile phone among students started. Chairman Rev. Dr. Jacob Michael
Pulliyattel inaugurated the campaign at St. George English Medium
School, here on January 10, Monday. Manager Fr. Baby Paulose Olikkal
presided over. Renowned Psychotherapist Dr. V N Kunjukunju led the
class. Dr. V M Jose, Sr. Jovitta, Shri V M Paulose, Shri T K Yeldho,
Rev. Jose Ambatt spoke on the occasion. School principal Smt.
Rosamma welcomed the gathering.
Holy Synod Approves the formation of Mangalore Diocese His
Grace Mor Anthonios Yaqu`b appointed as the
DAMASCUS/PUTHENCURIZ: Holy Synod approved the formation of
Mangalore Diocese. H.H Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I has
issued Holy Bull regarding the formation of the diocese.
His Grace Mor Anthonios Yaqu`b has been appointed as the
Metropolitan of Mangalore diocese until further
directions from the church hierarchy.
Wishes from Malankara Syriac Voice & MBSC ::
Osthatheos Pathrose appointed as the Assistant
Catholicos for Bangalore Diocese
Metropolitan of Singapore, Mor Osthatheos Pathrose appointed as the Assistant
Metropolitan to Catholicos for Bangalore Diocese. H.H
Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I has issued Holy Bull
regarding the change. H.G Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose
was the assistant to Catholicos till this
Wishes from Malankara Syriac Voice & MBSC ::
January 11, 2011 (Tuesday)
St Thomas Charitable Trust crosses
another milestone ; 'Abhayam'-
Palliative Care Centre started
CHENNAI: By the
Grace of God Almighty and with the blessings of our lord Jesus
Christ, St Thomas Charitable Trust has crossed another
milestone and carried forward its objective of taking care of
terminally ill cancer patients apart from establishing a
destitute home `Shanthibhavan’ for aged and setting up the
Mission hospital `St. Mary’s Mission Hospital’
To begin with ,
Abhayam is all set to treat five patients initially. St
Thomas Retreat Centre, Keezhillam was entrusted by His
Beatitude, the Catholicose to send two sisters for co-
ordination of `Abhayam’ activities. H.G. Mor Osthatheos
Issac , Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese will formally
inaugurate the Abhayam on 26 Jan2011 at 3 P.M.
A whole hearted
support from every one is expected for this new venture.
St. Mary's Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church, Thrikkunathu - Aluva should be opened
for Worship - Representatives meeting of the Spiritual
Organisations functioning under the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
New Cardiology Block inagurated at Mor
Baselios Medical Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam
Silver Jubilee celebrations concluded at St.George JSO
"Annual Convention" of the Family units
functioning under St. George JSO Church, Kadamattom held; HB Dr.
Baselios Thomas I Catholicose presided over.
Platinum Jubilee celebrations started at Mor Basil Higher
secondary School, Kothamangalam.
of St. Ignatius Elias III Bava & Reception to His Beatitude Dr.
Baselios Thomas I Catholoicose at St. Ignatius Elias JSO Church,
Belfast on Feb 4th & 5th.
January 10, 2011 (Monday)
Holiness decorated Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim with
Grand Cross of St. Ignatius of Antioch
His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas decorated Archbishop
Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim, the Archbishop of Aleppo & Environs,
with Grand Cross of St. Ignatius of Antioch and certificate,
considering the contribution of the Archbishop to the Holy Syriac
Orthodox Church and society in general. Mor Gregorios Youhanna
Ibrahim took the charge of the diocese in 1979, and many projects
have been come up in the diocese by the effort of H.E. His Eminence
is a popular face in the Ecumenical and social field too. Mor
Gregorios represents Syriac Orthodox Church in various Ecumenical
Philoxenos Mathiyas Nayis, Mor Dionysius Youhanon Kawaq, monks,
priests, nuns and thousands of faithful were present.
Office of the Archbishop, Aleppo, SYRIA
and Bureaucrats in the Province of Aleppo visits His Holiness
The heads of various government departments, including His
Excellency Ali Ahmed Mansour, The Governor of Aleppo, Mr. Abdel
Moniem, General Yasir Shrouf, the Police Chief, Mr. Ibrahim Jalal,
Attorney General of Aleppo, Heads of Security Forces, Rear Admiral
of Aleppo, Commander of North Province visited His Holiness
Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas who is on an Apostolic Visit in the
Archdiocese, at the Archdiocesan Headquarters here, on January 06,
Thursday. Archbishop Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim welcomed the
guests. Metropolitans Mor Philoxenos Mathiyas Nayis, Mor Dionysius
Youhanon Kawaq, Cor Episcopus were present.
Office of the Archbishop, Aleppo, SYRIA
Beatitude consecrates New Block of St. Mary's Public School,
THAMARACHAL: His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
consecrated the new block of St. Mary's Public School, Thamarchal.
Hon. Union Minister for State, Prof. K V Thomas inaugurated the
building. Metropolitan Dr. Mor Severios Abraham inaugurated the
public function under the president ship of Fr. Shibu Cherian. Shri.
M M Monayi MLA inaugurated the Smart Class. Shri M P Rajan
inaugurated the website of the school.
Metropolitan Mor Themotheos Thomas attends Manaveekam Anniversary
and Francis Acharyan Anusmaranam
Metropolitan of Kottayam, Mor Themotheos Thomas atended the
Manaveeyam Anniversary and Francis Acharyan Anusmaranam at Kottayam.
Shri. V N Vasavan MLA inaugurated the public function. Shri K S
Mathew, Shri Thomas Mathew, Shri Dasappan Nair, Shri Salvin
Kodiyanthara, Shri Aji R Nair spoke on the occasion.
Excellency the Ambassador of Iran to Lebanon visits Metropolitan Mor
Clemis Daniel Kurieh of Beirut
Excellency, the Ambassador of Iran to Lebanon, Mr. Muhammed
Abadi visited His Eminence Mor Clemis Daniel Kurieh, the Patriarchal
Vicar and Archbishop of Bierut and the Bishop's House at Beirut. Mor
Clemis conveyed the wishes of Christmas and New Year of Syriac
Orthodox Church to the Ambassador. They discussed about the present
conditions prevailed in Middle East.
Universal Syrian Orthodox Reesh Church, Kuwait celebrates Christmas
& New Year
The Christmas & New-year get to-gether and the Sunday school
Anniversary was celebrated at St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox
Reesh Church, Kuwait on Jan 07th at 7:30pm. The meeting was presided
by V. Rev. Abraham Cor Episcopa ( Vicar in charge) and the chief
guest was Shri. K P Koshy Executive Administrator - NECK.
Rev. Thomas Varghese, Vicar of the Marthoma Church delivered the
Christmas and New year message. During the meeting, the newly
appointed Vicar, Rev. Fr. Sajan T John was also welcomed. The Sunday
School Children and the Carol Groups presented a wide variety of
The Church Secretary Shri. John C Thomas welcomed the gathering and
the Church Trustee Shri. Mathew George proposed the vote of thanks.
Sunday School Head Master Shri. Saju Kuriakose presented the Sunday
School Annual Report.
Shri. Rajan K Kurian , Shri. Varghese Chacko & Ms. Susan John co-ordinated
Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese
inaugurates 8th Kerala Region Parents' Meet
THIRUVALLA: Metropolitan Dr. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese inaugurated the Eigth Kerala Region Parent's Meet. Smt.
Niveditha Patnayik delivered Key Note address. Shri. Ajith Kumar Sen
presided over. Rev. Eapen Cheiran, Shri. P B George, Shri. Philip
Simon, Shri. Vijayakath, Shri. Shankararaman, Shri. Satheesh
Chandran Nair spoke on the occasion.
Prof. K P Thomas elected as the Vice Chairman of Coffee Board of
DELHI: Chev. Prof. K P Thomas elected as the Vice Chairman of
the Coffee Board of India, an autonomous body functioning under the
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. He has been
the member of the board for the past one year. Shri Jawed Akthar IAS
is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive. Shri. P T Thomas
MP is the other member of the board from Kerala. Chev. Prof. K P
Thomas is currently, the Chairman of Wayanad District UDF Committee,
President of Sulthan Bathery Urban Co Operative Bank, Secretary of
Jacobite Syrian Christian Educational & Charitable Society, Malabar
Diocese, Member of Sabha Managing Committee, Member of Malabar
Diocesan Council, Executive Member of Malankara Jacobite Syrian
Christian Educational Trust, Malecuriz, Manager of St. Gregorios
College of Education and St. Peter's & St. Paul's Higher Secondary
School, Meenangadi, Executive Committee Member of PIZ Training
College, Malecuriz, BPC College, Piravom, BPS College, Piramadom and
St. Thomas College Puthencuriz. A retired Professor, in English, of
St. Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery, Chev. Prof. K P Thomas was the
DCC President, Wayanad, Sabha Asst. Secretary and Director of MJSSA.
His Holiness accorded a warm reception at St.
Ephraim's Cathedral, Aleppo
His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, The Prince Patriarch of Antioch
& All the East reached the Province of Aleppo on January 06,
Thursday for his historic Apostolic visit. His Holiness was received
at the entrance of St. Ephraim's Syriac Orthodox Cathedral by
Archbishop of Aleppo, His Eminence Mor Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim,
Fr. Joseph Shafu, Dr. Elias Samao (Vice President, Mijili Millis),
Er. Albert Manouk, hundred of nuns and monks and thousands of
faithful. The scouts of the Archdiocese gave Guard of Honour to His
Holiness. A delegation comprises of Metropolitans Mor Philoxenos
Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant & Director of St. Ephraim's
Seminary), Mor Dionysius Youhanon Kawaq, nuns and monks, doctors is
accompanying His Holiness. Later at the Cathedral, His Holiness was
the chief celebrant for the feast of Nativity of our Lord.
Metropolitans and priests assisted.
Office of the Archbishop, Aleppo, SYRIA
The Aleppo Chamber of Commerce Members visited
His Holiness and seeked blessings
ALEPPO, SYRIA: The Aleppo Chamber of Commerce
members visited His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, who is
on an Apostolic visit to Aleppo, at the Archdiocesan Centre here on
January 06, Thursday. The Chamber of Commerce President, Dr. Hassan
Zeido welcomed His Holiness to the historic place, on behalf of the
Chamber and wished a pleasant stay. His Holiness enquired about the
functioning of the Chamber and blessed its members. Archbishop Mor
Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim of Aleppo was also present.
Office of the Archbishop, Aleppo, SYRIA
V. Rev. Kuriakose Vallapillil Cor - Episcopos
accorded a warm reception at Mor Gregorios JSO Church, Karimugal
KARIMUGAL: Very. Rev. Kuriakose Vallapallil Cor - Episcopos,
who was recently elevated to that position, was accorded a warm
reception at Mor Gregorios JSO Church, Karimugal on Jan 3rd. Very.
Rev. Cor - Episcopos was taken to the Church in a colourful
procession and rally under the leadership of the Youth Association.
The reception was organised under the leadership of the Church
Managing Committee and the other Spiritual Organisations functioning
under the Church.
Knanaya Jacobite Syrian Archdiocese has a new
Congregation in the Kingdom of Bahrain
KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN: The year 2011 started
on a happy note for the Knanaya Jacobite Syrian faithful in the
Kingdom of Bahrain. A new congregation has been formed for the
Knanaya Syrians and the first H. Qurbono will be offered on Sunday,
Jan 8th. His Eminence Mor Severios Kuriakose - Archbishop of the
Knanaya Syrian Archdiocese will be the chief celebrant. The H.
Qurbana will be held at the NEC Church at 07.00 pm.
For more details:
Fr. Monai K Philip Karkadakampallil (Priest in Charge - 00973
39432506) & Cherian K.M Kodinjoor Kunnumpurathu (General Convener -
Christmas & New year programs were conducted at
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Waterford, Ireland
'Parish Convention' under the auspices of the 16
Family units functioning under St. George JSO Church, Kadamattom on
Sunday School classes started at Beth Hubo Centre - St. Mary's JSO
'Perunnal' at Mor Sthephanose JSO Church, Koothattukulam
New I.C.U to be inagurated in the renovated Cardiology Department at
Mor Baselios Medical Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam
'Memorial Feast of the Holy Mother of God & Dukhrono of St. Ignatius
Elias III Bava' at St. George JSO Church, Mananthavadi
'Perunnal' at St. Stephen's JSO Cathedral, Manjanikkara
MJSSA - Kolenchery District 'Teacher's Camp' at St. Peter's & St.
Paul's JSO, Pankode
'Gospel Convention' at Morth Mariam JSO Church, Nadama from Jan 9th
'Jubilee Celebrations & Shilastapana Perunnal' at St. George JSO
The newly renovated Mor Geevarghese Sahda Chapel at Athani
functioning under St. George JSO Church, Nedumbassery dedicated to
the Blessed memory of Late Lamented Mor Gregorios Geevarghese
Annual Convention of the St.George Family Unit functioning under St.
Mary's JSO Church, Peechanikkad held on Jan 8th
Meeting of the representatives of all the Spiritual Organisations
functioning under the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church to be held at
Aluva Study Centre on Jan 9th
Retreat & Gospel Convention to be conducted by St. Paul's Mission of
India at various places
The Consecration of the newly constructed Headquarters of the Thumpamon Diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church will be
held on Jan 15th & 16th. The new Diocesan Headquarters has been
constructed at Thykuttimukku between Manjanikkara and Omalloor.
His Beatitude Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos will be the chief
celebrant and will be assisted by HG Mor Milithios Yuhanon -
Metropolitan of the Thumpamon Diocese and the other Metropolitans of
the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
Shri. Mullakkara Rathnakaran, Hon. Agriculture Minister - Govt. of
Kerala will inaugurate the Public Function. His Beatitude, the
Catholicos will preside over. Various religious, cultural, social
and political leaders will participate and speak on the occasion.
New Year message from HG Mor
Athanasius Elias Metropolitan
Rev. Fr. Sleeba Paul Vattavelil elevated as Cor - Episcopos by
His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch
'Georgian Voice Magazine' - a monthly publication of St. George
Youth Association, Karingachira for the month of January 2011 is now
'Sathya Suriyani Sabhayude Vishwasacharangalilude' - Book
released by HB Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos
The book, 'Sathya Suriyani Sabhayude Vishwasacharangalilude' - was
released by HB Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos by handing over a
copy to HG Mor Osthatheos Pathrose, Metropolitan of Bangalore & Singapore
Dioceses on Dec 29th during the " Akhila Malankara Convention "
held at Puthencuriz.
The Christmas & New Year celebrations and the 'Kudumba Sangamam -
2011' held at St. Mary's JSO Church, Ahmedabad
The Christmas and New Year celebrations of the St. Mary's JSO
Church, Ahmedabad were conducted with much fervor and gaiety. The
Carol singing Group under the leadership of Vicar Rev. Fr. Kuriakose
Kollannur and Rev. Fr. John Mathai visited residences of all the
members of the Parish.
Christmas service & H.Qurbana was celebrated at Ahmedabad by Rev.
Fr. John Mathai and at Kutch by the Vicar, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose
The Annual get-together (Kudumba Sangamam - 2011) of the Parish was
celebrated on Sunday, the 2nd January, 2011. Rev. Fr. John Mathai
presided over the cultural meeting, along with the Vicar, Rev. Fr.
Kuriakose Kollannur. A 'Sneha Virunnu' held as a part of the
celebrations. The children, Youth and the Vanitha Samajam actively
participated in the various cultural programs staged. Mrs. Susan and
Mr. Ignathiose George were selected as the Best Couple of the Parish
after a written test conducted by the Vicar and were honored
Elders of the Parish who completed 70 years of age and Couples who
completed 25 years of married life were honoured in the meeting by
presenting Shawls and Mementos.
The Parish also conducted a sports event and an 'Auction' in
connection with the Annual get-together (Kudumba Sangamam - 2011).
'Syrian Christian Convention, Family convention & Perunnal' at
St. Mary's JSO Church, Mannoor from Jan 7th to 14th Read
MEENANGADI: His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
consecrated the new building of Navajeevan Ashramam at Kolambetta,
near here on January 04, Tuesday. Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese,
Mor Philoxenos Zacharias presided over the public function which
held after the consecration. Metropolitan of Kozhikode Diocese, Mor
Irenios Paulose delivered benedictory speech. Rev. Dr. Jacob Michael
Pulliyattel (Navajeevan Ashramam Director), Bro. Varghesekutty
Puramadom (Prathyasabhavan Director), Bro. Shaji (Navajeevan
Ashramam), Shri. Subin Methrattayil, Shri. Thomas Manakkalkarett
spoke on the occasion.
"Danaha Perunnal" concluded
at Piravom Valiya Pally
PIRAVOM: Danaha Perunnal concluded at
Piravom Valiya Pally. On Jan 05, Wednesday, Metropolitan Mor
Barnabas Geevarghese celebrated Holy Qurbono at St. George Chapel
under Valiya Pally. On January 06, Holy Tri Mass held at Valiya
Pally. Perunnal concluded with Rassa and Nercha.
Day & First Anniversary of Metropolitan Consecration of Mor
Philoxenos Zacharias observed
MEENANGADI: The Diocesan Day of Malabar Diocese and First
anniversary of the consecration of Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos
Zacharias held on January 04, Tuesday at St. Gregorios College of
Education here. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
inaugurated the public meeting. His Beatitude officially inaugurated
the functioning of Family Units in the diocese. Metropolitan of
Kozhikode Diocese, Mor Irenios Paulose inaugurated the official
website of the diocese,
http://MalabarDiocese.org, designed by Shri. Nibu M John
Chennithala. Shri. P Krishna Prasad MLA inaugurated MANNA, the
social and charity wing of the diocese. Shri. K L Paulose (Dist.
Panchayath President) inaugurated the Ambulance Service of the
diocese. Shri. K E Vinayan (Vice President, Sulthan Bathery Block
Pancayath), Shri Assainar (Meenangadi Panchayath President), Smt.
Beena Vijayan (Member, District Panchayath), Smt. Mini Saju, Rev.
Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel, Chev. Prof. K P Thomas, Fr. James
Vanmelil, Chev. A I Kuriakose Adukalil and others spoke on the
occasion. As a part of the celebration, Patriarchal flag was hoisted
on all churches in the diocese on December 02, Sunday.
Edinburgh Ecumenical Meeting Centenary
Celebration held at Thiruvalla
Mor Coorilos Geevarghese & Mor Ivanios Kuriakose represented
Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church
Prof. P J Kurian MP inaugurated the Centenary celebrations of
Edinburgh Ecumenical Meeting at Thiruvalla. His Grace Dr. Joseph
Marthoma Metropolitan delivered the key note address. YMCA
Kerala Region Chairman Shri. V C Sabu presided over. The meeting
gave a send off to the retired Bishop Dr. Thomas Samuel of CSI.
Metropolitans Dr. Mor Coorilos Geeavrghese of Niranam and Mor
Ivanios Kuriakose of Ranni Region of Knanaya Jacobite
Archdiocese, who is also KCC Vice President, represented
Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church. The celebration was jointly
organised by YMCA and National Wider Alliance of Churches.
Students' Christian Movement of India (SCMI)
State Conference held
KOTTAYAM: Metropolitan Dr. Mor
Coorilos Geevarghese, National Chariperson of SCMI, inaugurated
the state conference od SCMI at Kottayam. Prof. Abraham P Mathew
Chunkathara presided over. Ms. Jancy Mathew, Shri. Vinod Koshy,
Shri. M K Krishnakumar and others spoke on the occasion. The
conference elected new office bearers for the state chapter.
catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st inagurated 4th Thrissur diocese
convention. Diocean Bishop H.G Kuriakose Mor Ousebious presided over
the function. H.G Markose Mor Crisostomose delivered the key note on
the inaugural day. All the priests of the diocese and about 5000
faithful participated in the 1st day of the convention.
"നാടുകാണി 2011 ഞാന് ഈ വര്ഷം"
H.G Geevarghese Mor Coorilose
H.G Kuriakose Mor Gregorious
Perunnal of St. Stephen at St. Stephen's Bes-Ania JSO "Valiyapally"
on Jan 7th & 8th
CHELAD: Perunnal of
St. Stephen at St. Stephen's Bes-Ania JSO "Valiyapally" on Jan 7th &
8th. H.G Abraham Mor Severious will lead the Holy tri Mass on
January 8th. Anniversary of the spiritual organizations will be held
on 8th evening.
Kandanad Zone convention of Kandanad Diocese starts on January 8th
KANDANAD: A Zonal
convention of Kandanad Zone will be conducted at St.George Jacobite
Syrian Church, Kunnappilly on January 8th and 9th From 6.00 p.m. to
9.30 p.m. The organizer of this convention is Kandanad Diocese
Suvishesha Sangham. Diocesean Metropolitan H.G.Dr.Mathews Mor
Ivanios will inaugurate the meeting. Kandanad Zone has 7 churches of
the Kandanad Diocese. Kunnappilly Church is situated near Chethicode,
Amballur road. The vicar of this Church is Rev.Fr.Paulose
Najattumkala along with the organizing committe is working for the
success of first zonal convention. Mr.K.K.Jacob(Trustee), Mr.Benny
John are the Kaikkars of this church. MJSSA Kandanad Diocese
Secretary P.I.Kuriakose also hails from this Church.
H.G Mathews Mor Thevodosious ordained a priest & 2 Korooyo for
Kollam Diocese on December 17th 2010.
KOLLAM: H.G Mathews
Mor Thevodosious ordained a priest & 2 Korooyo for Kollam Diocese on
December 17th 2010. H.G Mathews Mor Thevodosious ordained Dn. Johns
as Fr. Johns in between the Holy Mass conducted at Adoor dayara.
Also ordained Mr Joseph as Dn Joseph & Mr Abu T Skaria as Dn Abu T
January 4, 2010 (Tuesday)
Celebrations with His Holiness in Damascus
Gregorios Joseph, Mor Ivanios Mathews, Mor Aphrem Mathews and Mor
Coorilos Geevarghese from Kerala along with Bar Eatho Breero Dr.
Babu Paul IAS had the rare privilege of celebrating the New Year
2011 with the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church,
Moran Mor Iganatius Zakka I Iwas at the Patriarchal Aramana in
Damascus. His Holiness had dinner with bishops, clergy and relatives
in the New Year's Eve and cut the New Year Cake. His Holiness also
enjoyed the singing of Syriac and Malayalam songs by bishops,
clergy, nuns and lay people. New Year gifts were also distributed.
For every one who attended the celebrations, it was the most blessed
experience to end the year 2010 and to begin the new year 2011 in
the Holy presence and with Apostolic blessings of His Holiness, the
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. Rev. Fr. Aji Karimpanackal
(Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs) also was present for the
Consecration of Mylapore Diocesan Bishop's House & 1st
anniversary of Metropolitan consecration of Mor
Osthatheos Issac held at Avadi, Chennai held here today,
January 4th, 2011.
H.G Mor Osthatheos Issac offered Holy Mass at St. George
JSO Church at Avadi at 7.30 AM followed by the
consecration ceremony of the Diocesan Bishop's house.
His Grace laid the foundation stone of the "Kurishu
Palli" dedicated to St. Mary, the Mother of God.
Rev Fr. K J John, Vicar, St. Mary’s JSO Church, Permabur
& Reteri, Rev. Fr. Alias Pakaloamattom, Rev. Fr. Dr.
George Varghese, Asst. Prof. Gurkul Theological College,
Kellys, Chennai, Rev Fr. Aby Alias Secretary, Mylapore
Diocese & Vicar, St. Thomas JSO Church, Annanagar, Rev.
Fr. Aby Paul, Vicar, St. George JSO Church, Avadi,
Chennai, Rev.Fr. Mathews, Kelampakkom JSO Church, Rev.
Fr. Mathew, Panachickal,Vicar, St Gregorios,JSO Church,
Mettuguda, Seconderabad, Rev Dn. John Koshy, Rev. Dn.
Bazil,Valara ,Secretary to Thirumeni were in attendance.
Mr. Alex, son of Mr.& Mrs K P Paulose was ordained as
Samrono and named Geevarghese. A large number of
faithful attended the function.
Day & First Anniversary of Metropolitan Consecration of Mor
Philoxenos Zacharias on January 04
MEENANGADI: The Diocesan Day of Malabar Diocese and First
anniversary of the consecration of Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos
Zacharias will be held on January 04, Tuesday at St. Gregorios
College of Education here. His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas
I will inaugurate the public meeting at 4.00 PM. Holy Episcopal
Synod Secretary, Mor Gregorios Joseph, Mor Aphrem Mathews, Mor
Irenios Paulose, Shri. P Krishnaprasad MLA, Shri. K L Paulose (Dist.
Panchayath President), Shri. K E Vinayan (Vice President, Sulthan
Bathery Block Pancayath), Shri Assainar (Meenangadi Panchayath
President), Smt. Beena Vijayan (Member, District Panchayath), Smt.
Mini Saju will inaugurate various projects. Patriarchal flag will be
hoisted on all churches in the diocese on December 02, Sunday.
Diocesan Secretary Fr. James Vanmelil is the General Convenor and
Fr. Dr. Jacob Michael Pulliyattel, the Publicity Convenor.
Holy Synod held at Puthencuriz Patriarchal centre on Dec 27 2010
PUTHENCURIZ: HB Catholicose Baselious
Thomas 1st presided over the Holy Synod conducted here on 27th
December. Synod approved the request of Working Committee & Managing
Committee to ordain new Bishops for the vacant dioceses. Request has
been forwarded to HH. Patriarch Ignatious Zakka 1st for further
approval. Holy Synod also analyzed the present situation of the
church affairs. All the Metropolitans who were present in Kerala
participated in the Holy Synod.
Dukhrono of St.Ignatius
Noorono concluded at St.Ignatius JSO Church, Prakkanam on 29/12/2010
Prakkanam: H.G Mor Philaxinos Zakhriaas,
of Malabar diocese celebrated Holy Tri Mass. H.G inaugurated the
annual meeting of Spiritual organizations after the Holy Qurbana. On
28/12/2010 H.G Mor MIlitheos Yuhanon( Metropolitan of Thumpamon
diocese) led "dhoopa prarthana" and delivered a speech about
St.Ignatius Noorono at St.Marys cross.
St.John's The Baptist Syrian Orthodox Church in NewYork celebrated
NewYork: St.John's The Baptist
Syrian Orthodox Church of the Malankara Archdiocese in North
America have celebrated their first anniversary . His Eminence
Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho, the Diocesan Metropolitan and
Patriarchal Vicar celebrated Holy Service and attended as the
Chief Guest to the event.
Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan in
his speech to the congregation mentioned the remarkable
spiritual progress the parish gained in its first year and
congratulate spiritual organization officials on the
achievement. Archbishop insisted members to grow in faith and
keep unity in parish .
Chattathil, the Vicar and President, Rev.Dn.Joseph Varghese,
Rev.Pastor Scott Summervile ( United Methodist Church)
Mrs.Salilamma James(Secretary,St.Mary's Women's League ),
Mr.George Mathew(SecretarySt.Paul's Fellowship), Mr.Benny
Thomas(Sunday School Headmaster). Mr.Bijil Paul(MGSOSA
Secretary) and Mr.George Padiyedathu(Archdiocesan Council
Member) were the other speakers in the public meeting.
Metropolitan Mor Titus visited the sunday school classes,youth
meeting and inspired them to be in complete submission to God .
Mr.Babu.C.Thumpayil . the
secretary welcomed the gathering and Mr.Joy Ittan said the Vote
Chattathil(Vicar), V.Rev.Eapen Ezhamalil Corepiscopo and
Rev.Dn.Joseph Varghese are serving in the parish
H.B Baselious Thomas
Ist inaugurated the centenary celebration of Jacobite Knanaya
Arch Diocese at Chingavanam MathrubhumiMangalam
Rev Fr Vargheese
Valayil receives the Chor Episcopa position from H.B Catholicos
Perunnal at St
Johns JSO Church, Attamangalam Manorama
Thrikkunathu Sehion JSO Church, Kunnakkal Manorama
Perunnal at St
Simons JSO Church, Vellore Manorama
Mor Kuriakose Evanios
inaugurated the ecumenical Christmas celebration at Vadasherikkara Mathrubhumi
Perunnal at St
Thomas JSO Church, Meppadam Manorama
celebration of Mor Ignatius JSO Church, Kaipattor Manorama
by Mor Theophilose Kuriakose at St George JSO Cathedral,
January 3, 2010 (Monday)
Ecumenical Action Christian Leaders Forum (Wayanad Dist) is coming
up with the awareness classes in schools and colleges against the
usage of Alcohol and Drugs
The annual body of Ecumenical
Action Christian Leaders Forum (Wayanad Dist) held here and decided
to come up with the awareness classes in schools and colleges
against the usage of Alcohol and Drugs. The meeting felicitated Fr
Dr Jacob Michael Puliyattel who was awarded doctorate for
Theological studies. The meeting elects Fr Dr Jacob
Michael Puliyattel as Chairman and Dr V.M Jose as the general
convener for Ecumenical Action Christian Leaders Forum (Wayanad