week, "Metran Kakshi's" stand was that Jacobites should
build their own churches. Now, see what happened when
Jacobites tried to build a new church? They know the
truth that once our churches comes up in Southern
districts, their exaggerated numbers will come down
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch receives the delegates of the Joint
Commission between WCC and the Vatican
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch received the delegates of the Joint
Commission between WCC and the Vatican at the Patriarchal
Headquarters in Maarat Saydanaya near Damascus. His Holiness
commended them on the great efforts the Joint commission is making
to promote Christian unity and ecumenical relations between all
communities. His Holiness also gave them a brief overview of the
spread of the Syrian Orthodox church in the world today and also
situation of the Christians in the Middle East.
Mor Coorilos addresses
the Dutch Mission Council in Utrecht, Holland
Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese
and Moderator of WCC's Commission on World Missiona dn
Evangelism addressed the annual council of the Dutch Mission
Council which met in Utrecht from September 20-23, 2010. Mor
Coorilos was invited by the Mission Council of Protestant
Churches in Holland to speak on Mission and Ecology from the
Syrian Orthodox Perspective. The paper was well received by
the Council. The was for the first time, an Orthodox
theologian was invited by the Council to address them.
"Green Liberation", authored by Mor Coorilos was discussed
at length by the Council meeting. Mor Coorilos also attended
the meeting of WCC's working group on Evangelism
of Nativity of St. Mary celeberated at St. Mary's JSO
NORTHAMPTON: The feast of Nativity of St. Mary was
celebrated at St. Mary's JSO Church, Northampton on 18th
Sept. A reception was given to the diocesan Metropolitan HG
Dr. Coorilose Geevarghese as a part of this year's perunnal
celebrations. HG Mor Koorilose was the chief celebrant
during this years festivities assisted by the Vicar, Rev.
Fr. Raju Abraham. On the 18th, the H. Qurbana was followed
by the intercessory prayers to St. Mary, sermon by HG,
offerings and benediction. In the public meeting that
followed, HG Mor Coorilose inaugurated the Sunday school in
the Northampton parish and also inaugurated the new church
website. Devotional songs were sung by Mr. Binu Jacob. The
new web address of the church is
delegation from India on pilgrimage to the Holy land visited HH
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas patriarch
DAMASCUS: A group
of pilgrims from the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church
visited HH Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch, The Supreme Head of the
church in the Patriarchal Headquarters at Maarat Sayadanya near
Damascus. They were welcomed by His Holiness and he wished them a
pleasant stay in Syria and safe return to their homes and families.
The Supreme head of the church also urged them to uphold the faith
and teachings of the Syrian Orthodox church and impart good
Christian education to their children.
Sarga Sandhya " held at St. Mary's JSO Church, Muscat.
MUSCAT: " Sarga
Sandhya" - A cultural event was organized at St. Mary's JSO
Church, Muscat by the St. Mary's Women's league of the parish. The
event, which was held at the Ruwi Protestant church Auditorium was
inaugurated by the President of the St. Mary's League, Rev. Fr.
of Rev. Fr. A. M Job Arimboor on October 2010 at Challisery St.
Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC
The meeting of the Family units under St. George JSO Church,
Reception to the Kothamangalam Pilgrimage at
The Kothamangalam Pilgrimage
- ' Angamaly Region ' starts today
Kothamangalam Pilgrimage - Thodupuzha Pothanikkad Region
Kothamangalam Pilgrimage - Koothattukulam Region
September 30, 2010 (Thursday)
Stephen's JSOC Case: High Court of Kerala issued a stay order in
favour of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Read
.:: Two new Chapels to come
up in Chennai under the Mylapore Diocese of Jacobite
Syrian Church soon ::.
The Mylapore diocese
of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church is developing
fast under the leadership of HG Mor Osthatheos Ishaq
Metropolitan. Just after the consecration of the new
Chapel at Avadi on the 25th Sept, the diocese is
planning to construct two new chapels at
in Chennai. These new chapels will cater to the
spiritual needs of our faithful who are living in
and around Adayar and Velacheri. More details can be
Rev Fr Aby - 09445008736
Rev Fr Aby Paul - 09962728727
Congregation for Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church at
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai
CHENNAI: New Congregation has been formed under the
Mylapore Diocese of Jacobite Syrian Orthodx Church
at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai.
Rev. Dr. George who is an eminent scholar and
professor in Gurukul Seminary, Chennai has been
appointed as the vicar of the new congregation by
H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose. Sunday service
will be started by next month middle. The time will be -7 am morning prayer and 7.30 Holy Qurbana
For More details Contact
Rev Fr Aby - 09445008736 or Mr. Valsan P Varghese+91
September 29, 2010 (Wednesday)
Igantius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and all the East visited
HB Ignatius Hazim IV, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
Igantius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and all the East visited
HB Ignatius Hazim IV, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch on
25th Sept. The Syrian Orthodox delegation included HG Mor
Philexinose Mathias Niyas, The Patriarchal Assistant and HG Mor
Dionysius John Kawak, Director of the Patriarchal office.
Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, Metropolitan of Aleppo attended the
inaguration of the new Indian Consulate in Aleppo, Syria.
ALEPPO: HG Mor
Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, Metropolitan of Aleppo attended the
inaguration of the new Indian Consulate in Aleppo, Syria. The new
consulate office was inaugurated by His Excellency V P Haran, The
Indian High Commissioner to Syria in the presence of Mr. Ali Ahmed
Mansoura, the Governer of Aleppo. Ms. Mary Alexander Adam has been
appointed as the new Honorary Counsel in Aleppo. HG Mor Gregorios
expressed his gratitude and wished all success to the new Honorary
Consul and hoped that the opening of the new consulate office in
Aleppo would further strengthen the ties between the two countries.
Malayalam translation of "Healing the Heart of the World" was
released by HG Mor Koorilose Geevargese, Metropolitan of the Niranam
Diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
translation of "Healing the Heart of the World" was released by HG
Mor Koorilose Geevargese, Metropolitan of the Niranam Diocese of the
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
Rev. Fr. Mathews Karimpanakkal given a warm send- off at St. George
JSO Simhasana Church, Al-Ain
UAE: Rev. Fr.
Mathew Karimpanackal (Aji Achan) was given an official sent-off by
the St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Simhasana Church, Al Ain,
UAE, on Friday, 17th September 2010, in the evening. The warm
function was inaugurated by His Grace Thomas Mor Timotheos while His
Grace Yuhanon Mor Militos presided over. Besides parishioners,
clerics from various Churches including the Ethiopian Orthodox
Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church were attended the function and
felicitated him. Cultural performance by Sunday School children
added colour to the function.
He Left U.A.E to Damascus on 25th Sept. (Saturday) to undertake the
position of secretary to His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I
Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the
Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.
Syriac Orthodox Church and St. Mark's Syriac Orthodox Church
conducted combined 2nd Annual Youth Retreat
“The words that I speak unto you, they are
spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63
September 4th to 6th, 80 youth from St. Behnam's Syrian Orthodox
Church in Mississauga and St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Church in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada came together for a religious weekend of
spiritual growth. The retreat this year was held at the Valley of
the Mother of God Coptic Monastery in Orangeville Ontario.
Abouna Angelos from the Coptic Orthodox Church present a lecture
about 'Temptation and Suffering' and Abouna Youhanna led an open
discussion on 'Judge not Others'. The workshop this year was on the
8 Beatitudes. Youth were split up into groups and each group was
given a Beatitude to act out using modern translation.
Biblical activities were also organized for the youth including a
Jeopardy game focused entirely on the Book of John. Morning and
evening prayers, and hymns were enjoyed each day and the retreat was
concluded with a bonfire for everyone's enjoyment. The youth left
with a better understanding of how to be a closer to God, and a
stronger sense of community with their neighboring youth.
St. Gregorius hospital ministry, Mulanthuruthy Visiting Govt. Thaluk
Hospital tripunithura for distributing Food & Medicines.
Gregorius hospital ministry, Mulanthuruthy Visits the Govt. Thaluk
Hospital Tripunithura every Wednesday for distributing lunch &
Medicines. They also visits the general hospital Ernakulam as part
of the ministry works. This team is really a blessing for the poor
people who are suffering to meet their expenses at the hospitals.
MJSSA Angamaly district Teachers meeting held at St. Baselios JSO
Church. Kidangoor Read
Mor Clemis Abraham memorial meeting at St. Thomas Knanaya Jacobite
Valiyapally, Ranny Read
September 28, 2010 (Tuesday)
The Ambassador of
Chile to the Syrian Arab Republic visited the Cathedral of the
Blessed virgin in Homs
HOMS, SYRIA: The Ambassador of Chile
to the Syrian Arab Republic, His Excellency Patricio Long along with
the Chilean delegation visited the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin
in Homs. The delegation was received by HG Mor Silwanos Petrus,
Metropolitan of Homs, Hama and environs. This was the cathedral from
which the H. Girdle of St. Mary was recovered by the Late Patriarch,
H.H Ignatius Aphrem Barsoum.
MGJSM Mylapore diocese
chapter inaugurated at St. George Chapel, Avadi, Chennai
CHENNAI: The MGJSM Mylapore
diocese chapter was inaugurated at St. George chapel, Avadi on
26th Sept by His Beatitude Dr. Baselios Thomas I Catholicos. His
Grace Mor Osthatheos Ishaq and other priests of the diocese
attended the inaugural function. About 250 students from
Tamilnadu, Pondichery and Andhra Pradesh along with a large
number of faithful participated in the inaugural ceremony.
Rev. Dr. George
who is an eminent scholar and professor in Gurukul Seminary,
Chennai has been appointed as the Director of family Directorate
of Mylapore Diocese.
Rev. Dr. Fr.
George with H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselious Thomas 1st & H.G Issac
Rev. Dr. George who is an eminent
scholar and professor in Gurukul Seminary, Chennai has been
appointed as the Director of family Directorate of Mylapore
Diocese by H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose, Metrapolitian of Mylapore
& Delhi dioceses.
Reception given to HG Mor
Philaxinos Zacharias at St. Thomas JSO Church, London
LONDON: A reception was
given to H.G Mor Philaxinos Zacharias, Metropolitan of the Malabar
diocese of the Jacobite Syrian Church and the director of Thuthootty
St. Gregorios and Ambalavayal St. Gregorios Retreat Centres at St.
Thomas JSO Church, London on the 26th Sept. Mor Philaxinos
celebrated the H. Qurbono in the church which was followed by a
family retreat and sermon by His Grace. The vicar, Fr. Raju
Cheruvally assisted Mor Philaxinos.
of the St. Mary’s JSO Church, Muscat bade farewell to Fr. Alias Ipe
Organisations of the St.Mary’s JSO Church Muscat bade a very fond
farewell to Rev.Fr.Alias Ipe at a special event organised at the
parish chapel on Friday, the 24th September 2010. The farewell
meeting was arranged under the patronage of Parish Managing
Committee, Spiritual Organisations such as Martha Mariyam Vanitha
Samajam, Sunday School and Youth Association.
The programme began with opening prayer by the Vicar Rev. Fr. Alias
Ipe. Mrs. Ancy Benoy sung a melodious devotional song before the
welcome speech by Mr. Eldho Varghese, Vice-President of Youth
Association. Felicitations were made by Mr. K. K.Thomas, Mrs. Jolly
Babu Thomas, Mr.Alias Paul and Mr. V. T. Mathew on behalf of Parish
Managing Committee, Martha Mariyam Vanitha Samajam, Youth
Association and Sunday School respectively. In his reply speech,
Rev.Fr.Alias Ipe extended his heartfelt gratitude to all. Ecumenical
farewell party will be held on Thursday, the 30th September, 2010
after the Holy Qurbono.
During his tenure, the Parish has achieved a lot of progress in
various spheres of Ministry. The able leadership and sterling
inspiration caused the spiritual enlightenment and awakening of the
Parish and related spiritual Organizations. A steep hike in the
number of membership from 350 families to 650 families is noteworthy
and is to be highly appreciated.
The parish celebrated its 30 th year of formation with a cluster of
charity and developmental activities this year. Preliminary steps
for the Parish building renovation have already been completed.
Recently, after many discussions and deliberations, the parish has
got nearly 1000 Sq.Mtrs of land from the Ministry of Awqaff and
Religious Affairs for constructing a beautiful church at Ghala, one
of the fast developing areas of the Muscat Municipality. The Parish
is very much indebted to Rev. Fr. Alias Ipe for his sincere Service
and Spartan missionary spirit. The parish is also happy with the
service of Kochamma Mrs. Deepa Alias and the loving company of their
children Ms. Aleena Irene Alias and Master Alan Ipe Alias.
Dukhrono of Mor Shemavun
sleeha and the 8th Dukhrono of Mor Clemis Abraham celebrated at St.
Simon's Knanaya Jacobite church, Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM: The Dukhrono of
Mor Shemavun sleeha and the 8th Dukhrono of Mor Clemis Abraham, Late
lamented chief metropolitan of the east, were celebrated at St.
Simon's Knanaya Jacobite church, Birmingham on 26th Sept. HG Mor
Silwanos Ayoob was the chief celebrant assisted by Rev. Fr. Jomon
Punnoose . The new website of the church
inaugurated by H.G Mor Silwanos. The H. Qurbono was followed by
Raasa, Offering and Benediction.
September 2010 Edition of Viswasa Samrakshakan
on the image to read)
September 27, 2010 (Monday)
His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I consecrated new chapel
at Avadi, Chennai Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese, Mor Osthatheos
AVADI, CHENNAI: St.
George Chapel, the New Chapel of St. Thomas JSO Church,
for the benefit of faithful from Avadi area of Chennai, came
into existence. The temporary consecration ceremony was conducted
on 25 Sept 2010. H.B. Dr. Baselios Thomas I , Catholicos and Metropolitan Trustee was the chief celebrant assisted
by H.G. Mor Osthatheos Ishaq along with the priests of the
The ceremony was started with the Evening prayer on 25th
followed by a Public Meeting where local residential representatives
were present. Bava praised on the efforts taken by the Annangar
Main church to complete the construction in such a short time. He
also stressed the need for more churches in other areas of Mylapore
Diocese where our members are residing. He particularly mentioned
Mr. C L Thomas, son of Late V T lazar who whole heartedly gave a
piece of land freely to construct the Chapel in Lazar Garden in
Kamaraj Nagar, Avadi , Chennai 600 071. In his welcome speech , Rev
Fr. Aby Alias , Vicar , St Thomas JSO Church and Diocesan Secretary
referred that many have sponsored in kind and cash for various items
needed for the Chapel. Rev Fr. Aby Paul, Asst Vicar proposed a
Vote of thanks.
Bava assisted by Diocesan Metropolitan offered Holy
Qurbono in the
new Chapel on 26 Sept.2010 After the Service, Mr. C L Thomas and
Mrs. V T Lazar were felicitated and also senior members of 75 years
of age or more. He also inaugurated the Mor Gregorios Youth Movement
of Chennai Chapter by lighting the lamp.
Metropolitan Dr. Mor Severios Abraham laid foundation for St.
Ignatius Elias III Shrine at Piramadom
Metropolitan of Ankamali Region of Ankamali Diocese, Dr. Mor
Severios Abraham laid foundation stone for the re construction of
St. Ignatius Elias III Shrine under St. John's Bethlahem JSO Church,
Piramadom. Vicar Fr. Jibu Cherian Kochuputhenpurayil, Fr. Roy
Mathews Meppadom and lots of faithful attended.
Parish Day and Family
meet to be held at St. George Knanaya Jacobite church, Manchester
The Parish Day and Family meet of St. George Knanaya
Jacobite church, Manchester will be held on Oct 2nd. The H. Qurbono
on 2nd will be offered by HG Mor Silwanos Ayoob and assisted by the
vicar, Fr. Saji Abraham which will be followed by the family meet.
The highlight of the family meet will be the class taken on ' Family
life ' by the Manchester Marthoma church vicar, Fr. Varghese Mathew.
Various cultural programmes are also being organised as part of the
Fr. Shaji Meppadath appointed
as the vicar at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral, Kandanad
Sr. Hatune accorded warm
reception at Ranni
Bible Exhibition at St. John's Dayaro, Chingavanam
September 26, 2010 (Sunday)
September 25, 2010 (Saturday)
Consecration of the
new chapel at Lazar nagar, Kamrajnagar, Avadi, Chennai -600 071
on 25 and 26 Sept 2010 His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I
will lead the ceremony, assisted by Mor Osthatheos Ishaq,
Metropolitan of Mylapore Diocese
Official inaguration of MGJSM at Diocean level will
be held tomorrow.
40th Birthday of H.G Mor
Eusebios Kuriakose celebrated
PUTHENCURIZ: 40th Birthday of H.G Mor
Eusebios Kuriakose celebrated at Puthencuriz Patriarchal
centre. H.B Catholicose Dr. Baselios Thomas 1st, Rev. Priests,
Deacons & Office bearers of the church headquarters in India
Birmingham Knanaya Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Knanaya
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church celebrating the feast of Mor Shemavoon on 26th September. H.E Ayoob Mor Silvanos will lead the
Holy Mass which will start by 10.30 AM 26th September. Vicar of the
church Rev. Fr. Jomon Punnoose, Trustee Promino Abraham, Secretary
Jinu Kuriakose & Committee members are giving leadership for the
Venue: 23 Birmingham New road, Parkfield WV46BL
held at Patriarchal Head Quarters, Syria on Sunday, Sep 19
Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas was the chief
celebrant, assisted by His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas
I and other metropolitans
MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS:
His Holiness Patriarch
Ignatius Zakka I lead the consecration of Holy Chrism
assisted by His Beatitude Catholicos Dr. Baselios Thomas I
& other Metropolitans of Holy Syrian Orthodox Church on 19th
September 2010 at Patriarchal monastery here.
The preparation for the consecration of Holy
Chrism has been started on 10th September at Patriarchal Head
quarters here. HH Ignatius Zakka 1st along with H.E Philaxinos
Mathias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant & Director of St. Ephrem
Theological seminary) along with Very Reverend Rembans & Priests combined
the materials for preparing Holy Chrism on 10th September in an
atmosphere filled with prayers & hymns.
Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Elias led the 50th Prarthana Yajnam
of Antioch Viswasa Samrakshana Samithy at Kuwait
Working President of Antioc Viswasa Samrakshana Samithy and
Assistant to Catholicos, Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Elias led 50th
Prarthana Yajnam of Samithy at United India School here on September
11, Friday. The prayer meeting was organised by St. Mary's JSO
Church. Mor Athanasius is on a visit to Kuwait to lead Ettu Nombu
Perunnal at St. Mary's JSO Church here.
Archdiocese Sunday School Region-2 Competition held at St.
Paul's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA: The region -2
of Malankara Archdiocese Sunday School Association conducted their
annual talent competition on Saturday September 11th, 2010 at St.
Paul's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church located in the city of
Havertown, PA. Around 100 children from eight churches within the
region gathered to test their ability in Liturgical Songs,
Devotional songs, Elocution, Instrument music, Bible Test and Bible
Quiz . Fr. Joy John, Vicar and President of St. Paul's JSO Church
conducted the opening prayer at 09:30am followed by registration and
breakfast . Prior to the competition, Chevalier James John, the
Regional Director of sunday school association explained the rules
and regulations to contestants and judges.
Dr. T. V. John, the Archdiocesan Sunday School Director delivered
message at the closing ceremony. Mr. Sony Alex announced the winners
list and the special awards were distributed to the individual
champions . Fr. Geevarghese Jacob Chalissery, the joint secretary of
Malankara Archdiocese distributed the prizes to the winners. St.
Paul's Church Philadelphia, gained 76 points in total, won the
Overall Championship . St. Peter's JSO Church, Philadelphia with 75
points became the first runner up. St. George JSO Church Carteret
New Jersey and St. Johns JSO Church, Staten Island, New York reached
the third and forth place respectively. St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church, Washington DC, St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Baltimore, MD and St. James Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Livingston New Jersey were the other participating parishes.
stone laid for the Regional Head Quarters of Jacobite Syriac
Orthodox Church in Muvattupuzha The Regional Head Quarters will be
named after Late Lamented Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Paulose II,
the light tower of Malankara
His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I laid foundation stone
for the Regional Head Quarters of Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church at
Muvattupuzha. The centre will be named after Late Lamented
Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Paulose II. Metropolitans Dr. Mor
Ivanios Mathews of Kandanad, Mor Aphrem Mathews of Ankamali, Dr. Mor
Clemis Kuriakose of Idukki, Mor Anthonios Ya`qub of Honnavar and Mor
Barnabas Geevarghese of Spiritual Organisations were present.
of Nativity of St. Mary, Gospel convention family retreat at St.
George JSO church Aberdeen, United Kingdom concludes
ABERDEEN, UK: The feast of
Nativity of St. Mary, gospel convention and family retreat was held
at Aberdeen St. George JSO church from 17th to 19th September. HG
Mor Philaxinos Zacharias, Metropolitan of Malabar diocese and the
director of Thuthootty St. Gregorios and Ambalavayal St. Gregorios
retreat centres led this years celebrations and the retreat.
This years services started on the 17th evening with welcoming HG
Mor Philaxinos to the church and the retreat that followed. The
retreat continued on the 18th with the noon prayers. On sunday, the
19th H. Qurbono was offered by HG Mor Philaxinos assisted by Rev.
Fr Thomas Puthiyamadom, the vicar. The H. Qurbono was followed by
intercessory prayers to St. Mary, 14th Dukhrono of LL Baselios
Paulose II Catholicose and benediction.
Peter's & Paul's JSO Church - Hon'ble District Court
of Ernakulam ordered in favour of Holy Jacobite
Syriac Orthodox Church
India is the Jewel in Universal Syriac Orthodox Church" : Mor Theophilose
George Saliba His Eminence was speaking in a special luncheon
arranged by His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I in honour of
His Holiness and Holy Synod
SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Holy Church in Malankara is the Jewel in
Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, said Archbishop Mor Theophilose
George Saliba, Hon. Secretary to the Holy Universal Episcopal Synod
and Archbishop of Mount Lebanon. Mor Theophilose was speaking in the
special luncheon organised by His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios
Thomas I in honour of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas,
on the occasion of 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His
Holiness as Patriarch and of Holy Episcopal Synod, at a hotel near
to Ma`arat Sayyidnaya on September 17, Friday. "The restless and
hard work of His Beatitude made Syriac Orthodox Church proud in
India and Aboon Baselios Thomas I is a gem. The prayerful and
dedicated life of Aboon is highly remarkable", continued Mor
Theophilose. His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, other
metropolitans, including Mor Athanasius Geevarghese and Mor
Theethoos Yeldho from India attended the luncheon. His Holiness
thanked His Beatitude for the honour.
Mor Gabriel Church, Ajaltoun – Kesrwan – Mount Lebanon
British Ambassador's Under Secretary visits Mor Gabriel Monastery
The British Ambassador's Under Secretary, Mr. Giles Portman visited
Mor Gabriel Monastery recently. The undersecretary had a meeting
with Archbishop of Tur`abdin and Abbott of Monastery, Mor Themotheos
Samuel Akthas and the administrative staff of the council of
the monastery. During this meeting, Mr. Portman was informed about
the current situation of the Syriac Orthodox people in the region,
the Monastery in general and about the region of Tur`abdin. Mr.
Portman also had time to tour the monastery's historic buildings.
Following his tour, he said that he was greatly impressed by the
long history and was very happy to be at the monastery.
Award for Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Saliba Ozmen
MARDIN, S.E TURKEY: His Eminence
Metropolitan Mor Philoxenos Saliba Ozmen, the Patriarchal Vicar of
Mardin & Diarbeker, was honoured with the prestigious award of South
Eastern Association along with other 15 eminent personalities from
different walks of life. The award winners include His Excellency
Selma Kavaf, Minister of state, His Excellency Nuri Okutan, Governor
of the province and Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Halil, Vice Chancellor of
His Excellency Mr. Salim Rous, Minister of
Culture, a Syriac orthodox, honoured
ZAHLE, LEBANON: Metropolitan His
Eminence Mor Yostinos Paulose Yousuf Safar arranged a special
luncheon to honour Honourablr Minister of Culture, His Excellency
Mr. Salim Rous at the headquarters of Archdiocse of Zahle on
September 10, Friday. The meeting was attended by Mayors of Zahle,
Diocesan Council Members, priests and others.
Orthodox Archdiocese, Zahle
Annual Day at Mar Baselios Engineering College, Kothamangalam
Day at Mar Baselios Medical Mission, Kothamangalam
New Auditorium inaugurated at BPS