PERUMBAVOOR: Senior Metropolitan of JSOC and founder of
gardien Angel institutions H.G Mor Severious Abraham
celebrating Golden Jubilee of Priesthood on August 31st. As
part of the celebrations Holy Synod & Church Managing
Committee will meet at Vengola Betseda School on 31st.
Public meeting will start at 11.45 AM which will be
inaugurated by Honorable Minister K. Babu. H.B Catholicose
Baselious Thomas 1st will preside over the function.
Metropolitans of Simhasana Churches, Evangelical Association of the
East and Honnavar Mission visits Holy Father.
28 August 2011,
Ma'arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus: Simhasana (Patriarchal) Churches
Metropolitans Mor Dionysius Geevarghese, Mor Athanasius Geevarghese,
Metropolitan of the Evangelical Association of the East Mor
Chrisostomos Markose and Metropolitan of Honnavar Mission Mor
Anthonios Yaq`ub visited His Holiness Patriarch Morn Mor Ignatius
Zakka I Iwas on 26 – 28 August, at Patriarchal Monastery here as per
the invitation of Holy Father. Metropolitans explained about the
growth of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India in general and
particularly the diocese, Dayaros, Institutions which Their Eminence
are having the charges. His Eminence Mor Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq
(Metropolitan of Patriarchal Curia), Rev.Fr. Abraham John
Corepiscopa (Kottayam Simhasana Church), Mathews Raban Karimpanackal
(Secretary to the Patriarch in Indian Affairs) were present.
Dhukrono of Aboon Mor Baselious Paulose II at St.Mary’s Jacobite
Syrian Church Singapore.
of Aboon Mor Beselios Paulose II Catholicos of the east on September
1st at St.Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church Singapore. Rev. Fr. Saji
Nadumuriyil will lead this years perunnal celebrations. 6.30pm –
Evening Prayer, 7.00 pm –Holy Qurbana, 8.30 pm – Intercession Prayer
and Asheervadham 9.00pm-Nercha
JSOYA, Kandanad Diocese Leadership Training Seminar held at
Kolenchery St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC.
Kandanad Diocese Leadership Training Seminar held at Kolenchery St.
Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC. H.G Dr. Mor Evanious Mathews inaugurated
the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Edumali (Vicar of the church)
presided over the function. Rev. Fr. Jibu Kochuparambil took the
class. Diocean JSOYA secretary Sinol V Saju delivered the vote of
thanks. JSOYA representatives from all the churches in Kandanad
Diocese participated. Akhila Malankara Vice President Rev. Fr. Joy
Anikkuzhi, Akhila Malankara Secretary Biju Thampi spoke during the
H.G Dr. Mor Geevarghese Coorilose inaugurated the "Iftar" organized
by P.D.P at Kottayam.
H.G Mor Geevarghese
Coorilose inaugurated the "Iftar" organized by P.D.P at Kottayam.
Honorable Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishanan, K. Suresh Kurup M.
L. A, and respected dignitaries from all walks of life participated.
started for "Sleeba Perunnal" at Akaparambu Mor Sabore Afroth JSOC.
Memorial Day of LL Aboon Mor Baselious poulose 2nd at B.P.C College
Dhukrono of Mor Baselious Eldho will start at Mor Baselious JSOC,
Cheeyambam, Pulpally on September 24th.
St. George church under Malayidamthuruth Prathyasa Bhavan
Silver Jubilee celebrations of Puthencuriz St. Peter's & St. Paul's
CWME Officers Meet in Dubai.
Dubai: The Officers
of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the
World Council of Churches (WCC) met in Dubai to finalize the list of
participants for the Pre-Assembly Mission Confernce of the CWME, to
be held in March 2012 in Manila, the Philippines. Dr. Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese, Moderator of CWME, Dr. Jooseop Kuem, Director and
Secretary of CWME and Mrs. Maria Kutatzi in place of Dr. Kirsteen
Kim, Vice Moderator of CWME attended the Officers meeting which was
held at the Milllennium Airport Hotel in Dubai on 23 rd and 24th of
August 2011. The meeting also discussed plans for various plenaries
and resource persons for the Manila Conference. About 200
participants from member churches and affiliated bodies of the WCC
are expected to participate in the Conference which will adopt a New
WCC Mission Statement.
council meeting of Mylapore Diocese was held on 20th August 2011 at
St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Annanagar, Chennai,
presided by Diocese Metropolitan H.G. Issac Mor Osthatheos. Salary
Pay Commission Report for the Priest’s of Mylapore Diocese was read
by Fr. K.J John, Clergy Secretary of the Diocese and was passed by
council members for implementation with effect from 1st April
2011.Mylapore Diocese activities report was read by Secretary Fr.Aby
Alias, and Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011 was
presented by Treasurer K Babu Varghese.
Metropolitan H.G Issac Mor Osthatheos stressed the need to start
more service centre’s, particularly in Adyar, which comes in South
Chennai and close to many software companies, where many of our
faithful are employed and residing. It was proposed by our
Metropolitan to start a service centre in Adyar from October
2011.His Grace informed the council that a proposal of Mylapore
Diocese to start a public school for the weaker sections of the
society by next academic year. The School will function in Retteri,
North Chennai under the guidance of Rev.Fr. K.J John, retired
principal and well known educationist.
H.G Issac Mor Osthatheos also informed the council that Rev. Fr. K.
J. John, Clergy Secretary of our Diocese will be elevated to the
rank of Corepiscopa by His Beatitude Catholicose Baselious Thomas
1st on 26th August 2011 at Patriarchal Cathedral, Puthencruz. and
Rev. Fr. T.M. Mathews, Vicar of St. Mary's Church Kelambakkam will
be decorated with a Pectoral Cross and Chain, Blessed and permitted
by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatios Zakka 1 Iwas, the Prince
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.
Mr. Valsalan P Varghese was elected as Laity Secretary of Diocese to
assist Diocese Secretary. The meeting was attended by priests and
council members of Mylapore Diocese comprising of Parishes in Tamil
Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The meeting concluded with prayers.
SCM India, Union Christain College unit started the activities for
next one year.
of SCMI Dr. Mor Geevarghese Coorilose inaugurated the function.
Principal of the college Dr. T. Thomas Philip spoke during the
occasion. College Chaplain, Rev. Deacons, respected Nuns, Staffs &
Students participated in the meeting and the prayers. Pledge has
been taken in the meeting for preserving the environment & nature.
H.G Mor Coorilose, President of "Shlomo" (Ecological Commission of
Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church) planted a sapling in the college
premises as an initiative of SCMI's responsibility for protecting
Preparations for the Niranam Diocese Family Conference Progressing
Diocese is all set to organize it's first ever Family Conference on
September 10, 2011. The Conference will be formally inaugurated by
His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas 1, Catholicos of the East.
The family retreat and counseling sessions will be led by Mor
Philexnos Zacharias, Metropolitan of Malabrar diocese. Various
Committees are working under the leadership of the diocesan
Metropolitan Mor Coorilos Geevarghese and diocesan secretary, Fr.
Mathew Philip. St. George Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Kavumbhagam is
hosting the Family Conference.
"Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam" National Camp will be held from 16th
to 19th September 2011 at St. Thomas Church, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
Orthodox "Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam" National Camp will be held
from 16th to 19th September 2011 at St. Thomas Church, Nerul, Navi
Mumbai. Delegates from different Diocese from all over India will
attend the Camp. A Reception committe has been formed and is working
under the leadership of H.G. Kuriakose Mor Eusebios Metropolitan
(Patron), Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Johnson (Chairman), Rev. Fr. Jacob
Kocheril (Vice Chairman), Rev.Fr. Joseph Vazhayil (Gen. Convener),
Mary Paulose (Secretary) for conducting the camp.
JSOYA, Kandanad Diocese Leadership Training Seminar at Kolenchery
St. Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC tomorrow.
Kandanad Diocese Leadership Training Seminar at Kolenchery St.
Peter's & St. Paul's JSOC tomorrow. H.G Dr. Mor Evanious Mathews
will inaugurate the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Edumali (Vicar of
the church) will preside over the function. Rev. Fr. Jibu
Kochuparambil will take the class. Diocean JSOYA secretary Sinol V
Saju will deliver the vote of thanks. JSOYA representatives from all
the churches in Kandanad Diocese will be participating.
MJSSA Mumbai Diocese one day Teacher's conference held.
School Director Rev. Fr. Joseph Vazhayil inaugurated Malankara
Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association, Mumbai Diocese One Day
Teacher's Conference held at St. Thomas Church, Nerul. Aby Samuel,
Dr. Ajit Samuel, Sunday School Jt. Secretary Mathew Thomas, St.
Thomas Congregation Treasurer P.P. Jimmy also were present. Teachers
from all the sunday schoolls of the diocese participated.
Bible Quiz organized by
JSOYA, St. George JSOC Kutta tomorrow.
KUTTA: Bible Quiz organized by JSOYA, St. George
JSOC Kutta tomorrow. Program will start by 10.30 Am and almost 15
sunday schools will be participating in the same. Rev. Fr. Remi will
inaugurate the program. Rev. Dn. Jaleel will be the quiz master.
Cash prize & trophies will be distributed for the winners.
School organized by St. George Jacobite Church, Leeds Concluded.
LEEDS: The vacation
bible school for the children in Leeds have received a wider
appreciation from all the Christian denominations. Classes were
conducted by the St. George Jacobite Church was a great succes, and
it was the second time conducted by the church, which invited
children from all Christian communities. Classes were helped the
children to improve the importance of being a good Christian child
,while they live in a country which forget Jesus Christ and his
great teachings, also classes were focused to give the children the
importance to keep the family values and importance to obey their
parents. Three day long classes started on the Thursday and finished
on Saturday with the lunch feast (sneha virunnu). Vicar Fr. Peter
Kuriakose appreciated all the Sunday School teachers who worked hard
to made the event a huge success. Deacon Eldho Mathew, Binumon
Vargheese and Sachria Chembakkottu, were given messages in each days
Rev. Fr. K. J. John is being raised to the rank of Corepiscopa by H.
B Catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st and assisted by H G Issac Mor
Osthatheos on 26th August 2011.
By Grace of God
Rev. Fr. K. J. John is being raised to the rank of Corepiscopa by
His Beatitude Catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st and assisted by His
Grace Issac Mor Osthatheos, Metropolitan of Mylapore and Delhi
Dioceses on 26th August 2011 at Patriarchal Cathedral , Puthencruz.
Rev Fr K J John is the Senior Priest in the Mylapore diocese and is
the Vicar of St Marys Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Perambur/
Retteri in Chennai.
concluded at St. Mary's JSOC kutch, Gujarat.
GUJARAT: Soonoyo Perunnal concluded at St. Mary's
JSOC kutch, Gujarat on august 21st. Lots of people participated in
the Holy Mass lead by Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannur. Address of the
church is : Near B.S.F camp, Christian cemetery, Gandhidham, Kutch,
Gujarat. Ph: 08000742169.
8 day lent Perunnal & Enshrinement of Holy
Soonoro at St. Mary's JSOC Kannara, Thrissur Diocese.
Thrissur: 8 day
lent Perunnal & Enshrinement of Holy Soonoro at St. Mary's JSOC
Kannara, Thrissur Diocese from September 1st to 8th. H.G kuriakose
Mor Ousebious will lead the enshrinment of Soonoro & 8 day lent
H.H Ignatious Zakka 1st decorated M.L.A of Kerala Sri. Benny Behnan
Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church His Holiness
Igantiose Zakka I decorated Mr.Benny Behanan MLA of Kerala State as
Commander on 22nd August 2011. On this auspicious occasion, H.E Mor
Phelexinos Mattias Nayis (Patriarchal Assistant), Mathews Raban
Karimpanackal (Patriarchal secretary for Indian Affairs), Raban
Morris from Florida, Raban Joseph from Lebanon, Baar itho Kasheero
Commander George Mathew (the lay trustee of the Jacobite Syrian
Christian Church in India), Baar Itho Shareero Commander T.U
Kuruvilla (Former minister of state of the Kerala) were present.
Soonoro Perunnal celebrated at St. Mary's JSOC Ludhiana.
Ludhiana St. Mary's
Soonoro Perunnal Celebrated at St. Mary's JSOC Church on 14 & 15 Aug
2011. Holy Tri Mass was lead by Rev. Fr. Philipose Abraham ( Vicar
St. George JSOC Chandigarh), Rev Fr. Jacob Kakkatil (Ludhiana
Church),Rev. Fr. Eldhose George (Gurgaon church) and St. Mary's
Special Prayer was held after the Holy Mass in which lots of
Moran Mor Ignatious Zakka Iwas , Patriach of Antioch & All the East,
decorated Chev Parayil Varghese, with St.Aphrem Commander medal &
certificate on 14 -8-2011.
His Eminence Mor
Phelexions Mattias Nayis, the Patriarchal Assistant, Rev. Mathews
Ramban Karimpanackal ( Secretary to His Holiness for Indian Affairs)
and Raban Paulose from Iraq were present at this occasion. Mr.
Varghese is the Vice President of Mar Ignatius Jacobite Church,
NAGPUR: Bible Quiz
conducted at Nagput St. George JSOC last week and following members
emerged winners of the event. Prize was Sponserd By Mr Kurian Joseph
( In the loving Memory of His Parents Mr & Mrs P.K Joseph ) 1st
Prize - Mary Joseph And Jolly Robby, 2nd Prize - Annama Sabu & Aksa
Sabu & 3rd Prize - Mareena Saju And Kripa Philp.
Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary concluded at St. Mary's JSOC,
Lynbrook, New York.
NEW YORK: The Feast
of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary was celebrated at St. Mary's
JSOC, Lynbrook, New York on Aug. 13th and 14th. H.G. Mor Dioscoros
addressed the devotees on the eve of the 13th with a devotional
message followed by Evening Prayers. On Aug 14th, Mor Dioscoros
celebrated the divine liturgy. The event was blessed with faithfuls
from all over the Tri-state area.
LONDON: Parish day
of London Knanaya JSOC on 27th August. Programs will start by 9.00
AM at Badildon James Honsbi high School. Rev. Fr. Jomon Punnoose
Kochuparambil will inaugurate the function. Various cultural
competitions and sports competitions will be conducted as part of
the parish day. Committee under Managing committee is functioning
for the successful completion of the function.
Enshrinement of the Holy Relics of St. George was held at St. George
Jacobite Church, Avadi, Chennai.
CHENNAI: The Holy
Shrine of St. Mary, the Mother of God, adjacent to St. George
Jacobite Syrian Church, Lazar Nagar, Avadi, Chennai, was consecrated
by H.G. Issac Mor Osthatheos, Metropolitan of Mylapore and Delhi
Dioceses on 20th August 2011 Saturday at 6.30.pm. After Blessing the
Shrine, Enshrinement of the Holy Relics of St. George (The Holy
Bone) was held in the Shrine. H.G Issac Mor Osthatheos lead the
prayers assisted by many Priests including Vicar of the Church
Fr.Aby Paul, Fr.K.J.John, Fr.T M Mathews, Fr.Aby Alias, Decons and
hundreds of faithful participated.
Fr. T.M. Mathews, Vicar of St.Mary's Church Kelambakkam and former
Vicar of St. Ignatius Simhasana Church Vepery was decorated with a
Pectoral Cross and Chain, Blessed and permitted by His Holiness
Moran Mor Ignatios Zakka 1 Iwas, the Prince Patriarch of Antioch and
all the East. He has completed his 25th year of Priesthood in
various outside Kerala Dioceses. This is the only place in out side
Kerala where the Holy Relics of St. George is enshrined.
"8 day Lent Perunnal" 2011 at Nagpur St.
preparations started for this year's "8 day lent perunnal" here at
St. George JSOC. various committees have been formed under the
leadership of Vicar Rev. Fr. Philip Vaidyan for successfully
conducting this year's "perunnal". Flag will be hosted on 28th
August marking the beginning of this year's celebrations. This is
one of the famous St. Mary's feast in central India.
H.G Zacharia Mor Philexinose inaugurated the MJSSA Malabar Diocese
get together and Published the MJSSA News Bulletin at st. Peter's &
St. Paul's JSO Cathedral, Meenangadi.
Zacharia Mor Philexinose inaugurated the MJSSA Malabar Diocese get
together and Published the MJSSA News Bulletin at st. Peter's & St.
Paul's JSOC, Meenangadi. Vicar of the church Rev. Fr. P. C Poulose
presided over the function. H.G Mor Philexinose lead a class for the
Sunday school teachers. H.G Mor Philexinose also published MJSSA
news bulletin by handing over a copy of the same to A. V Poulose.
MGJSM Pallikkara regional camp will be on August 27th at Thamarachal
St. Mary's JSOC.
Pallikkara regional camp will be on August 27th at Thamarachal St.
Mary's JSOC. H.G Kuriakose Mor Theophilose and Fr. baby John
Corepiscopa will be the chief guests. Rev. Dn. Shobin Paul, Rev.
Fr. Thambi Marady & Rev. Dn. Aneesh Joy will lead the classes for students.
One day meeting of "St. Mary's league" of Kollam Diocese on august
27th. Read Notice
Annual Perunnal ( Feast of St. Mary) celebrated at Switzerland, St.
Perunnal of St. Mary celebrated at Zurich, St. Mary's JSOC on 21st
in Switzerland. On 21st, Rev. Fr. Prince Mannathoor (The Vicar) lead
the Holy Mass followed by special intercession prayer to St. Mary.
Perunnal message was given after the Holy Mass. Lots of faithful
participated in the Holy Mass and the feast there after. Following
the Holy Mass on 21st, a meeting was arranged in which prizes for
Sunday school were distributed. The children of Class X and XII were
felicitated with Academic Excellence Award by Vicar. Lunch was
organized on 21st after the function.
Soonoyo perunnal concluded at St. Mary's JSOC, Melbourne.
perunnal concluded at St. Mary's JSOC, Melbourne on August 20th.Rev.
Fr. Eldho varkey lead the Holy Mass. Lots of faithful in and around
Melbourne participated in the Holy Mass & the love feast there
after. Holy Mass will be celebrated 3rd saturday of every month at
St. Antony's College Chapel, 15 Alpena Street, Frankston North,
Pally Prathipurusha Yogam conducted at St.John's Bethlehem Jacobite
Syrian Church Piramadom. HB Baselios Thomas I attended the meeting
and celebrated his birthday. Diocesan Bishop HG Mathews Mor Ivanios,
Cor Episcopas, Priests and council members also were present.
MJSSA Kandanad Diocese to Publish the Directory of Kandanad Diocese.
Syrian Sunday School Association Kandanad Diocese has decided to
publish a Directory including the details of the parishes, chapels
and institutions, details of sunday schools, teachers etc. including
some advertisements also. Please see the brochure for more details.
The advertisements and details should send to the following
KANDANAD: One day
Seminar of Teachers of MJSSA Kandanad Diocese & inauguration of the
Office of Kandanad Diocese on September 10th. H.G Dr. Mathews Mor
Evanious & Honorable Minister of the state Sri. K Babu will be the
chief guests. New office will start functioning at Mor Baselious
Sakralla centre Kandanad.
Malabar Diocese family Units inagurated by H.G
Zacharia Mor Philexinose.
MALABAR: Malabar Diocese family Units inaugurated
by H.G Zacharia Mor Philexinose. H.G Mor Philexinose has
visited most of the parishes and arranged family unit meetings in
each areas and inaugurated the units officially.
"Manna" - Charitable
society under Malabar Diocese.
Article on Holy Matrimony by Dn. Mathew, Manjanikkara Dayara Read
charges for Outside India Diocese/Churches from August
15th. H.H Patriarch ignatious Zakka 1st has issed Holy Bull
in this regard considering the suggestions from Holy Synod
in India. This change will be for next 3 years.
Mor Thevodosious - Churches in Oman
H.G Dr. Geevarghese Mor Coorilose - Sharjah, Al Ain,
H.G Kuriakose Mor Ousebious - Ireland
H.G Mathews Mor Aprem - UK
H.G Dr. Mathews Mor Evanious - Dubai, Abudabi, Fujairah
Issac Mor Osthathiose - Churches in Kuwait
to connect whole Jacobite Syrian Christian church through
discussions are happening under the leadership of H. G.
Pathrose Mor Osthathios with various technologist at silicon
valley of India (Bangalore) for having the whole Jacobite
Syrian Christian community to be connected within one single
network. The aim is to have a all our churches, dioceses,
families and people to be connected through a complete e
network and to have church administration under each
dioceses much easier
The 2nd Youth Camp
of Delhi Diocese was held on 20th August 2011 at St. Mary's J S
Church Mayur Vihar - 3, Delhi - 96. The Camp was inaugurated by Very
Rev. C M Markose Kocheril Cor Episcopa. The class was taken by Rev.
Fr. Vinayanand OIC (Malankara) on the topic “Influence and Relevance
of Biblical Leaders among Youth in present context – a psychological
perspective”. Rev. Fr. Issac Mathew was also taken a detailed class
about the Jacobite Syrian Church History to the audience. About 100
youth members along with Vicar from various parishes attended the
camp. The camp ended with a cultural session organized by Christian
Worship Service from Dilshad Garden, Delhi.
Young farmer awarded for
ADOOR: Adoor St. Ignatious JSOC Secratry,
Puthenveettil Thmoas tharakan was awarded by state animal husbandry
Annual meeting of MGJSM unit at Mor Athanasious
College Kothamangalam tomoroow.
KOTHAMANGALAM: Annual meeting of MGJSM unit of
Mor Athanasious college Kothamangalam will be held tomorrow. H.G
Kuriakose Mor Theophilose will lead the Holy Mass at St. James JSO
chapel inside the college premises at 9.30 AM. Meeting of the unit
will be held by 10.30 AM at college premises.
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Mor Coorilos Geevarghese leads the Annual Anglican Clergy Retreat of
the Diocese of Colombo.
Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese and the
new Patriarchal Vicar for Sharja, Alain and Rasal Khaima led the
annual retreat of the Anglican clergy of the diocese of Colombo. The
retreat was held at Subodhi Retreat Centre, Colombo from 15-19
August 2011. Mor Coorilos led seven sessions during the retreat and
focussed on the theme of Holiness. About 55 clergy participated. Rt.
Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, the Bishop of Colombo welcomed Mor
Coorilos. This was the first time, a bishop from the Syrian Orthodox
Church was invited to lead the clergy retreat in Colombo diocese.
Awards for the educational excellence distributed in the leadership
of JSOYA, under St. Mary's JSOC Piravom.
PIRAVOM: Awards for the educational excellence distributed in the
leadership of JSOYA, under St. Mary's JSOC Piravom. The awards were
given to the students who scored A+ in all subjects in H.S.E & SSLC
exams and who are members of Piravom valiyapally or Students of
M.K.M H.s School Piravom. Students who scored high marks in JSSLC
were honored by K.E.F.A unit under the curch. Very. Rev. Vicar Simon
Chellikkattil corepiscopa, Asst. Vicar Roy Mathews Meppadam, Church
committee members & members of spiritual organizations were present.
Consecration of renovated stone cross at Manarcad St. Mary's JSO
Consecration of renovated stone cross at Manarcad St. Mary's JSO
Cathedral held. H.G Thomas Mor Themotheos & H.G Geevarghese Mor
Coorilose lead the consecration ceremony. Vicar & Rev. Priests of
the parish & hundreds of faithful participated.
Newly elected office bearers of JSOYA, St. Thomas JSOC Bhopal.
election of Youth Association was held on 14/08/11 at St Thomas JSO
church Bhopal. The newly elected office bearers of Youth
Association. Vice President - Sajo Joseph , Secretary - Binoy
Thomas, Joint, Secretary - Renjini Reji, Trustee - Ceril Mathew,
Joint Trustee - Merlin Joseph, Auditor - Della Ann Ommenn. The new
Team was advised by the Vicar to dedicate their services for the
spiritual growth of the Youth Association to achieve new heights.
Soonoyo Perunnal celebrated with a great joy at St. Mary's Syrian
Orthodox Church, Harput. This church is 1832 years old.
The traditional day
of Virgin Mary was celebrated with a great joy in the church of
Virgin Mary, Harput. Mor Gregorios Melki Urek lead the Holy mass
which was conducted at Virgin Mary Church which is the oldest church
in the World. A wonderful mass was conducted with lots of people
participating from around the city. With the participation of Elazıg
Governor and Chief of Police a cultural program was organised. In
this program a plaque was given to Monk Gabriel Akkurt for his 25th
Anniversary of priesthood by Shamosho Evangelio Dr. Ishak Tanoglu
who is the president of the foundation of Virgin Mary Church. And
also a pleque was given to Mehmet Simsek by Mor Gregorios Melki Urek
for his contrubition to Syrian culture through his books.
Islamic Radicals Bomb Syriac Orthodox Church In Kirkuk on August
15 August 2011;
Kirkuk, Iraq; A bomb exploded last night near the St Ephraim Syriac
Orthodox Church in Kirkuk, which is just a few hundreds of meters
from the Chaldean cathedral, in central part of the city. The device
blew up at 1.30 am and there were no victims. The damages to the
church were however huge
This incident is the latest in a string of attacks against
Christians and their places of worship. On 2 August, a car bomb
exploded in front of the Holy Family Syrian Catholic Church,
wounding 15 people. The bomb had been placed inside a car, parked
near the building. On the same day, another bomb also placed in a
car parked near a Presbyterian church was defused before it went
off. Islamic fundamentalists, who remain very active, as well as
groups involved in local feuds, have targeted Iraqi Christians.
Consecration of the Shrine of St. Mary and Enshrining the Holy
Relics of St. George.
The Holy Shrine of
St. Mary, the Mother of God, at Lazar Nagar, Close to St. George
Jacobite Syrian Church, Avadi, Chennai, will be consecrated by
H.G.Issac Mor Osthatheos Metropolitan of Mylapore and Delhi Diocese
on 20th of August 2011 Saturday at 6.30.pm. After Blessing the
Shrine, the Holy Relics of St. George (The Holy Bone) will be
installed in the shrine. Fr. T.M. Mathews, Vicar of St.Mary's Church
Kelampakam and former Vicar of St. Ignatius Simhasana Church Veperi
will be decorated with a Pectoral Cross and Chain, Blessed and
permitted by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatios Zakka 1 Iwas, the
Prince Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. He has completed his
25th year of priesthood in outside kerala Dioceses. All are
Quarterly meeting and get together of
Mor Behnan Study Circle concluded at Mor
Gregorian Centre, Anikkad, Mallappally.
Quarterly meeting of Mor Behnan Study Circle concluded at
Mor Gregorian Centre, Anikkad, Mallappilly. H.G Geevarghese
Mor Coorilose Inagurated the camp by planting a sapling.
Very. Rev. Moolayil Kuriakose corepiscopa presided over the
function and delivered the speech. Sri. Dany K George
delivered the welcome speech. H.G Mor Coorilose & Rev
Priests lead the evening prayer which was followed by the
main speech of Chevliar Bibby Abraham (Chief editor viswasa
samrakshakan). All the participants participated in the
discussion which lead to the formation of decisions for the
future functioning of MBSC. A Pilot Project has been
launched by including few dioceses to make a Directory of
the churches and institutions. Decisions were taken to
strengthen the functioning of "Shlomo" Sri. Benni Varghese &
Sri. Sacharia Mathew were given the charge by H.G Mor
Coorilose for coordinating the functioning of "Shlomo", for
organizing the nature camps and for starting the units at
all the churches. M.G University Asst. Prof. Dr. sailus
delivered the speech on "Church & Me".
at Mor gregorian centre after the dinner. Next day camp got
dispersed afterattending Holy Mass at Paramkal st. Mary's
JSOC. Due to Health reasons H.B Bava was not able to travel
the whole distance till thiruvalla. H.B conveyed the wishes
to MBSC team through Mor Coorilose. Next camp will be hosted
by H.G Mathews Mor Aprem at High range region of Angamaly
Diocese. Forty campers from various locations in India
Biography of Mor Philexinose Samuel "Thuruthisseriyude Udhaya
Nakshatram" written by C.V K Chembola released on August 17th. H.G
Zacharia Mor Philexinose handed over a copy of the book to Daniel
Kodath (Brother of Mor Samuel Philexinose).
New Congregation inaguration at Frankston,
Melbourne on 20th August. Read
Family Conference of Malabar Region of Knanaya Arch Diocese
Conference of Malabar Region of Knanaya Arch Diocese conducted.
Honerable MLA E Chandrashekar inaugurated the function. H.G
Kuriakose Mor gregorious, Rev. Fr. Mathew Kavirayil, Mathew Kanakara,
Biju Kuttothra & M.C Jacob Mundotackal spoke during the occasion.
Faithful from all parishes of Malabar region participated.
Soonoyo Perunnal celebrated at Ahmadabad, St. Mary's JSOC.
Perunnal celebrated at Ahmadabad, St. Mary's JSOC on 14th & 15th.
Rev. Fr. John Mathai Pulprakuzhiyil lead the convention on 14th. On
15th Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kollannoor lead the Holy Mass followed by
special intercession prayer to St. Mary. Lots of faithful
participated in the Holy Mass and the feast there after.
(Magazine by the Youth Association of Karingachira Cathedral)
Independence Day Celebrated at St. Geevarghese Convent School,
Bhopal : Flag
hoisting ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of our independence.
Fr. Eldo John Chemmikkattu, Director St. Geevarghese Convent School
hoisted the flag. Principal-Mrs Annie Biju, School Manager Mr K.C
Mathew, School Secretary Mr Thomas Chacko, Teachers & students
participated in the function. This school is run by St Thomas JSO
Josh Thomas ordained as Quoroyo for Malankara Archdiocese of North
South Florida: His
Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan, the Archbishop and
Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian
Orthodox Church in North America has ordained Josh Thomas to the
order of Quoroyo on Saturday, July 16th at St. Mary's Syrian
Orthodox Church in South Florida. V. Rev. Joseph. C. Joseph
Corepiscopo, Rev. Fr. P. G. Varghese, Rev. Fr. Mathew Thomas, Rev.
Fr. Dileesh Aliyas, Rev. Fr. Varghese Paul, Rev. Fr. P. C. Kuriakose
(Vicar), Dn. Shawn Shaji, Dn. Martin Babu, Dn. Subin Shaji, Dn.
Chacko George , Archdiocesan Council member Mr. Shaji Peter,
Spiritual Organization leaders ,several faithful from various
parishes and community leaders attended the gracious occasion.
MGJSM unit inaugurated at Mamalassery Mor Michael JSOC.
St. Mary’s Jacobite
Syrian Church Mayur Vihar Phase-III, Delhi celebrated the Soonoyo
Perunnal (feast of Assumption of St. Mary) on 14-15th August 2011.
After the Holy Mass on Sunday, 14th the perunnal flag hoisting was
done by Vicar Rev. Fr. Issac Mathew. After the evening prayer on
14th, procession was held in which many devotees participated.
Colourful embellished umbrellas, church flags, songs, lighted
candles, panchavadyam, and fireworks were added the vibrant of the
procession. Nercha Sadhya was organized on 14th evening after the
On Monday, 15th morning, Holy Mass was conducted by H.G. Mathews Mar
Theodosius Metropolitan, Kollam Diocese. Prior to the Holy Mass,
flag hoisting of the Preparatory School run by the church was done
by H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan, Kollam, Kerala. Rev.
Vicars from other churches under the Delhi Diocese were also present
at the holy mass on 15th. Perunnal message was given by H.G. Mathews
Mar Theodosius Metropolitan.
Following the Holy Mass on 15th, a meeting was arranged in which
prizes for Sunday school children were given by H.G. Mathews Mar
Theodosius Metropolitan. Ponnada was given to the members who have
completed 60 years. Momentos were given to the couple who have
completed 25 years of married life. The children of Class X and XII
were felicitated with Academic Excellence Award by H.G. Mathews Mar
Theodosius Metropolitan. Lunch was organized on 15th after the
This year’s perunnal was sponsored by Mr Jijo Baby & Family, Thekkel,
Soonoyo Perunnal & Independence day celebrated at Nagpur St. George
Perunnal & Independence day celebrated at Nagpur St. George JSOC.
National flag was hosted at the church premises after the Holy Mass
by Vicar Rev. Fr. Philip Vaidyan. Hundreds of faithful participated
in the Perunnal functions & the "nercha sadhya". Sunday school
students had organized many national integration programs, Bible
quiz, song competition etc as part of the celebrations.
Soonoyo Perunnal celebrated at St. Mary's JSOC, Kolkata.
St. Mary's Jacobite
Syrian Orthodox Church, Kolkata celebrated the “Vangippu Perunal” of
our Mother Mary on Monday, the 15th August 2011, which was attended
by most of its members and many others residing in and around the
City of Joy.
Holy Qurbono was celebrated by the Vicar, Rev. Fr. Varghese
Payanadathu in the morning followed by the Rassa. Immediately after
the break-fast, the Parish also celebrated the Harvest Festival on
the day, during which various items brought by the members were
auctioned. The programme ended at around 3.00 PM with the lunch.
Soonoyo Perunnal & One day Seminar of Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam
Concluded at St. Thomas JSO Church, Bhopal.
Bhopal : The Bhopal
St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Bhopal celebrated the
Vanghipu Perunal of Mother Mary on Monday, the 15th Aug 2011. The
day began with the Holy Mass followed by the One-day seminar headed
by the Church Vicar- Fr. Eldo John Chemmikattu. Bible Quiz, Group
Discussion and a special class by the Vicar were the main attraction
of the Seminar. Thereafter, several sports competition were
conducted in which people from all age group participated. The
credit of the successful conduction of the programme goes to the
Vicar- Fr. Eldo John Chemmikattu, Trustee- Mr. Eugene Abraham,
Secretary- Mr. Jiji Thomas and the Managing Committee members of the
Vanita Samajam, Bhopal.
Soonoyo Perunnal Concluded at St. Mary's JSO Chapel, Kandanad.
year's Soonoyo Perunnal was conducted at St. Mary's JSOC, Kandanad.
The Parish of St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral
celebrated the perunnal at the chapel this year under the able
leadership of Vicar & Rev Priests of the church. H.G Mathews Mor
Evanious lead the Holy trimass which was followed by a huge
procession with thousands of faithful. Nercha Sadhya was organized
by the parish for all the faithful who participated.
Food Packet Distribution to "Ashraya" Guidance centre by Manarcad
St. Mary's College inaugurated.
Packet Distribution to Ashraya Guidance centre under Kottayam
Diocese of JSOC by Manarcad St. Mary's College inagurated. Very Rev.
Andews Chiravathara Corepiscopa handed over the packet of food to
rev. Fr. Sanoj in presence of Teachers and students of St. Mary's
College which marked the inaguration of this project.
Shoonoyo perunnal concluded at St.Mary's JSOC,Pathanamthitta.
Shoonoyo perunnal concluded at St. Mary's JSOC, Pathanamthitta
yesterday. Lots of faithful attended the Holy Qurbono led by H.G Mor
Clemis Kuriakose of Idukki diocese, Metropolitan H.G Mor Militheos
Yuhanon, Ver. Rev. Mathews Corepiscopa, Ver. Rev. Thomas Corepiscopa,
Fr. Joseph Varghese (Diocese Secretary), Fr. Samson, Fr. Abey
Stephen, Fr. Paul .E. Varghese, Fr. Tom and Fr. Davis Thankachan
assisted His Grace. After Holy Mass "Nercha" was distributed and
hundreds of faithful participated.
Youth Association One day seminar- St Peters JSS Cathedral ,Thiruvananthapuram.
St Peters JSS
Cathedral Youth Association conducted a one day seminar on
15.08.2011 with the theme ‘Set an example’ 1 Timothy 4:12. Akhil
Iype Abraham, Youth Secretary welcomed the gathering. The seminar
was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Anish T Varghese, Vicar . Rev.
Anish delivered the theme presentation. Icebreaking session
followed which was conducted by Dn. Dr. Paul Samuel. Mr. Bijoy
Peter conducted two sessions based on the topics ‘set an
example in conduct’ and ‘ set an example in speech’ which were
session on personality development and communication skills
respectively. Groups were formed by playing interactive games.
After lunch, a group discussion was conducted based on the
topic ‘set an example in faith’ which was moderated by Rev. Fr.
Reji Mathew. The seminar came to an end with the vote of thanks
delivered by Jithin Joseph. 50 delegates attended. Delegates also
came from St. Mary JSS Church, Pongumood Tvpm.
vappu" of St. Gregorious Knanaya JSO Church West Othera conducted.
Kattila vappu of St Gregorious Knanaya JSO church West Othera was
held on 7/8/2011. The ceremony was lead by H.G Kuriakose Mor
Gregorious. Hundreds of faithful were present on the occasion .
Church trustee Shri Babu Pullanthara and construction committe
convener Shri Thomaskutty Thevarumuriyil spoke on the occasion.
31st Year functioning of Prayer group of Manarcad St. Mary's College
MANARCAD: 31st Year
functioning of Prayer group of Manarcad St. Mary's College
inagurated. Colege Manager Very Rev. Andrews Corepiscopa Presided
over the function. Rev. Dr. Biji Lookose inagurated the function.
College Principal Anna John, Mariamma Ommen, Arun Kuriakose & Bibin
Ipe sopke during the occasion.
Quarterly meeting and get together of
Mor Behnan Study Circle on 13th & 14th August at Mor
Gregorian Centre, Anikkad, Mallappally.
H.B Catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st
will be the chief guest. H.G Geevarghese Mor Coorilose & H.G
Mathews Mor Aprem will be participating.
be starting by 13th afternoon 3.30 PM. H. B Catholicose
Baselious Thomas 1st will be the chief guest and H.B will
spent some time from his busy schedule to hear the thoughts
of the members of MBSC. H.G Geevarghese Mor Coorilose & H.G
Mathews Mor Aprem will address the campers and will
participate in the discussions where all will have the
opportunity to present their ideas and thoughts on
development of the Holy Church. Chevliar Bibby Abraham & Mr.
Biju will present papers during the camp which will throw
some light on the expectations of the faithful from Holy
Church & on how an individual can contribute to the
growth of the church. Campers will have the facility to stay
at the Gregorian centre after evening prayer and dinner.
Camp will be dispersed next day after the Holy Mass.
We members of
MBSC welcome all the interested faithful to register for
the camp by sending a mail to
Contact following numbers for more information +91
9895153380, +91 9048923340, +91 9846860886
Thumpamon Diocese convention started.
Thumpamon diocese convention started at St. Mary's JSO Cathedral,
Pathanamthitta. H.G Youhanon Mor Milithios inagurated the
convention. Diocean Youth Association vice President Binu
Vazhamuttom, rev. Fr. Roy George Kattachira, Rev. Fr. Samson
Varghese, Rev. Fr. Aby Stephen, Rev. Fr. Joseph Varghese and lots of
Fr. Joseph Vazhayil
appointed Director of Sunday Schools of Mumbai Diocese.
MUMBAI: H.G. Kuriakose Mor Eusebios Metropolitan
has appointed Fr. Joseph Vazhayil, Vicar of St. Thomas JSO
Congregation Mumbai, as Director of Sunday School of Mumbai Diocese
of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, which covers the states of
Maharashtra and Gujarat. Fr. Joseph Vazhayil has worked in various
capacities in the Jacobite Syrian Sunday School Association, Youth
Association, "Vishwasa Samrakshana Samiti" and the Evangelical
Association of the East. He is also the Chairman of 'Heart Beats'
Global Foundation, Manager of St. Ignatious School, Nerul, Chief
Editor of the 'Syrian Orthodox Mission'. He is the son of late
Kunnaykkaal Vazhayil Paily and Elamma of Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam
Soonoyo Perunnal at St. Mary's JSOC, Ahmedabad
from 13th to 15th
Niranam Diocese to organize Family Conference on September 10th.
The diocese of Niranam will organize a Family Conference on
September 10 at St. George Jacobite Cathedral, Kavumbhagam,
Thiruvalla. This will be the first ever family conference of
the diocese. Perhaps, this is the first time, a diocese
within Kerala is organizing a diocesan family conference.
Preparations are going on under the leadership of diocesan
Metropolitan Mor Coorilos Geevarghese and Fr. Matthew
Philip, the diocesan Secretary, for the successful
organization of the family get together and retreat. His
Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas 1, the Catholicos of the
East will formally inaugurate the family conference at 10 am
on September 10. The retreat and counseling sessions will be
led by the well known "Dhyana Guru" of our Church, Mor
Philexinos Zacharias, Metropolitan of Malabar diocese and
His Grace's team. The registration for the conference has
already commenced and around 300 families have already
registered. Please do pray for the Family Conference.
Enshrinement of the Holy
Relics of St. Gregorious of Malankara was held at Mor Gregorious
JAIPUR: Enshrinement of the Holy Relics of St.
Gregorious of Malankara was held at Mor Gregorious JSOC, Jaipur. H.G
Poulose Mor Irenious & H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose lead the prayers
assisted by lots of Priests. Vicar of the church Rev. Fr. C. George
Elluvila, Diocean secretary Rev. Fr. Issac Mathew, Rev. Fr.
Philipose Abraham, Rev. Fr. Paulson Edakkattil, Rev. Fr. Shiju
George, Rev. Fr. Cheriyan, St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church
Vicar Rev. Fr. Viju Mathew & hundreds of faithful participated.
WCC - CCA International
meeting concluded at Bangkok.
THAILAND: Combined conference organized by WCC &
Christian Conference of Asia on the subject "Safety & Peace in Asian
Continent" concluded here. H.G Kuriakose Mor Theophilose & Secratry
of NCCI Dr. Roger Gaikward were the representatives from India.
various papers were presented and plan has been made to work towards
peace and safety in Asian continent. 32 representatives from
different countries participated.
Soonoyo Perunnal at
Kuruppampady, St. Mary's JSO Cathedral from August 10th to 15th.
KURUPPAMPADY: Soonoyo Perunnal at Kuruppampady,
St. Mary's JSO Cathedral from August 10th to 15th. H.G Joseph Mor
Gregorious, H. G Mathews Mor Aprem & H. G Kuriakose Mor Ousebious
will lead the perunnal celebrations.
Flag hosted for "Perunnal"
at St. Mary's JSOC Houston, USA.
HOUSTON: Flag hosted for "Perunnal" at St. Mary's
JSOC Houston, USA on 7th August. Vicar Rev. Fr. Saji Kuriakose
hosted the flag marking the begining of perunnal to be held on 13th
& 14th of this month.
Dhukrono Perunnal of Reban Remban at
Chennithala on 9th & 10th
The Feast of Ascension ( Soonoyo) of St. Mary
will be held at St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church from 10
to 15 Aug 2011. During these days, there will be evening prayers in
the Church followed by intercession prayers at the Shrine where the
relics of the Holy Girdle (Soonoro) is conserved. As a mark of great
respect and for the benefit and convenience of the faithful , the
relics of the Holy Girdle ( Soonoro) will be taken out from the
Shrine and kept inside the Church in the midst of the Holy Quorbana
to adore it on Sunday, the 14 August 2011. All the faithful along
with your friends and relatives are requested to attend the special
event with offerings and get blessed.
Niranam Diocese Youth Association Delegates Meeting Held.
Delegates meeting of Niranam diocese Youth Association was held at
Theeram Bishop's House, Mazhuvangadu on Sunday, August 7th. Elected
representatives from various churches attended the meeting and
planned programs for the next twelve months. It was decide to extend
all support for the success of the first ever Family Conference of
Niranam Diocese, to be held at St. George Jacobite Cathedral on
September 10. The meeting also urged the State Government to take
measures that would enable the State to move towards an Alchohol-free
society and to revisit the declared Ploicy with this perspective in
mind. Fr. Mathew Philip, Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Scaria Kochillam,
Vice president of Youth Association, Mr. Mathew Kavumbhagam etc
spoke on the occasion.
St. Gregorious JSOC, Hosa Road, Bangalore getting ready for
: St. Gregorious JSOC, Hosa Road, Bangalore getting ready for
consecration. Various committees under the leadership of Very . Rev.
Roy Kochatt Corepiscopa & Church Managing committees are functioning
for the planned consecration of church on October 31st & November
1st. H.B Catholicose Baselious Thomas 1st & Metropolitans of the
church will lead the consecration ceremony.
Flag Hosted for the Perunnal at St. Mary's JSO
PATHANAMTHITTA: H. G Youhanon Mor
Milithiose hosted the flag marking the beginning of "perunnal" at
Pathanamthitta St. Mary's Cathedral here. Rev. Fr. Aby Stephen and lots of faithful
attended the ceremony.
Preparations started for
8 day lent "Perunnal" at St. Mary's JSOC Thuruthipilly.
THURUTHIPILLY: Preparations started for this
year's 8 day lent "Perunnal" at St. Mary's JSOC Thuruthipilly.
Preparatory prayer meetings are scheduled to be held at various
locations under the church.
Mor Gregorios Joseph visiting His Holiness.
H.E. Joseph Mor Gregorios , Secretary to the Regional Holy Episcopal
Synod in India visiting the Patriarch, His Holiness Moran Mor
Ignathios Zakka Iwas from 3rd August in Maarat Sednayya. His
Eminence will be in Sednayya till 6th August. There was detailed
discussions about the malankara affairs (the affairs of our church
in India)on His Eminence's 2 days meeting with H.H. His Eminence Mor
Phelexinos Mathias Nayis,the Patriarchal Assistant, Bar Itho Ardeklo
commander Santhosh John and Raban Matthew Karimpanackal, secretary
to His Holiness for Indian affairs were participated in the
Chennai: St. Thomas
Home for Aged Destiitutes (Shanthibhavan) of St. Thomas Charitable
Trust which is under the patronage of St. Thomas JSO Church
Annanagar, was completely renovated. The house blessing was done by
Fr. Aby Alias , Vicar of the Church assisted by Fr. Aby Paul ,Vicar
St George JSO Church, Avadi on 31 July2011.
New Office bearers elected for Malabar diocese
Manarcad St. Mary's JSO cathedral Perunnal-
Control room will be opened on August 31st
New Office bearers elected for Thumpamon Diocese JSOYA.
Office bearers elected for Thumpamon Diocese JSOYA at the annual
general body meeting held here. Rev. Fr. Aby Stephen ( Vice
President), Binu Thomas (Vice President), Vipin John Kuriakose (Gen.
Secretary) & Lijo oommen (Trustee) are the new representatives from
JSOYA Thumpamon Diocese.
Members of Mor Gregorian Youth Association, Hosa Road Bangalore
visited SFS Boys destitute home.
of Mor Gregorian Youth Association under St. Gregorious JSOC, Hosa
Road, Bangalore visited SFS Boys destitute home and distributed the
charity fund. A group of Youth members along with Vicar Very. Rev.
Roy Kochattu Chorepiscopa were accorded a warm welcome at SFS Boys
home. They spent time mingling with the kids and had lunch with the
members of the boys home. 83rd Birthday of our beloved Catholicose
H.B Baselious Thomas 1st was celebrated at the boys home by cutting
the cake and distributing sweets to the children at destitute home.
Youth members were rejuvenated by their experience of visiting the
destitute home. The Boys home manager Rev Fr.. Jaison
thanked the group for spending their valuable time with the members
Sneham" Video Album released last month.
IRELAND: "Croosile Sneham" Video Album
is released by H.G Kuriakose Mor Diascorose bat Thunamore by handing
over a copy of the cd to Rev. Fr. Joby Scaria. There are 9 songs in
the CD in the banner of Iro Syriac Music Media. For More Details:
contact Rev. Fr. Babu Alias -087 9140505, Tomy Jacob - 087 7758464
Delegates of Delhi Minority commission visited Honorable Chief
Minister Smt. Sheela Dikshit.
Issac represented JSOC.
DELHI: Delegates of
Delhi Minority commission visited Honorable Chief Minister Smt.
Sheela Dikshit. Mor Osthathiose Issac Metropolitan of Delhi &
Mylapore Diocese represented JSOC. The delegation put proposals
before the Government of Delhi to open a center or institute for
inter -community harmony and integration.
Dhukrono of Very. Rev.
Philipose Remban concluded.
ADOOR: Dhukrono of Very. Rev. Philipose Remban concluded at Adoor
Mor Ignatious JOSC. H.G Mathews Mor Thevodosious, Metrapolitian of
Kollam Diocese lead the Holy Mass. Mathew Varghese Vettilethu
delivered the welcome speech during the memorial meeting held after
the Holy Mass. H.G Mathews Mor Thevodosious inaugurated the charity
fund in the name of LL V. Rev. Philipose remban. H.G Mor
Thevodosious & Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Blahath were honored during the
occasion for being elected as the All Malankara Youth Association
President & Kollam Diocese MJSSA Vice President respectively. Church
Prayer fellowship distributed educational aids to the needy
students. Rev. Fr. Abraham Manikkat Chorepiscopa, Rev. Fr. Stephen
abraham Chorepiscopa, Rev. fr. Geevarghese Tharakan, Rev. Fr.
Kuriakose elavinamannil & Rev. Fr. Yohannan vakkayil were present
for the meeting.
Soonoyo Perunnal at St. Mary's JSO
Cathedral, Pallikkara from August 10th to 15th.
Reception to H.G.Mor
Dioscoros Kuriakose Metropolitan at Houston.
Houston: His Grace Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose
Metropolitan, the Chief of Malecruz Dayoro and bishop for Simhasana
Churches is presently visiting the Malankara Archdiocese Parishes in
the city of Houston ,Texas ,USA. On Thursday, July 28th,2011
Metropolitan has received a grand reception at the Bush
International Airport Houston. Priests, Archdiocesan Council
Members, Spiritual Organization Leaders and several faithful have
attended . Rev. Fr. Saji Kuriakose (Vicar,St.Marys Syrian Orthodox
Church, Houston), Rev. Fr. Varghese Paul (Vicar, St. Peters Syrian
Orthodox Church Houston), Mr. Babu Vadakkedathu (Archdiocesan
Council member), Mr. George Paily ( Archdiocesan Regional Sunday
School Inspector), Mr. John Chandapillai (Joint Secretary of St.
Pauls Fellowship) have presented flower bouquet to His Grace.
On Sunday,July 31st Mor Dioscoros celebrated Holy Qurbono at
St.Marys Church and later His Grace visited the St.Peters Church.
During the Sermon thirumeni explained the importance of the 7th
sunday after the Pentecost and advised faithful to follow the right
path on their spiritual life." If any house or city fight against
itself won't last longer, come to church for Prayer, Worship,
Fellowship and Service only .Stay away from evil spirits.If we serve
the God , we will be rewarded, God won't debt to anyone." added Mor
Dioscoros .On Saturday thirumeni inaugurated the VBS and lead
sessions for children and teachers.
"St. Paul's Mission Chapel Consecration in Bihar: An unforgettable
experience" Says Mor Coorilose Geevarghese.
Consecration experience in our beloved H.G Mor Coorilose's Words
consecration of the newly built church, St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian
Church, under St. Paul's Mission of India, the official mission
organization of the Jacobite Church, was held on Sunday July 24. I
have had the privilege of consecrating the church in Telmar village
of Bihar. The entire experience of the consecration and the
fellowship with the new community of believers was an unforgettable
and a rich spiritual experience. Hundreds of villagers participated
in the consecration liturgy. The intensity of their faith amidst
intense threats and difficult conditions such as abject poverty and
social marginalization was just incredible! One of our new members
of the church, for instance, used to vehemently oppose all our
mission work among the villagers. He (for obvious reasons, I am not
mentioning his name here) was imprisoned for years for having killed
another villager, following a village feud. His wife came under the
influence of the gospel message of love and compassion and through
her, he has also joined our church. When I met him in our new church
in Telmar, he reminded me of Saul who used to persecute Christians
and later was converted on the Damscus road and became one of the
most influential ambassadors of Christ ever! Who knows what God has
in store for this man in Telmar. I'm sure God will use this man and
his family to do mighty deeds for the Kingdom of God. I thank God
for the work of St. Paul's Mission in various parts of our country
where the light and freedom of the gospel has not reached as yet.
For me and the team of about 20 people who went from Kerala to
participate in the consecration of the new church, it was
spiritually a reassuring and rewarding experience. In fact, as you
can see in some of the pictures attached herewith, our team from
Kerala with four priests, worked day and night, whitewashing and
cleaning the church building before the consecration. Such is their
dedication and commitment. The amazing work that is being done in
Bihar under the leadership of our missionaries, Mr. Viju Paulose and
his wife Beena Viju and Mr. Joby M.S is commendable. I request all
of you to uphold them and the entire work of St. Paul's Mission in
your prayers. Let me also thank all those who have helped the
mission through their generous contributions that made this new
church a reality. We now have more than 100 families that are
worshipping in our church in Telmar. About 17 of them have taken
baptism and I served Holy Communion to them. I was moved, seeing
their faith, when I gave Holy Communion to these believers. In fact,
i had tears of joy in my eyes and I said the words that Jesus spoke
once: "Not even in Israel, have I seen such faith"
St. Pauls's Mission now has some 50 mission fields, spread across
15 states in India. Our missionaries are doing God's work under very
trying conditions. The living conditions of the people among whom
Our missionaries work are pathetic. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of
decent clothing, housing, sanitation facilities etc, caste
discrimination...the list of challenges is endless. The change that
has been brought to these lives through the gospel is beyond words.
I humbly encourage all our faithful to make an effort to visit our
mission fields and experience the wonders of the gospel at work,
personally. I'm sure such visits would change your lives as well.
Please do continue to pray for St. Paul's Mission it's missionaries.
Let us thank God for the abundant grace and mercy that our mission
work is receiving from God Almighty.
We are also facing an acute shortage of full time priests for our
mission work. Those who have come to the Church are thirsting for
Holy Qurbana every Sunday. Sadly, though, we are not able to provide
it to our new faithful communities due to non-availability of
priests. This is therefore also an appeal to our young brothers who
feel called by God to full time mission work as priests to think of
St. Paul' Mission as an opportunity to serve the poor and the needy
in our country and through them, to serve God.
Yours in Christ's service
Dhukrono of Mor Ivanios Hidhayathullah on August 3rd at St.Mary’s
Jacobite Syrian Church Singapore.
Singapore: Dhukrono of Mor Ivanios Hidhayathullah on August 3rd
at St.Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church Singapore. Rev. Fr. Saji
Nadumuriyil and Rev. Fr. Elias Kuruvila Puthiyaveettil will lead
this years perunnal celebrations.
Inauguration og the programs of JSOYA, Thumpamon Diocese held at
Omalloor St. Peter's JSO "Valiya Pally". Panchayat President P. R
Kuttappan Nair inagurated the function. H.G Youhanon Mor Milithiose
Presided over the function. Very. rev. Fr. E. K Mathews Chorepscopa,
rev. Fr. Joseph V varghese, rev. Fr. Davis P thankachan, Jose Sleeba,
V. D daniel, Biju. K Thampi, Shanthi roy, P. T Thomas, Vipin
Kuriakose, Rev. Fr. Aby Stephen & Binu vazhamuttam spoke during the
occassion. Rev. Fr. Aby Stephen presented the plan for next year to
the members. This includes the Youth fest for JSOYA, helping the
tribes and to reorganize the JSOYA Thumpamon diocese by attracting
more youth by enriching them spiritually. Sri.Idiculla A.I(Senior
Officer,BSNL Tiruvalla) handled the session on awareness of cyber
26th Dhukrono of Mavileth Philipose Remban on August 2nd at Mor
Ignatius JSOC Adoor.
Dhukrono of Mavileth Philipose Remban on August 2nd at Mor Ignatius
JSOC Adoor. H.G Mathhews Mor Thevodosious & H.G Zacharias Mor
Philexinose will lead this years perunnal celebrations. Thoothootty
Gregorian retreat centre team will lead the family renewal retreat
as part of this years perunnal.
Students Christian Movement of India, Kerala
Region News Letter. Read.
H.G Geevarghese Mor Coorilose is the present
Chairperson of SCM.