Vattully (near Chelakkara. in Thrissur district in Thrissur diocese) St. George Orthodox Chuch has been closed down without worship for four decades. We engaged in talks with the Jacobite Church parish leaders and decided to settle the matter through negotiations. We got the Church as part of the deal. The first ever service in the Church was held on February 14th 2015 and that was the first time a bishop was conducting Holy Qurbana in that Church after 45 years. It was a memoral day for all of us. All the priests from the diocese with representatives of the parishes in the diocese and people from other Churches and denominations attended the function. The whole village was in a jubilant mood due to resuming of regular service in the Church which is mother Chruch for Malankara Catholic and Jacobite parishes along with an Orthodox parish in the nearby area that belong to Kunnamkulam diocese.
19 Feb 2015 1 Comment
19 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
This video is on my presentation at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Austin, TX on the theme “Orthodox Faith Regarding the Departed Souls” as part of their Faith Studies Series.
18 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
The H. Qurbana in this video was conducted at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Austin TX in 2003 during their Annual Perunnal. Rev. Fr. Sam Mathew is the vicar. I was young and the H. Qurbana is ever green
17 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
I have uploaded a video of Bible study on St. John 1:26- Behold the Lamb of God. This Bible Study was conducted at St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Austin, Texas in 2003 as part of its 10th anniversary Faith Study series. series.
27 Jan 2015 7 Comments
I am happy announce the launching of a web site in my name with the address yuhanonmeletius.org which was inaugurated and made public on 26th January 2015. This was created by Mr. Saji George from New Jersey, USA of SaberCloud Solutions.LLC, a member of Sts. Baselius-Gregorios Orthodox Church, Plainfield New Jersey. Mr. Sibi John Mathew in UAE and Mrs. Seena Abraham in New York also contributed to the making of the site. The inauguration was done in my office. Mr. Saji George, Mrs. Seena Abraham, my personal secretary Rev. Fr. Poly Varghese and my office manager Mr. Geevarghese P.A. were at the function. The site is launched in Beta version and I would call all my friend for their suggestions to make the site even better. There a lot of files and folders in the process of being added to the site. So be patient with me. My wordpress blog (yuhanonmilitos.wordpress.com) will continue to be in use for a while until this site is fully loaded.
At this point I wish to thank profusely Mr. Saji George for his untiring hard work, which is an expression of his love towards me, in making this site. I also thank Mrs. Seena Abraham and Mr. Sibi John for their help in this matter. Thank you well in advance for visiting the site and for any suggestion you may have. Yours in Christ’s service to God’s creation, January 27, 2015.
24 Jan 2015 Leave a comment
I was in Shariah for few days on my way back from US with my brother and my cousins and their families. I had New Year service at St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai and participated in OCYM UAE region meet at Ras-Al-Khaima. My brother took me to this wonderful garden in Dubai on the New Year day. Here is a non-professional’s videos and snaps from my day. The snaps are from my brother Mr. Santhosh Markose.
Miracle Garden, Dubai is located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches and opened on Valentine’s Day. This garden contains over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 square meter site Along with traditional flowerbeds; it features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on. It is still in the making and many more to come. Floral displays will change according to season. Waste water is used to water the plants through drip irrigation. There are coffee and snack shops in the garden. The garden is open from 10 am till 10 pm. This will be closed to visitors from May to October. Entry fee is 20 Dhs for adults and children above 3.