Re-dedication Service 2014


I conducted the first ever re-dedication service of the diocese at St. Mary’s Unity Chapel, Mannuthy on May 15th and 16th. This service was prepared in the Church by H.H. Baselius Marthoma Mathews I of blessed memory in 1988. This is to prepare those students who completed 10th standard in Sunday school. Through this service the once baptized is given the responsibility of taking care of themselves before God after having reviewed what they have studied in Sunday School in terms of faith and theology of the Church, Biblical witness, Orthodox Spirituality, history of Christianity, social commitment, value of the integrity of family etc. They stayed the whole day at the chapel reviewing these topics under my guidance and then during the H. Qurbana the following day affirmed the faith and assured before God that they will safe guard it. They were prayed on and a cross that protect s them all in their lives was given as a mark of their re-dedication. As the first batch we had thirty students from various Churches of the diocese. Rev. Fr. Biju Aikkarakkuzy, the vice president of Sunday school committee and director Mr. M.P. Rajan jointly made and the physical arrangements with the help of few other teachers.

It is important for those who have taken baptism at infancy go through this process. During baptism a god-person took the responsibility to bring them up in Christian faith. But the candidates when become adults and mature need to take the responsibility themselves to live according to the dedication taken at the time of baptism. We plan to conduct this service every year.

A video with video clips and pictures is uploaded to my Youtube channel.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susaneapen's blog
    May 17, 2014 @ 07:32:26

    I wish this could become a regular practice.

    Reply

  2. Suraj Iype
    May 23, 2014 @ 04:54:11

    Thirumeni,

    Are you still in Delhi ?

    Reply

  3. Yuhanon Meletius
    May 23, 2014 @ 10:27:58

    No I left Delhi on 13th itself Suraj

    Reply

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