Remembering HG Dr. Mar Osthatheos



This message uploaded to my YouTube Channel was sent to STOC (Marubhoomiyile Neerurava) for the occasion of the memorial of their founder Metropolitan His Grace Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthatheos on Feb 19, 2016. He, the only bishop of the Church who got entry to their country, found this congregation over 40 years back.

ICON Education Award Distribution



ICON Charities Educational Excellence Awards through Thrissur Diocese were given away at a graceful function held at “Gedseemon” Orthodox Bishop’s House Chapel at Mannuthy, Thrissur on February 16th afternoon. The function was chaired by His Grace Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos, Metropolitan of Niranam diocese and awards were given away by His Grace Yuhanon Mor Meletius, Metropolitan of Thrissur diocese. All the 35 students who were selected for the award and their parents were present to receive the awards. Priests of the diocese and many parish representatives were also present to grace the occasion. Scholarships to those students who were not selected to be part of the 35 were given from “Anveshi Foundation”, charity wing of Thrissur diocese. This includes a medical student who is studying at Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, for MBBS who’s award will be Rs.24,000/ per year. Their Graces the Metropolitans listed and explained to the audience the noble services ICON charities rendering to the needy in various ways and means, especially the recent one regarding Nepal tragedy apart from marriage assistance, house building assistance, vocation assistance etc. Rev. Fr. Biju Aikkarakuzhy, director of “Anveshi Foundation” welcomed the guests and audience and Rev. Fr. Mathai Panamkutty, clergy association secretary of the diocese, proposed vote of thanks. Refreshments and travel allowance were given by Anveshi Foundation. Awardees include several students from non-Christian communities.

Meditation on Kothine Sunday


This meditation on John 2: 1 – 11 was prepared and published in ICON on Feb. 5, 2016