My Day at St. Thomas LA

I conducted Holy Qurbana at St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, LA a second time in 2016. (With Rev. Fr. Yohannan Panicker and Rev. Dr. Saju Varghese. Photo courtesy: Mr. Matt Varughese)

My Second Visit of 2016 to LA

I visited LA again a second time in few weeks for the wedding of Lydia George (daughter of Mrs. Mary John and Mr. Saju George of St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, Los Angles) and Mr. Ivan Lebedev (son of Mrs. Svetlana Heinze and Mr. Vladimir Lebedev of Russian Orthodox Church). The wedding was conducted at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Long Beach, LA. It is a beautiful Church inside and outside. When ever I see Churches of this nature I simple wonder why we the community of Malankara Orthodox Church is not able to make a single Church of this much beauty?  I was the chief celebrant at the wedding with Rev. Fr. Yohannan Panicker. I stood in front of the Holy Sanctuary after the wedding for these snaps (July 23, 2016).

My Day at SBGO Church, NJ

My Visit to Simi Valley

I was invited by the Barsaum couple of St. James’ Syriac Orthodox Church, Sunland, California, to visit the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA where a new set of displays have arrived from Vatican Museum. This was my second visit to the museum. But this time the speciality was the temporary display of items from Vatican Museum. This video has few of the displays.

Very Rev. Corepiscopo Dr. Joseph Tarzi, vicar of the Church, and his wife Mrs. Juliet Tarzi also joined us.

The Barsaum couple, Mr. Saliba and Hiam Barsaum, are senior members of the Church. Whenever I visit California they are particular that they took me to any one of the important locations of the state. We started the day with a coffee session at their residence.

My Days at St. James’ Sunland, CA


I spent few days with the vicar and parishioners of St. James Syriac Orthodox Church, Sunland CA. Mr. George Grer took me and Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Tarzi to have a lunch with him in the Chelsea Restaurant of the former ship turned museum The Queen Mary. We also had a Picnic Day. The Board of Elders and the Board of Trustees together hosted a Dinner in my honour too.