Welcome Speech at 19th Memorial of Bishop Dr. Mar Paulose


 

Desabhimani.jpgThe 19th Memorial Lecture of late Bishop Dr. Paulose Mar Paulose was held at Kerala Sahitya Acadamy hall, Thrissur on March 24th, the day bishop passed away in Appolo Hospital, Chennai during a heart surgery. A trust was formed by his friends and we conduct various programms to keep the ideals for which the bishop lived alive. Annual Memorial Lecture by eminent personalities is one among those programmes. This year Prof. K. Sachidanandan gave the lecture on “The Crisis of Secularism: The Idea and the Practice’. I being the secretary of the trust I welcomed the guests and the audience. This video is from the event.

ICON Educational Excellence Award 2016


I am extremely glad to bring these pictures to you from the ICON Educational Excellence Award distribution event that took place at St. Mary’s Unity Chapel of Thrissur Diocese Headquarters of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. We gave away 34 Educational Excellence Award Certificates and cash along with the brochure explaining the activities of ICON to the selected deserving students in Thrissur and Palakkad revenue districts. This event was arranged in connection with the Catholicate Day Cover Distribution for Thrissur diocese parishes. All the priests of the diocese and representatives of the parishes attended the function. I initially gave a detailed statement about the work of ICON charities and about its volunteers. I urged the students and their parents present to pray for the work of ICON and also to take it as a moral challenge that they, when educated and start living their lives, work for the welfare of not only them, but also of others as this award was given by people who love and care for others. I also asked them to be vigilant against any kind of divisive forces in the society in the name of religion, cast, race and sex. They were challenged to do well in their studies as the people are sharing their hard earned money with them. We offered Travel Bursary from charity wing of the diocese to the scholarship beneficiaries and their parents accompanied them.

Procession to Malankara Association Meeting Venue


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On March 1st 2017, the Malankara Association Meeting of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at Mar Elia Cathedral (Kottayam) premise. The Procession to the venue started at 12 noon and the meeting concluded at around 7.30 pm with 141 Managing Committee Members of the Church elected and the Rev. Fr. Dr. M. O. John elected as the Priest Trustee and Mr. George Paul elected as the Lay Trustee of the Church. The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II, presided and all the metropolitans, including myself, of the Church participated. This video is from the procession to the venue.