Sunrise at Wayanadu


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I was able to capture this beautiful sight of the sunrise at Wayanadu when I was St. George Orthodox Syrian Valiyapally, Puthupadi, Calicut for the inauguration of the last phase of its Jubilee celebrations. I stood at the eastern porch of the Church viewing the beautiful sight of the sun coming out of the hills of Wayanadu.

 

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Another Proud Moment


Another proud moment in my life. The Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II, asked me through a Kalpana to co-chair the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee of the Church which met on April 4th to elect a new Association Secretary. The first part of the meeting was presided by HH and the following part which included the reading and passing of the minutes and the election procedure, was presided by me. I thank HH for granting me this honored position.

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.

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.

Flag Hoisting of Malankara Association 2017


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Flag Hoisting of Malankara Association of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church on February 28th 2017. The Association Meeting will be held at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam on March 1st, 2017 with about 4000+ elected parish representatives from all over the world attending. This association will elect one priest trustee, a lay trustee and 140 Managing Committee members who will make the administrative body of the Church for the next 5 years. The prayer earlier was led by and flag was hoisted by Metropolitan Yuhanon Mor Meletius of Thrissur Diocese.

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


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