New Year Get Together in Trivandrum

An Evening with Leaders of the Socio-Political and Religious world of Kerala in Thiruvanandapuram. Thanks to Metropolitan His Grace Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios who was the host of the event and who invited me to it. Venue, The Residency Tower, South Gate of Secretariat, Press Road.



NSS Silver Jubilee and Award Distribution

National Service Scheme Award Distribution, Inauguration of Silver Jubilee Celebrations, Inauguration of Jaiva Vaividhya Gardens Programme (I had to do this). The Meetings was chaired by Hon. Mayor of Thrissur Ms. Ajitha Jayaraj and Inaugurated by Hon. Minister Prof. C. Ravindranadh (a long time friend of mine). Dr. Jacob John (former principal of Catholicate Higher Secondary School is the State Co-Ordinator of NSS).

Press Release from Thrissur Diocese

A press note was issued by Thrissur Diocese on the recent order of the Hon. Supreme Court of India on Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church case on July 7, 2017 at Thrissur Press Club

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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.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

MarThoma Family Conference

I participated and talked on the subject at the Marthoma Syrian Church Family Conference of UK and Europe inaugural function held at Stafford shire, UK on August 29th 2014

Inauguration of Orthodox Study Center at Pazhayannoor

The Orthodox Study Center at Pazhayannoor, of the diocese of Thrissur, was inaugurated at a function held at the Center on 22nd March 2014. The program began with Holy Qurbana in the adjacent chapel followed by the sanctification of the building. The public function was presided over by the Metropolitan and inaugurated by former speaker, minister and present MLA (Chelakkara) of Kerala Assembly Mr. K. Radhakrishnan. The family counseling Center attached to the Study Center was inaugurated by President of Wadakkamchery Block Panchayat and member of Thrissur diocesan council Mrs. Aleyamma Thomas. Rev. Fr. Jaison Thekkumpuram (Vicar, St. Dominic Catholic Church) Rev. Fr. Mathai Panamkuttty (Clergy association secretary of the diocese) and Sri Jiju Varghese (Church Managing Committee Member from the diocese) gave message of felicitation. Rev. Fr. Baby Paul (vicar of the center chapel and project coordinator) welcomed the guests and Mr. James Paulose (Trustee of the project) proposed vote of thanks. The coordinator and the contractor were awarded gifts. A large number of priests and faithful attended the function. The first stage of the project was completed at a cost of Rs. fifty laks. Few pictures from the event.


Final shape

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