Election of Association Secretary of MOS Church


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On April 4th election to the office of Association Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. I was asked by His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulose II Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan to co-chair the meeting. I announced the result of the election as handed down by the Polling Officer. Adv. Biju Oommen was elected.

Third Annual Meet of Congregations and Parish in the Desert Land


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Third annual meeting of the congregations and parish of Thrissur diocese in the desert land was held in Bahrain after the Holy Qurbana at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain on 31st March 2017. The meeting decided among other things to have two day meetings in future with a day of retreat and cultural evening with maximum number of families attending. A total of 32 deligates along with the Resident Priest of STOC Rev. Fr. Sajan Paul attended the meeting. Sri. A. O. Johny of Thrissur in Bahrain made the local arrangements.

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.

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.

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.

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