Diocese of South-West America -
New Bishop house
of the new Bishop house for the Diocese of South-West
America will be held
on Dec 6th 2009 at 6pm.The location of the new Bishop
3703 Chesterdale Dr., Missouri City, Texas (near
Sienna Plantation at Estates of
sub division). The Diocesan center will operate from this
building until the diocese purchase a full fledged diocesan
center. The total sq feet of the building is 5600 with a lot
size of 1.25 acre completely fenced and gated. The building
features a diocesan office, Chapel, conference room, 5
bed rooms and 4.5 baths.
Nicholovos (Diocese of North East America ) and Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos (Diocese of Niranam) will lead the
dedication service along with the
Diocesan Bishop Alexios Mar Eusebius.
Annual Orthodox Youth Camp -
38th Annual Orthodox Youth Camp for the youth members
of St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur and St..
Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Singapore would be held at
Singapore from 5th December to 9th December 2009. The theme
for this year's youth camp is "Youth and Self Realisation".
Rev Fr Dr. Regi Mathews, Principal of St. Thomas Orthodox
Theological Seminary, Nagpur is the guest speaker for the
youth camp. Other speakers for the camp are Very Rev Philip
Thomas Cor Episcopa, Rev Fr. Jiju Varghese and Rev Fr. Thomas
"We are not here to punish the
people rather we love care and comfort those who are
distressed and oppressed. We have to honor and appreciate
those who work tirelessly and given sincere service to the
Church. We are convinced that Fr Eldhose Koungampillil is a
very good priest who has been working very hard for the Church
and for the people. The whole Syrian Orthodox Church and other
Communities in Europe appreciate and acknowledge the service
of this priest for the last 20 years in Europe. So, we decided
to change this unhealthy and unhappy situation into a real
spiritual and blessed. We did consecrate Fr Eldhose
Koungampillil as a corepiscopo in the church. This
consecration will show the whole Syrian church how it has got
to honor those who are trustworthy and sincere instead of
simply punish or excommunicate them" - Mor Severius Moses
Dukrono of St. Gregorios at Vettickal St. Thomas Dayara.
“Beacon in to the Future” – A historic
The Global Meet of the Entrepreneurs and eminent people of
the Orthodox Church at Ramada Resort, Cochin marked a glittering
curtain raiser for the Centenary Celebration of the
Establishment of Catholicate in Malankara. The meet titled
“Global Orthodox Vision – Beacon in to the future” was
inaugurated by H. H. Baselios Marthoma Didymus I, H. G. Thomas
Mar Athanaios presided. Shri. Jiji Thomson IAS led a leadership
class. He underlined the challenges of the new era and the
umpteen opportunities. H. G. Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasios, H. G.
Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, H. G. Yuhanon Mar Polycarpos, H. G.
Dr. Yacob Mar Irenios, Rev. Dr. Johns Abraham Konatt, Dr. George
Joseph, Shri. M. G. George Muthoot, Dr. George Varghese, Dr.
George Paul and Shri. Thomas T. John addressed this gathering.
The Meet also envisaged various developmental programmes for the
Speech of H. H. Baselios Marthoma Didymus I
Income of this CD will be used to help poor cancer patients.
Anudina Dhyana Chinthakal by Fr. T. J. Joshua.
Book Release and Seminar at Orthodox Seminary. PhotosNews
Koshy Vaidyan Visited Union
Cabinet Minister Vayalar Ravi.
Koshy Vaidyan was the first president of Malayalee Engineers
Association in North America (MEANA). He is a member of Oak Park
St. Gregorios Orthodox Church- Chicago and former council member
of the American Diocese.
Rev. Fr Eldhose Koungampillil consecrated as Cor-Episcopa for the
part of the episcopal visit, H.G Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros visits
New Zealand for the first time since assuming office. His
Grace will be accorded a grand reception at the Auckland
International Airport on 3rd December'09. A public reception is
being planned on 6th December 2009 in Auckland. H.G will also
be visiting our members in Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston
North & Christchurch and will be conducting various services
Rev. Fr Eldhose Koungampillil consecrated as Cor-Episcopa
for the Syrian Orthodox Church of Europe.
Severius Moses Metropolitan and Primate of the Syrian
Orthodox Church of Europe
has consecrated Fr
Eldhose Koungampillil as a Cor-Episcopa for
the Syrian Orthodox Church of Europe.
With this the Maphriono of Jacobite Church has no
authority over him any more. As per confirmed reports, with
this the problem the faithful faced in U.K has been solved.
Malankara Orthodox TV proudly announces the appointment
of the following persons as News Correspondents alongside
Memorial Holy Qurbana at Bethel Suloko Orthodox Church,
Perumbavoor on Dec. 5. Yuhanon Mar Policarpose will celebrate
the Holy Qurbana. H. B. Paulose Mar Milithios inaugurate the
Dharna at Perumbavoor Town.
193rd Memory of Sabha Jyothis
Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius I at St.Thomas
orthodox Church at
PARISH OF MALANKARA ORTHODOX SYRIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED
Coventry – On November
21st 2009 St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church
Congregation of Coventry was elevated to the prominence of an
independent Parish – ST. MARYS’ INDIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH by Dr HG
Mathew Mar Themothios, Metropolitan of the Diocese of UK, Europe
& Africa. More... PhotosNews
Seven Nominations rejected due to non submission of Bio-data by
the candidates and not meeting the age criteria. Screening
Committee calls confidential report for balance 20 candidates. M
OF THE SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ANTIOCH.Amended
and approved by the Holy Synod,
September 22-26, 1998.
Global Orthodox Vision: A Beacon into the
Global Industrialist Meeting of the Malankara Orthodox Church
on 27th November, 2009 at Ramada Resorts, Kochi.
H. H. The Catholicos' Kalpana and Dr.
Bible Quiz Competition Presented for St. Thomas Orthodox Youth
Movement, youth wing of St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral,
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
An Article about
Late Varghese Thomas who gave his
life for the Nation in the Mumbai Terrorist attack. Manorama, Nov. 26.
V. C. Kurian (father of Dr. V. K. Baby, District Collector, Thrisoor)
passed away. Burial Nov. 26, 3 pm at Kizhumuri St. George
Orthodox Church (Kandanad West Diocese).
Smt. Mariakutty Alexander (92), wife of Late K. T.
Alexander, Kanianthara, Payippad, Tiruvalla passed away to be
with our Lord on 25th Nov 09 at Singapore. She was one of the
senior most and active members of the Martha Mariam Samajam
of the Singapore St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral for the last
many years. Funeral service will be held on 27th Nov '09 at
the St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Singapore.
Bishop Election Screening Committee Meeting examines candidate's
bio data. Candidates having age below 40 and above 58 will be
rejected. M TV
St. Dionysius Orthodox Foundation Niranam Diocese Unit
Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Manama , Kingdom of Bahrain Harvest
Festival has been planned to be conducted on 27th
November 2009. Proceeds from the event will be utilized for the
Marian Housing Project, Marriage Aid Fund, Local Charity and
12Message From Vicar.
Fr. K. M. Alexander 25th Death Anniversery funtion
Mavelikara St. Mary's orthodox Church.
193rd Memory of Sabha Jyothis Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius
I (Founder of Kottayam Orthodox Seminary) and
13th Memory of HG Paulose Mar Gregorios.
Book Release: Eeswaran Manushyan Prapancham - Nissayile Visudha
Gregoriosinte Darsanathil by Paulos Mar Gregorios
will be released on Nov. 24th by H. H. The Catholicos at Old
Seminary, 9.30 am.
Book Release: Njayar dina Vachana Bhashyam. Written by Dr. Mathews Mar Timothios
will be released on Nov. 24th by H. H. The Catholicos at Old
Seminary, 9.30 am. Introduction: Fr. John Thomas Karingattil.
Feast of Dr.
Paulos Mar Gregorios at Sarit Vihar Church, Delhi.
St. Dionysius Orthodox Foundation Kottayam Central Diocese Unit
Last of the Syrian Orthodox congregations in Brazil leaves the
Patriarch of Antioch
In a joint letter to the Patriarch, copies of which was sent to
all his bishops and several others, the president of the
deliberative council and the president of the board of directors
of the Syrian Orthodox Beneficent Society of St. Peter has
intimated the Patriarch of Antioch H.H. Ignatius Zaka I, that
they are cutting off all relation with him and the Church headed
by him and is associating themselves with Msgr. Manoel Silva
Matos. Msgr. Matos was appointed earlier this year by H.E. Moses
Mar Severius Gurgan of the Independent Syrian Orthodox Church as
the Arch priest (Cor Episcopa) and administrator of the Syrian
Orthodox parishes in Brazil . This society owns the Church
building in Logoinho in Brazil and was built when the present
bishop of the Church in Homs , Syria bishop Silvanos was the
vicar of the parish. All the members of this parish come from
the Middle East . All other nine parishes in Brazil with local
people as members had already left the patriarch and aligned
with H.E. Mar Severius Moses. It is interesting to note that
the president of the deliberative council is a lady.
Dr. Mathews Mar Timothios greeted by P. V. Rakhavan, The
Ambassador of India to Ireland on last week at the Indian
Embassy in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Mathews Mar Timothios
expressed the thanks for the official reception arranged by
the Indian Embassy in Ireland. Dublin St. Thomas Orthodox
Church Vicar Fr. Koshy Vaidyan, Alex Abraham (Trustee), John
Mathew (Secretary) are also accompanied with Europe Diocese
Annunciation to Mother of God.
Sermon by Dr. Yuhanon Mar dioscoros.
St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Fujairah,
UAE conducting a study class as the name of "Viswasadeepthi
2009". Rev. Fr. Joji K Joy will be the resource person in the
Updates on the Demise of Serbian Patriarch His Holiness Pavle.Read News
and View Snaps.
on Patriarch Pavle.
His Holiness Pavle lead a Simple life. His Holiness was a
great defender of True Orthodoxy. Memory Eternal.
Annual family Get together: Bahrain St. Thomas Orthodox Youth
Movement, youth wing of St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral had
conducted the Annual family Get together for the year 2009 in
Kalavara party Hall, Salmaniya on 13th Friday November at 8 PM.
Festival of Faith, Fraternity,
Feast, Fun and
Frolic at Abu Dhabi St George Orthodox Cathedral.
Stephen's OCYM, Agila Malankara Kalamatsaram.
Rtd. Headmaster C. M. Thomas-Thumpamon Earm, Mathoor (Father
in Law of Fr.Varghese Mathew, Sabha Managing Committee Member)
passed away. Burial on Nov. 19, 11 Am at Thumpamon Earm St.
George Orthodox Valiya Palli.
Dr. Zacharia Mar Theophilos visited the MOUNT
MELLERAY ABBEY in Waterford, Ireland and the world famous
"WATERFORD CRYSTAL" factory in Waterford, Ireland.
Mariamma Mathews (Mother of Jojo Malaysia, Managing Committee
Member of the Church) passed away.
K. V. Yohannan (Father of Varghese John Thottappuzha, Research Assistant, Manorama Editorial Library) passed away.
Burial on Nov. 18, 2 pm
at Mar Gregorios Church Thottappuzha, Thiruvalla.
Athmavil Thee Pidippikkunna Oru Jeevitham
(About Paulos Mar Gregorios' Biography) by Joice Thottackad
St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Manama , Kingdom of
Bahrain , Organizing a Phycological Program for children from
26th to 30th November 2009. Dr. Shaji
Cherian , (Director & Clinical psycoligist) and Mrs. Simsy Shaji
(Specialist in Learning Disability) from Ideal Mind Care,
Vengola, Ernakulam District will lead session. Programme:
Choir in Marriage Service. Kerala Kaumudhi News,
Nov. 17. \
' mizhineerin elamchoodinal dukkamegangal anugragamazhazhi'.
A Song by Bijoy Samuel
Patriarch Pavle (Paul) [11 Sept 1914 - 15 Nov 2009] was the 44th
Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the spiritual leader
of Eastern Orthodox Serbs, from 1990 to his death. His full
title was His
Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and
Karlovci, Serbian Patriarch
Pavle. He was the oldest living leader of an Eastern
Orthodox Church. Because of poor health, he spent his last years
in the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade , while his duties
were carried out by Metropolitan Amfilohije.
Mar Theophilos met
Bishop William Lee,
Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, at his palace in
by Dr. Zacharia Mar Theophilos in Waterford, Ireland.
Orthodox Foundation Kochi Diocese Unit inauguration.
Case: CBI questioned a patriarchal faction bishop on Nov. 12 at
Perunnal of St.Andrew's Orthodox
St. Andrew's Orthodox Valiyapally,
Secunderabad is celebrating its Annual feast of St.
2nd December to 6th December 2009. Dr. Yakob Mar
Irenious Metropolitan, Diocese of Kochi, will be the chief
celebrant on this gracious occasion. Fr. Joseph Samuel
Karukayil will be the speaker for the convention.
A Letter from Fr. Paul Varghese to the Holy Episcopal Synod, 1967.