Mathai Edayanal (Ankamaly Diocesan Secretary, Vicar of St.
Mary's Chapel Thrikkunnathu Seminary and Pazhanthottam Church)
ordained as Cor Episcopa on Jan. 2 (70th Birth Day) by H. B.
Paulose Mar Milithios.
Election: Screening Committee warns its members from
disclosing proceedings as complaints are being received
about information being leaked out to media like Malankara
Orthodox Theological Seminary Volley Ball
Team Won the Rev. V.P. Thomas Memorial Everolling Trophy,
38th Annual Orthodox Youth Camp
for the youth members of St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian
Kuala Lumpur and St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian
Singapore was held at Singapore from 5th December to
9th December 2009. The theme for this year's youth camp was
"Youth and Self Realisation". Rev Fr
Dr. Reji Mathew, Principal of
Theological Seminary, Nagpur was the guest speaker
for the youth camp. Other speakers for the camp were Very
Rev Philip Thomas, Cor Episcopa, Rev Fr. Jiju Varghese and
Rev Fr. Thomas Oommen.
Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK- Council Meeting held at
St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, London. Diocesan Heads and
Dignitaries of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK met at St.
Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church London on 07th December ’09.
Chairman of the council and Diocesan Metropolitan of Malankara
Orthodox Church for UK Europe and Africa, H.G Dr. Mathews Mar
Thimothios presided over the meeting. In the Chairman’s address,
H.G, signified the importance of unity and harmony among member
churches. The council discussed about various matters includes
council’s contribution to inter faith relationship, inter church
dialogues, and the present day challenges in the spiritual
upbringing of the faithful etc.
(Saturday) Asianet Plus in its episode "Aithihya
Keralam", will telecast about Cheppad St. George Othodox
Valiyapally. Repeat telecast will be on
Sunday 1.30 pm (IST),
on Tuesday 1.30 am, Friday 1.00 am and Saturday 6.00 am.
St. George OCYM Kannanakuzhy, Mavelikkara. Christmas
The Dedication Ceremony of Private Choir
Members in the Church will be conducted on 12-12-09 Saturday
at Parumala Seminary. The Holy Qurbana will begin at 8 am
and the meeting will be followed by the dedication Ceremony.
Memorial Feast of H. H. Baselius Augen I,
Devalokam Aramana, Dec. 8, 09.
Diocesan day celebration of Ankamali
Diocese on December 13 sunday.
Mar Osthathios Speech on Dec. 13 at
Bethany Aramana, Thiruvalla.
An Exclusve interview with Dr. Geevarghese
Mar Osthathios by Fr. John Thomas Karingattil.
Christmas carol programme organized by
Trichy Kerala Christian Association.
Yuva Darppanam, Dec. 09 (OCYM Kottayam
Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros - New Zealand Visit.
Auckland: Holy Qurbana, Altar assistant ordination, Marth Mariam
Vanitha Samajam 2009 Exams Prize distribution, 2010 Calendar
release and blessing of the foundation stone for the SDIOC
Church & Community centre, Henderson, Auckland.
Visit of H.G.Dr
Yuhanon Mar Diascoros to Sydney St Thomas Cathedral Sydney. H.G. Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros was accorded a
hearty welcome at the Sydney St Thomas Cathedral on the 28th of
November 2009. A meeting was organised to welcome His Grace.Many
luminaries from various walks of life were present to grace the
occassion. This included Ms Allison Megaritty (Member of
parliament), Rev. Jonathan Inkpin (Ecumenical Council
Secretary), Ms Cathy Marooney (Ecumenical council ), Rev. Fr.
Shanouda Mansour(representing Coptic Church), Rev. Blysu
Varghese (Marthoma church), Fr. Mani Malana (Catholic Church)
and Fr. Thomas Varghese (Vicar, St Thomas Orthodox Church). His
Grace also visited Armenian Archbishop H.G.Aghan Baliozian at
the Holy Resurrection Armenian Church. Mar Diascoros also
celebrated the Holy Qurbana at the Sydney Church on 29th
November and visited the congregation in Canberra on the 30th of
Sunil K. Baby has
been appointed as the MTV News Correspondent. Sunil is
currently, the Kerala Pravasi Society Working President and
Editor of “Sangamam” pravasi Magazine. He wrote some poems and
published in News Papers and Magazines. Home Parish: St. George
Valiya palli, Thumpamon Earm, Mathoor, Pathanamthitta. Sunil
also worked as Orthodox Christian Youth Movement Central
Committee Member, Mumbai St. John’s Church Secretary, Akhila
Kerala Balajanasakhyam President, Kerala Pravasi Society General
Christmas Bells 09
at St. George Church, Valakkodu, Punalur.
New Year Celebration
New York: Malankara Orthodox Syrian Churches, Long Island,
Queens & Brooklyn (North East American Diocese) Area will
celebrate, X’mas and New Year on Sunday, Jan 3rd, 2010 at
PS 266 Middle school Auditorium(Glen
Oaks School) from 4 pm to 9 pm . The Rt. Rev. Bishop
Anoushavan Tanielian (Vicar General of the Armenian Orthodox
Apostolic Church in USA ) will inaugurate the function. North
East American Diocese Asst. Metropolitan His Grace Dr.
Zachariah Mar Nicholovos will give the Christmas Message.
Holy Relics of X'mas father at Pampakkuda, Kerala. Feast
Dec. 6. Article by Dr. M. Kurian Thomas.
The Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox
Syrian Church, unveiled its new project – Mavurbo – at the
annual MGOCSM & FOCUS Conference in St. Gregorios Orthodox
Church, Bensalem, Pennsylvania on November 28, 2009. Brochure:
Biography & Diary of Geevarghese Mar Philexinos Puthenkavil
by Adv. P. C. Mathew Pulikkottil & K. V. Mammen.
Permanent Tomb of Metropolitan Dr.
Thomas Mar Makarios erected. The tomb of His Grace Dr.
Thomas Mar Makarios, first Metropolitan of the American &
Bombay Dioceses, and former Metropolitan of the U. K., Canada
& Europe Diocese has been erected at the Catholicate Palace,
Devalokam, Kerala, India.
Varghese has been appointed as the MTV News Correspondent for
the North East USA Region. Benny is currently, the North East
American Diocese Secretary for the Sunday School and OVBS. He
has held various responsible positions in the North East USA
Sunday School Association for many years. He is a member of
St. Gregorios Church Queens, New York. (Home Parish: St.
George Church, Padinjaretheruve, Kottarakara ). His experience
in the IT and Engineering field will bring more light to the
MTV on line publication.
Please send in
all your parish news with pictures, videos, Audios for the NE
USA region to Benny varghese on
all your support to Mr. Benny Varghese.
Income of this CD will be used to help poor cancer patients.
CD available at Sruthi School Office, Orthodox Seminary &
St. George Book Stall, Puthuppallypally.
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.
St. Dionysius Orthodox Foundation.
St. Dionysius Home at Mallappally.
Harvest Festival 2009 at St. Thomas
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
“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
Malankara Orthodox Church Senior Priest Rev. Fr. P. G.
Thomas (90, Kadamplavil
passed away. Burial
on Dec. 3, 11 Am at Thumpamon St. Mary's Orthodox
Family Conference-2009. St.Thomas Orthodox Church,
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, 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.