Fr. P. T. Jacob (Babu Achen-58), Vicar of
Kottoor St, Mary's OSC Niranam Diocese has been called to the eternal
abode. He was survived by his wife Aleyamma Jacob (Kalayil Family) and his
children Denies P. Jacob (Member of Bahrain St. Mary's OSC) and Preethy
Jacob. The funeral will be held at, Vallamala St. Mary's Sehion Orthodox
H. G. Abraham Mar Ephiphanios
H. G. Abraham
Mar Epiphanios will celebrate the Holy Qurbana on 19th July
2009 at St. Mary's
Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
H. G. Yuhanon Mar Policarpos inagurate Ankamaly
Diocese Bible month at Thrikkunnathu Seminary, Aluva.
July 12 Sunday.
Sermon by Fr. C. John Chirathilattu.
H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios
Jul 3, 2009. St. Gregorios Indian
orthodox church, brockley, London, UK The first Diocesan general body of
the Diocese of UK, Europe and Africa gathered on July 3rd, the
rememberence day of our patron saint, St. Thomas. H. G. Mor
Timotheous, the diocesan bishop chaired the meeting at which the
Diocesan Council was also elected.
H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios visited
Scotland on 9th July & 10th July. HG celebrated Holy Qurbana and St. Thomas
Day on 9th July at St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation, Aberdee, Scotland.
Holy Relics of St. Thomas received from H. H. Bava for installing it in
St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre, Thiruvithamcodu.
St. Thomas Seminary, Nagpur
By the Grace of God, the St. Thomas
Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur has reopened for her 15th academic
year on the Eve. of the feast of St. Thomas. His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar
Dionysius, the Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese and the Assistant
metropolitan of Delhi Diocese was the chief celebrant of the
Liturgy and the Guru for the Reopening ceremony along with the faculty
members: Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew, the Principal; Fr. Ninan George, the
Vice-principal; Fr. Dr. George Pulikkottil, the Bursar; Fr. Dr. Shaji P
John, the Registrar; Fr. Kurian Thomas, the warden; Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip,
Fr. Philipose Venattu, Fr. Philip Kuruvilla and Fr. K. S. George. This
year there are 47 students in five batches. Please continue to support the
Seminary through prayers, financial assistance and advices. We also
solicit your esteemed presence in the campus by visiting us at any time of
the year. Photos
Medical Fellowship (OCMF)
The members of Orthodox Christian
Medical Fellowship (OCMF) from Noida, Ghaziabad & East Delhi units are
assembling for a one day conference at Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church,
Noida on 12th July 2009. Rev. Dr. Santosh George, Director,
The Leprosy Mission Trust India and Rev. Fr. Johnson Iype, Vicar,
Noida Church will lead the conference.
OCMF is a unique forum for Orthodox
people working in the medical field including Doctors, Nurses and Para
medical staffs. It ensure a sense of worth and fellowship among people
in the medical field, providing a platform to discuss the problems
that they face in their profession. Currently OCYM, Diocese of Delhi
is coordinating the activities of OCMF under the dynamic leadership of
Rev. Fr. Shaji Mathews.
Welcome ceremony of H.G Dr. Mathews Mar
Thimothios Metropolitan of the Diocese of Europe-Africa to St. Marys
Indian orthodox church Bristol, Uk.
G. Yuhanon Mar Policarpose expresses condolences on the death of
Policarpose, Diocesan Metropolitan of Angamally diocese
& President Orthodox Youth movement,
visited Moorkkothu Ravunny's house at Thallassery and expressed his
sympathy to the deceased's family.Oommen
John (Central Treasurer), Sony (Central secretary ) and other
youth leaders accompany His grace.
Fr. Georgy Joseph
Fr. Georgy Joseph.
honored: Alex Koshy, the renowned business magnate in the U. A.
E. has been selected as one of the Top Achievers in Business from
among the Keralites in the Gulf Co-operation Council Region (Baharain,
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and U.A.E.). Alex Koshy is the only
Orthodox entrepreneur among the 33 Top Achievers. This landmark
achievement by an Orthodox member is duly acknowledged by the Church.
In recognition of this glittering achievement, His Holiness Baselios
Marthoma Didymus I presented ‘The Meritorious Achievement Award’ to
Mr. Alex Koshy at a simple function organized by the Department of
Human Resource Management of the Church at Mount Tabore Dayara on 7th
July 2009. H.B. Paulose Mar Milithios in his felicitation address said
that unwavering hard work and robust determination are amply rewarded
when the jury selected Alex Koshy as one of the Top Achievers. H. G.
Pauolse Mar Pachomios, H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosious and Dr. George
Joseph attended the function. In his reply speech Alex Koshy thanked
His Holiness for honoring him. He said that he felt elated at this
prestigious recognition by the Church.
A one day regional meeting of OCYM aluva
region is scheduled for 12 Sunday at 2.00 PM at St Thomas orthodox Church
U C College. The meeting will be inaugurated by HG Policarpos thirumeni
and will have discussion sessions on 1. "Youth - Oppurtunities and
challenges" - Biju Panthaplavu. 2. Projects and activities that can be
taken up by OCYM- Elias M Chacko.
YUVAJANASHABDAM 3RD ANNUAL EDITION RELEASED.
conducts first service at Challissery St. Peters & St. Paul Chapel near Kunnamkulam.
Dr. Yuhanon Mar Militios, Diocesan Metropolitan conducted the first
service at the newly consecrated chapel. The old Church is under the
custody of Puthencruz (Jacobite) Association people. They always
claimed that there shall never be a community and place of worship for
MOSC in Chalissery. By God's grace and the commitment and dedication
of our people at Chalissery this was made possible. There are about 40
families now actively involved in the functioning of this chapel. Only
a few families are adamantly with the other community indulging in
violent activities. They physically attacked our Achen and he had to
run for his life. They also attacked some of our people at their
houses. Legal proceedings are on. Our St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral,
Bahrain was instrumental and graciously contributed for the
construction of this new chapel.
), Arch Bishop of
Malankara Archdiocese of North America, reached USA.
Patriarchal faction website
"H.E's visa related
matters was handled by a lawyer who has been dealing with it from
2004. But unfortunately he forget to renew it and by that time dead
line was over. So as per the legal advise he came back to india to
renew the Visa. Now he got his visa renewed and is back to US . This
being the fact "Metran Kakshi" publication few months back came with
some baseless news to confuse our people."
again it proves Malankara Orthodox TV reports only genuine news. If it
was baseless news why HE had to return to India? To believe that the
lawyer forgot to renew the VISA is another Joseph Goebbels story for
the taking! Innocent flocks will believe it. The fact of this matter
is different and well known to HE Theethos, HB Thomas I, HH Zakka &
People can forget things which are natural and especially their slogan
"Ammeya maranallum Antiochiyaye Marakoola" encourages people to forget
even maternal relationships. Here the poor Antiochian' lawyer forgot
the wrong thing!
Viewers may recall the online editor of MTV has got threatening emails
from 'Kefa' which was send from U.S with regard to this issue. If
this being the fact, they could have informed us by the said mail,
instead of threatening with consequences if the said news item was not
removed, and MTV would have corrected the said news.