I had an unexpected privilege of participating in the dedication ceremony of the newly built parish hall of St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai. I was on my way back from US and was spending time with my brother and family and my brother in law. I had no energy in me after two long days and nights in US and in the air. So decided to sleep through. But the office bearers of the Church some how knew about my presence in the city and wanted me to be part of their happy moment. I have quite a few friends among the young and old in that parish and so I could not turn them down. The secretary Mr. Babuji came to the airport to officially invite me. I had a good time with those faithful members of the Church. The diocesan metropolitan H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Dimitrios was the chief celebrant. Indian consul general Dr. Tiju Thomas a former MGOCSM active member was also present. I thank them for honoring me like this.