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Mar-03-2017

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.

Feb-28-2017

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.

Jul-03-2016

 

I spent few days with the vicar and parishioners of St. James Syriac Orthodox Church, Sunland CA. Mr. George Grer took me and Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Tarzi to have a lunch with him in the Chelsea Restaurant of the former ship turned museum The Queen Mary. We also had a Picnic Day. The Board of Elders and the Board of Trustees together hosted a Dinner in my honour too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTwENl6dInY&feature=youtu.be

Jun-16-2016

I spent two days at Lake George on invitation of my relative Mr. Abraham Varghese and his grandson Achu. This video that I have uploaded to my YouTube Channel, is a document on that.

Jan-07-2016

Twenty five long years! I was consecrated as Metropolitan of Thrissur diocese of Malankara Church and assumed office in a solemn function held at Mannuthy headquarters on 1990 December 26th evening. To mark the completion of those 25 years of long presence with God and with my priests and people in the diocese a “Thanks Giving Service” was organized at the headquarters chapel on 2015 December 26th. I celebrated Holy Eucharist in the morning to thank God for His benevolence and gifts He showered upon me and the diocese.

Dec-25-2015

On this day, December 24th 1990, I conducted my first ever Holy Qurbana as a Metropolitan. I was consecrated as the metropolitan of Thrissur diocese that was formed in 1982. The Church was divided then as Patriarch and Catholicos factions. Both claimed that they were the original Church. But on June 20th of 1995, the Supreme Court of India on its final verdict on the matter said both are part of the same Church and have to get back together on the basis of the 1934 constitution and with a new Managing Committee that shall be elected for the purpose of administering the community.

Oct-08-2015

I was at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary , Nagpur from Sept. 18th till Oct. 1. Apart from my teaching assignment on two courses I also was able to participate in the blessing of Prerana School, have interaction with a group of parish members  from Mumbai and also conduct H. Qurbana at St. George Orthodox Church Nagpur. A video is uploaded to Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otrfDh9_Xy4&feature=youtu.be

Aug-19-2015

They said I am getting old lol. That was a wonderful get together of my friends and family in US and Canada to celebrate my 60th birth day on July 4th 2014. Mr. Shibu Abraham and Mrs.(Dr.) Seena Abraham hosted the event at their residence. Mr. Saji George (New Jersey) took this video with his Google Glass. It was a wonderful experience of knowing that this many people love me and help me grow up in spirit and wisdom. Thanks to every one... Thank you Lord for giving this life and the loved ones.

Sep-07-2014

I visited Westminster Abbey in London on Sept 5, 2014 on an invitation from Rev. Vernon White, Canon of the Abbey.

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