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Blood Donation Camp 2013

organising by OCYM, Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka

Kuwait: The Youth Wing of Kuwait St. Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka organising a Blood Donation Camp in the blessed memory of L.L. Augen Mar Dionysius (Idukki Diocese) on 28.06.2013 at Jabriya Central Blood Bank in between 1pm to 4pm.

 

 

 

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World Blood Donor Day Celebration

organised by St. Thomas Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, Bahrain

 

Bahrain: St. Thomas Christian Youth Movement, youth wing of Bahrain St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral has celebrated ‘World Blood Donor Day’ in association with Salmaniya Blood Bank on 14th June-13. Vicar & President Fr. Varghese Yohannan Vattaparambil inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp and more than 170 people donated their Blood on this occasion. The overwhelming support of parishioners and people from all walks of life has made this a memorable event.

 

   

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Celebration of World Environment Day

held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: To Uphold importance of World Environment Day St.Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka OCYM is conduct World environment day program *Green Kuwait-2013* in NECK on 14th June, Friday at 10:30 am after the Holy Qurbana, Rev. Emmanuel Ghareeb (Chairman of NECK ) inaugurated the function by planting a Neem Tree at the NECK campus and Vicar and President (SGOCYM) Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew make an oath about World Environment Day and Mr.Roy K Yohannan (Secreatary NECK) gave a short message about Environment Day. The distribution of Indoor Plants at the NECK Campus by SGOCYM for the Awareness of making a Green Earth.

 

   

 

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Celebration of World Environment Day

held at Abu Dhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: OCYM Abu Dhabi & Ecological Commission has celebrated World Environment Day in St George Orthodox Cathedral Abu Dhabi on 7th June 2013. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think. Eat. Save. The Vicar Fr. V.C Jose has reiterated the importance of adapting ourselves and adopt Eco Life Style. The inauguration of the "Paper & Mobile take Back Campaign" was done during these celebration by Fr. V.C Jose and Fr. Cherian K Jacob respectively. The cathedral trustee Mr. P.A. Abraham, Secretary Mr. P.S Baby and a large no of parishioners were present during the occasion. The whole hearted support of the parishioners for similar campaigns last year has resulted in cathedral receiving award from EEG which is commendable.

 

   

 

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OCYM & MMS Family Meet 2013: Logo Released

 

 

Sharjah: OCYM & MMS Family Meet 2013 Conference Logo was released by H.G. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Crysostomos (Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese) on 13.06.2013 at Sharjah St.Gregorios Orthodox Church.

 

   

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Mar Osthathios Vidhya Jyothi Project

organising by OCYM, Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

Abudhabi: OCYM Abu Dhabi has initiated “Mar Osthathios Vidhya Jyothi Project” in the blessed memory of Malankara’s Apostle of Love Sabharathnam Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan whose passion sharing and love and the compassion for the less privileged reflected in his every words and deeds. OCYM Unit of St. George Orthodox Cathedral -Abu Dhabi aims at continuing the mission by Imparting Knowledge and Joy to a few less privileged students and there by fulfill their potential. OCYM Abudhabi have initiated this project by seeing the plight of these less privileged whose right to education is hampered due to non-availability of their essential needs. It is sin to deprive their rights knowingly when our children enjoy utmost education by the grace of God. With this project, OCYM Abudhabi intend to distribute “School Kits” to around 50 students from the selected schools in Kerala .

 

 

     

Additional Service begins at Ghala Orthodox Church

 

Muscat: From June 8, 2013, Saturday, Orthodox faithful in Ghala church will have an additional service in the morning from 8 am. The maiden Holy Eucharist was led by President/Vicar of Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka Fr Joji George Koickalethu. With this, the Ghala Church will henceforth have 2 weekly services namely on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Henceforth, the Holy Eucharist on Saturday evenings at the Maha Edavaka will shift to Sunday evenings from 7 pm as was practise earlier.

 

   

 

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First GULF ECUMINICAL COUNCIL MEETING (MECC -Middle East Council of Churches)

held at Abu Dhabi

 

Abudhabi: The First GULF ECUMINICAL COUNCIL MEETING (MECC - MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES) was held at Abu Dhabi on 20th and 21st May 2013. His Grace Dr. Yuhanon Mar Demetrios of the Diocese of Delhi and Fr.V.C.Jose represented the Indian Orthodox Church. The Bishops and representatives of Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Mar Thoma, Anglican and protestant churches attended this meeting. The formation of this new ecumenical body was with the objective of more cooperation among the churches and to effectively address common concern within the six Gulf countries : Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. His Grace Dr. Yuhanon Mar Demetrios has been elected to the Executive committee of MECC.

 

   

 

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April Suzanna Varkey from Muscat Maha Edavaka secures 2nd rank in CBSE 12th grade

 

Muscat: April Suzanna Varkey, a student of Indian School Al Ghubra (ISG) in Muscat has secured the 2nd rank during the CBSE Senior Secondary Examinations 12th grade for 2012-2013, the results for which were announced recently. April Suzanna secured an amazing 95.2 per cent (Commerce steam) and missed the top rank by a miniscule 0.2 per cent. The first ranker topped with 95.4 per cent.

 

   

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Dubai: Orthodox Christian Youth Movement UAE Zone organising an uninterrupted speech in memory of L.L. Dr.Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan (First Metropolitan of Delhi Diocese) on 14.06.2013 at Fujairah St.Grgeorios Indian Orthodox Church at 10:30 onwrads.

 

 

 

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OVBS 2013

scheduled to be held at St.Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain

 

Bahrain: The Orthodox Vacation Bible School conducted during the Vacations will be held at St Marys Indian Orthodox Cathedral from Friday June 28,2013 till July 05,2013. Rev Dn Anish Peter John from Nagpur St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary will be the main resource person.The timings are from 6.45 pm to 9.30 pm. The concluding functions will be held on Friday July 05,2013 at the Indian School.Those wishing to attend may fill up the entry form. More details can be obtained from the following contact numbers 39813109, 39473948.

 

   

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Ragolsavam 2013 -A melodious harmony of music

organising by Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

Abudhabi: St.George Orthodox Cathedral, Abudhabi organising a programme with title of RAGOLSAVAM 2013 on 14.06.2013 at National Theatre, Abudhabi to raising funds for the purpose of Church Building Re-Construction.

 

 

 

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Fr. Joji George calls for creating environment consciousness

 

Muscat: Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka President/Vicar Fr Joji George Koickalethu has called up on the parishioners to create awareness about the environment in the best possible manner. He was speaking after launching the World Environment Day celebrations at the Maha Edavaka on June 7, Friday. Greening of the environment and making use of its benefits must be everyone’s motive, he added. The function was organised by the MGOCYM unit of the Maha Edavaka. Assistant Vicar Fr Binu John Thomas also spoke on the occasion. Maha Edavaka executive members including Hon Trustee T J Joseph, Hon Co-Trustee John Thomas Vadakkedom, Hon Secretary Biju George, Diocese Council member Mammen George, area committee members and others also took part in the function.

 

   

 

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World Blood Donor Day Celebration

organising by St. Thomas Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, Bahrain

 

Bahrain: As part of World Blood Donor Day celebrations, St. Thomas Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, youth wing of St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Kingdom of Bahrain is organizing a Blood Donation Camp in association with Salmaniya Medical Centre on Friday, 14th June 2013 from 10:00 am, to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to promote voluntary unpaid blood donation.

 

   

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Pusthakolsavam 2013

organised by OCYM, St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai

 

Dubai: The youth wing of Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral organised an exhibition of books with the name title as "Pusthakolsavam 2013" on 24.05.2013 Friday at 10:30am.

 

   

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Rev. Fr. Varghese Yohannan will be the New Vicar and President of Bahrain St.Marys Indian Orthodox Cathedral

 

 

Bahrain: St.Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral New Vicar/President Rev. Fr. Varghese Yohannan arrived at Bahrain Airport and Received by Rev. Fr. Jacob Koshy, Cathedral Trustee Joseph Cheenikala, Cathdral Secratary Jacob Pullakudiyil, Managing Committee Members and Cathedral Members.

 

   

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Sneha Pravaham -A musical concert

organising by OCYM UAE Zone

Dubai: Orthodox Christian Youth Movement UAE Zone organising a musical concert with title of SNEHA PRAVAHAM on 29.06.2013 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Dubai for the purpose of raising funds to completing Al Ain St.Dionysius Orthodox Church.

 

 

 

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Dr. Mar Diascoros advocates premarital counselling for students to offset high divorce rates

 

Muscat: His Grace Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Madras Diocese, has once again underscored a major role for the youth of the Orthodox church. Envisaging a bigger role, the Metropolitan, says the youth cannot be grouped under a 'diaspora' but they have an entirely different theological concept. In a recent interview to Marthoman.TV during his Muscat visit, Mar Diascoros has maintained that 'faith' alone was not the issue here and has put forth some facts about the youngsters of the church. The Metropolitan explains that the new generation of youths were not taking marriage with all seriousness thus losing its sanctity. While the married were taking life rather easy and end up in divorce on trivial family issues.

 

   

 

 

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OCYM & MMS Family Get-together 2013

scheduled to be held at Sharjah St.Gregorios Orthodox Church

 

Sharjah: The OCYM and Martha Mariam Samajam Gulf Zone oraganising a Family Get-together on 16-18 Oct'2013 at Sharjah St.Gregorios Orthodox Church under the theme subject of "DEIFICATION AND RENEWAL IN THE HOLY SPIRIT". His Grace Yuhanon Mar Policarpos Metropolitan (President OCYM) appointed Rev. Fr. Abraham John (Vicar Sharjah SGOC) and Mr.Jibu Kurian (Sharjah SGOC) as OCYM Arabian Gulf Area President and Secretary through his Kalpana No.OCYM/09/2013

 

   

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Mavurba -Parish Bulletin of St.Mary's Orthodox Church, Ras Al Khaimah

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Pusthakolsavam 2013

organising by OCYM, St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai

 

Dubai: The youth wing of Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral organising an exhibition of books with the name title as "Pusthakolsavam 2013" on 24.05.2013 Friday at 10:30am.

 

   

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Dr. Mar Yulios, Fr. Joji George share May 17 as common birthday

 

Muscat: President/Vicar of Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka Fr. Joji George Koickalethu and Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan H.G. Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios share the same birth date of May 17. While Rev. Fr. Joji George turned 42, Dr. Mar Yulios is 4 years elder and completes 46 years.

 

   

 

 

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Remembrance of H.G. Gheevarghese Mar Ivaniose Thirumeni

organising by OCYM, Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: The 30th day adiyanthiram of Saintly Ivanios Thirumeni was observed on 11th May 2013 at Pampady Dayara. 41st will be observed at Thattumpuram Dayara on 21st May 2013 where Thirumeni was buried. Abudhabi OCYM Unit is planning to conduct a Remembrance Meeting on Ivanious Thirumeni on Friday 17th May 2013 after Holy Qurbana. HG Gabriel Mar Gregorios of TVM Diocese will deliver the Anusmarana Message. Abudhabi Cathedral will also observe the adiyanthiram of Thirumeni on Friday, 17th May 2013.

 

   

 

 

 

Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios launches website of Salalah St Stephen's Orthodox Church

 

Salalah: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has launched the website for St Stephen's Orthodox Church, Salalah, on April 18. The launch ceremony was held during the Metropolitan's pastoral visit to the church last week. Online: http://www.ststephensorthodoxchurchsalalah.com Salalah Church Vicar Rev. Fr. Isaac Thomas, executive members, members of the managing committee, and the faithful graced the occasion. The main page shows the photograph of St Stephen's stating it as the first and only parish in the Middle East under whose name the first Martyr of the church came into existence in Salalah, the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. St Stephen's Orthodox Church came into existence in 1975 and presently is a full-fledged parish with all spiritual organisations.

 

   

 

 

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RAHMO 2013

organising by Mar Gregorios Movement, Kuwait

Kuwait: Mar Gregorios Movement, A spiritual organisation of Kuwait St.Gregorios indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka organising a fund raising programme with title of RAHMO 2013 on 26.04.2013 at Abbasia Indian School at 3:30pm to raise capital income to start MGM Book Binding Unit at Bhilai St.Thomas Mission Centre in memory of L.L. Dr. Stephanos Mar Thevodosios.

 

 

 

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Dr. Mar Yulios is chief celebrant at Muscat Maha Edavaka for St George Feast

 

Muscat: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios will be the chief celebrant at St Thomas Church, Ruwi on April 26, Friday, for the Feast of St George, the Martyr. On April 25, Thursday evening, Dr Mar Yulios will lead the Rasa from St Thomas Church to the Maha Edavaka, deliver devotional address and blessings. A meeting of Sunday School teachers and parents with the Metropolitan has also been scheduled. President/Vicar Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu has urged the faithful to attend in large numbers. April 25, Thu: Rasa and Devotional Address April 26, Fri: Holy Eucharist for Feast of St George Nercha will be served .

 

   

 

 

 

29th OSSAE-UAE Teacher's Annual Conference

held at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: 29th OSSAE-UAE-Zonal teachers annual conference held on 19th April 2013 at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi. The event inaugurated by Fr. V.C. Jose, OSSAE-UAE-Zonal Director by lighning the lamp. Fr. Laiju Markose and Mr. Johnson Thomas taken classes on the topic 'Nirmala Bhakthi'. More than 200 delegates were attended the conference from defferent parishes in UAE.

 

   

 

 

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Dr. Mar Yulios, Dr. Mar Aprem (Chaldean Church) hold talks in Muscat

 

Muscat: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios and Dr Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of the Chaldean Syrian Church of The East in India, held informal talks in Muscat on April 20, Saturday. Churches in the Sultanate of Oman come under Ahmedabad Diocese. Dr Mar Yulios is presently in Muscat on a 10-day short pastoral visit to the Sultanate, while Dr Mar Aprem is the head of the Church of the East in India with his headquarters in Thrissur. Dr Mar Yulios also hails from Kunnamkulam in Thrissur.

 

   

 

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Inauguration of Unit Activity 2013-2014

organised by OCYM, Kuwait St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: The inauguration of Unit Activity 2013-14 of Kuwait St.Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka OCYM and Study Class (Subject: Come holy sprit, renew us) held at Church Parsonage Abbasiya, Kuwait on tuesday 2nd april 2013. His Grace Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasious Metropolitan of Kandanadu Diocese was the chief guest and Unit President and the Vicar Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew, Edavaka Secretary Mr. Anil Varghese, Trustee Mr. John P Joseph, SGOCYM Lay Vice President Mr. Joby John, Secretary Mr. Abu Thomas Oommen and SGOCYM Members were attended the meeting.

 

   

 

 

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Muscat Maha Edavaka 2013-14 OCYM team takes charge

 

Muscat: Under the Presidentship of Vicar Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu and Associate Vicar Rev Fr Binu John Thomas, the new Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) members of Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka for 2013-2014 have taken charge. Nidhin Babu Chirathilattu will be the new Secretary. He will be assisted by John P Luke, the Joint Secretary, and Varghese P Alex as Treasurer. Tony Veetus will be the Auditor while Joji John, the Ex-Officio. They will be assisted by a 5 member committee members.

 

   

 

 

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29th OSSAE-UAE Teacher's Annual Conference

scheduled to be held at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: 29th OSSAE-UAE-Zonal teachers annual conference will be held on 19th April 2013 at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi. The conference shall be inaugurated by Fr. V.C. Jose, OSSAE-UAE-Zonal Director followed by the devotional talk of Rev. Fr. Mathew Varghese, Rev. Fr. Saji Abraham, Rev. Fr. Biju Daniel and the secretary of Abu Dhabi Cathedral Mr. P.S. Baby. Fr. Laiju Markose and Mr. Johnson Thomas shall take classes on the topic 'Nirmala Bhakthi'. The Zonal Inspector Mr. John Eapen and the Zonal Secretary Mr. Saji Varughese have informed the presence of about 200 delegates from all the seven units on the day.

 

   

 

 

 

Inauguration of Theshbuhatho and Prize Distribution 2013

organised by OCYM, Kuwait St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka OCYM, Kuwait organised an official inauguration of their Annual Magazine (Theshbuhatho) and prize distribution of drawing and essay writing competition on 29 march 2013 after the easter service by H.G.Thomas Mar Athanasious, Metropolitan of kandanadu Diocese.

 

   

 

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Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios begins 10-day pastoral visit to Oman, receives rousing welcome

 

Muscat: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has begun a short ten-day pastoral visit to the Sultanate of Oman. The welcoming team was led by Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka President/Vicar Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu and Associate Vicar Rev Fr Binu John Thomas, who received the Metropolitan at the Muscat International Airport on April 16 morning.

 

   

 

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His Grace Geevarghese Mar Ivanios (Metropolitan of Kottayam Central Diocese) entered into the eternal rest

 


Overwhelming act of Generosity by a Catholic Bishop

 

Al Ain: The Parish Priest of Saint Dionysius Orthodox Church, Al Ain,(a garden city in the Arabian desert of United Arab emirates in the Province-Emirate-of Abu Dhabi) had a surprise phone call the other day. The caller was none other than His Grace Paul Hinder, Bishop of Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia based in the capital city of Abu dhabi, covering UAE, Oman and Yemen.

 

   

 

 

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Rememberance of Saint Pampady Thirumeni

 

Abudhabi: OCYM Abu Dhabi in coordination with Marthamariam Samajam of St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dabi has conducted a rememberance session on Pampady Thirumeni on 5th April 2013. H.G Joshua Mar Nikhodimos was the chief guest for this session. Nikhodimos Thirumeni has associated the life of Pampady Thirumeni as a true gospel & a reflection for the present day generation who should be the torch bearers of Church..

 

   

 

 

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Thousands Gather in Sharjah to Mark Anniversary of Historic Koonan Cross Oath

Sharjah: Malankara Nazaranis in Kerala made a stand against western colonialismon January 3, 1653 through the Koonan Cross Oath in Mattanchery by publicly proclaiming their right to an independent religious life. All OCYM units in the UAE marked the 360th anniversary of this historic Koonan Cross Oath with a gathering at the zonal level on 05.04.2013 at the St. Gregorious Orthodox church in Sharjah.

 

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Felicitation to Mr. Sibi Kadavil for Receiving Madhyama Shri Award

 

Abudhabi: OCYM Abu Dhabi has felicitated Mr. Sibi Kadavil on 5th April 2013 for receiving the prestigious " Madyama Shri" award for his outstanding contributions to the Malayalam News Reporting from Abu Dhabi. H.G Joshua Mar Nikhodimos, the metropolitan of Nilackal Diocese was the chief guest for the function. Thirumeni has handed over the the token of appreciation on behalf of OCYM in the presence of OCYM Unit president Fr. V.C Jose and Assistant Vicar Fr. Joby K Joy.

 

   

 

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Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka elects lady committee member for first time in its history

 

Muscat: For the first time in the 40-year history of Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka, a lady member in Mrs Mariamma Philip (Church ID # M 159) has been elected to the office bearer’s post from the Ruwi area. HG Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, has in a Kalpana No 33/13 approved the list of office bearers and managing committee members for 2013-14. The members were elected at its General Body meeting held on March 1, 2013 under the Presidentship of Vicar Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu and Associate Vicar Rev Fr Binu John Thomas. The members will have their tenure from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

 

   

 

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Mar Theodosius Award 2013

organising by St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral OCYM, Dubai

 

Dubai: St.Thomas OCYM, Dubai inviting the entry's for Mar Theodosius Award 2013. The last date of entry submision will be 15th April 2013.

 

   

 

 

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April Suzanna Varkey from Muscat Maha Edavaka tops International Mathematics Olympiad

 

Muscat: April Suzanna Varkey, a student of Indian School Al Ghubra (ISG) in Muscat has excelled in the second level of the Sixth Science Olympiad Foundation, IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad) 2013 for the 12th Grade. April Suzanna has topped with first rank at the International Level. Her impressive performance exhibits a high level of competence and proficiency in Mathematics. April is the daughter of Varkey V Cherian and Rani Elizabeth Varkey, members of the Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka (ID # 145).

 

   

 

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OCYM Dubai Unit Members celebrate Easter with Sonapur Area Prayer Group

 

Dubai: OCYM Dubai unit celebrated Easter by joining members of the Sonapur area prayer group for an Easter celebration on 31.03.2013. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius, the metropolitan of the Idukki diocese was the guest of honour. The programme began with a melodious prayer song and Bible reading by Mr. Saji. Senior member of the prayer group, Mr. Philip Koodel gave a warm welcome to all the dignitaries, church managing committee members, OCYM members and fellow camp inmates who attended the gathering.

 

   

 

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Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros concludes Oman visit

 

Muscat: His Grace Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, has completed a successful two-week visit to the Sultanate of Oman. Dr Mar Diascoros was the chief celebrant for the Holy Week Programme for 2013, and lead the Catholicate Day celebrations at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka. The Metropolitan also paid maiden Episcopal visit to Salalah, Sur, and Sohar.

 

   

 

 

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Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros begins Episcopal visit to Salalah, Sohar churches

 

Salalah, Sultanate of Oman: His Grace Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan of Chennai Diocese, will undertake a three-day maiden Episcopal visit to Salalah and Sohar on April 4, 5 and 6. The Metropolitan will be visiting the St Stephen’s Orthodox Church in Salalah and St George Orthodox Church in Sohar.

 

   

 

 

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Easter Service 2013

held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: The holy service of Easter held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka on 30.03.2013 Saturday Evening. His Grace Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasius was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Easter Service 2013

held at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church

 

Fujairah: The holy service of Easter 2013 held at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church on 30.03.2013 evening. Rev. Fr. Lijo Joseph (Parish Vicar) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

 

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Easter Service 2013

held at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah

 

Salalah: The holy service of Easter 2013 held at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah on 30.03.2013 evening. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kokkaparampil (Diocesan Secretary, Chengannoor) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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BONA KHYAMTHA (Happy Easter) 2013 -Musical Programme

press release organised by Kerala Council of Churches (KCC) Gulf Zone

 

Dubai: The umbrella ecumenical organization of Kerala Christians, Kerala Council of Churches Gulf Zone, will be holding a Gulf Clergy meeting and Easter Devotional Musical Evening on 2nd April 2013 from 6 PM onwards at Dubai Mar Thoma Church, Jebel Ali, it was announced yesterday in a press conference at Dubai by KCC Gulf Zone President Rev Fr. T.J.Johnson, General Secretary Jobi Joshua and General Convener BabuKurianPuliyeril in the presence of Metropolitan Mathews Mar Theodosius, Bishop of Malankara Orthodox Church.

 

   

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Mar Diascoros Easter message: Give love and share love; expect unexpected blessings

 

Muscat: H.G. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, and chief celebrant for the Holy Week Program led the Holy Easter service at St Thomas Church in Muscat on March 30, Saturday. Dr. Mar Diascoros in his Easter message called upon the massive faithful who had gathered at the Church to be ready to accept the unexpected blessings that may come one's way during Easter.

 

   

 

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Easter Service 2013

held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The holy service of Easter 2013 held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral on 30.03.2013 evening. H.G Mathews Mar Theodosius (Metropolitan of Idukki Dioceses) was the Chief celebrant for the service.

 

   

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Good Friday Service 2013

held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: The holy service of Good Friday held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka on 29.03.2013. His Grace Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasius was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Good Friday Service 2013

held at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church

 

Fujairah: The Good Friday 2013 service held at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church on 29.03.2013 Friday. Rev. Fr. Lijo Joseph (Parish Vicar) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

 

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Dr. Mar Diascoros washes feet of Muscat Maha Edavaka Sunday School students

 

Muscat: His Grace Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, enacted the ritual of feet washing (Kalukazhukal Susrusha) at the St Thomas Church, on March 28, 2013, Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. The Metropolitan also washed and kissed the feet of the Sunday School children who played the role of twelve apostles during the ceremony in observance of Holy Thursday. Traditionally, this religious rite is reserved for the priests and senior citizens but the Muscat Maha Edavaka has a tradition where the senior Sunday School students are given the honour.

 

   

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Feet Washing Service and Good Friday Service 2013

held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The holy service of Feet Washing and Good Friday Service held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral on 28 and 29.03.2013. H.G Mathews Mar Theodosius (Metropolitan of Idukki Dioceses) was the Chief celebrant for the service.

 

   

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Feet Washing Service 2013

held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: The holy service of Feet Washing Service held at Kuwait St.Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka on 28.03.2013. His Grace Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasius was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Maundy Thursday 2013

service held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The holy service of Pesaha Perunnal (Maundy Thursday) held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral on 27.03.2013. Idukki Dioceses metropolitan H.G Mathews Mar Theodosius was the Chief celebrant for the service.

 

   

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Palm Sunday (Hosanna 2013)

celebrated at Sharjah St. Gregorios Orthodox Church

 

Sharjah: The Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service held at Sharjah St. Gregorios Orthodox Church on 23.03.2013 evening. His Grace Mathews Mar Theodosius (Idukki Diocese) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Palm Sunday (Hosanna 2013)

celebrated at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church

 

Fujairah: The Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service held at Fujairah St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church on 23.03.2013 evening. Rev. Fr. Lijo Joseph (Parish Vicar) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Major English dailies in Oman cover H.G. Diascoros visit

 

Muscat: Major English dailies Oman Daily Observer and Times of Oman have covered Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, Holy Week Program for 2013 at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka. Dr Mar Diascoros is chief celebrant for the Passion Week till April 5 at the Maha .

 

   

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48th Dukrono of Pampady Thirumeni

scheduled to be celebrated at St.George Orthodox Cathedral, Abudhabi

 

Abudhabi: 48th Dukrono of Pampady Thirumeni (Saint Kuriakose Mar Gregorios) is scheduled to be celebrated at St.George Orthodox Cathedral, Abudhabi on the dates of 4, 5 April 2013. His Grace Joshua Mar Nickodimos (Nilackel Diocese) will be the chief celebrant of the services.

 

   

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The Great Coonan Cross Oath 360th anniversary Public Meeting & Seminar

organising by OCYM UAE Zone

Dubai: The Great Coonan Cross Oath 360th anniversary and study class is being organized by OCYM UAE Zone on 05/04/2013 at St.Gregorios Orthodox Church Sharjah from 11 am onwards. Malankara Orthodox Church Idukki Dioceses metropolitan H.G Mathews Mar Theodosius will be the chief resource person of the programme. The function will also be attended by church dignitaries.

 

 

 

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Triumphal entry into Jerusalem reenacted at Muscat Maha Edavaka

 

Muscat: HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan of Chennai Diocese,led the Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service at St Thomas Church, Ruwi. The Lord's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem was re-enacted when Dr Mar Diascoros led the large faithful in observance of the moveable feast that falls before Easter.

 

   

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BONA KHYAMTHA (Happy Easter) 2013 -Musical Programme

organising by Kerala Council of Churches (KCC) Gulf Zone

 

Dubai: Kerala Council of Churches Gulf Zone is rolling out a distinctive Musical program on 2nd April 2013 (Tuesday) evening from 7 – 9.30 PM at Dubai Marthoma Church, Jebel Ali in connection with Easter. Choral groups belonging to various KCC member churches from UAE will be rendering a gamut of melodious devotional numbers.

 

   

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Palm Sunday (Hosanna 2013)

celebrated at Kuwait St. Gregorios Maha Edavaka

 

Kuwait: The Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service held at Kuwait St. Gregorios Maha Edavaka on 23.03.2013 evening. His Grace Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasius was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Nadha Kripayal....

An initiative by OCYM -St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi

Abudhabi: Nadha Krupayal, the first indigenous Devotional Album Produced by the OCYM unit of St George Orthodox Cathedral Abu Dhabi was released in front of huge number of parishioners after the Hosanna Service on 23rd March 2013. The OCYM office bearers presented the much awaited Album Nadha Krupayal to Rev Fr. V.C Jose, Vicar, St. George Orthodox Cathedral who in turn officially revealed it in the presence Fr. Cherian K Jacob & Fr. Thomas Muttuvelil by handing over to the SGOC Secretary Mr. P.S. Baby. The sale of the Album was inaugurated by handing over the first copy to SGOC Trustee Mr. P.A. Abraham

 

 

 

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Palm Sunday (Hosanna 2013)

celebrated at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The Palm Sunday (Hosanna) service held at St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai on 23.03.2013 evening. His Grace Joshua Mar Nicodimos (Nilackel Diocese) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Palm Sunday (Hosanna 2013)

celebrated at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah

 

Salalah: The holy service of Palm Sunday (Hosanna) held at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah on 23.03.2013 evening. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kokkaparampil (Diocesan Secretary, Chengannoor) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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The OCYM Dubai unit celebrates Catholicate Day with a Lively Debate on the Role of Women

 

Dubai: Orthodox Christian Youth Movement Dubai Unit organised a "Debate" on 22 Mar'2013 Friday after Holy Qurbana in connection with the celebration of Catholicate Day. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius was the chief guest of the event. Rev. Fr. Thomas P Mukalil (Editor, Malankara Sabha Magazine) was the moderator of this debate.

 

   

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Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros leads Catholicate Day celebrations at Muscat Maha Edavaka

 

Muscat: H.G. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, and chief celebrant for the Holy Week Programme for 2013, lead the Catholicate Day celebrations at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka, on March 22, Friday after the Holy Eucharist. Maha Edvaka President/Vicar Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu read out the Catholicate Day pledge which was repeated by the faithful.

 

   

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Catholicate Day 2013

flag hoisting ceremony held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The flag hoisting ceremony in connection with the celebration of Catholicate Day 2013 held at St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai. His Grace Mathews Mar Theodosius (Idukki Diocese) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Catholicate Day 2013

celebrated at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi has celebrated the Catholicate Day (Sabha Dinam) of 2013 on 15th March. The Diocesian metropolitan H.G Yakub Mar Elias has hoisted the flag after the special prayer during the Holy Qurbana. The Vicar Rev. Fr. V.C Jose administered the catholicate day pledge reaffirming our loyalty and dedication to the Church, to the Throne of St. Thomas, to the Catholicate of the East and to the Catholicose and all the members of Holy Episcopal Synod. Mr. P.S Baby, the cathedral Secretary has read out the bhakthiprameyam.

 

   

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Warm welcome to Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius Metropolitan at Kuwait Airport

 

Kuwait : His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius, Metropolitan of Kandanad East Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, reached in Kuwait on 21st March, to lead this year's Passion Week Services of Kuwait St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka. His Grace was received at the Kuwait Airport by the Vicar Fr. Jose Mathew, Fr. Ebey Philip, Managing Committee members and faithful from the parish.

 

   

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Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Jebel Ali

 

Dubai: The services of Holy Week and Easter scheduled to be held at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Jebel Ali on 22 to 30 Mar'2013.

 

   

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Catholicate Day 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: The celebration of Catholicate Day scheduled to be held at Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral on 22.03.2013 Friday. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius (Idukki Diocese) will be the chief celebrant of the Holy Qurbana and Other Services.

 

   

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Catholicate Day 2013

flag hoisting ceremony held at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah

 

Salalah: The flag hoisting ceremony in connection with the celebration of Catholicate Day 2013 held at St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kokkaparampil (Diocesan Secretary, Chengannoor) was the chief celebrant of the service.

 

   

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Debate 2013

organising by OCYM, Dubai St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: Orthodox Christian Youth Movement Dubai Unit is organising a "Debate" on 22 Mar'2013 Friday after Holy Qurbana in connection with the celebration of Catholicate Day. H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius and many Priest's will take part of this debate. Rev. Fr. Thomas P Mukalil (Editor, Malankara Sabha Magazine) will be the moderator of this debate.

 

   

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St. Stephens Orthodox Church, Salalah elects new office bearers for 2013-14

Salalah: Rev: Fr Issac John, President/Vicar St.Stephan's orthodox Church Salalah has formally announced the election and eelected new Office Bearers of the Parish for the financial year 01.04 2013 to 31.03.2014.

 

 

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Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Dubai St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

 

Dubai: H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius will be the Chief celebrant for the Holy Week Services at Dubai St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral.

 

   

 

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Convention & Retreat 2013

organising by Mar Baselios Movement (A Spiritual and Charity organisation of Kuwait St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka)

 

Kuwait: Mar Baselios Movement, A Spiritual and Charity organisation of Kuwait St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka is organising a "Convention & Retreat" on 17,18, 20 and 22th of March 2013. Rev. Fr. Ebey Philip Karthikappally will lead the Convention.

 

   

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Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Kuwait St. Gregorios Orthodox Church

 

Kuwait: H.G. Dr.Thomas Mar Athanasius will be the Chief celebrant for the Holy Week Services at Kuwait St. Gregorios Orthodox Church.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Malankara Orthodox Church, Doha

 

Doha: H.G. Abraham Mar Eppiphanios will be the Chief celebrant for the Holy Week Services at Malankara Orthodox Church, Doha.

 

   

 

 

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Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church

 

Muscat: H.G. Dr.Yuhanon Mar Dioscoros will be the Chief celebrant for the Holy Week Services at Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church.

 

   

 

 

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Passion Week & Easter Service 2013

scheduled to be celebrated at Sharjah St. Gregorios Orthodox Church

 

Sharjah: H.G. Joshua Mar Nicodimos will be the Chief celebrant for the Holy Week Services at Sharjah St. Gregorios Orthodox Church.

 

   

 

 

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Nadha Kripayal....

An initiative by OCYM -St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi

Abudhabi: Nadha Kripayal - A Compact Disc initiative by OCYM - St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi will be releasing Soon. This is Produced almost completely in-house featuring songs penned, composed and sung by our local talent. Highlight of this album is "Suvishesham", a beautiful and melodious track sung by none other than Swetha Mohan.

 

 

 

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Hearty welcome to Fr. Ebey Philip Karthikappally at Kuwait

 

Kuwait: Rev. Fr. Ebey Philip Karthikappally reached in Kuwait to lead Convention & Retreat organized by Mar Baselios Movement, a Spiritual & Charitable organization of St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka.

 

   

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HH Catholicos, Dr Mar Yulios to grace valedictory of ‘Thanal-Cancer Care for Life Project’ at Parumala on March 17

 

Muscat/Parumala: Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka will hold the valedictory of its Thanal -Cancer care for Life Project 2012-2013 on March 17, Sunday. A public meeting has been arranged at the Parumala Seminary Auditorium from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, HH Baselious Mar Thoma Paulose II will deliver the blessing address (Anugraha Prabhashanam) on the occasion while HG Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Dicoese Metropolitan will preside over the function.

 

   

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OVBS 2013

scheduled to be held at Ras Al Khaimah St Mary's Orthodox Church

Ras Al Khaimah: OVBS 2013 scheduled to be held at Ras Al Khaimah St Mary's Orthodox Church on 14th - 22nd Mar'2013 under the theme subject "We are one in Christ" (Gal 3:28).

 

 

 

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Inauguration ceremony of Marthomasmruthi 2013

held at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: “Marthoma Smruthi 2013”, the flagship programme by the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement of St George Orthodox Cathedral Abu Dhabi, in the Blessed Memory of St. Thomas the Apostle, was inaugurated by the U.K, Europe & Africa Diocesan Metropolitan H.G Dr. MathewsMar Thimothios by lighting the lamp in the presence of Brahmavar Diocesan Metropolitan H.G Yakub Mar Elias on the 1st March 2013 after Holy Qurbana.

 

   

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St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Yemen, elects few office bearers for 2013-14

SANAA, Republic of Yemen -- Rev Fr Mathew Mathew, President/Vicar St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Yemen, has formally announced the election of new Office Bearers of the Parish for the financial year 01.04 2013 to 31.03.2014. Five women were also elected to the committee in charge of hospitals.

 

 

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Pilgrimage to St. Dionysius Church, Al Ain

organised by OCYM UAE Zonal Committee

 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates: The Zonal committee of OCYM UAE had coordinated a pilgrimage from all the seven OCYM units to St. Dionysius Orthodox church to commemorate the 79th memorial feast of Saint Vattasseril Thirumeni, the first church in the UAE established in his name. The pilgrims were received by Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, Metropolitan of UK, Europe and Africa Diocese at St. Dionysius church at 3:30 p.m.

 

   

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OVBS 2013

scheduled to be held at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

Abudhabi: OVBS 2013 scheduled to be held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Abudhabi on 5th - 12th Apr'2013 under the theme subject "We are one in Christ" (Gal 3:28).

 

 

 

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Mount Tabor-like experience for Fr. Mathew with Dr. Mar Yulios at Sanaa Orthodox church

 

SANAA, Republic of Yemen -- Rev Fr Mathew Mathew, President/Vicar St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Yemen hosted Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios for 5 days from February 5-9, 2013. Recalls Fr Mathew of his unique spiritual experience: “For me, personally, it was a Mount Tabor-like experience. (Mount Tabor is the site of the Transfiguration of Christ.) His Grace Dr Mar Yulios stayed with me in the church’s parsonage and thus I could serve Him (Metropolitan) in all respects....” The septuagenarian Vicar had completed Silver Jubilee of ordination as a priest in July last year.

 

   

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Feast of Vattasseril St. Dionysius

scheduled to be celebeated at Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral

 

Abudhabi: Abudhabi St.George Orthodox Cathedral organising the 79th Feast of Vattasseril St. Dionysius on 28th Feb and 1st Mar'2013. H.G. Dr.Mathews Mar Themothios (Metropolitan of UK, Europe, Africa Diocese) and H.G. Yakoob Mar Elias (Metropolitan of Brahmavar Diocese) will be the chief celebrants of the perunnal services.

 

   

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Mar Osthathios Memorial Elocution Competition 2013

held at St.Gregorios Orthodox Church, Jebel Ali

 

Dubai: St.Gregorios Orthodox Church, Jebel Ali OCYM unit organised the First Elocution Competition in memory of Sabharatnam L.L Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Jebel Ali on 15 Feb'2013. Dubai (Anto Abraham), Sharjah (Deny Baby) units become first and second positions in the competition.

 

   

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Pilgrimage to St. Dionysius Church, Al Ain

organising by OCYM UAE Zonal Committee

 

Dubai: On the 79thmemorial feast of VattasserilThirumeni, the OCYM UAE Zonal committee plans to organize a pilgrimage to St. Dionysius Orthodox church in Al Ain, the first church in the Malankara Orthodox Sabha to be established in the name of St. Dionysius, famously known as “VattasserilThirumeni”, on Friday, March 1, 2013.

 

   

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