The valedictory function of the year-long centenary celebrations of the elevation of Saint Mor Athanasius Paulose as Metropolitan would be held at the Aluva Town Hall near Ernakulam on August 8, 2010.
Saint was the regional head and the Malankara Metropolitan of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church for 35 years. He was declared saint in 2004 by the Patriarch of the Church His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas . The Metropolitan died in 1953, aged 84 years and was buried at the Aluva Trikkunnath St. Mary's Syrian Church.
The Episcopal Synod Secretary of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church H.E Joseph Mor Gregorious Metropolitan said that Central and State Ministers would participate in the function.
One lakh tree saplings would be distributed, while a beginning would be made to encourage organ donation and to build houses for the poor.
Episcopal Centenary - Viswasasamrakshakan Special