Silver Jubilee celebrations of St. Thomas JSOC, Bhopal on 13th & 14th November
BHOPAL: Silver Jubilee celebrations of St. Thomas JSOC, Bhopal will be celebrated on today & tomorrow. H.B Catholicose Baselios Thomas 1st, H.G Mathews Mor Aprem & H.G Issac Mor Osthathiose will lead the celebrations.
The history of this beautiful church, begins in this city from March 1957. At that time there was no place of worship, no funds, no assets and only a few members, the future looked uncertain. A meeting held on 7th October 1975 resolved to form a spiritual group as their own to stick to the faith under the Supreme Spiritual Head, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. With the grace of God the first Holy Qurbana was offered on 30th January 1976 by Rt.Rev.Corepiscopa Thomas Moothedam and the congregation was named as “St.Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.” With the kind permission of Arch Bishop of Bhopal, Holy Mass celebrated by various Vicars in the Catholic Church at Jehangirabad and Berkheda till 12th August, 1985.
By the Grace of God, in 1983, a plot purchased at Ravishankar Nagar, Bhopal and a beautiful church was erected. A long cherished dream came to reality on 12th November, 1985, when Late Lamented HB Catholicose Baselios Paulose-II along with two other Metropolitans consecrated this church.
Program Details :
8.00 AM - Morning Prayer
9.00 AM - Holy Mass (Chief Celebrant - H.G Mathews Mor Aprem)
3.00 PM TO 4.00 PM - Annual general meeting of the spiritual organizations.
6.00 PM - Reception to H.B Catholicose Baselios Thomas 1st & Metropolitans.
6.15 PM - Evening Prayer
7.15 PM - Public meeting, Certificate distribution & Honoring senior members.
8.30 PM - Love feast
7.30 AM - Morning Prayer
8.30 AM - Holy tri Mass (Chief Celebrant - H.B Catholicose Baselios Thomas 1st
10.30 AM - Jubilee Procession
10.45 AM - Releasing of Souvenir & Website Inaguration.
11.30 AM - Jubilee feast.