Chicago: Mr.Cherian Venkadathu, the former Malankara Archdiocesan Treasurer, long term Council Member of Malankara Archdiocese in USA, an outstanding layman leader of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church and an active member and Organizer of the Ecumenical Council of Chicago will be decorated as " Chevaliar" on saturday, January 14th,2012. The Patriarchal Medal and Momento of the Order of Chevaliar from His Holiness Patriarch will be presented by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan,the Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in USA. The "Chevaliar" induction ceremony will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church(5106 N.La Crosse Ave,Chicago,IL.60630) on behalf of St.George Syrian Orthodox Church.On saturday January 14th, the morning prayer will begin at 8:00am followed by Holy Eucharist at 9:00am. The Chief Celebrant Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan will be assisted by Rev.Fr.Dileesh Aliyas, Vicar and President of St.George Church Chicago.Venerable Corepiscopos, Respected Priests,Deacons, Spiritual Organization Leaders and Archdiocesan Officials are expected to attend the ceremony.
Mr.Cherian the oldest son of Late Mr.Anthrayose and Mrs.Aliyamma belongs to the Venkadathu Family , a well known Priestly Family of mid-travancore area and his home parish is St.Marys Church Thiruvanchoor(Kottayam Diocese).His mother Mrs.Aliyamma also belongs to the Priestly family Pothara in Vaikom area. Mrs. Elsy Venkadathu, an actice member of St.Marys Womens League of Malankara Archdiocese is his beloved wife and Chelseas, Elizabath are their loving childrens. Mr.Kuriakose Venkadathu, Rev.Fr.Thomas Venkadathu,Valsamma,Lizymol and Lovely are his sibilings.
Mr.Cherian Venkadathu, an active leader of St.Pauls Mens Prayer Fellowship, Association For The Protection of Antiochean True Faith (the spiritual organizations of Malankara Archdiocese),Editorial Board Member of Malankaradeepam is also one of the founding members of St.George Syrian Orthodox Church in Chicago. His dedicated service and organizing capacity was reflected in the success of Silver Jubilee Convention of Malankara Archdiocese and related 25-in-mel Qurbono which held at Somerset, NewJersey in July 2010.
(Publicity Coordinator, Malankara Archdiocese in USA)