OCYM UAE Zone - 360th Anniversary of Koonankurish Oath to be celebrated in Sharjah
- Respected All,
OCYM units in the UAE will commemorate the 360th anniversary of the
historic koonankurish Oath (Leaning Cross Oath) through which
Malankara Christian community in Kerala declared their independence
from the yoke of foreign powers with a gathering at the zonal level in
Sharjah at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2013 at the St. Gregorious Orthodox
church in Sharjah. The function will be inaugurated by the
Metropolitan of the Idukki diocese H.G. Mathews Mar Theodosius .
The event will include a study class on the topic “The Canon of the
Malankara Orthodox Church”, a debate on the theme“Catholicos of the
East and the Malankara Sabha”,a reenactment of the Udayamperoor Synod
and a colourful cultural programme.
OCYM UAE Zone
- Dear OCYM Committee and Members,
Very glad to know that the OCYM Unit is actively involved in creating awareness among its members and the Church on the 360th Anniversary of the Koonankurishu Oath. You may also encourage your members to visit the www.koonankurishu.com website and join the "Friends of Koonankurishu Pilgrim Center"
A lot of information as publications, Photos, Videos etc. are available at the web site. The photos of work progress at the site are also available. You may also request all to visit the Pilgrim Center at their earliest convenience.
On 3rd Jan 2013 when the 360th Anniversary Celebrations were inaugurated at Catholicate Center - Devalokam Aramana Chapel, His Holiness Baselios MarThoma Paulose II, the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Church and the Catholicos of the East released a Serial numbered limited edition Koonankurishu Oath 360th Anniversary Commemoration Medallion for fund raising in Golden, Silver and Bronze finish. You may contact Mr. John Samuel, Convener, Koonankurishu Pilgrim Center Project for more information. It is possible to contribute to the Pilgrim Center Project using your Credit Cards through ICON Charities or by transferring to the designated Bank account of His Holiness directly.
Wish you all the best, May God Bless You all abundantly.
Yours in Christ,
Jaison P. Varghese, Kuwait