Fw: Dr Mar Yulios stresses on 'one church, one family' at Muscat Maha Edavaka parish day celebrations
- From: Liju Cherian <liridol@...>Dr Mar Yulios stresses on 'one church, one family' at Muscat
Maha Edavaka parish day celebrationsMUSCAT --- Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) successfully held its 41st harvest festival and parish day celebrations on November 8, Friday. A large number of faithful attended the fete and sale and the variety of entertainments given out by all the spiritual organisations namely Sunday School, Martha Mariam Samajam and MGOCYM.As usual number of items were auctioned as first fruit offerings as part of the harvest fest.Earlier in the morning, Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios led the Holy Eucharist in a tri-mass at St Thomas Church along with Fr Dr O Thomas and Fr Binu John Thomas as co-celebrants. The Eucharist was rendered bilingually in English and Malayalam.Later in his inaugural address at the parish day celebrations, Dr Mar Yulios laid stress on 'one church, one family' norms taking into consideration of church as a whole. He appreciated such family get-together involving the church and explained Syriac meaning of 'Bytho'.Replying to felicitations, Fr Dr O Thomas, in his address urged all the members to actively participate in the auction and not just limit them to any particular individual.Rev Fr Joji George Koickalethu, Vicar/President, MGOME delivered the inaugural address.Also present on the dias were Associate Vicar Fr Binu John Thomas, Fr Varghese George, P K Koshy, Sabha Managing Committee member, Mammen George, Diocesan Council member, Biju George, Secretary and John Thomas Vadakedam, Hon Secretary.
A variety of entertainment programmes namely group songs from both junior and senior choir, group song from Fr Binu John Thomas and party, solo songs, skit from Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam, fancy dress competition, group song from Youth Movement and special programmes like masking the product and cake weighing were part of the day.On November 7, evening as part of the festival was the procession and benedictionThe programme rounded off with a vote of thanks by Biju George, Secretary. Dr Mar Yulios concluded with a prayer and benediction.
Lucky draw at the auction had HP Mini Note book as First Prize donated by A O Skariah from Prompt Computers while the Second Prize was donated by Al Qandeel Insurance Service.
A 4-page colour supplement on St Parumala was also brought out to commemorate the occasion.Liju CherianSul