Flash News - H.H Catholica Bava Thirumeni Arrived in UAE
- Bava Thirumeni was accorded a warm reception at the Abu Dhabi
International Air Port by the UAE Parishes when H.H arrived on
Wednesday evening. The welcome programme was led by Rev.Fr. MS Skaria
vicar of St. George Orthodox Church, Abu Dhabi and Convenor of the
core committee responsible for the UAE level reception.
Bava Thirumeni was then taken to St. George Orthodox Church, Abu
Dhabi in a procession of hundreds of cars by the faithfuls in the 35
Thirumeni was very much pleased to see the enthusiasm of the
faithfuls to pay love and respect to him when HH arrived at the
After the evening prayers etc Thirumeni addressed the faithfuls for
about one hour.
The theme of HH's address was advising all the faithfuls to pray and
act vigourously to build a strong unified Malankara Sabha, which will
be the greatest tribute we will be paying to our apostole St.Thomas,
who has given his blood for we Indian Christians.
The large number of faithfuls who have assembled in good strength
were virtually in tears, after witnessing the sincereity and
commitment of THEIR FATHER with their own eyes even at this old age.
HH will be in UAE for the next 5 days.
On the occasion of the Hon. Supreme Court of India's recent historic
judgement (ending the century old disputes)upholding the the
unchallenged position of Catholicose of the East and Malankara
Methrapolitan status to our Bava Thirumeni, a grand public reception
to Bava Thirumeni will be accorded by all UAE parishes in a special
function at St. Thomas Orthodix Church,Dubai on Friday (06.12.02)at
17:00 hrs. In addition to local dignitaries, govt. functionaries etc
a large number of faithfuls from the Malankara Orthodox Church,
sister churches and other communities are expected participate in
this Great Event and pay respect to the oldest living christian
We request all our members and well wishers especially from UAE to
work and pray for the success of this event.