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The Holy Liturgy Concelebrated by the Oriental Orthodox Churches

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  • Thomas Daniel
    The Holy Liturgy Concelebrated by the Oriental Orthodox Churches Saturday, February 4th 2006, a blessed day, indeed a blissful day for the ancient Oriental
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      The Holy Liturgy Concelebrated by the Oriental Orthodox Churches

      Saturday, February 4th 2006, a blessed day, indeed a blissful day
      for the ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches and for the faithful in
      the North-Eastern part of USA. More than 350 people belonging to
      the Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Malankara Syrian Orthodox
      (including the North American Knanaya Community) and the Syriac
      Orthodox Churches assembled to participate in the Concelebration of
      the Divine Eucharist by their beloved local hierarchy at the
      beautiful St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Teaneck, New Jersey.

      Evidently, the Almighty was pleased seeing the unity among His
      flocks and withheld the man-predicted rainy weather to grace the day
      an efficacious one. People arrived at the cathedral in mass even
      before the scheduled time to witness this blissful event.

      At 9 AM the Morning Prayer lead by His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho,
      the Archbishop of the Malankara Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese resumed,
      followed by the traditional procession (RASA) and formal reception
      of the Prelates.

      At 10 AM the con-celebration of the Holy Eucharist began with the
      Chief Celebrants,

      His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim of the Syriac
      Orthodox Church,
      His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian of Armenian Orthodox Church,
      His Grace Metropolitan Mor Severios Abraham of the Malankara Syriac
      Orthodox Church of India,
      His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho of the Malankara
      Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America,
      His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Church,
      His Eminence Archbishop Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syriac
      Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, Syria,
      and Bishop Vicken Aykazian of the Armenian Orthodox Church.

      In the absence of Archbishop Abune Matthias, the Ethiopian Orthodox
      Tewahado Church was represented by several faithful lead by Rev. Fr.
      Michael Greene and Reverend Deacons.

      This solemn occasion was also blessed with the presence of about 60
      priests and deacons of the above churches. The Malankara
      Archdiocesan Choir under the direction of Rev. Dn. Jerry Jacob and
      lead by Mr. Ginu John & troupe presented an exemplary performance
      through out the entire Holy Service.

      The Sermon of the day was given by His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus
      Yeldho and the vote of thanks by Very Rev. Eapen Ezhamalil
      Corepiscopos. Finally, an oriental feast was served to all with
      entertainment provided by the melodious Malankara Archdiocesan Choir.

      This year's Concelebration symbolizing the unity among the world's
      mainstream Oriental Orthodox Churches, was hosted by the Malankara
      Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America.

      Babu Jacob
      General Secretary, St.Paul's Fellowship
      Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America.
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      From the desk of Moderators

      The pictures of the Concelebrating of the Divine Eucharist will be
      published in Shroro (http://www.socdigest.org) February issue, which
      will be released in a week time.

      Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOCM-FORUM/message/7764
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