SYRIAN ORTHODOX ONE DAY BIBLE CONVENTION AND RETREAT HELD IN NEW JERSEY
NewJersey: One day Bible Convention and Retreat for the five parishes in NewJersey and Staten Island(Borough of NewYork) region of Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America took place on Saturday,November 13th at St.George Church,Carteret , NewJersey. The Theme was " Trust in the Lord, and do good" Psalms 37:3. Mor Gregorios Church Staten Island, St.John's Church Staten Island, St.Mary's Church Bergenfield, St.James Church LIvingston and St.George Church Carteret of NewJersey were the participating parishes.
The conference began with evening prayer led by V.Rev.David Cheruthottil Corepiscopo,assisted by Rev.Fr.A.P.George , Rev.Fr.Nijo Thampi, Rev.Dn.Joseph Varghese and Rev.Dn.Akash Paul.
Rev.Dn.Joseph Varghese and Rev.Dr.A.P.George spoke on the basis of Theme subject and was very informative .Ms.Susan John read Holy Bible and Ms.Lucy Kuriakose conducted opening prayer. The Joint Choir led by Ms.Lucy Kuriakose , Mr.James George and Mr.Cherian Manalel sang melodious devotional songs . Faithfuls, youth members and children attended the day's event. Followed by the Gospel messages, Rev.Dn.Shiryl Mathai conducted the Retreat session.
Mr.Raju Abraham,regional coordinator of St.Paul's Fellowship registered vote of thanks. Mr.Biju Cherian(Treasurer ,association for the Protection of Antiochean True Faith) was the master of ceremony. Mr.Roy Skaria(Secretary), Mr.Boban John(Treasurer), Ms.Shiby Chirackal(St.Marys Women's League unit Secretary), Mr.T.V.John(Director, Sunday School Association),and youth officals Ms.Tina Geevarghese, Mable John and Roshan John etc of the hosted parish worked hard for the grand success of the Bible Convention.