Manjinikkara pilgrim sangamam today
- MANJINIKKARA PILGRIM SANGAMAM TODAY
Pathanamthitta, Feb 15: Thousands of faithful from different parts of the state will reach Manjinikkara, the abode of Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III, for the annual pilgrimage on Friday.
Arrangements had been completed for the pilgrim sangamam on the Manjinikkara dayaro premises. Various groups of pilgrims will reach Manjinikkara from early hours of Friday itself and by evening the dayaro premises is expected to be flooded with pilgrims.
At 3.00 pm, the main batch of the pilgrims will be given a rousing reception at the Shrine of St. Elias III located at Omalloor junction under the leadership of St. Ignatius dayara, St. Stephens church and other nearby churches. At 4.00 pm the pilgrims will be welcomed to Manjinikkara dayro.
The pilgrim sangamam to be held at 6.30 pm at the dayaro premises will be presided over by Catholicos and Metropolitan trustee of the Malankara Syrian Church, Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I. The welcome speech will be delivered by H.E. Mor Dionysius Geevarghese, abode of Manjinikkara dayaro and the meeting will be inaugurated by Shri. Mons Joseph, the Minister of State. Archbishop H.E. Mor Gregorios Saliba Shamoun, the patriarchal delegate, will deliver the benedictory address.
HOLY MASS ON FEBRUARY 16th
On Saturday February 16, at 3 am, Holy Mass led by H.E. Yuhananon Mor Milithios will be held at St. Stephen's church, situated adjacent to the dayaro cathedral.
At 5.30 am, the Holy Tri-Mass at the dayro cathedral will be solemnized by His Beatitude the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, assisted by H.E. Mor Severios Abraham and H.E. Mor Chrysostmos Markose.
The pilgrim week and the 76th feast of St. Elias III will come to an end with the Holy Mass to be con-celebrated at 8.30 am at the dayro cathedral by His Eminence the Patriarchal delegate, followed by a Rasa.