New SOC Parish in New Jersey
- "He called that place Bethel, [Bethel means House of God] though the
city used to be called Luz". Genesis 28:19
It is a great spiritual joy to announce the commencement of St.
Mary's Syrian Orthodox Parish in Bergenfield, New Jersey on the 17th
of May 2008. The Syrian Orthodox Faithful living in the vicinity
have been praying and exploring possibilities and scope of a Parish
in the area for the past few months. Now His Eminence Archbishop Mor
Titus Yeldho of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox
Church in North America has granted the request with the consensus
of the Archdiocesan Council to formulate the parish, in the
venerable name of Virgin Saint Mary, the Blessed Mother of God. God
willing, the first Holy Eucharistic service will be celebrated by
His Eminence on the 17th at the St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Cathedral
Church, 260 Elm Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, with morning
prayers at 9:00 AM, along with the esteemed presence and blessings
of His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim. The successive
Sunday liturgical services will be conducted at 81 Portland Avenue,
Bergenfield, NJ 07621.
With the benediction from the Archbishop, on behalf of the Malankara
Archdiocese, my humble self is extending a warm welcome to all
respected Clergy and Faithful, especially from the North East
Region to come with prayers to participate at this solemn occasion.
For further information, please contact :-
Vicar in charge Rev. Fr. Dr. A.P. George
Mr. Vivek Alex
Mr. Joy Varghese
Notices are uploded in socmNET.org
Fr. Mathai Varkey Puthukkunnathu
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America.