"SHUBHO"–RADIO MALANKARA, OFFICIALLY INAUGURATED
- Sep 4, 2008, Manarcaud: Today at a grand function held in connection with the famous Eight-day lent festival at the Manarcaud Morth Mariam Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, the internet radio of the Syriac Orthodox Church, "Shubho" � Radio Malankara, promoted by www.SOCMNet.org was officially inaugurated by His Beatitude the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, the head of the Church in India.
Early in the morning itself the live broadcasting from Manarcaud Cathedral was started with Morning Prayer followed by Holy Qurbono by H.E. Mor Theophilos Kuriakose, the resident Metropolitan of Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary. It was at 2.30 pm the RADIO MALANKARA was officially inaugurated by H.B. the Catholicos. Their Eminences Metropolitans, Mor Thimotheos Thomas of Kottayam & Archdiocese of Greater India, Mor Gregorios Joseph of Kochi diocese & Malankara Synod Secretary and Mor Dioscorous Kuriakose, Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro & metropolitan of Simhasana churches, were present during the occasion. Ministers of State, Sri. Mathew T Thomas and Sri. Mons Joseph, Opposition leader of Kerala Legislative Assembly Sri. Oommen Chandy, Kottayam M.L.A Sri. V Vasavan, local Panchayat members and other dignitaries also attended the function.
For the last few weeks, the Radio Malankara was broadcasting programs on a test basis and ever since was popular among the Christian population around the world. Holy Qurbano of our Catholicos and Bishops, Traditional & Liturgical songs, Christian Devotional Songs, audio biography etc were broadcasted during these test period.
Those who are interested in supporting this unique project may kindly do so by providing the promoters with more audio recordings of Syriac Orthodox worship, songs of different occasions and spiritual talks of our prelates, clergy and church recognized lay ministers.