St. Gregorious, the apostel of true faith
- St. Gregorious is the appostle of true faith-said Dr sony Stephen.
The Feast of Cathuruthil St.Gregorious Geevarghese, Kadavil Paulose
Mor Athanasious I, Vayaliparambil Geevarghese Mor Gregorious were
Celebrated in St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Lidcombe,
Sydney on 2nd Nov. 2008. Rev Fr. George Varghese Vayaliparambil were
celebrated the Holy Qurbono. There after Dr. Sony Stephen paid
tribute to St. Gregorious. He presented a brief account of the life
and teachings of St Gregorious. He emphasized the following points
from the life of St. Gregorious.
1.HG was a man of prayer and made it clear to the world that Prayer
and devotion is mightier than any worldly possessions.
2.In 1864 HG was re-ordained as sub-deacon (Gevargese was ordained as
sub deacon at the age of Ten by Palakunnath Mathews athanasios who
was excommunicated because of his heresies) by HG Yooyakim Mor
Kurillos- It shows his intention to keep purity in priest-hood.
3.The SALMOOSA which is presented by HG has 11 points and were
clearly outlined his duties and responsibilities and also his total
allegiance to the Patriarch of Antioch. He made specific mentions of
the need to follow the rules and regulations of the Syrian Orthodox
Church and command of the Patriarch of Antioch at all time.
4.Chathuruthil Thirumeni was compassionate and a truthful person
5.St. Gregorious Geevarghese had great adoration and respect to his
6.Thirumeni was also known for his extraordinary will power and
determination to say the truth and nothing but the truth even when
faced with significant challenges.
7.Parumala Thirumeni also worked tirelessly for the upliftment of
women and HG was the pioneer in preaching the gospel to the backward
communities and the so called untouchables of that time.
8.His Grace is a great missionary who went to Ceylon and to
consecrate Mor Themotheose Rine Vilate as archbishop of Ceylon (Sri
Lanka) and America by the Bull of H. H. Patriarch of Antioch
9.He was a living word of God for his contemporaries.
The celebration has ended with intersession prayer by Rev. Fr. Jiji
A special prayer was conducted for H.B. Baseliose Thomas I,
Catholicose of the east and the diocesan metropolitan of Australia,
on the occasion of the sacerdotal Jubilee celebration Catholica Bava.
May prayer and blessing of St Gregarious help us to safe guard our
Fr. George Vayaliparambil
St Marys Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church,