New Church Formed in Boston Named After St. Eldho Mor Baselios
- The new church for the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America in Boston was established by the archdiocese metropolitan Eldho Mor Titus on August 30, 2009. The church was named after the saint of the Syriac Orthodox Church, St. Eldho Mor Baseliose, who is entombed at Kothamangalam Cheriyapalli. The first Holy Qurbono was led by Archbishop Eldho Mor Titus and assisted by Fr. Punnoose Abraham and Dn. Moncy Jacob of St. Stephen's Knanaya church, Boston and Mr. Roy Varghese, Alex, Sanal, Anil, and Mr. John Jacob. This is the first church in the North America named after St. Eldho Mor Baseliose.
A public meeting was conducted after the Holy Qurbono with representatives from different Malayalee churches in Boston area delivering their greetings to the new church. Messages from vicars of all Malayalee churches in Boston area were read in the meeting. Archbishop Eldho Mor Titus greeted the church members and described the life history of St. Basil. Diocesan treasurer Mr. Abraham Mathew represented the diocese council and greeted the church. Vice president of St. Basil Syriac Orthodox Church (the new church), Dr. Abraham Varghese welcomed the gathering and secretary, Dr. Sinu P. John thanked every one who participated. The officials of the church later informed that feast of the saint Mor Baseliose, will be conducted in the new church on October 2 and 3rd this year.
SOCM News Bureau - Boston