The Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America: Silver Jubilee Convention 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Coordinator, Publicity and Public Relations)
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The Silver Jubilee Convention of Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America is scheduled to be held on July 22nd thru 25th, 2010 at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset New Jersey.
Chief Patron: H.H. Moran Mor Ignatious Zakka Ivas 1st, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Patron: H.E. Archbishop Yeldho Mor Titus, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of North America
General Convener: Mr. Joby George
National Coordinator: Mr. George Korath
Brief background of Malankara Archdiocese: The Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America and Canada is under the direct jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Antioch and All The East and Archbishop appointed by Patriarch, formed in USA for the spiritual growth and unity worship of families migrated to all over in USA and Canada from their native state Kerala having Syrian Christian tradition. At present there are about 45 parishes in Archdiocese which are growing very fast under the dynamic leadership of Archbishop His Eminence Yeldho Mor Titus Metropolitan.
In connection with the Silver Jubilee of Archdiocese, the Jubilee convention has been planned to be held at Mor Athanasious Nagar (Garden State Convention Center, NJ) named Mor Athanasious Yeshu Samuel who was the founder and first Archbishop of this blessed Archdiocese.
Program Status: The registration for the Silver Jubilee Convention is progressing very well. Early registration deadline for the program is January 31, 2010. The organizers are expecting around 2000 participants including All Corepiscopos, Priests, Deacons and majority of parishioners to these colorful occasions. Elaborate arrangements have been made to make the convention highly memorable in the history of Archdiocese.
Program Schedules (from July 22nd thru 25th, 2010)
Thursday, July 22, 2010: Flag hoisting, evening prayer, Dinner/Banquet and performances by Youth talents
Friday, July 23, 2010: Inaugural ceremony, sports and games to all age group, spiritual meetings, theme presentation/discussions/symposiums/spiritual organizations meetings, cultural programs, talents show, stage shows, choir /dance fest, parish presentations.
Saturday, July 24, 2010: Heritage procession including traditional thalapoli, chendamelam, band set music, Muthukkuda followed by Public Meeting attended by Oriental orthodox bishops, syriac orthodox leaders, community and political leaders and national leaders etc will attend. Sponsored Art Program will be performed during this special occasion.
Sunday, July 25, 2010: Holy Qurbono (25th inmel Qurbono), Lunch party, Closing Ceremony, Honoring Grand Sponsors and sponsors of the Jubilee convention.
National Organizing Committee: To make the Silver Jubilee Convention a grant success and memorable one, a 101 member national committee with representation from all parishes, has been formed with Chief Executives Mr. Joby George (General Convener) and Mr. George Korath (National Coordinator), two senior church leaders with extensive social standing at National level among US and Indian Community. For effective functioning, the national committee has been further divided into 11 sub committees, each having 10 members including a coordinator and two coordinators. A member from diocesan council is also added in each committee as representative.
Sub-committees and their Coordinators:
1) Registration Dr. George Kattakuzhy, Virginia
2) Finance and Fundraising Mr. Alex Mathew, Dallas
3) Accommodation and Hospitality Mr. K.C. Vargheese, New York
4) Cultural Programs Mr. Geemon George, Philadelphia
5) Publicity and Public Relations Mr. Biju Cherian, New York
6) Sports and games Mr. Sabu Scaria, Philadelphia
7) Facilities Mr. Reji.T.Varghese, Oklahoma
8) Procession Dr. C.P.mathew,Dallas
9) Transportation Mr. Raju Abraham,New Jersey
10)Security Mr. Abraham Puthussery, New York
11)Medical Team Dr.Roy.P.Thomas, Chicago
The Silver Jubilee press conference will be attended by Archbishop His Eminence Yeldho Mor Titus Metropolitan, Joby George (General Convener) George Korath (National Convener), Rev. Dr. Varghese Manikatt (Diocesan Secretary), Abraham Mathew (Dio. Treasurer), Biju Cherian (Publicity and Public Relations Coordinator), Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Jacob (Dio. Joint Secretary), Chev. Varghese Parambath (Joint Treasurer).