Malankara Archdiocese in North America started new parish in Sandiego, California.
Sandiego: His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, the Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America celebrated the first Holy Qurbono and officially announced the formation of St.Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church in the city of San diego California on Saturday, December 4th,2010. Rev.Fr.Sabu Thomas Chorattil, the vicar of St.Mary's Church , Los Angeles, and Rev.Fr.Saji Markose Kothakeril ,Vicar of St.Peters Church, Phoenix, Arizona have assisted Archbishop in conducting Holy Service .Faithfuls from neighbouring parishes , passionate friends and well wishers have attended this blessed event.This is the second Malankara Archdiocese parish in the state of California.
On Saturday morning ,December 4th Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan was coordially welcomed to the chapel facility at 41 Street, Chula Vista California." It was a blessing for every individuals to take part in the formation of St.Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church for it is the eternal home and place of worshipping our Lord Almighty according to our ancient old Syriac Liturgy and traditions.May the Blessings of Christ the Saviour along with the venerable intercession of St.Ignatius, the Patron Saint be a stronghold to the progress of the parish " said the Archbishop in his message. Rev.Fr.Sabu Chorattil was appointed as the first vicar of the St.Ignatius Church .
The long time passion and the dream of faithfuls in this region to witness Christ through celebrating Holy Qurbono in the immigrant land was made possible by the dedication and efforts of the families of Mr.Anil Mathew, Mr.Benish Babu,, Mr.Bessy Mathew,Mr.Felix Mathews,Mr.Shinu Antony, Mr.Simpson Joseph and Mr.Vijay Kavumkal. There will be regular services scheduled to be conducted on the first saturdays of every month.
St.Ignatius Syrian Orthodox Church
41 1 Street, Chula Vista, CA-91910
Contact: Mr.Felix Mathews:(858)207-8437