MALANKARA ARCHDIOCESE IN USA: 26th Family Conference began in NewYork
- NewYork: The 26th Annual Family Conference and Convention of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in USA began on Thursday 21st July 2011 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson city of NewYork state of USA. H.G.Mor Diyaskoros Kuriakose Metropolitan of Malankara(Chief of Malecruz Dayoro and Bishop of Simhasana Churches) is the Chief Guest of the Convention.His Eminence Archbishop Mor Silvanos Ayub(Archbishop of Kananaya Churches in America, Canada and Europe), His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan (Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Archdiocesein North America) are leading the 26th Family Conference. " But the Lord is faithful and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.: 2 Thessalonians: 3:3 is the main Theme.
On Thursday evening at 5:30PM Mor Diyaskoros Metropolitan and Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan were jointly hoisted the Patriarchal Flag and lighted the Nilavilakku at the Inaugural Ceremony . V.Rev.Abraham.O.Kadavil Corepiscopo , the Archdiocesan Secretary received the first registration kit from coordinator(Registration) Mr.Jijo Joseph and inaugurated the registration. 400 members from various parishes are attending the event.
Along with Bishops, Rev.Fr.Abraham Wassef(Coptic Orthodox Church), Rev.Mother.Madgalina(Romanian Orthodox Monastry),Rev.Dr.A.P.George, Rev.Fr.Saji Kothakeril, Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Thomas Chattathil , V.Rev.Issac Paily Corepiscopo ,V.Rev.Abraham.O.Kadavil Corepiscopo and Rev.Fr.Saju George will lead various sessions of the meeting. Gospel Messages, Holy Qurbono,Youth Programs, VBS, Spiritual Organization Meetings, Couples Meeting, Traditional Procession , Releasing ceremony of Malankaradeepam Magazine and Silver Jubilee Convention DVD and various Cultural Programs are the main highlights . Rev.Fr.Paul Thotackat (Archdiocesan Joint Secretary) and Mr.Saju Paulose CPA( Archdiocesan Trasurer) are serving as the General Convenors . Diocesan Council members are the coordinators of various Committees. The Convention will conclude on sunday with Holu Qurbono. .To see the inaugural ceremony pictures please see the attachments.
(Publicity Coordinator, Malankara Archdiocese in USA)