20 August 2011; Chennai: The Holy Shrine of St. Mary, the Mother of God, adjacent to St. George Jacobite Syrian Church, Lazar Nagar, Avadi, Chennai, was consecrated by His Eminence Issac Mor Osthatheos, Metropolitan of Mylapore and Delhi Dioceses on 20th August 2011 Saturday at 6.30.pm. After Blessing the Shrine, Enshrinement of the Holy Relics of St. George (The Holy Bone) was held in the Shrine. His Eminence Issac Mor Osthatheos lead the prayers assisted by many Priests including Vicar of the Church Rev. Fr.Aby Paul, rev. Fr.K.J.John, Rev. Fr.T M Mathews, rev. Fr.Aby Alias, Decons and hundreds of faithful participated.
Rev. Fr. T.M. Mathews, Vicar of St.Mary's Church Kelambakkam and former Vicar of St. Ignatius Simhasana Church Vepery was decorated with a Pectoral Cross and Chain, Blessed and permitted by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatios Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. He has completed his 25th year of Priesthood in various outside Kerala Dioceses. This is the only place in out side Kerala where the Holy Relics of St. George is enshrined.