MALANKARA ARCHDIOCESE IN USA: New Parish begins in NewYork
- NewYork: A new Parish under the Malankara Archdiocese of USA has started in the Long Island area of NewYork City on Sunday November 13th 2011 . H.E.Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan, the Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Malankara Archdiocese celebrated the first Holy Eucharist at the 10th Malankara Syrian Orthodox Parish in the NewYork Metro Region. Rev.Fr.Varghese Manikat has been appointed the Vicar of the St.Marys Syriac Orthodox Church,Long Island. Rev.Fr.Geevarghese Jacob Chalissery(Vicar,St.Marys Church Lynbrook), Rev.FR.Varghese Paul(Vicar, St.Mary's Church White Plaines), Rev.Fr.Bijo Mathews(Vice President MGSOSA) and Rev.Dn.Martin Babu participated in the Holy Service.The Parish Choir under the leadership of Mr.Ginu John assisted and sang melodious litiurgical songs during the Holy Qurbono.Along with members of the new parish,several faithfuls from the tri-state area gathered to witness the ceremony.
Mr.Saju Paulose CPA( Archdiocesan Treasurer), Mr.P.O.Jacob( Archdiocesan Auditor), Mr.Biju Cherian(Treasurer, Association for the Protection of Antiochean True Faith and Publicity Coordinator) and many former Archdiocesan officials also attended.
In His Speech during the Holy Service,Archbishop Mor Titus insisted the members to uphold the faith and tradition of Holy Church and as a parish to be the model Christian to the society. Referred to the Sunday of Annunciation to Zacharia which falls on November 13th Archbishop mentioned that the mediation and prayers of Patron Saint St.Mary and St.John the Baptist would be with the parish forever. Rev.Fr.Varghese Manikat read the Approval Kalpana and registered thanks and unconditional support to His Holiness Patriarch,Archbishop and Malankara Archdiocese. A parish managing committee also has formed as Mr.Kuriakose Mundackal as the Secretary and Mr. George Maracheril as the Treasurer. St.Marys Syriac Orthodox Parish Long Island.NY will have Holy Qurbono at the facility in 26 North Tyson Ave,Floral Park,NY on a regular sunday basis.
NB:Please see the attached Pictures of the event
(Archdiocesan Spokesperson, Malankara Archdiocese in USA))
(Publicity Coordinator, Malankara Archdiocese in USA)