The Bahrain St. Peter's Jacobite Syrain Orthodox Church organized a "Home Land Get-together Programme, named ST. PETER'S DAY - 2012" on 18th August 2012 for our Ex- Patriarchal Vicars, Ex-Vicars and Ex-Members, to meet and renew their bond of friendship, while they were associated with the Church in Bahrain. The meeting was conducted at Karingachira St. George Cathedral's Parish hall and was attended by Bishops H.G. Pathros Mor Osthatheos (Present Patriarchal Vicar), H.G. Geevargis Mor Athanasios (Past Patriarchal Vicar), H.G. Kuriakose Mor Dioscors (Past Vicar), Cor Episcopas V.Rev. Mathews Cor Episocpa Vadakkeparambil, Anjilithanam, V.Rev. P.J. Joseph Cor Episcopa, Vazhamuttam, Fr. Darly Edappangattil, Fr. Varghese Palayil, Fr. Samson Kuriakose, Fr. Rijo Joseph Kochukunnel, Fr. Paul Mathew, Fr. Thomas Nediyapalackal and the Church's present Vicar Fr. Benny Abraham, Secretary Chev. Thomas Abraham, Joint Secretary Mr. Benny T. Jacob and Committee Member Mr. Jaison K.
The meeting started with prayer and proceeded with reading the blessing message of H.B. Baselius Thomas 1, Catholicose of the Church in India and lighting the lamp. The Secretary Chev. Thomas Abraham then welcomed all Bishops, priests and members, who attended the function. The present Patriarchal Vicar prayed for the departed Bishops and members who served in the Church. Mr. Jacob P. Varghese also rememberd the departed members of the Church. In his inaguaral speech, the present Patriarchal Vicar H.G. Pathros Mor Osthatheos congratulated the present Managing Committee and members of St. Peter's JSO Church, for arranging such a wonderful get-together, in order to renew the bond of friendship and love of the ex-members of the Church. All the attended Bishops, Ex-Vicars and members also expressed their joy and appreciation to the initiative of the Church. It was an emotional get-together for many members, who came across from North to South of Kerala to meet many of the ex-members after several years.
The founder members of the Church Mr. George K. and Mr. George Kaithavana and Mrs. Kunjamma Issac also gave emotional speeches on the occasion. The ex-members vowed to have such meetings often and authorized Mr. Jacob P. Varghese and Mr. Sunny Joseph to organize it. Miss Sherin Mary Elias, Miss Naomy Johns, Miss Anitha Benny, Miss. Riya Raju and Miss Ridha Raju sang lovely songs on the occasion and entertained the audience. Miss Manju Mary Thomas and Miss Sruthi Beesa Sunny were acting as the M.C. of the event. Mr. Sunny Joseph gave the vote of thanks to all participants of the get-together. A sumptous lunch was also arranged after the meet.
Pictures of the meet can be seen on the following link:
Chev. Thomas Abraham
St. Peter's J.S.O. Church, Bahrain.