Lenten Retreat and Annual Assembly 2013 of the Clergy of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America is taking place at the St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California from Today, February 28th through Saturday, March 2nd.
Archbishop & Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America, Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop of Knanaya Diocese, Mor Silvanos Ayub and Archbishop & Patriarchal Delegate, Mor Thimotheos Mathews Karimpanackel will grace this annual event and almost all clergy of the American Archdiocese are expected to participate.
This blessed event is organized by the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Clergy Association of North America and the Clergy Council with Very Rev.Mathews Edathara Corepiscopos as its Secretary and Very Rev.Joseph C.Joseph, Very Rev.Geevarghese Thomas Chattathil, Very Rev.Sabu Thomas Corepiscopos and Rev.Fr.Rajan Peter as Council members. The host of this event, the St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church of Los Angeles and the Vicar, Very Rev.Sabu Thomas Corepiscopos deserve much appreciation as they are always in the forefront to aid assistance for all activities of the American Archdiocese in the western hemisphere of USA.
The annual assembly meeting will be presided over by Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldho where Archbishop Mor Sylvanos Ayub will be the keynote speaker. Rev.Fr.K.K.Thomas will lead the Retreat and the theme is "Priests are messengers of the Lord(Malachi 2:7)". There are many other items such as Holy Confession of priests, business meeting etc., in the extended program of this event.
It is noteworthy that such annual assemblies and retreats are beneficial for our clergy to foster close friendship and fellowship as members of the Archdiocesan family. May the Lord strengthen the isle of our respected clergy and lead them in the pastures of divinity.
We love you dear Rev.Priests and Deacons.
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Chev.Babu Jacob Nadayil
Public Relations Officer,
Malankara Archdiocese of the S.O.C. in N.America