Flag Hosting for MANJANIKKARA PERUNAL On 6th February
- The 73rd Dhukrono (memorial) of the late Patriarch of Antioch & All the East H.H. Ignatius Elias III, entombed at Manjanikkara near Pathanamthitta, will be celebrated this year from February 6th to 12th. The flag hoisting ceremony to start the feast will be held on 6th February at Manjanikkara Dayaro.
The pilgrims arriving by walking from different distant places will be received at the Kurishumthotti (coupoula) at Omalloor on 11th February. After the pilgrimage reaches the tomb, special prayers will be offered there, followed by the evening prayers. The special public meeting to mark the end of pilgrimage will be held on the same day at 6.30 pm at Manjanikkara and afterwards there will be Akhandda Prardhan (chain prayer) for the whole night in front of the Holy Father�s tomb.
The Catholicose H.B. Baselious Thomas I will be the chief celebrant of the Holy Qurbono on 12th February morning at 3 AM, at nearby Mor Stephan's Church and later at 5 P.M. at Mor Ignatius Dayaro Church. The �perunal� (feast) celebrations will be ended with the �Rassa� (Procession) at 10 A.M.and distribution of �Nercha� to the multitudes arriving there.
On 19th February, the 43rd Dhukrono (memorial) of Mor Julius Bava will also be celebrated at Manjanikkara.
SOCM News Bureau - Pathanamthitta