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913Catholicose Visiting Melbourne, Australia

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  • Thomas Daniel
    Apr 21, 2008
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      Catholicose Visiting Melbourne, Australia

      H.B. Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicose of India, will be visiting
      Australia for leading the St. George feast service at Melbourne St.
      George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.

      The Catholicose will be arriving at Melbourne on 22nd April and will
      be received at the airport by the St. George Church Vicar Fr. Ullas
      Varkey Vettikunnel, Managing Committee membes and Parishioners, as
      well as other sister church leaders and Melbourne Malayali community
      members. After reception at airport, His Beatitude will be taken to
      the St. Ephrem Syrian Othodox Church at 2-4, Jofri Street, Melbourne.

      The feast of St. George will be celebrated on Sunday, 27th April, 2
      P.M., at St. Ephrem Syrian Orthodox Church and the Catholicose will
      be the chief celebrant of the Holy Qurbana. The perunal will be
      concluded with procession, blessings and afterwards Nercha vilambu.

      In the evening, a public reception and golden jubilee celebration of
      the priesthood of the Catholicose will be held at the Church
      premises. In the meeting, various Indian and Australian governement
      officials, diplomats, and sister churches and various cultural
      organisation representatives will be delivering felicitation
      speeches, followed by cultural programmes by the Sunday School
      children. Love feast will be followed by the meeting.

      More details of the programme can be had from the following:

      1- Fr. Ullas Varkey Vettikunnel - Tel: 0061-401889609 - Vicar or
      frullaspaul@... (e-mail)
      2- Mr. Joy Alexander - Tel: 0061-438805744 - Trustee
      3- Mr. Thomas Abraham (Saji Karuthanathu) - Tel: 0061-422255047 -

      SOCM News Bureau - Melbourne