Commemoration of 100th Dhukrono of St. Gregorios of Malankara
The conclusion ceremony of the year long programs organised by the Jacobite Syrian Church to commemorate the 100th Dhukrono of the Saintly father, "Chathuruthy Mor Gregorios Bava" (Parumala Kochu Thirumeni), will be held with the celebration of Holy Masses at the Mulunthuruthy MarThoman Church, the home parish of Kochu Thirumeni and the nearby Puthencuriz Patriarchal Centre Chapel, on 1st and 2nd of November, 2002.
On Friday November 1st 2002, a "Penta Mass" (Holy Qurbono by 5 prelates) will be celebrated by His Beatitude the Catholicose Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I and assisted by the Metropolitans. The Holy Ceremonies will be followed by the consecration of the newly constructed under ground 'RETREAT CENTRE', named after Mor Gregorios Bava, which is situated in the premises of Mulunthuruthy MarThoman Church where his Holy Relics will be entombed.
On Saturday November 2nd, at 9.00 A.M, at a specially erected 'Madbaho' (Altar) In the Patriarchal centre ground, the 100th Dhukrono of St.Gregorious will be commemorated with the celebration of Holy Qurbono by 101 priests, which will be the first of its kind in the history of the Indian Church. His Beatitude the Catholicose of India, Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, who is also the Metropolitan Trustee of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church will be the chief celebrant, assisted by, the Metropolitans of the Church in India, Rambans, Corepiscopa's and Kassiso's. Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the Holy Qurbono; hectic arrangements are going on for the solemn function.
On that auspicious day, after the Holy Services, keys of the Houses constructed for the poor at the "SAINT GREGORIOS VILLAGE", which is developed by the Church in memory of Mor Gregorios Bava's 100th Dhukrono, will be handed over to the applicants by His Beatitude the Catholicose. The housing colony is situated at Mulunthuruthy, the home town of 'Chathuruthy Kochu Thirumeni'; each houses costs around Rs.50000/-, the amount has been raised through donations from the faithful of the Church.
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