Armenian Primate welcomes His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas Ito America
Primate welcomes Syrian Church leader to America
ARCHBISHOP TAKES PART IN ECUMENICAL WELCOMING SERVICE
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of
the Armenian Church of America (Eastern); and Bishop Vicken
Aykazian, diocesan legate and ecumenical officer of the Diocese,
were part of an ecumenical group welcoming His Beatitude
Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of India of the Syrian
Orthodox Church of Antioch.
The group of clergy from Oriental Orthodox and other churches
gathered at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of the Syrian
Orthodox Church for the Eastern United States, in Teaneck, NJ,
on Friday, October 25, 2002, for the welcoming service.
The welcoming ceremony started with a brief prayer service in the
Syrian Cathedral of St. Mark and was followed by a fasting luncheon,
where the Primate was asked to deliver remarks of welcome.
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Kerala, India