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    - In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Issac K Joseph wrote: Manjanikkara Perunnal festival to begin on Friday http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2004
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      - In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Issac K Joseph wrote:
      Manjanikkara Perunnal festival to begin on Friday


      PATHANAMTHITTA: The annual Manjanikkara Perunnal,
      celebrated in memory of Patriarch Elias Mor Ignathios,
      whose mortal remains are kept at Ignathios Dayara at
      Manjinikara, will be held from February 7 to 13.

      Addressing a news conference on Ignathios Dayara
      premises on Manjinikara near here on Thursday, head
      of the Manjinikara Dayara and metropolitan of Syrian
      Jacobite cathedrals Benyamin Joseph Mor Osthathios
      said that Patriarch representative and Mount Lebanon
      Archbishop Theophilos George Sleeba would lead the
      72nd perunnal celebrations.

      The metropolitan said that to mark the beginning of
      the perunnal, Markose Mor Coorilos would hoist the
      Patriarch flag near the cross in the name of the
      Moran at Omallur Cross Junction at 6 a.m on February 7.

      Benyamin Mor Osthathios said that thousands of pilgrims,
      including hundreds from the US and European countries,
      would take part in the celebrations. Pilgrims from 600
      centres, including those from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata,
      Bangalore and Chennai, would participate in the

      Metropolitans Markose Mor Coorlios, Yuhonnon Mor
      Meelithios, Kuriakose Mor Diyaskorus, Mathews Mor
      Ivanios and Geevarghese Mor Athansios would deliver
      discourses on the perunnal days.

      Fr Yuhannon Plavilayil, Fr Elias Kozhiparampath,
      Fr Mathew P George, Fr Thomas Tharayil, Fr T G Jacob,
      Fr Jacob Thomas and Fr Geevarghese Natumuriyil would
      speak at the gospel meetings.

      As part of the perunnal, free clothes would be
      distributed to destitutes on February 11.

      On February 12, the pilgrims would be given a
      traditional reception at Omallur Cross Junction
      under the leadership of the Patriarch representative
      and the perunnal committee office-bearers at 4 p.m.

      Archbishop Theophilos George Sleeba would be the
      chief guest at the valedictory function of the
      pilgrimage at the Dayara. Irrigation Minister
      T M Jacob would inaugurate the meeting. Union
      Minister P C Thomas would deliver the keynote
      address. Catholicos Baselios Mar Thomas I would
      deliver the benedictory address.

      Francis George MP, K K Nair MLA, District Panchayat
      president Mathew Kulathunkal, District Collector
      Rabindra K Agarwal, Pathanamthitta municipal
      chairperson Ajeeba M Sahib, Chennerkara panchayat
      president P C Hari and Omallur panchayat president
      M K Vasu would offer felicitations.

      Holy Mass would be conducted under the leadership of
      Catholicos Baselios Mar Thomas I between 5.30 a.m. and
      8 a.m. on February 13 in the presence of Thomas Mor
      Thimothios and Kurikose Mor Severios.

      The 42nd commemoration perunnal of Mor Julius
      metropolitan would be celebrated on February 18.
      Programme committee general convener T. Thomas
      Vilavinal, Mathew Ramban and Fr Jacob Mammen
      Manapatt were present at the news conference.

      In Christ
      Issac K Joseph
      Mar Thoman Church
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