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Syrian Christian Association - October 25, 2008

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  • Chev. Thomas Daniel
    Syrian Christian Association - October 25, 2008 Kochi, October 24, 2008: At the forthcoming Jacobite Syrian Christian Association meet at Kothamangalam on
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      Syrian Christian Association - October 25, 2008

      Kochi, October 24, 2008: At the forthcoming 'Jacobite Syrian
      Christian Association' meet at Kothamangalam on 25th of this month,
      His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the prince Patriarch & the
      Supreme head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch & all
      the East, who is also the Chief Patron of the Association, will
      preside. The arrangements for the Malankara Association has already
      been started.

      The Program committee is presently in the process of chalking out the
      schedules and other details of the 4th Apostolic Visit of the Holy
      father. As per the latest information, His Holiness will arrive at
      Kochi International Airport (Nedumbasserry) at 9.20 AM on October
      17th and will be received to the Church headquarters at Puthencuriz
      near Kochi, by His Beatitude the Catholicos, the regional head of the
      Syriac Church of India, the Metropolitans and other office bearers
      of the Church.

      On October 19th at 4 pm, His Holiness will inaugurate the grand
      public function to be held at the Marine Drive grounds in Kochi,
      marking the end of the year-long Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee
      celebrations of His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I. Eminent
      personalities from different walks of life are expected to
      participate in that function.

      On October 22, a special meeting of the Managing Committee and
      Working Committee will be convened at the Patriarchal centre, the
      Church headquarters in Puthencuriz, under the president ship of His
      Holiness.

      On October 23, His Holiness will offer prayers at the tomb of his
      predecessor, Saint Ignatius Elias III at the Mor Ignatius Dayro,
      Manjinikkara. Later the Holy father will visit the St. Mary's
      Cathedral in Pathanamthitta, which is the main church of the
      Thumpamon diocese. From here His Holiness will proceed to Kavumbagam
      near Thiruvalla to consecrate a new Syrian Orthodox Church there.

      October 24th 2008 will be an important day for the Jacobite Syrian
      Orthodox Christians when the Patriarch is expected to formally
      announce the beatification of Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil,
      the former Malankara Metropolitan and head of the Malankara Syrian
      Church. The declaration will be held at the Panampady St. Mary's
      Church near Kottayam, where the late Metropolitan is entombed.
      Another major program of His Holiness for the day is the consecration
      of the newly built Church of the Syrian Orthodox Christians at
      Puthuppally. His Holiness will also visit the 200 year-old
      Attamangalam Church at Kumarakom on the same day. The evening will be
      spend at the famous Marian Pilgrim Centre, the St. Mary's Cathedral,
      Manarcaud. This will be the third visit of His Holiness to this
      parish which has been declared a Cathedral by the holy father in
      2004. Way back in 1982, it was in this 1000 year-old church that the
      Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I consecrated the Holy Moroon, which was
      His Holiness' first Moroon consecration in India and the third Moroon
      consecration ceremony ever held by any Church head in the Indian
      soil.

      The very next day on October 25, the Holy father will visit the 'Mor
      Athanasius College' at Kothamangalam which is one of the oldest
      higher education centers of the Church and also the St. Gregorios
      Dental College at Chelad near Kothamangalam.

      On October 26, His Holiness will participate in the combined meeting
      of all the spiritual organizations of the Church at the Church
      headquarters in Puthencuriz and will also visit the sacred tomb of
      late lamented Catholicos of the East, Aboon Mor Baselios Paulos II
      at Malecuriz Dayro.

      During this Apostolic visit, His Holiness will also conduct the
      Moroon consecration of the St. Athanasius Cathedral at Puthencuriz.
      On October 27th, the holy father will return.

      Program details from Mangalam daily:
      http://mangalam.com/index.php?page=detail&nid=80861

      For more details, visit Apostolic-Visit website:
      http://www.syrianchurch.org/AV2008/index.htm

      http://www.PatriarchofAntioch.org
      http://www.SyrianChurch.org
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