NEW YORK: The annual Talent Show of the North Eastern Region of the American Diocesan Sunday Schools was conducted on Saturday, November 12, 2005. This colorful event took place at the Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York.
The Diocesan Metropolitan His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas inaugurated the event. The performances of students from about 23 parishes have captured the minds and eyes of the audience. Young angels dancing like butterflies, aspiring stars singing like they are trying to penetrate into the hearts of the listeners, a skit that brings the history of our church closer to our hearts, all these created a heavenly atmosphere there. Regional talent competitions that involved all the first and second place winners from the area level competitions were conducted at the school prior to the beginning of talent show. The winners of those competitions were awarded with trophies and certificates at the end of the talent show. The rolling trophy for the Sunday school that has scored most points in different competitions was awarded to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Jackson Heights, New York.
Diocesan Sunday School Director Fr. Dr. Raju Varghese led the competitions and talent show programs. Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas presented a plaque to Chacko Koikkaleth in recognition to his services as the talent show coordinator for seven years. Thomas Mathai of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church will be the coordinator for next year.
Mini Oommen welcomed the gathering. Leelamma Thomas delivered the vote of thanks.