PHILADELPHIA: Rev. Dn. Paul Cherian (MGOCSM General Secretary, American Diocese) and Ms. Sibyl Thomas (St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park, IL) have been selected as delegates from the Malankara Orthodox Church to represent its youth at the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) that will be held at Porto Alegre, Brazil from February 14-23, 2006.
Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Coorilose , Fr. Dr. K.M. George, Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurien, and Dr. Alexander Karackal will also represent the Malankara Orthodox Church.
George Thumpayil and Varghese Pothanicad will represent the media, orthodoxherald.com. Today, at a brief meeting that was held at Philadelphia St. Thomas Orthodox Church, these two media persons were given a warm send off by the Board of trustees of BMM Creations, Inc and the friends of IOH. Fr. M .K.Kuriakose, Vicar of St. Thomas Orthodox Church Philadelphia presided over the meeting. Malayalee Sangamam Chief Editor Reji George, Associate editor Sunny Anapparackal, Malayalam Vartha Chief Editor Abraham Mathew, Daniel Yohannan, John Panicker, Reji Jacob, Biju John, John P. Eapen, Ninan Mathai, Philip Varghese, and Susan Samuel have felicitated Pothanicad and Thumpayil for their representing the readers of IOH around the world.
In their replies, Varghese Pothanicad and George Thumpayil applauded the Malayalam news media in USA (Pathram, Malayalee Sangamam and Malayalam Vartha) for giving extensive coverage on WCC 9th Assembly that will be held at Brazil.
Fr. Shebaly, President BMM Creations, Inc welcomed the gathering and Trustee Mathew George said the vote of thanks. A lunch was hosted by BMM Creations, Inc honoring Varghese Pothanicad and George Thumpayil