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Southwest American Diocese Inaugurated


HOUSTON: This Saturday hundreds of faithful gathered together at the University of Houston, Texas to inaugurate the newly formed Diocese.

Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Alexios Mar Eusebius, the first Metropolitan of the Southwest American Diocese along with Mathews Mar Barnabas of North East American diocese, Dr. Mathews Mar Severios of Kandanadu diocese and secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod, over twenty priests, deacons and seminarians of the newly formed Diocese.

The Diocesan Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, Mathews Mar Barnabas, presided over the inauguration ceremonies. Cardinal Dinero of the Roman Catholic Church, Mrs. Anita Perry, the First Lady of the State of Texas, Mayor Bill White, honorable mayor of the City of Houston, Sanjeev Arora, Consul General of India in Houston, and various other guests from the Orthodox Churches and political dignitaries were present to witness this historic event.