LONDON: An emotional farewell was given to Fr. Abraham Thomas, the vicar of the St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, London on July 5 by the parishioners and friends. The Holy Liturgy on the day was celebrated by Fr. Abraham Thomas along with co-celebrants Fr. George Joseph, Fr.Mathew Abraham and Fr. Varghese Kaleekal.
The farewell ceremony began with a melodious song by the Sunday School children who were also celebrating the final day of their annual OVBS. Parishioners representing the Sunday School, Youth, Altar Assistants, St. Mary’s League and elderly spoke on the occasion.
A commendation letter of the Diocesan Bishop Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios, read by Dn. Sujit Thomas, expressed indescribable gratification for Fr. Abraham Thomas’ work in the parishes in UK.
Fr. Abraham Thomas reached Kerala earlier this week to join the faculty of Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam.