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Grand Reception to The Metropolitans on Their Birthday

NEW YORK: The Members of the Diocesan Council  and the Sabha Managing Committee members of the North East American Diocese met at the Family Conference Center,  decided to felicitate the Diocesan Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas on his 85th birthday on August 9, 2009 .  Mar Nicholovos also will be felicitated at this function since his 50th birthday falls on the same week.

Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebios, the Diocesan Metropolitan of the Southwest American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church will preside over the function at Glen Oaks School (P.S. 266) Auditorium at 5:15 P.M. Evening prayer will start at 5:30 P.M.

Sunday School Teachers were advised to bring the Sunday School children and to line them up at the premises of the school before 5.15p.m to receive the Metropolitans to the stage. “If they bring the Sunday School flags, it must be appreciated” said Fr.John Thomas Alummoottil, the diocesan secretary in a press release.

“It was our desire to open the Diocesan Center on Metropolitan’s Birthday. The contributions from members and parishes will be very much appreciated” the diocesan secretary added.

For more information contact Fr.John Thomas Alummoottil (Diocesan Secretary) at 516 996 4887