‘Divya Bodhanam’ Jubilee Sangamam at Parumala Seminary on October 24

Written By: on Oct 21st, 2009 and filed under Church News, News.

PARUMALA: “Divya Bodhanam,” the theological program for training the laity of the Malankara Orthodox Church will celebrate its Silver Jubilee on October 24, 2009 at Parumala Seminary.

In the first session at 9.35am Fr. Dr. O. Thomas will be the main speaker and Metropolitan Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros will moderate the seminar.

At 10.30am in a brief function the releasing of the ‘Divya Bodhanam Directory’ will take place. Prof. Varghese Mathew will introduce the directory to the audience. Metropolitan Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascor0s will release the directory. ‘Divya Bodhini’ will be released by Metropolitan Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius. Roshini Varghese will introduce the book to the audience.

In the second session at 11.15 am Swami Muni Narayana Prasad will be the main speaker. Metropolitan Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius will be the moderator.

At 2pm the public meeting will be inaugurated by the Catholicose Baselios Marthoma Didymos I. Metropolitan Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascor0s will preside over the function. Metropolitan Philipose mar Chrisostum of Marthoma Church will the guest speaker on the occasion.

Special awards will be given to Fr. T. J. Joshua and Fr. C. C. Cherian in recognition to their services rendered to “Divya Bodhanam” program since its inception. Fr. Dr. K. M. George will present the report.

Fr. T. J. Joshua will welcome the gathering. Fr. Jiju John will propose vote of thanks.

This unique program was founded in 1984 by H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews I the then Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan by the initiative of Late Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan the then Principal of the Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam with the help of Fr. C.C. Cherian as its coordinator.

Currently Fr. T. J. Joshua is the director of this program. Fr. Dr. K. M. George serves as the President and Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurien as its Vice President. Fr. C. C. Cherian is the current Joint Director.

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