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St. Gregorios Philadelphia Won the Overall Ever Rolling Trophy

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NEW YORK: The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (Northeast American Diocese), Sunday School Talent Show and Competitions were held on October 24th, 2009 at Saunders High School, Yonkers, NY.

Diocesan Assistant Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp and presided over the function.

St. Gregorios Church Philadelphia won the overall ever rolling St. Gregorios Memorial trophy for highest points (Church Level).

Paul Jacob (St. Thomas PA) and Miss. Michelle Pothen (St. Mary’s Rockland) won the individual trophy (Mundukuzhy Achen Memorial Trophy) in the competition. All the Sunday school students who participated in the talent show and competitions were congratulated at the show.

Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios memorial cash awards were given to the first and second place holders of the 2009 centralized Examinations. St. Gregorios Queens Elmont, St. Stephens Long Island and St Gregorios Philadelphia sponsored this award.

Following Sunday School Students received the Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios memorial cash awards.

Paul Jacob (St. Thomas PA), Elizabeth Varghese (St. Gregorios Queens, Elmont, NY), Elijah Mathew (St. Stephens Bergenfield, NJ),Stacy Shaji(St. Mary’s Bronx);Sharon Shaji (St Gregorios New Hyde Park, NY),Jamie Gheevarghese (St. George’s-New Rochelle, NY),Joshua V Kurian (St. Mary’s Bronx, NY),Crystal Kuriakose(St. Mary’s Rockland, NY);Jaya Isaac (St. Baselios Elmont, NY) and Richi Thampan (St. George Staten Island, NY).

Leelamma Thomas (Former Secretary) and George Samuel (Centralized Examination Coordinator) were honored at the show for their dedicated service to the Sunday School.

Sunday School Director Fr. Dr. Raju Varghese led the talent competitions and talent show. Thomas Mathai, Mathai Chacko and Ann George served as coordinators for the program. Many Priests, deacons, Sunday school officials, and church officials attended the event.

Dr. Alice Vettichira (Regional Coordinator) welcomed the gathering. Benny Varghese (Sunday School Diocese Secretary) said the vote of thanks.

The Sunday School Children from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston areas presented very outstanding programs at the Talent Show.