CLIFTON – NJ: The 107 Dukrono of Saint Gregorios of Parumala will be celebrated at St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Clifton NJ on Saturday, November 14, 2009. The parish is located at 1231 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ – 07013.
The Perunnal will begin with Holy Eucharist followed by Ceremonial Procession (Rassa), Public Function and then the feast. The Holy Relics of Parumala Thirumeni is also kept in the Church for veneration and this is the only parish named after the saint in the State of New Jersey. Clifton Mayor Hon’ble James Anzaldi will be the chief guest at the public meeting held thereafter.
The Chief celebrant of the Holy Eucharist will be Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovas, the Asst. Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese. Rev. Fr. Dr. C. C. Mathews, Rev. Fr. Dr. K. K. Kuriakose, Rev. Fr. Babu K. Mathews, Rev. Fr. Shibu Daniel and Rev. Fr. Sunny Joseph will be the co-celebrants on the occasion.
On Sunday November 1, the Perunnal flag was hoisted after the service marked the beginning of two weeks long Perunnal. Fr. Dr. T. P. Elias (India) and Fr. Shibu Daniel (Dover St. Thomas) will be the speakers at the annual convention on Nov. 7 and 13 respectively.
On Sunday November 15 with the Holy Eucharist and Kodiyirakkam (Lowering the flag ceremony) the Perunnal will be concluded.
Mathew Jacob serves as the General convener of the Perunnal. Jaison K. Jacob is the Trustee and Varghese P. Mathai is the secretary of the parish.
For more details contact the vicar Fr. Babu Varghese (Ph: 973-910-1594)
Nov. 06 – 2009 Friday
6.30pm: Evening Prayer & intercessory prayer
Nov. 07- 2009 Saturday
6.00pm: Evening Prayer
6.30pm: Choir by Alex K. Paul, Sabu Antony and St. Gregorios Choir
7.00pm: Convention speech: Rev. Fr. Dr. T. P. Elias (India)
Nov. 08-2009 Sunday
9.30am: Morning Prayer
10.30am: Holy Qurbana: Chief Celebrant -Rev. Fr. Dr. T. P. Elias
12.30pm: Anniversary – Spiritual Organizations
1.30pm: Food Festival, Game Stalls & Magic Show
4.00pm -5.00pm: Harvest Festival
Nov. 13 -2009 Friday
6.00pm: Evening Prayer
6.30pm: Choir by Alex K. Paul & Sabu Antony and St. Gregorios Choir
7.00pm: Convention speech: Rev. Fr. Shibu Daniel (Dover)
8.30pm: Rassa & Intercessory prayer
Nov. 14 -2009 Saturday (Main Perunnal Day)
8.30am: Morning Prayer
9.30am: Perunnal Qurbana
Chief Celebrant – Metropolitan H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos
11.30pm: Rassa & Intercessory Prayer
Choir: Alex K. Paul & Sabu Antony and St. Gregorios Choir
12.30pm: Public Meeting
Presided by: H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos
Chief Guest: Hon’ble James Anzaldi Mayor, Clifton
1.00pm: Nercha & Lunch