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Episcopal Election 2010 : Flagpole Rally to Sasthamkotta on February 12

SASTHAMKOTTA: The Flagpole Rally to mark the beginning of the Malankara Syrian Christian Association will commence from Thiruvithamkodu Church near Thiruvananthapuram. St. Thomas, the Apostle founded seven and half Churches in India and Thiruvithamkodu Church is famed as the half Church. Metropolitan of the Thiruvananthapuram Diocese, Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, Fr. Baby Thomas and I.C. Cherian will lead the rally. The rally will pass through Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kundara, Kallada to reach Mount Horeb Ashram.

The ceremonial Flag Rally commences from Mattanchery on the same day itself under the auspiciousness of Kochi Diocese. Mattanchery is the place where the Coonan Cross Oath took place. Metropolitan of the Kochi Diocese Dr. Yakob Mar Ireaneios will lead the flag rally.

Association Torch Rally will begin from Parumala Seminary under the auspiciousness of Mavelikara Diocese. Metropolitan of the Mavelikara Diocese Paulose Mar Pachomios and Fr. Abey Philip will lead the torch rally to Sasthamkotta.

The Catholicose Elect Paulose Mar Milithios had installed the Tent Pole for the Malankara Association back on February 2nd.

Sabha Managing Committee will hold a special meeting on February 16 to evaluate the arrangements for the Malankara Syrian Christian Association, which is to be held on February 17 at at Mount Horeb Ashram, Sasthamkotta.

The main agenda of the Malankara Association is to elect 7 priests to the episcopate to fill the vacancies of various dioceses. From among the official panel containing 11 Episcopal Candidates the Malankara Association through voting will find out the new Episcopas.