HOUSTON: The first Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of South West America will be held at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas from May 20-22, 2010.
On May 22nd the diocese will conduct the Sunthroneeso (Enthronement Service) of its Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius. Catholicos Elect Paulose Mar Milithios will be the chief celebrant on the occasion. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, the Secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod will be a special guest of the diocese at the ceremony.
The Assembly will begin with evening prayer followed by Clergy Business Meeting on Thursday May 20, 2010. The Diocesan General Assembly will be held on May 21, where the election of its first diocesan council will be conducted. The Council will be with Diocesan Secretary, two priests and four laymen. A Diocesan Auditor will also be elected by the Assembly at the time of election.
A committee is constituted for the success of the event with Fr. P.M. Cherian as the General Convener. Clergies are to lead various sub-committees for the smooth functioning of the program and as follows. Geevarghis Aroopala Chor-Episcopa as Finance Committee Chairman, Fr. Mammen Mathew as Reception Committee Chairman, Fr. Dr. V.C. Varghese as Program Committee Chairman, Fr. John Kunnathusserril as Election Procedures and Registration Committee Chairman, Fr. Thampan Varghese as Food Committee Chairman, Dn. George Poovathur as Invitation Committee Chairman, Fr. Rajesh John as Liturgy & Worship Committee Chairman and Fr. Dr. C.O. Vargis as Publicity Committee Chairman.
“There will a meeting of the parish Managing Committee members and Leaders of all Spiritual Organizations in the South Region (Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) on Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 AM at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Houston to finalize and expand the sub‐committee” informed Manoj Mathew, the P.R.O of the diocese to IOH.