KOTTAYAM: The 76th remembrance feast of ‘Malankara Sabha Bhasuran’ St. Dionysius of Vattasseril will be celebrated at the Old Seminary Chapel on Sunday, February 27th.
Vattasseril Mar Dionysius remembrance meeting will be held at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam on Sunday, February 21th at 3.00 pm. Baselius Marthoma Didymos I will inaugurate the meeting. Catholicose Elect Paulose Mar Milithios will preside over the meeting. Mr. Alexander Jacob IPS will deliver the lecture.
Flag hoisting towards the feast will be on Sunday after the Holy Qurbana at the Old Seminary Chapel. Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese Geevarghese Mar Coorilose is to hoist the flag.
On Tuesday, February 23rd the Catholicose Elect Paulose Mar Milithiose will inaugurate the Mar Dionesius Memorial Convention. Metropolitan of South West American Diocese Alexios Mar Eusebius will be the speaker. On Wednesday, February 24th, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Madras Dr. Youhanon Mar Dioscoros will speak. On Thurday, February 25th, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Calcutta Dr. Joseph Mar Dionesisus will be the main speaker.
On Friday, February 26th, at 6.30 pm Fr. Kurian Daniel will speak. Evening prayer will be held at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cheriya Palli, Kottayam and procession will begin from there to the tomb of the Saint. Processions from various places will converge at Old Seminary Chapel at 8.30 pm.
On Saturday, February 27th, the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan along with all Metropolitans will celebrate Holy Moonninmel Qurbana.
The 2nd remembrance of the first Metropolitan of American Diocese Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios will be celebrated at the Old Seminary Chapel on the same day itself. Dr. Makarios’ remembrance will be celebrated all over America as well as Canada also.