BANGALORE: St George Orthodox Church, Indiranagar was proclaimed as Georgian Pilgrim Centre on Sunday March 7 by Metropolitan Abraham Mar Epiphanios,as per the holy edict of the Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Didiymus I, Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church.
The edict was proclaimed after the Holy Trimass. The edict also elucidates grounds for the elevation through this decree. The congregation heartily welcomed this decree and praised the Lord for the patron saint St George for the favours.
In his message at the public function held thereafter, Metropolitan reiterated that irrespective of religion, it is important to know that God understands your need when you approach God in prayer. When one is close to God, he understands your every need without having to express it.
Sri N A Harris, MLA, Shantinagar, Bangalore, C M Philipose Cor Episcopa Remban, Fr Jacob Mathew, Fr Shiju, Fr Saji Daniel, Col. K C George, Fr V P Idichandy, Thomas Tharakan and Dr. Lalitha Oommen spoke on the occasion.
Sri Harris articulated on the Bishops’ quote of Jesus Christ’s teaching “Love Thy Neighbour” and advocated to expand its horizon across communities by treating each other as human beings and being patriotic in the service of our nation. Sri Harris spoke in English, then in Malayalam and then translated some of the points highlighted by the Bishop in Kannada for the benefit of the Kannada speaking community in the audience.
Sri Harris was accompanied by many social workers & trustees of temples, mosques, churches of various denominations from all over Bangalore. All were welcomed by presenting bouquets to each one by the small children from the church sunday school.
Cor Episcopos Philipose Remban in his presidential address reminded that all of the struggles in the establishment of the new church and was ecstatic of the elevation of the church he commandeered to build.
Prayers will be held in front of the Cross Tower every Wednesday evening” informed Fr Saji Daniel, the vicar.