MUSCAT: Dr Mathews Mar Severius, Metropolitan of Kandanad West, will be the chief celebrant of this year’s Holy Week services to be held at St Stephens Orthodox church in Salalah (Oman).
Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the southern Omani province of Dhofar and is situated over 1,000 kms from Muscat, the capital.
Severius Metropolitan arrived from Kerala on March 24th and will be the chief celebrant for the Passion Week.
Metropolitan lad the congregation for the Vachanippu Perunnal on March 25 (Thursday) and will take part in the Palm Sunday Service, Pessaha service, feet washing service, Good Friday Service and also Holy Qurbana for the Holy Easter Service.
There will also be evening prayers and devotional address by the metropolitan.
After the Passion Week, Severius Metropolitan will fly to Muscat and deliver Holy Qurbana on April 9 for the First Sunday (Friday) at Muscat Gregorios Orthodox Church
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the Holy Week services in the Salalah church.
The Metropolitan will be in Salalah till April 14 and leave for Kerala the next day.
Metropolitan Dr Mathews Mar Severius was given a warm welcome upon arrival at the Salalah International Airport by Vicar Fr Saju Palachira, managing committee members and parishioners.