PAMPADY: Sufferings will purify us, said the Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Didymus I. The Pontiff was inaugurating the 79th National Annual Meeting of the Marth Mariam Women’s League at Mar Kuriakose Dayara, Pampady on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010.
It is a blessing to undergo suffering in this world, for Jesus said that the ones suffer will be pacified. Women shall be capable to overcome obstacles in life through prayer and strong dependence upon the divine, said the Catholicos.
President of the League Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilos presided over the meeting.
Metropolitan of Mumbai Geevarghese Mar Coorilos made the sermon of blessings. Christians have to ready themselves to undergo all sufferings and pains that God gives us knowingly, said the Metropolitan. Problems need to be faced boldly and brevity, he carried on.
Fr. John Sankarathil, the Vice President of the League and Fr. Isaac P. David, Member of Managing Committee, Secretary of the League Accamma Paul, Fr. John Chirathalattu, Diocesan Vice President, Sr. Juliana and Sosamma Mathen spoke on the occasion.
About 1500 members are attending the meeting from all over India. The meeting will end on Thursday, May 20.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 the Meeting will welcome and felicitate the newly consecrated Metropolitans. The Catholicos Elect will preside over the meeting and the Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly Oommen Chandy will deliver the key note address.