HOUSTON: ‘He is worthy, he is worthy, he is worthy’ shouted the faithful members and clergies representing every parish of the diocese in response to the “Oxios” call by the Catholicos Elect Paulose Mar Milithios. Mar Milithios was leading the enthronement service of Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West America on May 22, 2010 at St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Houston.
Paulose Mar Milithios (Catholicos Elect) led the holy service along with Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, secretary to the Holy Episcopal Synod and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Diocese of North East America. Morning Prayer started at 7.30 followed by Holy Qurbana and Enthronement Service at 8.30.
A public meeting was arranged immediately after the Enthronement Service at 11. Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan presided over the meeting. The newly elected diocesan Secretary, Rev. Fr. Thampan Varghese, emphasized on the historic significance of the event in his welcome speech. Congressman Al Green presented the Congressional Acknowledgement to Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius. Metropolitan Dr Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Priest Trustee Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konattu, Lay Trustee M.G. George Muthoot, Rev. K. B. Kuruvilla (ICECH), Managing Committee Member Dn. George Poovathur and Stafford City Mayor Pro Term Ken Mathew graciously felicitated on the occasion.
Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius of South West America expressed his gratitude to every family of the diocese for their prayer and support in making the event a blessed one. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to all the clergy, diocesan assembly and council members, MGOCSM, Martha Mariam Vanitha Samajam and to all volunteers, who worked diligently to ensure that the event was held successfully. Dr. Zachariah Thomas moved vote of thanks and the meeting concluded with benediction and festive lunch.
News sent in: Manoj Mathew ( PRO – SouthWest Diocese of America)