CHICAGO: A rousing reception was given with garlands and overwhelming enthusiasm to two of the new Metropolitans of Malankara Church, Dr. Geevarghese Mar Julios and Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, at the O’Hare International Airport, Chicago on Friday, May 28, 2010. Fr. Dr. M.K. Thomas, Fr. V.M. Shibu and Fr. Aby Chacko, the Managing Committee Members of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park along with a huge multitude of faithful were present at the Airport.
After the reception the Metropolitans were led to the St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park, where they led the litany.
In the evening Metropolitan Mar Julios and Metropolitan Mar Seraphim set out to Milwaukee to attend the three day Family Conference organized by the parish. Both the Metropolitans were assistant vicars at the St. Gregorios Church, Oak Park.
The Metropolitans will return to St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park on Monday May 31st in the evening. The Sunday School children, members of St. Mary’s Women’s League and members various spiritual organizations will extend a candle welcome to the Metropolitans along with vicar Fr. Dr. M.K. Thomas and Fr. V.M. Shibu.
Various Cultural, Spiritual, Political and Social leaders will attend the public meeting thereafter. Vicar Fr. Dr. M.K. Thomas, Assistant Vicar, Fr. V.M. Shibu, Treasurer, Varghese John, Secretary, Joson Jacob, and General Convener George Panicker are spearheading various committees for the success of the event.
For more details;
Fr. Dr. M.K. Thomas : 708 848 4120
Fr. V.M. Shibu : 773 443 1973
Varghese John : 630 484 6672
Joson Jacob : 847 682 1970
George Panicker : 847 401 7771