SAN FRANCISCO: Consecration of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, San Francisco will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Metropolitan of the South West American Diocese Alexios Mar Eusebius will be the chief celebrant.
“St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, San Francisco has planned a red carpet welcome to the new Metropolitan of the newly eructed South West American Diocese, who arrives here for the first time and especially for the consecration”, said the vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Fr. Joseph Kalappurayil.
Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius will preside over the public meeting on June 12th at 6.00 pm. Indian Consul General Sushmitha Ganguly Thomas will be the chief guest. City Police Deputy Chief Gloria Lopez, Fr. Theodore and Fr. Stevens from the Cyber Monk Russian monastery, Rev. K.A. Abraham of the Marthoma Parish and Fr. Kurien of the Catholic Parish will speak at the occasion.
Consecration services will begin at 8.00 pm on Saturday.
Morning prayers will begin at 9.00 am on Sunday, June 13, 2010, which will be followed by the Holy Qurbana. Metropolitan Mar Eusebius will be the chief celebrant.
Colorful events after the Holy Qurbana will add flavor to the celebrations. A grand refreshment party is planned at 5.00 on Sunday evening to wrap up consecration celebrations.
Jackson Mathew is the convener of program committee.