NEW YORK: Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios consecrated and unveiled the shrine built in memory of the first Metropolitan of American Diocese and the founding father of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Queens, New York, Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios on June 27, 2010. The shrine includes vestments, staff and cross of the lamented Metropolitan.
The future Catholicos of the East also inaugurated the parish hall of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Queens. There was also the launching of a website dedicated to the memory of Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios: marmakarios.org. Metropolitan Mar Milithios expressed his overwhelming joy on the website.
The inaugurations were in connection with the consecration of renovated St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Queens, New York. Metropolitan of the Diocese of North East America Mathews Mar Barnabas, Metropolitan of Kandanad West Diocese Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Diocese of North East America Zachariah Mar Nicholovos and Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West America Alexios Mar Eusebius were present on the occasion.
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