MUSCAT:The Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church Muscat celebrated the 15-day feast of Ascension of St Mary on August 14 evening with a Holy Mooninmel Qurbana (Tri Mass).
It was led by Rev Fr James Geevarghese, Vicar, MGOC and tri-mass performed by Rev Fr Gee Varghese K K Nallila, Rev Fr John K Varghese and Rev Fr Mathew Philip, from the Sneha Sandesham group.
The tri-mass held at the St Thomas Church was attended by hundreds of faithful. It was followed by a neercha velambu, prepared under the patronage of the church’s Martha Mariam Samajam members.
Earlier, the Sneha Sandesham Convention (Vachana Sishrusha) and family conference organised by Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (MGOCYM) as part of Lent and Assumption of St Mary ended on a highly successful note on August 13 evening.
The Sneha Sandesham Convention was held from August 6 to 13th on all days after evening prayers . Also part of the convention were Gana Sishrusha, samarpan, prayer for youth and children and inspiring speeches.
The highlight of the Vachana Sishrusha was the family conference on the theme “Kingdom of God is within the Family” on August 13, Friday at 6.30 pm. There were also variety entertainment programme and family counselling sessions by reputed counseller Brother Aji Varghese.
Sneha Sandesam, the Department of Mobile Mission of Indian Orthodox Church Mission Board toured Muscat with a six member troupe consisting of its convenor Fr Gee Varghese K K Nallila, Fr C C Kuriakose, Fr John K Varghese, Fr Mathew Philip, Brother Aji Varghese and Brother C V Jose Edavattom (orchestration leader). They have now left to UAE churches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to hold family conference and convention.