KOTTAYAM: The 77th annual remembrance of Malankara Sabhabhasuran and former Malankara Metropolitan St. Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius is to take place at Old Seminary Chapel, Kottayam on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22 and 23, 2011.
A procession of exceptional devotion will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd after evening prayers from St. Mary’s Cheriyapalli, Kottayam to the Old Seminary Chapel, where the Saint has been entombed.
Catholicos Emeritus Mar Baselios Marthoma Didymus I and the Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II will be the lead celebrants for the Holy Trimass on Wednesday, February 23rd to mark the remembrance of the Saint, who has been the Pontiffs’ predecessor. Wednesday’s services will begin at 8.00 am. There will be festive procession after the Holy Qurbana as well.
The Supreme Head of Malankara Church issued a bull reminding all the faithful to attend the feast of the Saint. The bull also exhorts the clergy to organize processions and motorcades from respective Churches to make the festivities a big success.
Since the feast comes immediately after sessions of the Holy Episcopal Synod, all Metropolitans of the Church are to attend the celebrations.