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Orthodox Church to Organize ‘Nazrani Meet’ at Marine Drive, Kochi

KOCHI: Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church declared that it will organize ‘Nazrani Meet’ at Marine Drive, Kochi on Sunday, April 10, 2011, which is marked also as ‘Catholicate Day-2011’.

The meet is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bible Translation into Malayalam. Former President of Indian Union Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be the guest of honor.

The meet will accord a befitting reception to the 91st Catholicos of the East Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II. This will be the official reception proffered to the Supreme Head of Malankara Church and all Metropolitans, priests and a very large number of faithful are to participate therein.

Kayamkulam Philipose Remban, who was the chief architect behind the Bible translation into Malayalam, and the founder of modern priest education system at Malankara, Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius I, who has also been Malankara Metropolitan, will be remembered at the meeting.

A committee was formed for the good conduct and success of the event. Senior Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasios will be the President of the committee. Malankara Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph will serve as the General Convener. Metropolitans, priests and Church Managing Committee members will serve at various sub committees.