NEW DELHI: “Submit ourselves to unconditionally to Jesus Christ for the healing of leprosy in our body-mind and spirit”, said Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese and Co-President of Church Mission Society.
The Metropolitan was speaking after visiting the Mother Teresa Leprosy Home, New Delhi on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
The Malankara Church celebrates the second Sunday of the great Lent as ‘Leprosy Sunday’ and the lectionary reads from St. Luke’s Gospel, where the leper was healed through the miraculous act of Jesus Christ.
Metropolitan Mar Dionysius celebrated Holy Qurbana at St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. As part of the parish’s charity activities the vicar Fr. Jaise K. George and members along with the Metropolitan paid a visit to the Mother Teresa Leprosy Home. Food and sweets were also distributed to the inmates as a token of the love of Jesus Christ towards the suffering. The Metropolitan applauded the service of the sisters at the Leprosy Home and also offered prayers for the institution.
The vicar and youth movement office bearers made all necessary arrangements for the day’s event.
News sent in: Sheena Jacob