KOTTAYAM: Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Catholicate Day Collection 2010 gathered Rs 3.17 crores, said the Malankara Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph, while presenting the budget for the year 2011-2012 the Church.
St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai came first from the Outside India Region and St. Peters and St. Pauls Orthodox Church, Kolenchery came first within India.
M.G. George Muthoott, the Lay Trustee of the Malankara Church, was the individual, who contributed maximum with Rs. 22 lakhs to the Catholicate Day Collections.
Aid to farmers suffering through natural disasters and health insurance for those, who are below poverty line were the two important projects from the new budget.
Funds have been allocated for 1960th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Church in India and centenary of the establishment of Catholicate in India in the budget for the year 2012.
A family is expected to donate ‘one day’s income’ to the Catholicate day collection.