RAS AL KHAIMA: St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Ras Al Khaimah hosted the third meeting of Gospel Meet-2011 (first meeting during the Apostles’ Lent) organized under the aegis of OCYM UAE Zonal committee in the Emirates on Friday, June 17, the first Friday of the Apostles’ Fasting, which also was marked as the Golden Friday on the Church Calendar.
OCYM members from St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai led the song session. Philip Mathew, Vice President, OCYM St. Dionysius Church, Al Ain made the devotional address basing Lamentations 5:21. Intercessory prayers were offered under the leadership of Fr. Manoj N Rajan, Vicar and OCYM Unit President of Ras Al Khaimah Orthodox Church.
The program began with songs and Bible reading from Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms. Jerry John, Unit Secretary, Ras Al Khaimah welcomed everyone to the meet. Fr. Manoj N Rajan, in his presiding address welcomed the initiative taken up by the OCYM UAE Zonal Committee to organize Gospel Meets during the holy fasts. Joju Mathew Philip, Unit Secretary, Fujairah proposed the vote of thanks for the Zonal committee. The one and a half hour long program concluded with candle light intercessory prayer service. Along with the Ras Al Khaimah parishioners, representatives from Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai units were also present.
Binu Chacko, Sunil David, Biju Thankachen, Jobin, Jibin, Swapna Binu, Jishy Binny, Wilcy Biju and Bincy Sunil led the singing session. Binu Thomas Varghese accompanied the singing on the keyboard and the choir was coordinated by Reju S John, Binny Mathew and Binu Zachariah.
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