GANDHIDHAM : St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Gandhidham will be celebrating the valedictory of its Golden Jubilee celebrations on November 27, Sunday, at Andrews Cricket Ground, near Orthodox Church, Gandhidham at 5.30pm.
From a humble beginning, the Church has completed 50 years of its presence in the port city of Gandhidham in desert region of Kutch. Today, it has around 88 families with scope of increasing this number.
Preceding the Golden Jubilee celebrations will be a three-day convention of the church from November 24 onwards. On the first day, Fr Idiculla Daniel, Ex-vicar of St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, will the main speaker. For the next two days, Mathews Mar Theodosius and Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios will deliver their messages on the occasion.
On November 27 after the Holy Eucharist and Love Feast there will be a public function in which Thomas Mar Athanasios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Chengannur, Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan, Diocese of Mumbai, Mathews Mar Theodosius, Metropolitan, Diocese of Idukki, Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Ahmedabad along with other dignitaries will grace the function.
The Collector of Bhuj, Chairman of Gandhidham Municipality, priests from various sister churches, ex-members, ex-vicars and well-wishers will attend the function. There will be cultural programme followed by musical programme in which renowned playback singer Wilson Piravom and Group from Kerala will regale the audience.
Fr Thomas Jose, Vicar, aong with the managing committee and members have extended an invitation to all to attend the function and bless the event.
For more details conct : Fr Thomas Jose (Mobile: +91-97259 75256, +91-98254 97112 +91-2836-231488)