OCYM to hand over charity fund for Eluru Mission
Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim delivers presidential address;
Play back singer K G Markose is chief guest
BENGALURU: If its nativity time, can the Bengaluru Orthodox church choristers be left behind. Bengaluru Dicoese OCYM & MGOCSM presents its second edition of ‘Zamar 2011’ (Hebrew word meaning to worship god with instruments and voice). A Christmas carol singing competition to be held on December 11, Sunday. St Baselios Church, Marthahalli, is hosting the musical extravaganza at Christ University campus.
Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Bengaluru Dicoesan Metropolitan, will deliver the presidential address while Fr Saji Daniel, Vice President, OCYM & MGOCSM will give the welcome address.
The highlight will be the presence of noted play back singer K J Markose who as chief guest will deliver the inaugural address. The Bengaluru Orthodox Choir will also sing Christmas carols on the occasion.
In keeping with the occasion of sharing and giving, the OCYM & MGOCSM will be handing over a charity fund to the Eluru Mission (AP), a charity project of the Diocese. In June last, a charity month was held at church level and a substantial amount of money raised through breakfast sales and donations.
Winners of the singing contest will be awarded the annual K O Koshy Memorial Rolling Trophy and stand to take home a cash prize of Rs 5,000. The runners up will benefit from Rs 3,000.
Vicars of all Bengaluru parishes are expected to take part in the five-hour long programme.
Eluru Mission in Andhra Pradesh was established in 2004 under the aegis of Dr Yacob Mar Irenaios, with the purpose of spreading spiritual footprints and social activities of the Orthodox church across the state.
In July, Dr Mar Seraphim inaugurated two tailoring schools in the villages of Chattaparru and YSR colony in Venkatapuram of Eluru town during his visit. The school will provide tailoring classes for the underprivileged women freely. Efforts to set up a candle making unit and computer classes are also being planned in future.