Dubai: Celebrating the continuity of Nazrani agrarian past with a modern touch, the St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in Dubai is all set to celebrate the church harvest festival on Friday, January 20 from 6 p.m. onwards.
A wide range of food stalls and a naadan thattukada will showcase the best of home cooked Syrian Christian cuisine and North and South Indian dishes to appeal to all who attend the harvest fiesta. Exhibition stalls including a naadan roadside stall and book stalls within the church premises will attract the attention of the spectators with the eye catching displays of their wares. A special area will be set up with games and contests for children.
Eminent social and cultural personalities will be the main speakers in the general meeting that will begin at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a cultural program with songs by idea star singer contestants, Comedy skits, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom and a singari melam for the grand finale.
Harvest Festival will be held under the leadership of the vicar Fr. T.J. Johnson, assistant vicar Fr. Biju Daniel. General convener Babu Varghese and general convener P.G. Mathew.
The Harvest Festival is a timely reminder to all Christians of all the good things God gives them.
The theme for this year’s harvest festival will be the renaissance of an agricultural culture and cultivating a spirit of sharing and generosity.
News sent in: Manoj Thomas