Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Chief Celebrant at Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka, for Holy Week

Written By: on Mar 26th, 2012 and filed under Gulf, News.


MUSCAT: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios will be the chief celebrant for the Holy Week programme at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka for 2012.

Dr Mar Yulios will be in Muscat as host of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka on a three-week visit to the Sultanate of Oman from March 28. The Metropolitan will also lead the Catholicate Day Celebrations and preside over the function for the farewell of outgoing Vicar Rev Fr James Geevarghese and reception to incoming Vicar Rev Fr Joji George.

Dr Mar Yulios will also visit Sohar St George Orthodox Church, Nizwa congregation, and Salalah’s St Stephen’s Orthodox Church. Orthodox churches in the Sultanate of Oman come under Ahmedabad Diocese.

The complete programme schedule is:

March 28

10.30 pm
Arrival at Muscat International Airport by Jet Airways

March 30

8.45 am
Morning Prayer at MGOME Chapel
9.30 am
Holy Qurbana by Dr Mar Yulios at St Thomas Church
11.15 am
Catholicate Day Celebrations, Farewell to outgoing vicar and reception to incoming vicar, followed by lunch.
8 pm
Holy Qurbana. Chief celebrant at Sohar St George Orthodox Church

March 31

7 pm
Evening Prayer and PALM SUNDAY SERVICE at St Thomas Church.

April 1

7.30 pm
Evening Prayer & Devotional Address at MGOME Chapel

April 2

7.30 pm
Evening Prayer & Devotional Address at MGOME Chapel

April 3

7.30 pm
Evening Prayer & Devotional Address at MGOME Chapel

April 4

6 pm
Hoosoyo
7 pm
PESSAHA SERVICE at St Thomas Church

April 5

6.15 pm
Evening Prayer & FEET WASHING SERVICE at St Thomas Church by Dr Mar Yulios

April 6

8 am-10 am
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE at MGOME Chapel
10.30 am to 4.30 pm
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE continues at St Thomas Church
7.30 pm
Evening Prayer at St Thomas Church

April 7

9.30 am
Holy Qurbana on Holy Saturday
7 pm
HOLY EASTER SERVICE at St Thomas Church

April 8

Visits Nizwa congregation.

April 11, 12, 13

Visit to Salalah. Chief celebrant at St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Salalah

April 13

Arrival in Muscat. Presides over MGOCYM valedictory celebrations.

April 14

Departure for Kerala.

Rev Fr James Geevarghese, Vicar, has in a note, requested that Holy confession will not be held during the Holy Week. All members are also requested to bring Pessaha appam for Pessaha service.

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