Fujairah: The consecration of the new site of St. Gregorios Orthodox Congregation Dibba will be held on Friday 13 April 2012 at 6.00 Pm. The ceremony will be preceded by evening prayer on Friday at 6.00 Pm at the new building at Dibba industrial area.
Dr. Abraham Mar seraphim, the Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese will be the chief-celebrant on the occasion. Vicars of other UAE Churches, members & families of UAE orthodox churches and well wishers will also participate in the ceremony.
Dibba Congregation attached to Fujairah St. Gregorios Orthodox Church was started in 1982 with seven families has almost 25 families at present. Since 1982, Holy Qurbana was celebrated in Dibba in a house once in a month. It was a long cherished dream of a number of orthodox believers residing in Dibba to have a place of worship of their own to accommodate the growing generation of the church. That dream is coming true with upcoming building modified as a congregation. Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim inspected the building during his Maiden visit to Dibba during the month of January 2012 and expressed his deep interest to modify as a congregation. Saji Cheriyan, member of Fujairah church agreed to provide required funds for modifying the building into a congregation and he fulfilled his promise.
Fr. Jacob Thomas is the current vicar under whose leadership the construction of the congregation has been completed within two months.
Joe Mon Mathai (Trustee), P. K. Koshy Vaidyan (Secretary), L. Johnykutty (Auditor), Revi Mathews, Dr. George Philip, P. K. Thomas Vaidyan, Mathai John, Sam Philip, P. John, Mr. C. John Raju, K. Joseph Varghese, Elizabeth George and Regina Johnykutty are the current managing committee members of the congregation.
Report by: Dr. K. C. Cheriyan, Sabha Managing Committee Member