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Mar Yulios Arrives in Muscat for Holy Week

MUSCAT : Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has arrived in Muscat from Kerala after attending the maiden meeting of the new Malankara Sabha Managing Committee at Pazhaya Seminary, Kottayam.

The Metropolitan was received at the Muscat International Airport on Wednesday night by Fr James Geevarghese, the outgoing Vicar of Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Fr Binu Thomas John, Asst. Vicar, trustee, co-trustee, secretary managing committee members among others.

New incoming Vicar Fr Joji George also arrived from Ahmedabad to take his charge as the new Vicar of Muscat Maha Edavaka from April 1, 2012.

Both Dr Mar Yulios and Fr Joji George were extended a warm welcome upon their arrival.

Dr Mar Yulios will the chief celebrant for the Holy Week programme at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka for 2012. The Metropolitan will also lead the Catholicate Day Celebrations and preside over the function for the farewell of outgoing Vicar Fr James Geevarghese and reception to incoming Vicar Fr Joji George.

Dr Mar Yulios will also visit Sohar St George Orthodox Church, Nizwa congregation, and Salalah’s St Stephen’s Orthodox Church.