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Dr Mar Yulios US, Canada visit to focus on inter-religious dialogue

CHICAGO, Illinois: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios embarks on a month-long visit to United States and Canada from May 24.

The visit will be the second this year coming in after four months since his previous visit in March this year. The previous visit covered Houston, Texas, Chicago and New York where the Metropolitan delivered lectures, seminars and was the chief celebrant and guest for the NE American Diocesan Catholicate Centenary celebrations at the New York Orthodox Church.

During the present visit, Dr Mar Yulios will reach Chicago on Friday and lead a baptism and also a funeral service at the St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park, Illinois. Oak Park is the favourite spot for the Metropolitan since it was here His Grace had served as a Vicar.

On May 26, His Grace moves to St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Detroit, for the service of the Festival of Pentecost. The visit also conducts Holy Eucharist, classes for various spiritual, religious organizations, conduct seminars and promote inter-religious dialogue.

The present visit will also see the Metropolitan visiting Canada for the first time after his ordination as a Bishop. His Grace will visit St Gregorios Church and St Gregorios congregation, which are two different places of worship. St Gregorios Orthodox Church of Toronto is part of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios is expected to return back to Diocesan HQ by July 1st.