AL BURAIMI, Sultanate of Oman: Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has blessed Fr C S Mathew, and Souvenir Committee members and those of the St Mary’s Orthodox Congregation, Al Buraimi in the Sultanate on completing a decade in its witness as an integral part of the Malankara Orthodox Church.
Fr C S Mathew presently serves as Vicar of the St George Orthodox Church, Sohar.
In a Kalpana dated July 16, 2012 and issued from Devalokam Aramana, Dr Mar Yulios recalls that the congregation was started as a prayer group of Al Ain (UAE) parish and on March 19, 2010 was elevated to a congregation of Orthodox Church, under the patronage of St George Orthodox Parish, Sohar, by Geevarghese Mar Coorilose.
Dr Mar Yulios also extends his congratulations and gratitude to Mar Coorilose, other bishops of Orthodox Church who have visited and encouraged the Congregation. Praise is also extended for all the priests who have selflessly served the parish and the members of the parish for their earnest efforts and prayers who are the reason behind the growth of the congregation.
The Metropolitan who celebrated the Holy Eucharist during his first visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2010, has also extended his best wishes to the congregation and also prays that the congregation flourish further to be elevated as a full-fledged parish of the Church.
“May God bless each and every one of this congregation in all their righteous endures and give them thirty, sixty and hundred fold in abundance for their efforts,” Dr Mar Yulios notes.
St Mary’s Orthodox Congregation in Al Buraimi in the Sultanate of Oman falls under the Ahmedabad Diocese of which Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios is the Metropolitan Head.