SALALAH, Sultanate of Oman: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has begun a week-long Episcopal visit to Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate.
During his hectic week-long visit from September 9 to 16th, Dr Mar Yulios will be leading the Holy Eucharist at the St Stephen’s Orthodox Church and chief guest at a symposium on the 1960th anniversary of the Malankara Church and Centenary of the establishment of the Catholicate in India. The Metropolitan will also lead various area prayer meetings in Salalah city, meet with spiritual organizations and lead a symposium on the Catholicate Centenary. A prayer meeting has also been arranged in the industrial area in Salalah.
Earlier, upon arrival at the Salalah International Airport on Sunday afternoon from Muscat, Dr Mar Yulios was received by Fr Isaac Thomas, Vicar of St Stephen’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Salalah, members of the managing committee and parishioners. Dr Mar Yulios had earlier completed a week-long visit to Sohar St George Orthodox Church.
The schedule in Salalah:
Sept 9: Arrival in Salalah from Muscat
Sept 10, 11, 12: Area prayer meetings in Awqad, Salalah, Thamrait and other areas.
Sept 13, 7.30 pm: Meeting with various spiritual organizations like MGOCSM, OCYM, Sunday School, Martha Mariam Samajam
Sept 14: Holy Eucharist (7.30 am) and Symposium on Catholicate Centenary (10 am)
8 pm: Prayer Meeting at Al Sanaiya Industrial Area
Sept 15, 7 pm: Leads the Holy Eucharist
Sept 16: Returns to Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka