ABU DHABI: Metropolitan Dr. Yakob Mar Irenious, the President of Order of Servants of Cross, inaugurated the Alwariz Mar Julius Metropolitan Scholarship distribution by handing it over to the Cathedral Trustee on November 2, 2012 after the Holy Qurbana (Feast Day of St. Gregorious of Parumala).
Nineteen applicants of Brahamawar Diocese who were academically brilliant were selected for the Scholarship. The Application forms were invited from all the parishes of the Diocese and were shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria setup for the project.
Alwariz Mar Julius Metropolitan Scholarship Project was initiated in the Blessed memory of Late Lamented Archbishop of India (for the diocesan area of outside Kerala of the Malankara Orthodox Church) and Ceylon who had started the Brahmawar Mission at Karnataka in 1888. It holds great importance especially when the Holy Church is celebrating the 90th Memorial Feast of Alwariz Mar Julius Thirumeni, The Centenary of the Catholicate establishment and the 1960th Anniversary of the Holy Church in India. The project was earlier launched by His Holiness the Catholicos on 27th April 2012.
OCYM – Alwariz Julius Scholarship project is aimed at the educational empowerment of the academically brilliant students of Brahmawar Diocese. The Brahmawar Diocese includes Districts of Kannore, Kasargode, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, along with the Konkani speaking Orthodox Community of Dakshina Kannada, Uduppi, Chikkamangalore and State of Goa who had bestowed their allegiance to LL Alvariz Mar Julius Metropolitan and had accepted and inherited the rich spirit of Orthodoxy, about 100 years ago, during the times of Parumala thirumeni .
“The good will of the members of St. George Cathedral, Abu Dhabi who had voluntarily and wholeheartedly supported the cause, which enabled us to serve the Church through the Scholarship Project” said the office bearers of OCYM unit of the Cathedral.
News Reported by: George Mathew