OCYM units in the UAE celebrated the 360th anniversary of this historic Koonan Cross Oath with a gathering of thousands at the zonal level on April 5, 2013 at the St. Gregorios Orthodox church in Sharjah. Metropolitan of the Idukki diocese Mathews Mar Theodosius inaugurated the function.
Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, has completed a successful two-week visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
Dr Mar Diascoros was the chief celebrant for the Holy Week Programme for 2013
OCYM Dubai unit had celebrated Easter by joining the members of the Sonapur area prayer group on March 31, 2013. Mathews Mar Theodosius, the metropolitan of the Idukki diocese was the guest of honor for the event. Fr. T.J. Johnson, the vicar of St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, presided over
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Religious leaders, scholars, social workers, women and youths from different faiths and walks of life will come together to take part in a national seminar on "Interfaith and Religious Harmony for Peace and Development," on April 11, Thursday, at Ahmedabad.
St. Thomas Orthodox Congregation of at Mokopane, South Africa had celebrated Easter. Cor-Episcopos Dr Mathew Vaidyan was the chief celebrant on the occasion. Fr Josie John is the officiating priest of that congregation.
OCYM units in the UAE will commemorate the 360th anniversary of the historic Coonan Cross Oath through which Malankara Christian community in Kerala declared their independence from the yoke of foreign powers with a gathering at the zonal level in Sharjah at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2013
Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, will undertake a three-day maiden Episcopal visit to Salalah and Sohar on April 4, 5 and 6. The Metropolitan will be visiting the St Stephen’s Orthodox Church in Salalah
MUSCAT: Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, and chief celebrant for the Holy Week Program led the Holy Easter service at St Thomas Church in Muscat on March 30, Saturday. Dr Mar Diascoros in his Easter message called upon the massive faithful who had gathered at the Church to
Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, performed the ritual of feet washing (Kalukazhukal Susrusha) at the St Thomas Church, on March 28, 2013, Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.The Metropolitan also washed and kissed the feet of the Sunday School children