Harmony 2010, the Eastern Family Conference of the Diocese of South West America begins on Friday, July 9th, 2010 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, Florida (7851 54th Avenue North, St Petersburg, FL). The conference will span for three days, Friday through Sunday.
St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church of Cleveland conducted the first Orthodox Vacation Bible School in Ohio on June 25th, 26th & 27th under the leadership of Vicar Fr.John.K.Vaidyan and Sunday School Headmistress Julie Raju.
“Millions of poor do not celebrate their birthdays and do not even know when they are born. They also know not the very purpose of their existence in this world and let us spare a thought for such less privileged,” said Bishop Yuhanon Mar Meletius, Metropolitan, Diocese of Thrissur.
‘Human becomes spiritual only when the human relationship with God reaches to the level of experience’, acclaimed Metropolitan Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius of the Calcutta Diocese. The Metropolitan was addressing the faithful gathered at the St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Philadelphia
The UK, Europe & Africa Diocesan Family Conference 2010 will be held at the Marriott School, Stevenage,Herts, UK, SG2 0AN from August 27 to 29, 2010. The 3 day Family Conference will be inaugurated by Dr. Mathew Mar Thimothos, the Diocesan Metropolitan. Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurien, Vice Principal of Orthodox
Consecration of newly renovated St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Staten Island, New York took place on Friday and Saturday, June 18-19, 2010. Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios was the chief celebrant at the consecration services.Metropolitan of the North East American Diocese Mathews Mar Barnabas,
Fr. Varghese Varghese, General Secretary of MGOCSM has informed that MGOCSM Units shall be organized with the cooperation of seniors at parish and institutional levels. Memberships can be distributed to students from high school level onwards.
Metropolitan Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim while inaugurating the “MGM Counselling Centre” on June 26 in Banaswadi, Bangalore. The metropolitan was also felicitated on his maiden visit to Bangalore after his recent consecration as a Bishop of the Malankara Orthodox in May.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will pay an official visit to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on 27-29 June. In his first travel to Moscow as WCC general secretary, Tveit will meet with Patriarch
atholocos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Didymus I appointed Fr. Varghese Varghese Meenadom as the General Secretary of the oldest Orthodox student movement of the world, namely, Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Students Movement, MGOCSM. Fr. Varhgese Varghese hails from