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
Indian Union honored K. Babu for his meritorious services for the Indian Border Security Force. K. Babu is at present serving as the private secretary to the Director General, BSF at New Delhi. Union Minister P. Chidambaram conferred the medal to K. Babu at a special event that took place
Malayala Manorama, the leading Malayalam daily, reports that there is a move within the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church to consecrate Bishop Mor Severios Moses Gurgan as the new patriarch. At present, Bishop Mor Severios Gurgan is at the helm of the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church.
Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan made the stand of Orthodox Church clear on the recent bishop consecration at New Delhi through Bull No 300/2010, issued from the Catholicate Palace Kottayam on June 19, Saturday.
Episcopal Synod Secretary of the JOSC, Metropolitan Joseph Mar Gregorios said that anyone, who is a member of the JOSC, but accepts any ecclesiastical position at any other Church, will be banned from the JOSC. This statement gathers attention in the context that a
Dr Abraham Mar Ephiphanios, Assistant Metropolitan, Bangalore Diocese, has remarked that if he was asked which of the Diocese was performing better, he would point to the Bangalore Diocese as the best.As Assistant Head of the Bangalore Diocese, Dr Ephiphanios Metropolitan was addressing the church gathering