A delegation of representatives of seven Indian Orthodox Churches in the UAE met Emirates Red Crescent officials in Dubai and handed over Dhs115,000 worth of goods. The community donation for the UAE Compassion Tarahamu campaign included blankets, foodstuffs and warm clothes.
Fr Mathew Mathew, Vicar, of St Mary's Orthodox Parish, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen, has received exemplary praise from Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios. Metropolitan Mar Yulios has in a decree expressed his indebtedness and grateful to Fr Mathew for his sincere and sacrificial service to the
Jeena Jessy Kunjumon from Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka, by securing the third rank in the SSFC examination (2012-2013) from OSSAE – Outside Kerala Region. Jeena however emerged as the top rank holder from Ahmedabad Diocese and among churches in the Gulf region.
Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has began his maiden Episcopal visit to Republic of Yemen. The visit is scheduled from February 5 to February 9, 2013. Dr Mar Yulios will be hosted at the St Mary’s Orthodox Church of Sana’a in Yemen which is included as
Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka conducted its 23rd session of Orthodox Vacation Bible School (OVBS) from December 26, 2012 to January 3, 2013. The classes were held under the guidance of Dn Anish Koickalethu Sam from Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam,
St George Church Orthodox, Sohar which holds the food and harvest festival on an annual basis has decided to hold it this year too. The 2013 Food and Harvest Festival will be held at the Sports Complex, Sohar on February 7, Thursday evening.
‘Prophet of Love’ Late Lamented Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (1918-2012) had placed Indian Orthodox community on the global stage due to his simple life and missionary zeal. To commemorate his memory and vision, Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) is hosting the first-ever inter-church rolling trophy elocution competition
OCYM unit of the St George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi celebrated the 360th anniversary of the great Koonan Cross Oath, the first reported independence movement against colonization, by a symbolic enactment of the Koonan Cross Oath on January 4, 2013 at the Cathedral premises.
St.Mary's Bahrain organised the first one day seminar on the subject " The Koonan Kurishu Oath and the Orthodox Christians -The context ,relevance and the significance " on December 21, 2012
Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka OCYM has released the 2013 calender with icons or themes featuring the Moronoya perunnals or feasts for every two months. The calendar was released by Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios, Metropolitan of UK-Europe and Africa Diocese, during Parish Day, on November 2.