Poet and novelist Jeet Thayil became the first Indian on Friday to win the DSC South Asian Literature prize, now on its third edition. Jeet’s “Narcopolis” was shortlisted from six names to bag the Rs 26.89 lakh ($50,000) DSC prize.
On 21 January 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia and with the delegation of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Diocese of Ahmedabad, has come out with a four-pronged resolution for Nineveh Fast or the lent of Repentance which is being observed from January 21-23, 2013. Dr Mar Yulios has called upon all faithful members of Ahmedabad Diocese to observe the lent rigorously
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,
Jini Mathew (58), mother of Fr. Mathew T. Mathew (Shaun) had passed away on Sunday January 13th at Detroit .The funeral was held on Wednesday, January 16th at Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester, MI after the Holy Qurbana and funeral services at St. Thomas Orthodox Church.
Sabha Managing Committee Member Fr. V.V Behanan was elevated to the Cor - episcopate in a ceremony at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Kunnakkurudy of Ankamaly Diocese. Diocesan Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Polycarpose was the chief celebrant at the ceremony.
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
The thirtieth day commemoration of LL Mathews Mar Barnabas was celebrated by all of the Orthodox churches in Dallas at St. Mary’s Orthodox valiyapalli, Farmers Branch on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Kuriakose Mar Clemis, theMetropolitan of Thumpamon diocese, was the chief celebrant
St George Orthodox Church, Nashik had conducted a Kidney Disease Detection Camp, on Sunday, January 13, 2013 after the Holy Qurbana. The medical camp was led by Dr. Urmila Anandh, a well-known Nephrologist of Asia, from Kolila Ben Hospital, Mumbai.