His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, primate of the diocese of Australia and New Zealand passed away on September 22, 2012, in Sydney Australia. Archbishop Baliozian passed away suddenly of a heart attack. His Eminence was 66 years old. Archbishop Aghan Baliozian was a great friend
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicose of the East and Indian Orthodox (Malankara) Metropolitan, begins a three-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman from September 27-29.
The Catholicate Centenary Celebrations in Ghaziabd St.Thomas Orthodox Church will be held on Sunday,16 September 2012 after the Holy Qurbana. A public meeting will also be held under the leadership of the Vicar, Rev.Fr.Saji Yohannan.
Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios, Diocese Metropolitan of UK-Europe and Africa, has appointed Mrs Elizabeth Joy as the new Deputy Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Spiritual Organisations at the UK regional Level of the UK-Europe and Africa Diocese of Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church.
Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has installed St George Orthodox Church in Sohar on the World Wide Web and also launched the logo for the charity organization called Kanivu (meaning compassion in action).
Fr Geevarghese Kouchuparambil (Ramban) has unveiled the logo for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME). Also present at the unveiling ceremony were Fr Joji George Koickalethu, Vicar, Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edvaka,
September 9 to 16th, Dr Mar Yulios will be leading the Holy Eucharist at the St Stephen’s Orthodox Church and chief guest at a symposium on the 1960th anniversary of the Malankara Church and Centenary of the establishment of the Catholicate in India.
SOHAR, Sultanate of Oman: Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has begun a near-month-long Episcopal visit to the Sultanate of Oman from September 3-29. The visit will see the Metropolitan undertaking visits to three Orthodox parishes namely the Sohar St George Orthodox Church, Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha
St Thomas Orthodox Congregation in Mthatha, South Africa, celebrated the Catholicate Centenary on 18 Aug 2012. Dr George Thomas, The Managing Committee Member delivered the centenary speech. V Mammen, M Thomas and Binoy Abraham spoke on the occasion.
St.John’s Indian Orthodox of Delaware Valley, Drexel Hill, PA has finally a church building of its own and added one more own facility to Northeast American diocese. The settlement of the new facility was completed on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.