With special prayers and worship, Indian Orthodox Christians across the globe are gearing up to celebrate Easter Sunday. Special worship services began on palm Sunday, known as Lord Jesus Christ's glorious entry in to Jerusalem.
Alexios Mar Eusebius, the Metropolitan of Southwest diocese of America will conduct the Holy week services at St. Gregorios Orthodox church, Houston. During the holy week there will be evening prayers on all days at 6:30 PM followed by a message by the Metropolitan.
Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas, will lead Holy Week Services at St. Thomas Orthodox Church of Dover, New Jersey from March 27 to April 4, 2010. Program Lazarus Saturday, March 27 Evening Prayer - Devotional Message Palm Sunday, March 28 9AM HQ and Blessing of Palm Leaves
Assistant Metropolitan of Northeast American diocese will conduct the passion week services at Damascus St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church MD from Hossanna to Easter. March 28 Sunday - Hossanna services at 9.00am April 1 Thursday - Pessaha services at 9.00am - Feat Washing ceremony at 6.30pm
P. S. Joy Kureekattil, Kizhavalloor, Pathanamthitta passed away on March 23, 2010 due to a heart attack. He was 73. His son Fr. Alex Joy is the vicar of St. George Orthodox Church, Staten Island, New York.
Mor Severius Moses Gurgan the Primate of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Europe, whom the malankara Orthodox Church had consecrated as a Metrolopoitan in 2007 has consecrated Ramban Fr. Varghese Mattathil as Metropolitan Mor Bartholomaos Joseph at St Gabriel Syrian Orthodox
Dn. Abi Chacko was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at his home parish, St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church of West Sayville, New York.The ordination services were be led by the diocesan Metropolitans Mathews Mar Barnabas, and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.
The annual Clergy retreat of the Northeast American Diocese was held on March 13, 2010 at St. George Malankara Orthodox Church of Staten Island. Metropolitans Mathews Mar Barnabas and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos presided over the sessions.
The annual diocesan clergy retreat of the North East American Diocese will be held on Saturday March 13, 2009 at St. George Orthodox Church Staten Island. Metropolitans Mathews Mar Barnabas and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos will lead the retreat. Fr. Philip C. Abraham will deliver the retrat message.
Dn. Paul Cherian, will be ordained to Priesthood on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at his home parish, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of India, Bronx, New York by Metropolitans Mathews Mar Barnabas and Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.