Abune Mathias, Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, is elected as the new Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on February 28, 2013. He has been serving as archbishop of the church in Jerusalem and has lived abroad for more than 30 years.
The inauguration of the newly built Administrative Block and Guest House of Calcutta Diocese will be held on 28 Feb. 2013 at 5 p.m by the Diocesan Metropolitan Dr.Joseph Mar Dionysius.
6th Patriarchal election candidates as Archbishop Abune Mattias of Jerusalem, Archbishop Abune Elsa of North Gondar, Abune Hizkias, Archbishop of Kaffa, Sheka, Bench and Maji, and General Secretary of the Holy Synod, Abune Mattewos of Wolaita and Dowaro and Abune Yosef of Bale.
Bulgaria's Orthodox Church on Sunday elected metropolitan Neophyte of the northern city of Ruse as its new leader after Patriarch Maxim died last November aged 98 after leading the church for over 40 years.
On February 24, 2013, St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, London had celebrated the fifth memorial feast of LL Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios , the first Metropolitan of the Diocese of UK-Europe and Africa. Fr. George Joy, the vicar had unveiled the plaque with Mar Makarios' name on it
Mar Osthathios Smruthi, a Zonal Level Elocution Competition for Ever Rolling Trophy, in memory of Sabharatnam Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, was organized under the aegis of St. Gregorios Orthodox Christian Youth Movement, Jebel Ali, UAE.
Dr Mar Seraphim had appointed Fr Cyril as a full time Student Chaplain priest for the Student Ministry of Bengaluru Diocese from June 2012. The appointment vide Kalpana No 64/2012 dated June 17, 2012, is in tune with Dr Mar Seraphim’s report submitted to the Holy Episcopal Synod
The Students Ministry under Bengaluru Diocese received a major boost with the successful hosting of a one-day conference titled the Pravaasi Students Conference called 'Manna 2013' on January 26, Saturday, at St George College at Banasawadi
OCYM unit of Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka, successfully conducted a blood donation camp on February 15, Friday. The camp was held in close coordination with the Ministry of Health. Earlier, Vicar Fr. Joji George inaugurated the camp by personally donating blood on the occasion. About 100 youths
Bhilai: The Dedication Ceremony for the Teacher trainees was organized with cultural extravaganza at St. Thomas College. The Manager Bishop Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius was the Guest of Honor. Fr. Geevarghese Ramban, Administrator of the College, and Fr. Joshi Varghese, Secretary, St. Thomas Mission, were also present to bless the