Orthodox Church after the disaster -file photo[/caption]
Churches, synagogues, temples and other houses of worship are in general excluded from receiving grants after natural disasters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) and in cooperation with OrthPhoto.net the I.A.O. is organizing a photo contest. Aim of the contest is to present the diversity and beauty of the celebration of Easter, the most important feast in Orthodox Church and show how the great feast of Pascha is celebrated
Dr Zacharia Mar Aprem, Diocese Metropolitan of Adoor, will represent Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church at the 3-day conference on Asia Conference of Muslim Christian Religious Leaders in Jakarta, Indonesia from February 26-28, 2013.
A retreat was conducted for the priests from Ahmedabad Diocese at the Mar Gregorios Valliyapally, Baroda on February 14, 2013. Pullikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Diocese Metropolitan, led the retreat and prayers along with Fr Blesson Varghese from Nagpur Seminary.
84th birthday of Fr. Dr. T. J. Joshua was celebrated on Wednesday February 13 at 2.30 pm in the Smriti Auditorium under the auspices of the Orthodox Theological Seminary Kottayam and Christhiya Sahithya Samithi (CSS, Thirruvalla)
Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan was given a rousing reception by the Parishes in and around Korea. Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Mar Dionysius at St. George Chirmiri, attended by members from Bishrampur, Baikuntpur, Manendragarh, Bijuri & Rajnagar Congregations and as well as members of Marthoma Church.
Anniversary celebrations of st. gregorios sunday school & congregation, Riyadh was conducted on 8 February 2013 Friday. After the service, the program commenced with the prayer song by sunday school students.
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.
UAE Zonal committee of OCYM is organizing pilgrimage to St. Dionysius Orthodox church in Al Ain, on Friday, March 1, 2013 to attend the 79th memorial feast of Vattasseril Thirumeni. The pilgrims will be received Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios,
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