2012 Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos and 40th Anniversary Celebrations at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bronxs, NY on September 2, 2012 to September 9, 2012
The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos and 40th Anniversary Celebrations of St. Mary's Orthodox Church 360 Bedford Park Boulevard Bronx, New York will be held from Sunday, September 2, 2012 to Sunday, September 9, 2012.
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara
Metropolitan will be the Chief Celebrant assisted by His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, His Grace Dr. Yakob
Mar Irenaeus, His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios, His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Aprem, Rev. Fr. Dr. T. P. Elias, Dr.
Alexander Karackal and other distinguished Religious and Political Leaders.
The week long celebrations will begin on Sunday, September 2 with Morning Prayers at 8:30 am,
followed by the Re-Dedication of the renovated Church Building, Holy Mooninmel Qurbano and
Intercessory Prayers led by the Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.
Monday, September 2 Holy Qurbano, Meditation and Evening Devotional will be led by Adoor-
Kadampanad Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Dr. Zachariah Mar Aprem, Assistant to the Catholicos.
His Holiness, the Catholicos will arrive in New York on Wednesday, September 5 and will be received
by Diocesan Metropolitan and Vicar, Rev. Fr. A. K. Cherian and welcomed at the Church with Reception and
Friday evening, invited Dignitaries and St. Mary’s Church Orthodox Church Members only Reception will
be held in honor of His Holiness, the Catholicos, where Sister Church Heads and Political Leaders will
felicitate the head of the Orthodox Church followed by Banquet.
Saturday, September 8, on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Morning Prayers will begin at 9:00
am followed by Holy Mooninmel Qurbano, in the presence of His Holiness, the Catholicos, led by New
Delhi Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios, assisted by Rev. Fr. M. K. Kuriakose and Rev. Fr. John Thomas. Following Holy Qurbano and lunch, the 40th Anniversary Celebrations public meeting will
begin at 1:30 pm. Following the public meeting, evening prayers will be held and the evening devotional
message will be delivered by His Holiness, the Catholicos.
Sunday, September 9, Morning prayers will begin at 8:30 followed by Holy Mooninmel Qurbano
Celebrated by His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, assisted by Cochi Diocese Metropolitan, His Grace
Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaeus and His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios. Following the Intercessory Prayers, a
public meeting will be held to commemorate the Centenary of the Catholicate and the speakers will
include His Holiness, the Catholicos, His Grace Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaeus, His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios, Rev. Fr.
Dr. T. P. Elias, Dr. Alexander Karackal and Mr. K.T. Idiculla. Church Secretary, Mr. Jacob Malathu will give
the vote of thanks and the week long celebrations will conclude with benediction and lunch.
We cordially invite all the faithful to attend and be blessed on this occasion.
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