His Holiness Baselios Paulose II, the Catholicos, Arrives in NY
The Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Holiness
Baselios Paulose II arrived in New York on Wednesday, September 5. His
Holiness is making his second Apostolic visit to the United States in
conjunction with the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of St. Mary's Orthodox Church 360 Bedford Park Boulevard Bronx, New York.
His Holiness was received by the Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios, Parish
Vicar, Rev. Fr. A. K. Cherian and a large number of clergy and faithful. His
Holiness was given a grand reception at St. Mary's Orthodox Church Bronx, NY followed by the evening prayers. His Holiness congratulated the
church and Vicar for their dedicated faithful service to the Church as
a whole. His Holiness stated that St. Mary's Orthodox Church continues
to maintain the discipline, faith and tradition of the Church under
the dynamic leadership of the Vicar, Rev. Fr. A. K. Cherian. Also present
on the occasion were His Grace Dr. Youhanon Mar Demetrios who led the
evening devotional message, His Grace Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaeus and Rev Fr. Dr. T.P.
His Holiness will be participating in all the events connected with
the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Ettu Nombu) and 40th Anniversary
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