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. Elias.

His Holiness will be participating in all the events connected with the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Ettu Nombu) and 40th Anniversary Celebrations.

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