Catholicate Day Celebration at St.Mary's Jackson Heights
Catholicate Day (Church Day) was celebrated at the St. Mary's Orthodox Church of
Jackson Heights, New York on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
His Grace, Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of the Mumbai Diocese celebrated the Divine Liturgy. After Holy Qurbana, a meeting presided by His Grace was held. Very Rev. T. M. Zachariah Chor Episcopos, Rev. Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob, Professor at the Ethiopian Orthodox Seminary in Addis Ababa, and Rev. Fr. John Thomas, Vicar of the parish, spoke on the merits of the Catholicate, especially in upholding and maintaining the Orthodox Christian faith in India. The parish secretary, Mr. Kuruvilla Korah offered the pledge of affirmation. The parish treasurer, Mr. Biju Varghese, Biji Varghese, and Shilpa Tharian offered leadership in programs by the Sunday School children. The meeting concluded with the singing of the Catholicate Anthem.
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