The year 2012 is a blessed year for the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, as it is the year for the centenary celebration commemorating the establishment of the Catholicate in India. It is a rare opportunity and blessing for all the members of the Church to partake in this milestone.
The Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church conducted the centenary celebration on September 09, 2012 under the leadership and guidance of His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, the Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese. The program was held at 5:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901.
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan was the Chief Guest for this occasion, along with presence of other Hierarchs, Clergies of the Orthodox Church community and other political leaders.
The St.Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary was invited to the program and it was a blessing for the Dean of the seminary, V.Rev. Fr. Alexander Atty to attend the event.
Written by: Seminarian Shinto David