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Parish updates, January 25 – January 31, 2009

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Parish Updates

1. Thanks to all the volunteers for coming out on Saturday and preparing the church for His Grace’s visit.

2. Metropolitan of the American Diocese, His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas, blessed the new altar and conducted Holy Liturgy on Sunday, 25 January 2009. Mr. Chris Mathew, 3rd year seminarian student of St. Tikhons, also visited our parish.

3. Holy Qurbana will be in Malayalam language on this Sunday, Feb 1, 2009.

4. Sunday School Review – catchup sessions will held after Holy Qurbana on Sunday, February 1, 2009.

5. Sunday School Midterm Exams will be moved to February 8, 2009 after the Holy Liturgy.

Church Days

January 26

· Memory of His Grace Paulose Mar Athanios

· 3rd Memory of His Holiness Baselious Marthoma Mathews II

Feb 2- Feb 4: Three day fast: Nineveh Fast (Jonah)

Thanks to Mr. Joykutty Detroit for providing the Orthodox Sabha Panchamgam.

Diocese Events

1. MGOCSM Winter Show in Philadelphia at the St. Thomas (Unrah) – has been rescheduled for 7 February 2009.

Please contact Mr. Lijo John for tickets and information.

2. North Jersey & Rockland MGOCSM will host a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at 1231 Van Houten Ave,
Clifton, NJ.

3. The Annual Family & Youth Conference will be held on July 15 to July 18,2009. For more information, visit the Web site.

4. Missions Trip – MGOCSM wants you to serve on the Missions Trip for Summer 2009. You must be 18 and over to participate. For more information, please contact Asha at asha.thomas@gmail.com OR Anoop Thomas at anoopmthomas@gmail.com.

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His Grace Dr. Philipose Mar Eusebius Metropolitan of Thumpamon diocese

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment

With sadness, we report that His Grace Dr. Philipose Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of Thumpamon diocese, has passed away.

As we struggle to console one another, we sincerely ask that everyone unite in prayer and ask that God grant comfort to His humble servant and have mercy upon his soul.

Visit the American Diocese site for more information

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Parish Updates – 17 January to 24 January, 2009

January 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Grateful praise to God for the amazing grace shown to the passengers of the plane that landed in the Hudson River.

On 20th January, a new leader will take the helm of this nation. Let us pray for the healing of this nation. May God grant wisdom to our President and to his team as they leads us.

Parish Updates

1. Due to the construction work in the Sanctuary, the Holy Liturgy will take place in the Upper Hall on Sunday (18 January 2009).

2. Volunteers are asked to come to Church on Saturday, 17 January, 2009, to clean.

3. Sunday School Midterm Exams will be moved to February 8, 2009 after the Holy Liturgy.

Church Day

Jan 18

Feast of St. Antony, 2nd Sunday after Danaha (Baptism of Christ)

Thanks to Mr. Joykutty Detroit for providing the Orthodox Sabha Panchamgam.

Diocese Events

1. MGOCSM Winter Show in Philadelphia at the St. Thomas (Unrah) – has been rescheduled for 7 February 2009.

Please contact Mr. Lijo John for tickets and information.

2. The Annual Family & Youth Conference will be held on July 15 to July 18,2009. For more information, visit the Web site.

3. Missions Trip – MGOCSM wants you to serve on the Missions Trip for Summer 2009. You must be 18 and over to participate.

For more information, please contact Asha at asha.thomas@gmail.com OR Anoop Thomas at anoopmthomas@gmail.com.

If you have any other prayer requests, please email stmary_si@yahoogroups.com.

If anyone is not receiving these emails of our parish, please send email to stmary_si@yahoogroups.com, so we can add them to the list.

— St. Mary’s Staten Island, NY

“Worship, Service, Fellowship, and Study”

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