Archive for January 30, 2009

Parish updates, January 25 – January 31, 2009

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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 OR Anoop Thomas at

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