16) Consecration

The General Body held on 13th June 2003, appointed a committee of 301 members for the consecration of the Church.

The Committee consisted of:
Chief Patron : H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Mathoma Mathews II
Patron : H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos
Vicar & President : Rev. Fr. Abraham Joseph
Vice President of Building Executive Committee.
Hon. Trustee
Hon. Secretary
Convenors of the following 16 Committees:

Koodasha Service
Cultural Program
Stage and Seating
Visual Program
Light and Sound
Publicity and Program
Health Support & Service

The first part of the consecration ceremony was conducted on 9th October at 5:30 pm by Late Lamented H.H. Moran Mar Baseliose Marhtoma Mathews II, the supreme Head of the Malankara Orhtodox Syrian Church assisted by LateLamented Stephanos Mar Theodosius, Metropolitan of Culcutta Diocese and H.G. Geevargehse Mar Coorlios Diocesan Metropolitan.

Consecretation of Theophilose Hall and Parsonage on 9th October 2003 at 7pm.

H.H. Moran Mar Baseliose Marthoma Mathews II (Consecration)

Our former Vicars Rev. Fr. Joseph Kalapurayil, Rev. Fr. Yaunan Mulamoottil,Rev. Fr. P.J.James,
Rev. Fr. Koshy Plamoottil, Rev. Fr. Mathew Abraham Kandathil and Rev. Fr. N.S. Varghese assisted in the consercration service.

Fr. Sam Kuttemperoor, Rev. Fr. Joji K. Joy, Rev. Fr. Mathew Thomas also assisted in the service.

The key the new Church Building was handed over, for the building executive committee, by VicePresident Mr. George Philip to H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II; His Holiness handed over the key to the Diocesan MetropolitanH.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, who then handed it over to our VicarRev. Fr. Abraham Joseph. The Vicar handed it over to the Hon. Trustee, Mr. Sajan Varghese.

H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius (Consecration)

The church honoured the following category of members by givingPonnada, on the first day of consecration ceremony, with the blessings ofH.H. Moran Baselios Marthoma Mathews II. H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius andH.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose:

1. Members who have completed 25 years.
2. All ex-office bearers
3. Convenors of building Executive Committee.
4. Construction coordinator, Interior design Joint Convener and BuildingExecutive Committee Secretary.
5. Former members who attended upon invitation.

Second part of the consecration ceremony was held on 10th October with Holy Qurbana. After the Holy Qurbana, the following former Vicars who werepresent on the occasion were honored with Ponnada.

H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius
Rev. Fr. Joseph Kalapurayil
Rev. Fr. Yaunan Mulamoottil
Rev. Fr. P J James
Rev. Fr. Koshy Plamottil
Rev. Fr. Mathew Abraham Kandathil
Rev. Fr. N S Varghese

Deocesan Metropolitan H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilose handing over the Key toTrustee Mr. Sajan Varghese.

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