St.Gregorios Church & Mission Centre Inaugurated

posted 30 Nov 2010, 06:42 by C S Paul   [ updated 7 Jan 2011, 08:15 ]
The Festival of St. Gregorios of Parumala and the Inauguration of the Mission Centre and Church at Hosur was held on the 27 th. and 28 th. November.

The "Chendamelam" by a troupe from Kerala, followed by the flag hoisting and bursting of fire crackers marked the beginning of the Festival.

Apart from all members of our church,well-wishers and friends from churches of other denominations in Hosur also participated in the evening prayers led by Jacob Achen.

His Grace Thomas Mar Themothios arrived at 7.45 AM on the 28th. morning and was received by the church members.

Soon after the Morning Prayer, the Church Dedication Service was held. Thirumeni dedicated the main Altar to the name of St.Gregorios, the smaller Altar on the left to the name of St. Mary, and the Altar on the Right to the name of St. Geevarghese Sahada.

This was followed by the Holy Trimas in which His Grace Thomas Mar Themothios was the Chief Celebrant. The other priests were Rev. Fr. Jacob and Rev. Fr. Joymon. The Holy Qurbanawas attended by well wishers from Bangalore churches.

The Public Meeting held at 11.45 AM was attended by a large number of people belonging to other faiths. The help and strong support by members of the Hosur Kairali Samajam for organising the meeting needs special mention.

Mr. V. Arun Roy IAS -The District Collector, Mr. K.Gopinath - Hosur MLA, Mr. S.A. Sathya - Chairman Hosur Municipality, Mr. .S. Madeshwaran - Vice Chairman, Hosur Municipality, Mr. T.John - MLC and Ex Minister Karnataka, Rev. Fr. Arul Das - Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church Hosur were some of the dignitaries present.

Rev.Fr. M.U. Paulose, The vicar of the St.Gregorios Jacobite Syrian orthodox Church, Hosur and Administrator of Mission Centres at Anagalapura, Bhemanakuppa and Hosur, welcomed the guests and thanked all those who gave their support for this project.

The Mission Centre was inaugurated by Mr. V. Arun Roy IAS - District Collector, Krishnagiri and The Children's Home, Community Hall and Montessori & Day Care Centre were inaugurated jointly by Mr. S.A Sathya, Mr. N.S. Madeshwaran, Mr. T. John, Rev. Fr. Arul Das and Thirumeni.

Mr. V.Arun Roy, in his inaugural address appreciated the communal harmony that was evident at the function and wished the Mission Centre every success.

His Grace Thomas Mar Themothios, in his presidential address recalled the history of the project and commended the work done by Rev. Fr. Paulose.

The felicitations by Mr. S.A Sathya, Mr. N.S. Madeshwaran, Mr. T. John, Rev. Fr. Arul followed.

The choreography by the children of Anagalapura Children's home drew a big applause from the audience.

His Gracce Thomas Mar Themothios  then unveiled the church website.

The Public function came to a close with the vote of thanks by Mr. George Varkey.

Around 700 guests who attended the function joined for the  lunch that followed.

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