13thMemorial Feast of Archbishop Stephanos Mar Theodosius of Blessed Memory celebrated
The 13thRemembrance Day of Mar Stephenos Mar Theodosios of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was held at St. Thomas Ashram, Kailash Nagar Bhilai from 1st to 5th November.
On 1st Nov., after the Holy Qurbana the H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysus, the Diocesan Metropolitan hoisted the Feast flag. He also prayed that this remembrance feast will be a blessing to all. His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebios, Auxiliary Metropolitan of the Mavelikkara Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, delivered the keynote address at the webinar on November 3rd at 7 pm on the theme ‘Vision of Christ: A Comprehensive Perspective of Mar Theodosius’. Mar Eusebius reminisced that Mar Theodosius as, “a great humanitarian who was fondly called as the Bada Baba by the villagers”. He was a great visionary father who always worked for the uplift of the villages.
The 48th Anniversary of St. Thomas Mission, Bhilai was oragnised as per the Covid protocols. The present Director of Bhilai Mission, H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius chaired the programme. V. Rev. Thomas Ramban (Diocesan Secretary) and Fr. Aju K Varghese felicitated the meeting. A documentary on the various educational and social service activities of St. Thomas Mission conducted during the year was presented. V.Rev. GeevargheseRamban (Mission Vice President) welcomed the guests and Fr. Jose K Varghese ( Mission Secretary) proposed vote of thanks.Mar Theodosius Memorial Mementos and Cash Awards were conferred to the toppers of classes X and XII from various Schools under MGM Group of institutions affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and other State Boards.
On 5th morning, Holy Mass, incense prayers at the tomb and Apostolic blessings were offered by the Diocesan Bishop His Grace Joseph Mar Dionysus.
The feast came to an endwith the partaking in love-feast.
The services were held as per standard operating procedures of Covid-19. The programmes which were Live cast was viewed by tens of thousands of people worldwide.