Staff Reporter

Philipose Mar Chrysostom to inaugurate

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Adoor Mar Thoma Convention, annual religious congregation of the faithful attached to 120 churches under the Adoor diocese of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church, will be held at the Mar Thoma Youth Centre at Adoor from Wednesday to Sunday.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, diocese secretary Fr. Lal Cherian and publicity convener Binu P. Rajan said Mar Thoma Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom would inaugurate the convention on Wednesday.

Joseph Mar Irenaeus Suffragan will preside over the inaugural meet.

Sri Lankan Bishop Kenneth Fernando will be the chief guest at the convention.

Mr. Binu said the Renewal Conference as part of the convention would be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Fr. M.C. Thomas and Fr P.P. Thomas will address the conference.

Fr P.M. Johnson will lead the prayer on Friday forenoon.

The meeting of the Mar Thoma Sevika Sanghom will be held later in the afternoon.

The dedication service of the children selected for evangelistic work will be solemnised at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Bishop Fernando will deliver the keynote address at the meeting of the Yuvajana Sakhyam and the Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam in the afternoon.

Mar Ireneus will lead the Holy Communion at 7.30 a.m. on Sunday, prior to the valedictory function. Bishop Fernando will deliver the valedictory message later.