HH Catholicos to consecrate 1st Orthodox Church in Mylapore

Chennai: A long-felt need of Malankara Orthodox church faithful will soon be realised with the consecration of the new Orthodox Church at Mylapore on May 11, 2013, Saturday, by the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan.
HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan, Chennai Diocese, says Mylapore being the site where St Thomas attained martyrdom at St Thomas Mount it was necessary to have a church of our own.
The Orthodox faithful from India and abroad who visited this national shrine had felt the urgent need to have a place of worship of its own. This long time necessity will soon be realized with the consecration of a new church next month.
Now, the faithful visit the Catholic national shrine and offer their prayers. But with the completion of an Orthodox church, it will be long felt realisation of dreams, said Dr Mar Diascoros, during his recent visit to Muscat as chief celebrant for the Holy Passion Week at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka. At present, Mylapore has a Chapel under an Assistant Vicar.
The Mylapore Church project is a pet one for Dr Mar Diascoros as Madras Diocese Metropolitan. It was the Metropolitans brainchild to have such a centre and church completed. Work on the final stage is presently on and efforts are being made to have it consecrated by HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan during his visit on May 11.
Way back in 2010 a plot was acquired for the church. It is on this property that construction on the church is presently on. The construction is fully sponsored by Madras Saint Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Broadway. In Mylapore, however the Orthodox has a rented chapel.
The faithful willing to help regarding the Mylapore church and other Chennai Diocese projects may contact
HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros directly on his mobile at 91-979-102-0730
Payments may be sent in the name of Dr Mar Diascoros to:
Madras Federal Bank A/C # 12330100138897
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Chennai, Ram Nagar Branch
Chennai
~LC

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