KOTTAYAM: The third memorial feast of late lamented Metropolitan Augen Mar Dionysius of the Idukki Diocese will be celebrated at Vallikkattu Dayara, Vakathanam on June 7th, 2010. It is at Vallikkattu Dayara, Kottyam that the mortal remainings of the Metropolitan are laid to eternal rest. Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Didymus I will be the chief celebrant for the feast.
Metropolitan of the Diocese of UK, Europe and Africa Dr. Mathews Mar Thimotheos hoisted the flag on Sunday, May 30 after Holy Qurbana to mark the beginning of the week long celebrations. There was a special class on personality development thereafter, for which Anil K. Sam and team were the leaders.
Fr. Tiju V. Ipe will deliver sermon on June 3rd after the evening prayers. Fr. Paul Abraham will preach on June 4th and Fr. Jai Zachariah will speak on June 5th. Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodemus will celebrate Holy Qurbana on Saturday, June 6th.
Dayara Manager Chor-Episcopos Ramban C.M. Philipose and General Convener for the memorial feast Fr. Abraham Vazhakkal will receive pilgrims from Ranni, Niranam, and near by parishes on June 6th in the evening.
Catholicos Elect Metropolitan Paulose Mar Milithios will lead evening prayers on June 6th. Fr. P.K. Geevarghese give the sermon of blessings on the occasion. There will be a public meeting thereafter and therein the new Metropolitans will be honored. Opposition Leader of Kerala Legislative Assembly Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the meeting. Member of Indian Parliament Jose K. Mani will be the chief guest. There will be festive procession and apostolic blessings to conclude the day’s events.
Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Didymus I will be the chief celebrant for the Holy Qurbana on June 7th. Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim will deliver the remembrance speech. Special prayers of remembrance at the tomb, eulogium and festive lunch will follow.
Various Committees are working hard to co-ordinate preparations under Chor-Episcopos Ramban C.M. Philipose, Manager of the Dayara, General Convener Fr. Abraham Vazhackal, Fr. John C. Chirathalattu, and Fr. Kuriakose Mani.