TEXAS: San Antonio St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church had purchased a property and building at 4990 View Drive San Antonio, Texas 78228. on Dec 28 2012.
This is truly a Gift from Heaven, said the vicar Fr. V. C Varghese after the holy Qurbana on Sunday congratulating the members for their accomplishments.
The members of this parish are thankful to the Diocesan bishop, Alexios Mar Eusebius of SW Diocese of America, for elevating the St. Mary’s church to a full-fledged parish in Dec 2011.
“We feel that our Bishop’s blessings and the guidance of vicar, joint effort from dedicated members and generous financial assistance helped us to buy the new church property in such a short period of time”, said one of the parishioner.
Vicar also appreciated two families who came forward to sign as guarantors for Bank loan.
The “SM Investments'” board of directors for their leadership had renovated the facility (over 3000 sq ft) and made the facility available for church use free of charge.
New Year service will be conducted on 31-Dec at 6:00PM with Evening Prayer followed by Holy Qurbana and New Year Meditation. Fr. Dr. V. C Varghese will be the chief celebrant on the occasion. Children’s’ Program will be concluded at mid-night
For more information contact St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church: (210) 573 8856
Or Vicar: Fr. Dr. V. C. Varghese Ph #: (281) 980-1658 or (832) 766-2996
News reported by: Thomas Koshy Poovathoor