LEBANON: HH Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the supreme head of Malankara Orthodox Church reached Lebanon to participate in the consecration of Holy Muron to be conducted by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
The ceremony will be held at the St. Mary Monastery and the Genocide memorial monument in Bikfaya. The blessing of Muron is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The blessing of the Holy Muron will take place in the evening, followed by the address of His Holiness Aram I.
On Sunday, July 19, Holy Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias presided over by His Holiness Aram I, who will conduct the blessing of water with the newly blessed Holy Muron. An Ecumenical Service will follow at the Genocide Memorial Chapel in Antelias with the participation of various church leaders and representatives.
Prelates from Oriental Orthodox Churches worldwide and members of the Holy See of Cilicia Brotherhood will participate in the ceremonies and events.
As the delegates of Malankara Orthodox Church, Metropolitan DO. yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Prof. Fr. Dr. Baby Varghese, Fr. Abraham Thomas,Dn. Shibu Kattil and Sabha Managing Committee Member Jacob Mathew Kulanjikombil are participating in this function along with the Catholicos.