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Dn. Paul Cherian Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

NEW YORK:Fr. Paul Alummoottil Cherian, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at his home parish, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bronx by Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas of NE American Diocese in the presence of Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, the Assistant Metropolitan.

The newly ordained Fr. Paul, a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary,New York, has rendered his dedicated service and leadership in various capacities of the Diocese and Chruch such as, MGOCSM General Secretary, MGOCSM Missions Coordinator, coordinator for the MGOCSM of the Bronx/Westchester area, and youth delegate, representing the Malankara Church at the World Council of Churches.

Fr. Paul is the son of Fr. A.K.Cherian of Bronx St.Mary’s Orthodox Church

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Dn. Abi Chacko to Holy Priesthood on March 20

NEW YORK: Dn. Abi Chacko will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at his home parish, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of West Sayville, New York.

The ordination services will be led by the diocesan Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas and the Assistant Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos.

Dn. Abi Chacko is a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York and a graduate of the liturgical studies program at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

Dn. Abi Chacko currently assists in the various ministries in St. Gregorios Orthodox Church of Oak Park, Illinois and has served as the MGOCSM General Treasurer of the American Diocese and the MGOCSM Council member of the Queens/Long Island/Brooklyn Area.

Dn. Abi Chacko is son of Chacko C. Kochukunju and Rachel (Chackalayil House, Kadapra, Niranam) and is married to Sibyl Thomas Chacko from St. Gregorios, Oak Park.

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Annual Winter Show 2010 of MGOCSM North America on January 9

NEW YORK: The Annual Winter Show 2010 of the MGOCSM of the Northeast American Diocese will be held on Saturday, January 9 from 12pm to 5pm. Festivities will take place at Saunder High School, 183 Palmer Rd, Yonkers, New York 10701.

“We are looking forward for all its members’ prayerful presence at this fun filled event” said the MGOCSM General Secretary of North America, Dn. Gheevarghese John.

The show will be restricted to the pass holders and the ticket price will be $10.

For more information on this event, contact Linju George, Bronx, Westchester and Boston area MGOCSM Council Member at: or view the flyer

Northeast America

New Project – Mavurbo – is Launched by Northeast American Diocese

The launching ceremony of Mavurbo. Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos handing over the order form to Sunil Kurien
The launching ceremony of Mavurbo. Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos handing over the order form to Sunil Kurien

BENSALEM: The Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, unveiled its new project – Mavurbo – at the annual MGOCSM & FOCUS Conference in St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Bensalem, Pennsylvania on November 28, 2009.

The project Mavurbo is initiated by the Northeast American Diocese, in cooperation with the Sruthi School of Liturgical Music in Kottayam, will digitize the daily offices of prayer (otherwise known as Shima Namaskaram) of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

Through this project, the Diocese hopes that the faithful will be invited to share and participate, in the rich treasure house of prayer the Church has maintained and practiced for centuries.

During the formal inauguration of this project, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos stressed the importance of prayer, and especially emphasized how we often underestimate the beauty and meaning of the liturgical prayers of our Church. Metropolitan offered the prayerful hope, that through this project, the faithful of the Diocese and all people, will appreciate our ancient Christian faith expressed through the powerful and heartfelt prayers of Christ’s Church.

The brochure for more information can be obtained from the diocesan office at 718-470-9844. Mavurbo is only available through pre-order for the limited price of $150.00