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HH Paulose II to visit St. Thomas, Detroit

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan will visit our church September 23rd, 2014. This will be his maiden visit to our church since he was elevated to the apostolic throne of St. Thomas. His Holiness will be accombny by our own diocesan metropolitan, His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius. We will have grand welcome event at our church on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM followed by evening prayer and felicitation meeting.

We encourage each of you to adjust your work schedule so you can attend the event and receive the blessings from the Holy Father.

2014 Perunnal & Convention

St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India, Detroit will hold its annual Feast of Our Patron Saint, St. Thomas, Church Perunnal and Convention on July 5th & 6th, 2014. We are blessed to have Rev. Fr. Dr. Joy Pyngolil, Diocesan Secretary of South-West America, as the keynote speaker and chief celebrant for this year’s Perunal and Convention. On Sunday July 6th, we will commemorate memorial prayer for His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I.

Our program will start on Saturday with Evening Prayer & Convention followed by Chendamelam & Fireworks.  On Sunday, we will have Holy Qurbana, memorial prayer, followed by Rasa & Luncheon. Following the luncheon, we will have a meeting to celebrate the anniversary of all spiritual organizations. In addition, we will recognize the High School graduates from Class of 2014 during the meeting.

We encourage all the faithful to attend with prayers to receive the blessings through the intercession of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Click here for the Perunal Flyer

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I has entered into his eternal rest

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I (93) has entered into his eternal rest. He entered his eternal rest at 7:30 PM (IST) at Mar Gregorios Parumala Hospital. His Holiness will be burried at that Pathanapuram Dyara on Wednesday at 11:00 AM IST.

Details of the funeral as follows:

Monday, May 26th:
– Mortal remains will be brought to Old Seminary by the night time.
Tuesday, May 27th:
– Following the morning prayer and Holy Qurbana, the body will be taken to Devalokam Aramana Chapel for public viewing.
– After the public viewing his body will be taken to Pathanapuram Dyara
Wednesday, May 28th:
– At 11:00 AM IST the final burial service will start.

Our church fondly remembers, the moment he spent with us during his apostolic visit in 2006. During the visit he blessed the corner stone of our still to be built church. Memorial services will be held at our Church on Wednesday during evening prayer and during Holy Qurbana on Sunday. May His memory be eternal and his prayers be a refuge for us all.

About His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymus I

Malayalam Biography
Profile by MOSC – English
Video Documentary

Obituary: Mrs. Annamma Panicker

It is with deepest regret we inform you of the passing of our Member Mrs. Annamma Panicker, Wife of Mr. Mathew Panicker, and Mother of Mr. Issac Panicker and Jaya & Abraham Varghese.

Below is the finalized funeral arrangements for Mrs. Annamma Panicker. Please continue to keep the bereaving family in your prayers and may God grant them strength and healing during this difficult time.

Friday, March 21, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Viewing at Bagnasco & Calcaterra

Saturday, March 22, 2014
  7:30 AM –  Morning Prayer
8:00 AM –  Holy Qurbana
9:30 AM –  Funeral Services
11:00 AM –  Procession to White Chapel Cemetery
12:00 PM –  Burial Services at Cemetery

Luncheon at St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India fill follow the conclusion of the Burial Service.

Address(s) to all the events:

Bagnasco & Calcaterra
13650 15 Mile Rd,
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 977-7300

St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India
2850 Parent Ave.
Warren, MI 48092
(586) 558-4555

White Chapel Cemetary
621 West Long Lake Road (At Crooks Road Just West of I-75) Troy, Michigan 48098
(248) 353-9930

Again, we continue to ask you to keep the bereaving family in your prayers. Finally, due to limited parking and the expected high traffic during the viewing and funeral procession we encourage everyone to please carpool. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Paul Jacob at  (248) 786-9945.

Obituary: Mr. M. A. Mathai

It is with deep regret, I would like to inform you  about the passing away of Mr. M.A. Mathai in India.  Mr. M.A Mathai is the father of Mrs. Kunjunjamma Shajahan.  There will not be any prayer, as the family will be going to India tomorrow.
Please keep the bereaving family in your prayers  and may God give them strength and healing during this most difficult  time.

Obituary: Mr. John Thomas

It is with deep regret, I would like to inform you about the passing away of Mr. John Thomas(37), Brother of Mrs. Minu Thomas(Wife of Mr. Bennett Samuel) who passed away in Austin, TX.

Please keep the bereaving family in your prayers and may God give them strength and healing during this most difficult time.

Ore Swaram – Ticket Sales Kicked off

The ticket sales for  ”Ore Swaram”, our fundraising show’s ticket sales was kicked off on May 19th, 2013 after Holy Qurbana.  His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius, Our Diocesan Metropolitan presented the tickets to three mega sponsors of this event.  His Grace presented the tickets to Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla, Mr. N. G. Mathew and Mr. Oommen Varapadathu Sr.

During the presentation His Grace Eusebius mentioned to be able to hear the melodious voice of Chithra and M.G. Sreekumar for few hours is a blessing in itself.  Our trustee, Mr. Rojan Panicker asked for members prayers and full support to make this event a grand success for our church.

His Grace Alexios Mar Eusebius along with (L to R) Mr. N.G. Mathew, Mr. Oommen Varapadathu Sr. & Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla during the offical ticket sales kick off

Ore Swaram 2013

ST. THOMAS ORTHODOX CHURCH OF INDIA
PROUDLY PRESENTS

On August 9th, 2013, St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India, Warren, MI is presenting a musical show as a fundraising event. The show will be held at the Fitzgerald High school,Warren, MI  starting at 7:30 PM.

The show called “OreSwaram 2013” will be performed by M.G Sreekumar, Chithra, various other singers with Full Live Orechestra.

Ore Swaram Flyer Final
Ore Swaram – Message from Chitra and M.G. Sreekumar
Visit our show website: www.starshowdetroit.com

For tickets and more information contact:
Rev. Fr. Philip Jacob (586) 781-0648
Rev. Fr. James Cheriyan (586) 215-3952
Mr. Rojan Panicker (419) 819-7562
Mr. Sean Kuruvilla (248) 345-7713
Mr. Ajai Alex (248) 767-9451
Mr. Babu Kurian (586) 557-5374
Mrs. Jolly Daniel (248) 377-0097
Mr. Philip John (248) 828-1904
Mr. Benoy Elias (586) 786-9388
Mr. K.M. Raju (734) 261-8343
Mr. Sunil Ninan (519) 728-0074
Mrs. Shiny John (734) 354-0548
Ms. Lisa Lukose (586) 323-7094
Mr. Reuben Daniel (248) 377-0097
Mr. Anish John 586-808-2326
Mr. Geevar Varghese (586) 933-2111
Mr. Stephen Kuruvilla (248) 473-1134
Mr. Biju Joseph (586) 731-4054
Mrs. Omana Zachariah (248) 624-4937
Mr. Manoj Jaiji (248) 841-2010
Mr. Shiju Wilson (586) 232-4860
Mr. Lijo Kuriakose (586) 339-5056
Mr. Jiju Thomas (586) 932-6093

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