Mar Stephanos at the US Bishops Retreat

  • Posted on: 9 January 2019
Aboon Mar Stephanos attended the US Bishops Retreat held from January 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago. It was planned in response to Pope Francis' request to a delegation of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops leaders during a meeting at the Vatican in September. Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, directed it. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, thanked Pope Francis for offering Cantalamessa as retreat director. Around 300 bishops participated.

Aboon Mar Stephanos at the Edmonton Ecumenical Christmas Celebrations

  • Posted on: 30 December 2018
The Christmas Ecumenical program in Edmonton was held on December 29, 2018, and His Excellency Most. Rev.Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was the Chief Guest for the event. His Excellency quoting John 3:16-17 , "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." reminded the gathering that “the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.”

Aboon Mar Stephanos Addressed ICECH Christmas Celebrations

  • Posted on: 26 December 2018
His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was the chief guest and keynote speaker for the Christmas celebrations hosted by the Indian Christian Ecumenical Community of Houston (ICECH). While addressing the ICECH gathering, His Excellency said, “We celebrate Christmas out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshiping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.”