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Mar Ivanios Day Celebrations

  • Posted on: 14 July 2014
The 61st anniversary of the heavenly journey of the Servant of God Mar Ivanios was celebrated by the Exarchate on Sunday, July 13, 2014. The celebration was started with the morning prayers at the St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Catholic Cathedral, followed by concelebrated Holy Qurbono. His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius presided over the liturgical celebration and gave the homily. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Fr. Sathyan O.I.C, Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose, Rev. Dr. Sunny Mathew, Rev. Fr. Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakkatt, Rev. Fr.

Brother Jerry Mathew receives Sub-Deaconate

  • Posted on: 10 July 2014
Brother Jerry Mathew, who completed the second year theology course at the St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate, received the Sub-deaconate order (Heupathyakno) on July 10, 2014 from His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate. The ordination service was held during the Holy Mass celebrated by His Excellency at the end of the annual retreat of the priests of the Exarchate. Bro. Jerry Mathew hails from the Syro-Malankara parish in Detroit. His parents are Mr. Thomas Mathew and Mrs.

Priests' Annual Retreat

  • Posted on: 10 July 2014
The annual retreat of the priests of the Exarchate was held from July 6 to 10, 2014 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, Stony Point, Rockland, New York. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mulangatt MCBS preached the retreat. His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius and 15 priests participated in the retreat. For all the participants the retreat turned out to be a very enriching experience. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery organized the retreat. At the end of the retreat, a meeting of the Exarchate Presbyteral council was also held.

The Exhumation of the Tomb of Servant of God Mar Ivanios

  • Posted on: 23 June 2014
The tomb of Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios, the proponent of the Malankara Reunion Movement was exhumed for canonical recognition on Monday, June 23, 2014. This was done as a canonical requirement in the process of the canonization. The service started with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. All the bishops of the Church concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. The whole service was concluded with the reburial of the mortal remains at 7.30 pm.

Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation) Course

  • Posted on: 27 April 2014
The Department of the Family Apostolate of the Exarchate conducted a Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation) Course on April 26, 27 at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York. Classes were offered on the following topics: Sacramental and Liturgical Theology of Marriage and the Meaning of the Signs and Symbols of Malankara Catholic Marriage (Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius), Marriage Communication and Family Relationship (Rev. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil), Marriage Canon Laws (Rev. Dr.

H.E. Mar Eusebius visits the new Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch

  • Posted on: 11 April 2014
On Friday, April 11, 2014, His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius led a delegation to the newly elected Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II at his residence in Teaneck, New Jersey. The seven member delegation also included Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery and Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, the Vicar General and Chancellor of the Exarchate respectively. His Excellency conveyed to the new Patriarch congratulations, best wishes and prayers on behalf of the Exarchate.

Meeting of the Exarchate Pastoral Council

  • Posted on: 5 April 2014
An ordinary meeting of the Pastoral Council of the Exarchate was held at 10.00 am. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Exarchate Chancery, Elmont, New York. His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius presided over the meeting. The meeting started with a reflection on the Word of God led by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, Vicar General of the Exarchate. The agenda of the meeting included amendments on the Statutes of the Exarchate, forthcoming Regional Family Conferences, Convention 2015, presentation of the financial accounts of the year 2013, etc.. Mr. Alexander Mammen and Mr.

MCYM Northeast Tristate Region Annual Lenten Retreat

  • Posted on: 29 March 2014

HUNTINGTON, NY - On March 28th and 29th, the MCYM-Tristate (Malankara Catholic Youth Movement from the NY/NJ/CT) region held their annual Lenten retreat at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. The retreat was given by Rt. Rev. Msgr. James M. McDonald, a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Center and the pastor of St. Aidan Catholic Church in Williston Park. The Monsignor preached three talks: The Pearl of Great Price, The Mercy of God, and Vocations.

Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius visits the Holy Father

  • Posted on: 27 March 2014
ROME - March 27, 2014 - His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate visited the Holy Father Pope Francis on Wednesday, March 27 at the Vatican and conveyed the greetings and prayers of the Exarchate. The Holy Father extended his blessings to the Exarchate. This was His Excellency's first visit to the Holy Father Pope Francis. His Excellency was on an official trip to Rome in his capacity as the Episcopal Visitator to the Syro-Malankara Catholic priests studying at the Collegio Damasceno in Rome.

Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Of Antioch and All East Enters Eternal Rest

  • Posted on: 21 March 2014
Syro-Malankara Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in USA offers prayerful condolences on the demise of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I, Patriarch of the Universal Syriac Church of Antioch and of all the East. We cherish the legacy of the late Patriarch for His sincere efforts to promote ecclesial harmony and ecumenical spirit between the Catholic Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church.