Today our beloved Exarch celebrates the second anniversary of his ordination to the episcopacy. Two years ago to this day, on September 21, 2010, Dr. Naickamparambil was ordained bishop, and assumed the new name Thomas Mar Eusebius. This event marked a new beginning for us as we looked on eagerly toward the establishment of our Exarchate.
Pathanamthitta, Kerala – 21 September 2012
The 20th and 21st of September are days which are of great historic and religious importance for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. On September 20, 1930, Archbishop Mar Ivanios reunited with the Catholic Church, marking the crowning of three centuries of attempts to reunite separated Christians in Malankara. The historic reunion of Mar Ivanios with Mar Theophilos, Father John Kuzhinapurath OIC, Deacon Alexander OIC, and Mr. Chacko Kilileth on the 20th of September is a moment which the Malankara Church has been celebrating for 82 years.
August 15 is a day close to the heart of all Indian Christians, both because it is the Feast of Shunoyo (or the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and because it is Indian Independence Day, but it is special to Syro-Malankara Catholics for another reason. On 15 August 2001, then-Msgr. Isaac Thottunkal was ordained a bishop. Today, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church celebrates the eleventh anniversary of his ordination to the episcopacy.
Beginning on Thursday, August 9, 2012, Malankara Catholics from across the nation gathered together for the eighth national convention. This Convention, the first since the establishment of the Exarchate two years ago, was organized by the Pastoral Council in close consultation with the Bishop of the Exarchate, the Most Reverend Thomas Mar Eusebius. Bishop Eusebius envisioned a Convention wherein people could mingle with each other, pray together, worship together - all in an atmosphere conducive to rest, relaxation, study and prayer.
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in the United States and its Bishop, the Most Reverened Thomas Mar Eusebius, extend cordial greetings to the Diocese of Rockville Centre on the occasion of the ordination of two new auxiliary bishops for Rockville Centre.
Rahway, New Jersey - July 8, 2012
The St. Thomas Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in New Jersey was raised to the status of a canonical parish in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in the USA on Sunday, July 8, 2012 on the occasion of the celebration of the feast of its heavenly Patron St. Thomas.