Liju Cherian – March 2015
MUSCAT: HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, has called upon the faithful of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka to instill in them the true spirit of Orthodox.
HH the catholicos was exhorting this while attending the Catholicate day celebrations at the church on March 27 after the Holy Eucharist.
Addressing the congregation, the Catholicos said the faithful should be proud of being an Orthodox member and instil the spirit among themselves. “Just like the spirit of Indian independence gained through the hard earned efforts of Mahatma Gandhi on August 15, we must also remember the great sacrifices made by late lamented fathers. We must cultivate this spirit and make it known for the next generation. Let us respect and stand towards it forever,” His Holiness added.
The Supreme Head will be the chief celebrant for the Palm Sunday Service on March 28 evening, Maundy Thursday in April 1, feet washing service on April 2, Good Friday Service on April 3 from 8 am to 4.30 pm. The programmes will conclude with Holy Easter Service on April 4 from 6 pm after which the Catholicos will emplane for Kerala.
The Catholicos was given a warm reception at the airport by the parish officials and a large number of faithful on March 26.