OCP Delegation Honours Holy Martyr’s Armenian Orthodox Church of Abu Dhabi with the Indian Icon of St.Peter & St. Thomas

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Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of Gulf Levant and All Middle East) Nisha Varghse (OCP Associate in United Arab Emirates) with Fr Mesrob Sarkissian, the Armenian Orthodox Catholicosal Vicar of UAE & Qatar

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of Gulf Levant and All Middle East) Nisha Varghese (OCP Associate in the United Arab Emirates) with Fr Mesrob Sarkissian, the Armenian Orthodox Catholicosal Vicar of UAE & Qatar.

Fr Bobby with the icon in 2010

Fr Bobby with the icon in 2010

Monu Phillip – (Special Envoy of the OCP Secretariat)
OCP News Service – August 2016

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Divine Liturgy & the ‘Blessing of Grape’ held at the Armenian Orthodox Church of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: On 12/7/16, a delegation of (George Alexander Secretary, Prakash Varghese-Delegate of Gulf, Levant & All Middle East, Nisha Varghese – Associate in UAE Region) the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) were special invitees at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Orthodox Church. or the Divine Liturgy and blessing of Grapes ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the OCP Delegation presented Fr Mesrob Sarkissian, the Armenian Orthodox Catholicosal Vicar of UAE & Qatar (Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church) with unique Indian Icon of St. Peter and St Thomas.

The icon resembles the equality and unity of Apostles in Christ. This is the first icon of St Peter and St Thomas written in Indian Iconography style. Former recipients of the icon are His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II of the Antioch of the Syriac Orthodox Church and His Holiness Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.

This unique piece is prepared by Fr Bobby Varghese (director of Mar Baselius School of Icon Writing & Liturgy of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church) for OCP Foundation. Fr Bobby is an alumnus of St Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. Fr Bobby specializes in Orthodox icon writing and has developed an Indian style of the sacred art.


Source:
OCP News Service

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