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13 Day Fast (Sleeha Nombu)

  • Posted on: 13 June 2021
Wednesday, June 16 is the beginning of the 13-day lent known as 'Sleeha Nombu', which in English translates to the 'Apostles Fast.' The practice of this fast means following in the footsteps of the Apostles (Heb. 13-7) who observed it in fulfillment of the Lord Jesus' words: "The days will come when the Bridegroom shall be taken from them and then shall they fast." (Matt 9:15). After the Ascension of the Lord Jesus to heaven and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, they started to fast.

June 5 World Environment Day

  • Posted on: 5 June 2021

June 5 World Environment Day
The United Nations started the Environment Day celebration on June 5, 1972. The aim of Environment Day is to protect trees and forests, expand forest areas, ensure global environmental balance and climate sustainability.
This day stands as a reminder to each one of us to protect nature. Every year this day is celebrated with a message. The Environment Day message of 2021 is 'Environmental Restoration'.

2nd Anniversary of the commemoration of H.E. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos

  • Posted on: 4 June 2021

മലങ്കര സുറിയാനി കത്തോലിക്കാ സഭ തിരുവല്ല അതിഭദ്രാസനത്തിലെ അഞ്ചാമത്തെ അധ്യക്ഷൻ അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ തീമോത്തിയോസ് പിതാവിന്റെ രണ്ടാമത് ഓർമ്മ തിരുനാൾ.

Today, the Malankara Catholic Church marks the 2nd Second Anniversary of the commemoration of H.E. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos, the 5th Bishop of the Archdiocese of Tiruvalla.

13 Day Fast (Sleeha Nombu)

  • Posted on: 13 June 2021
Wednesday, June 16 is the beginning of the 13-day lent known as 'Sleeha Nombu', which in English translates to the 'Apostles Fast.' The practice of this fast means following in the footsteps of the Apostles (Heb. 13-7) who observed it in fulfillment of the Lord Jesus' words: "The days will come when the Bridegroom shall be taken from them and then shall they fast." (Matt 9:15). After the Ascension of the Lord Jesus to heaven and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, they started to fast.

June 5 World Environment Day

  • Posted on: 5 June 2021

June 5 World Environment Day
The United Nations started the Environment Day celebration on June 5, 1972. The aim of Environment Day is to protect trees and forests, expand forest areas, ensure global environmental balance and climate sustainability.
This day stands as a reminder to each one of us to protect nature. Every year this day is celebrated with a message. The Environment Day message of 2021 is 'Environmental Restoration'.

2nd Anniversary of the commemoration of H.E. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos

  • Posted on: 4 June 2021

മലങ്കര സുറിയാനി കത്തോലിക്കാ സഭ തിരുവല്ല അതിഭദ്രാസനത്തിലെ അഞ്ചാമത്തെ അധ്യക്ഷൻ അഭിവന്ദ്യ ഗീവർഗീസ് മാർ തീമോത്തിയോസ് പിതാവിന്റെ രണ്ടാമത് ഓർമ്മ തിരുനാൾ.

Today, the Malankara Catholic Church marks the 2nd Second Anniversary of the commemoration of H.E. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos, the 5th Bishop of the Archdiocese of Tiruvalla.

Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of our Bishop

  • Posted on: 13 March 2021
On behalf of all the Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Eparchy, we extend prayerful greetings to our Dear Aboon Mar Stephanos, who celebrates his Episcopal Ordination Anniversary on March 13th. Ad Multos Annos Dear Aboon! St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada also extends its prayerful greetings to Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Most Rev. Dr. Vincent Mar Paulos, who also celebrate their Episcopal Anniversary today!

Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing from Pope Francis on March 27

  • Posted on: 26 March 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis will offer an extraordinary blessing of Urbi et Orbi on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 1 PM Eastern Time (6 p.m. Rome time). All those who are present for the blessing via TV, radio or the internet, and who are truly sorry for their sins, can have the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence. The Urbi et Orbi blessing (which means “to the city of Rome and to the world”) is performed from the balcony to St. Peter’s Square when a new pope is elected and on Christmas and Easter Sunday. On this occasion, St.

Northeast Regional Bible Convention 2020

  • Posted on: 15 March 2020
The Northeast Bible Convention of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy led by Rev. Fr. Daniel Poovannathil & team will be held on July 9 -12, 2020 at St. Vincent De Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Elmont, New York. This Bible Convention is open to anyone who would like to attend, however, there are a limited number of seats available. You can register here

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Geevarghese Mannikarottu Corepiscopo is called to eternal rest

  • Posted on: 29 February 2020
Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mannikaottu Corepiscopo entered his eternal rest at 3 AM (IST) on February 29, 2020, at Kims Hospital, Trivandrum. He will be brought home at Kaithaparampu near Adoor, Kerala at 6 pm on Sunday. His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis will officiate prayers at Mannikarottu Corepiscopo's home at 1 pm on Monday and the funeral service will be at Manchadimukku St. Ignatius Syro Malankara Catholic Church at 2.30 pm on Monday.

New Marriage Assessors and Notary for the Eparchial Tribunal.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2020
The Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, has appointed two marriage assessors to the Eparchial Tribunal. The new appointees are Mr. George James & Dr. Jasmine Thomas. Their roles as assessors are to help evaluate the evidence (proofs) for the Tribunal who will judge the case. Both Mr. George James and Dr. Jasmine Thomas took the oath of fidelity in the presence of the Eparchial Bishop and Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny, the Judicial Vicar of the Eparchial Tribunal. Along with these two appointments, His Excellency has also appointed Rev. Fr.

Congratulations to Archbishop-elect Rev. Nelson J. Perez

  • Posted on: 23 January 2020
The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada extends hearty congratulations and prayerful best wishes to Archbishop-elect Nelson Perez, who has been appointed as the 14th Bishop and 10th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on January 23, 2020, by His Holiness Pope Francis. The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy remains deeply indebted to Archbishop Charles Chaput, the outgoing Archbishop, for all the friendship and support extended to us.