Published on Saturday, December 04, 2010
St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church in Kuwait elevated as “Reesh Church”
Photo: Anwar Sadath Thalassery


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St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait the first Syrian Orthodox Church in Kuwait is elevated as “Reesh Church” (Valiya Palli) by H.H. Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.


The blessed Patriarchal Bull (Kalpana) was officially declared by H.G. Mathews Mor Theodosius Metropolitan, the Patriarchal Vicar for Kuwait, in the presence of H.B. Baseliose Thomas I Catholicose, and H.G. Mathews Mor Aprem, the Assistant Metropolitan of Angamali, Diocese during the Holy Tri-mass held on Friday, 3rd December at NECK.


To celebrate this memorable occasion a public meeting was held on the same day. H.B. the Catholicose, the Metropolitans and other Guests of honors were received by the large gathering of cheering Sunday School Students and church members with pomp and zeal with lighted candles, Patriarchal and Church flags.


The meeting presided over by H.G. Mathews Mor Theodosius Metropolitan . and H.B. Baseliose Thomas I Catholicose unveiled the Patriarchal Bull (Kalpana). The Chief Guest was H.G. Archbishop Peter Rajic, the Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican Embassy of Kuwait, H.G. Mathews Mor Aprem Metropolitan, Rev. Emmanuel Ghareb, the NECK Chairman, Rev. Fr. C. Kurien , the Vicar of St. Peters Knanaya Church, Mr. K.P. Koshy, the NECK Executive Administrator in their felicitation speeches congratulated the church members and wished them all success.


During the meeting the very senior members, the Silver Jubliee Members and the former Secretaries and Trustees were honoured by presenting Shawl of Honour.


Mr. John C. Thomas, the Church Secretary welcomed the gathering and V.Rev. Abraham Cor-episcopa Kothakeril, the Acting Vicar proposed vote of thanks.

Group songs by Sunday School Students, Mar Baseliose Youth Association, Morth Mariam Vanitha Samajam and the Church Choir were enjoyed by all.

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santosh george
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
please send me message of indian orthodox church service timings in kuwait and vicars and special ocasions of orthodox church in kuwait
JOHN C THOMAS
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010
Dear Mr.Noah Malachi,

Very true - church membership is not going to save you.

But bible is teaching us about prayers, elders, blessings, church, church going, bread breaking, communion, sacraments, learning the word of God in true spirit and even warn about false teachers. So to learn about the word of God you have to listen to the Bible, the elders and the church (which is the body of Christ). So you have to be with God in his temple/ church as He taught, give your tithe, offerings and first fruits with thanks giving and to praise the Lord as the bible teaches in Old testament as well as Jesus and his diciples reiterate in New Testament. So being a member of a church is just the beginning but not the end of your salvation.

JOHNC

Noah Malachi
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
What differance does it all make? When you go up and stand before the judgment throne of God , your church membership is not going to save you? Read the scripture and find the truth.
Thampi Paul
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Well appreciated. Lot of thanks to Indians in Kuwait to publish the report & snaps.
Jeejo George
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
This is something very special to church members the 'Subha Vaarthayai', thanks for details, the responsibility increases; be His Presence & Mercy with us to fulfil the forthcomming demands.
Varghese Paul
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010
Stupendous!
Congrats to the managing committe and other organising members.
Thanks for the photos

Lissy Paul
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010
The program of Reesh Church on Friday (3rd December 2010) was a grand success and thanks to all the active members without whose support this would not have been possible. The program really gave a Heavenly feeling.

We all (our church Members) are very proud and happy that, our Kuwait St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church (Reesh Church) is the one and only one Syrian Orthodox Church outside of Kerala. The dream of a Reesh Church for all the people of Immaculate Heart of St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church is now a reality.

This new Heavenly abode will enable us to gather as a community of faith in the name of the Lord.

The journey to arrive at this point has been a long and sometimes arduous one, but one well worth the effort.

There are so many hands behind this effort to be thanked for bringing this endeavor to fruition.

First and foremost we give thanks to the Lord for gracing us with the Spirit of generosity. Second, to all of the Founder Metropolitan & members, Former Edavaka Metropolitans, Former Vicars, Former Hon. Secretaries & Trustees, and members of the Honorable Church who have hard worked in the vineyard of the Lord here at our Church, to those who dared to dream the dream, to those who gave so abundantly of their time to this Church.

We offer to all of you our sincere gratitude.

With Prayers,

Shibu Skaria
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Thank you for the Photos..
Well organized function..

Dr Bos Mathew Jos
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Thank you for uploading the photos...
Roy Joseph
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Fabulous function and properly organized, we all enjoyed the esteemed event of our church. Thank you indians in kuwait to publish the photos.
Susil Chacko
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Fabulous function and properly organized, we all enjoyed the esteemed event of our church.

Thank you once again for all the organizers especially the Church Management committee and participants.

Reji Mathews
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010
Grand Function. Thank you to all
Thank you indians in kuwait to publish the photos.



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