A Memorial Holy Qurbono was celebrated for the beloved and late Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios thirumeni on January 17th Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at Elmont Cathedral. Our Bishop, Bishop Stephanos Mar Philipos was the main celebrant and the homilist. In his homily, Bishop Stephanos recalled the life and virtues of the late bishop. His Excellency emphasized the sagatious life, the humble dealings, profound intellect, and musical affinity of Bishop Divannasios. The Holy Qurbono was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Fr. Aloysius OIC, and Fr. Jerry Mathew.
His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios Ottathengil (67) Bishop Emeritus of Puthoor Diocese of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 at 2.30pm at Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala. His Excellency went to the Lord peacefully a few hours ago after battling various health complications for some time.
The funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 St. John's Cathedral, Thiruvalla, Kerala.
The feast of our bishop Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was celebrated on January 13, 2018. The celebration included Holy Qurbono followed by a brief felicitation meeting. The Holy Qurbono began at 8:30 am with Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos as the celebrant. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil, Rev. Fr. John Puthenvila, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew were the concelebrants.
The 2017 Southwest Regional Family Conference was held this year at St. Peter’s Malankara Catholic Church in Houston from November 24 to 26. The main celebrant was the new Bishop of our Eparchy, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The main speakers for the conference were Fr. Dr. Roy Palatty and Sr. Dr. Jocelyn Edathil.
The renovated sanctuary consecration of the recently purchased St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Church was presided over by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of USA and Canada on Saturday, November 11, 2017, with Most Rev. Dr. Kurt Burnette, Bishop of Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic as the concelebrant. The Pastor and entire parish community was truly blessed to have many of the Northeast Malankara priests, Rev. Sisters Benedica and Jocelyn participate during the solemn service.
The installation of Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos as the second bishop of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Eparchy in the United States and Canada was held on 28 October 2017 at 3 pm at St. Vincent De Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, New York. Following the Holy Qurbono for the Installation at 10 am, the Sunthroniso service commenced at 3 pm with the liturgical reception given for His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos, along with fourteen bishops from both the Eastern and Western rites of the Catholic Church. Rt. Rev.
A farewell meeting was conducted to express the gratitude of the Eparchy to Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius upon his departure to the newly erected Parassala diocese. The meeting was conducted on October 28, 2017 at St. Vincent DePaul Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, Elmont, following the Holy Qurbono for the installation of the new bishop, Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos.