St. Thomas Day Perunal - June 30 and July 1

The St. Thomas Day Purunal will be held on June 30 and July 1.  The following are the schedule of events for the weekend.

H.G. Yuhannon Mar Meletius will be visiting Los Angeles and will be the chief guest for the St. Thomas Day Perunal.  His Grace will be giving the devotional message on Saturday evening as well as celebrating the Holy Qurbana on Sunday.

Please don't miss any of the activities and plan to attend with your family.

Sat., June 30
 7:00pm - Evening Prayer
 7:40pm - Flag Hoisting
                 Devotional Message
 
Sun., July 1
 9:00am - Morning Prayer
 9:45am - Holy Qurbana
 11:45am - Rasa
 12:15pm - Lowering of Flag
 12:30pm- Feast


Sunday School Final Exam - June 10th @ 8:45am

The Final Exam will take place on Sunday, June 10th at 8:45am.  Parents are kindly requested to prepare their children and bring them on time. Exams will take place from 9-9:50am, so please don't be late.

Please contact your child's teacher or Mathew Varughese, if you have any questions.

H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim Visits LA - June 16-18

H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese will be visiting our church from June 16 - 18.  We welcome thirumeni to St. Thomas Orthodox Church.  Please plan to attend with your family and receive his blessings on Saturday evening prayer meeting and Holy Qurbana on Sunday.

His Grace was born on 28th December 1969 as the son of Puthenveedu V. A. Mathews and Annie. His Grace is a member of St. George Valiyapally, Eram, Thumpamon Diocese.  After taking his Bachelors Degree in Science from  Mahatma Gandhi University, he joined the  Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, for theological studies. From the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, he took Graduate Degree in Sacred Theology (GST) and the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) degree at the Senate of Serampore University. After taking his M. Th from  Dharmaram Theological College, Bangalore,  he took  D. Th from  Chikkago Theological Seminary, America.

His Grace took several key positions of the church as General Secretary, Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Movement of  India,Member, Managing Committee, Orthodox Church, Member, Governing Board Thadakam Ashram, Coimbatore, Director, Santhinilayam Counselling Centre, Pathanamthitta.

He is elected as the  Metropolitan candidate on   17th February at the Malankara Association held at Sasthamkotta. He is consecrated as Metropolitan on  12th May 2010 at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam.His Grace  is serving the Banglore  Diocese as its Metropolitan.