The following are the details to follow for welcoming our Catholicose to St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Los Angeles.
8:00AM – All members to arrive at church (Please arrive as early as possible)
8:15AM – Setup for procession and welcome
8:30AM – Bava Thirumeni arrives
– Procession to inside church
– Morning Prayer
– Absolution (please arrive prepared and on-time)
9:30AM – Holy Qurbana
11:00AM – NO Birthday, Wedding or Memorial Prayer today
11:15AM – Pictures with Clergy and Altar Assistants
11:30AM – Welcome Ceremony for Catholicose
12:00PM – Lunch
12:30PM – Meet with Catholicose inside church and pictures (All Organizations come prepared)
1:30PM - Departure
Dress Code: Men – Black or dark suite with white shirt and red tie, Boys – Black pants, white shirt and red tie, Women – Kerala sari or churidhar, Girls – Kerala outfits or light cream color dress
Procession: Procession will begin from the flag pole area to inside church. Please enter from side door by parking lot and occupy inside church before Bava enters. We should have full church as he enters the church. Please occupy all the spaces towards the front to maximize our capacity.
Parking: Please park outside church area once it is full. Do not double park and block others
Meet Bava and Pictures: There will be time to meet Bava Thirumeni from 12:30 – 1:30pm inside the church. All organizations group should plan to take picture with him so please be prompt as time is very short.
Parsonage: The parsonage will be used for hosting lunch for Bava Thirumeni and will be off limits for MGOCSM and children for eating lunch and hangout. Please inform your children.