TORCH-LIGHT PROCESSION


TORCH-LIGHT PROCESSION

The torch-light procession (Deepashikha Prayanam) which started on 26th October  from Vettikkal Dayara to Parumala Seminary was a spiritually rejuvenating affair. This was an unprecedental procession which heralded the consecration of the new church and the lighted torch from Parumala Thirumeni’s birth-place was accorded a solemn welcome by thousands of devotees on the way .
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Torch-Light Procession

CONSECRATION RITES

The consecration rites which were held on 27th October 2000 evening were led by His Holiness the Catholicos. A host of dignitaries including His Excellency Mr. P.C. Alexander, Governor of Maharashtra, Arch Bishop Nikitas (Greek Orthodox Church), Arch Bishop Aghan Balizion (Armenion Orthodox Church), Bishop Sarkissan (Armenion Orthodox Church) and several Bishops of the Malankara Orthodox Church  and other sister churches and also leaders of other religions, graced the public meeting held on 28th afternoon in connection with the consecration ceremony with their presence and involvement.
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Public Meeting

CHURCH INAUGURATION


Inauguration Of Parumala Church By

His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Mathews IICatholicos  Of  The East