Varinjavila St.Mary’s Church Feast
Chathanoor : The feast of Varinjavila St.Mary’s Orthodox Church commenced, the church that proved to be an epitome for cultural and religious unity. For the hoisting of the flag that has much historical importance, Shivagiri Ashram Supreme Brahmashree Prakashanada Swami, Muslim Jamat Federation President Kadakkal Abdul Azeez Maulavi, Kollam Diocese Metropolitan H.G. Zacharias Mar Anthonios Metropolitan took part. H.G.Zacharias Mar Anthonios Metropolitan carried out the Nadathurrakal ceremony. The ceremony in which the portraits of St.Mary and Infant Jesus will be shown only once in a year believers and people from various religions took part.
The meeting that followed was inaugurated by Shivagiri Ashram Supreme Brahmashree Prakashanada Swami . He said that Varinjavilla church is an epitome for religious unity. H.G.Zacharias Mar Anthonios Metropolitan commented that Malankara Orthodox Community has embraced the tradition of considering all religions as equal.
The religious unity is the need of the present time said Kadakkal Abdul Azeez Maulavi who delivered the keynote address. Rev.Fr.Koshy George, Vicar proposed the vote of thanks.
Till September 9th everyday holy qurbana will be conducted. On 8th holy qurbana will be conducted by His Grace. On 9th, Holy Qurbana will be offered by H.H.Baselious Marthoma Paulose Catholicose of the East. Sri.N.K.Premachandran M.P will inaugurate the function. Procession, benediction, ‘Choru Oonu’ ceremony for children, nercha and distribution of educational and treatment aids will be carried out. The feast will conclude by 4pm.