New Chapel Blessed at Snehaveedu, Nalanchira
The newly constructed Chapel at Archbishop Mar Gregorios Snehaveedu, a house for the destitute, was blessed by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 15 November 2011. The Archbishop Mar Gregorios Snehaveedu, a charitable enterprise of the Major Archdiocese of Trivadandrum of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was founded by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos in 2008. This house, situated at Nalanchira, Trivandrum is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre that takes care of people who are abandoned from families and sleep under sky in streets. At present 56 persons are sheltered in this home. The blessing ceremony started at 3.30pm and was concelebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum. This is the first Chapel in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church dedicated to Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Many priests, religious and faithful witnessed the ceremony. Rev. Fr. George Joshua Kanneeleth, the Director of the House and Rev. Fr. Edison made arrangements for the blessings.