The 85th Reunion celebrations of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and Ecclesial gathering was held on 19, 20, & 21 September 2015 at St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church Thirumoolapuram (Mar Ivanios Nagar).
On 19th September at 10.30 am an exhibition was inaugurated by Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilose. Coinciding with this a colourful pageantry of portraits, Deepashikha, Flag etc reached at St.John’s Cathedral. At evening 3.30 pm there was a flag off ceremony and thereafter a quiz competition was conducted.
His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis inaugurated MCCL International Meeting at 9.30 am on 20th September 2015 in Benedict Mar Gregorios Nagar. MCYM & MCA International meetings were inaugurated by Sri. Adoor Prakash, Minister of Revenue & Coir Abbreviation and Panakkad Seyd Sadhikali Shihab Thangal respectively.
The blessing of ‘Pithrugriham of Malankara’ was at 1.30pm. Thereafter, Sri. P. J. Kurien, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman inaugurated “Sanyastha varshacharanam” at 2.30pm.On 21st of September, following a liturgical reception to the Major Archbishop–Catholicos and the other bishops His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis together with the other Bishops and priests celebrated the Holy Qurbano at 8.00 am.
A good number of priests, deacons, seminarians, religious and laity of the Church participated in the auspicious occasion. This was followed by the public meeting.
Sri. Oommen Chandi, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala was the chief guest of the meeting. Religious, social and political leaders participated in the meeting. There was an awareness class about “Donation of Organs” by Rev. Fr. Davis Chirammel, Chairman of Kidney Federation of India.
In connection with the reunion day anniversary there was a procession to the tomb of Bishops at 2.30pm.The celebrations concluded with the final blessing.