The 86th Reunion Day Celebrations of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church and the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Karnataka Mission was held on 17th and 18th September 2016 at Pro-Cathedral Church, Noojibalthila, Puttur.
The celebrations started with the Preshitha rally at 2pm inaugurated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Vincent Mar Paulos (Chairman, Synodal Commission for Youth). The rally started from St. Paul’s Church, Kadaba and reached the gate of Mar Athanasios Nagar, Parladka. A quiz competition was conducted for the youth by the MCYM on 17th September 2016.
The Annual gathering was presided over by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. It was followed by Sandhyapraarthana. Following which there was Suvisheshasandhya guided by Rev. Dr Antony Kakkanatt.
On 18th September, the pontifical Holy Qurbono was celebrated by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. All the Bishops and priests of our Church concelebrated the Holy Qurbono.
This was followed by a public meeting. Sri. Ramanadh Rai (Minister for Forest, and Ecology, Government of Karnataka) was the chief guest. The celebrations concluded with Papal Anthem and National Anthem.
The arrangements for the celebrations were done by the Eparchy of Puttur headed by His Excellency Most Rev Geevarghese Mar Divannasios. At the end of the celebrations the flag was officially handed over to Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum and His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis received it.