8th OKR Biennial Priest Conference held in Malpe
Udupi: The All India (Outside Kerala) 8th Biennial Priest Conference was inaugurated at the Paradise Isle Resort, Malpe here on August 20.
The conference was organized by the newly formed diocese of Brahmavar under the theme of ‘Renounce & Rejoice’.
The conference was inaugurated by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan / Supreme Head of Indian Orthodox Church). His Holiness in his Inaugural address called for a rejuvenation of Priestly Ministry.
Expounding the theme ‘Renounce & Rejoice’, His Holiness stressed on the need of it in today’s church.
H G Mathews Mar Severios, President, STOVS and H G Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, working president, STOVS also spoke on the occasion. Fr Varghese Amayil, general secretary, STOVS, Fr M P George, coordinator OKR region and Fr Kuriakose Thomas Pallichira, Secretary of Brahmavar Diocese were felicitated on the occasion.
Fr V C Jose, the convener of the Priest Conference, delivered the vote of thanks. H G Joseph Mar Dionysus, H G Yuhanon Mar Diascorus, H G Yuhanon Mar Demetrius, H G Geevarghese Mar Yulios, and H G Mar Seraphim were present.
On this occasion, the Priest Conference Souvenir and the Diocesan Diary were released by His Holiness Paulose II.
The inaugural meet concluded with the singing of traditional Konkani Hymn ‘Laudate Dominum’ and the Catholicate Hymn ‘Catholic Mangal Ganam’.