Sunday, 23 May 2010

Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Youth Association All India Camp

PERUMBAVOOR: Annual youth association camp concluded here at Thuruthiply St. Mary's JSO Church.

Camp started with the registration of the youth association members
 from different parts of India. Close to 600 members got registered. H.G Mor Irenios Paulose ( Kozhikode, Australia & New Zealand diocese & President of Youth Association) hoisted the flag which marked the official beginning of the camp. H.G Mor Irenios Paulose, H.G Mor Osthatheos Ishaq (Mylapore Diocese) & H. G Mor Barnabas Geevarghese lead the evening prayer held inside the church.

H.B Catholicos Dr. Baselios Thomas I inaugurated the camp during a
public function held after the evening prayer. H.G Mor Gregorios Joseph (Kochi Diocese & Holy Synod secretary in India), H.G Dr. Mor Ivanios Mathews (Kandanad diocese), H.G Mor Osthatheos Ishaq, H.G Mor Barnabas Geevarghese (Spiritual organizations in India) blessed the occasion with their speeches. Mor Irenios presided over the meeting. Facilitation speeches were delivered by Church Vicar Rev Fr. Behnan Pathiyarath Parambil, Chevalier T.T Joy, K.J Reji & M.S Benny. Youth Association General Secretary Biju K Tampy delivered the vote of thanks. All the previous general Secretaries of the Youth Association was honoured during the meeting. Dinner break was followed by the ice breaking / introduction of camp members & Theme presentation by Mor Irenios.

Second day of the camp began with Morning prayer followed by Holy
Mass. Main attractions of the second day was the retreat by H.G Dr. Mor Clemis Kuriakose, Study session by H.G Mor Osthatheos on Syriac Orthodox Heritage, Session by H.B Catholicos Dr. Baselios Thomas I & Leadership Skills training by Dr. JFP Siju Thottapilly. Second day
concluded with group discussion and the cultural program.

The camp concluded on 23rd May with camp members attending Holy Mass &
  Pentecosty service which was lead by H.G Mor Irenios Paulose. The main attraction of the camp was that The President of the Youth Association H.G Mor Irenios Paulose was present from beginning to end of the camp.
Manish, member of St. Gregorios JSO Church, Madiwala, Bangalore  selected as the best camper.

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