GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR IN KUWAIT CITY MAR THOMA PARISH
It’s Golden jubilee year in Kuwait City Mar Thoma Parish. His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan inaugurated the year long Golden jubilee celebrations in a glittering but solemn function organized at Marina Hall Abbasiya, which was well attended by more than three thousand devoted members of the parish.
The Kuwait City Mar Thoma Parish began its spiritual journey in the year 1963 with an aim to provide fellowship, in this part of the world. It was a humble beginning by a few and now is the mission of hundreds of Marthomites. This has capitulated the stature of Kuwait City Mar Thoma Parish to being one that drives many a young and old towards a common goal. A goal that lends both a helping hand as well as brotherly support to many needy ones inside and outside Kuwait.
The golden jubilee inauguration reiterated its mission by declaring many projects to serve the community. The ‘Hridayapoorvam’ project is planned to establish a cardiac unit in a mission hospital of the church providing quality health care at a nominal price to the needy ones. The ‘Karunyapoorvam’ project aims to provide financial assistance to 50 deserving girls for their wedding. The ‘Snehapoorvam’ project is intended to provide social security to the members of Kuwait City Mar Thoma Parish. The ‘Darshanapoorvam’ project is to sponsor 50 evangelists in various parts of India and the ‘Arpanapoorvam’ project is to dedicate youngsters to the full-time ministry of the church.
During the inaugural function, the newly consecrated Bishops of the Mar Thoma church Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa and Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa were given a warm reception. Mr. P C George MLA, Chief Whip of Kerala Government, inaugurated the function. Mr. H K Mohan First Secretary of Embassy of India Inaugurated the Parish Day celebrations. H. G.Dr. Joshua Mar Nicodemus of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church graced the occasion.
Rev. K A Varghese Vicar Ahmadi Marthoma Church, Rev. Prince Varghese, Rev. Abraham Pulinthitta, Mrs. Susan Roy (Principal United Indian School), Mr. M Mathews, Mr. Roy Yohannan( NECK), Mr. Jacob Thomas, and Mr. C V Thomas felicitated the function. Very Rev K O Philipose Vicar of Kuwait City Mar Thoma Parish presided over the meeting. Adv. John Thomas (Vice President of The Parish and General convener of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee) welcomed the gathering and Shilu George proposed the vote of thanks.
During the function the top students of class 10 and12 of the parish, and the Bible quiz winners were accolade with mementoes. The Parish Festival 2013 raffle coupon was released. The new website of the Parish was launched by Metropolitan Thirumeni. The new Door Sticker of Edavaka Mission, the Golden Jubilee T Shirt of Yuvajana Sakhyam were also released during the meeting.
The winner of the Golden Jubilee Logo Design competition Mr. Sibu Mammen, was also awarded on the occasion Mr Simon Samuel,. Mr. Thomas Mathai Mathews, Mr Eapen T Eapen, Mr Varghese M V and Mr Williiam K Daniel presented the various projects to be implemented in the Golden Jubilee year.
The new look web site of the Parish, door sticker to the parish houses, luck dip coupons for the parish festival and a souvenir to commemorate the celebrations were also launched on the occasion.,