The training programme of the 2nd batch Suvishesha Sangham at the ecclesial level of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was conducted at the Catholicate Centre, Pattom from 07 to 09 January 2014.
The programme started at 9.30 am with a prayer service by His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Curia Bishop, at the tomb of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios. His Excellency also conducted the introductory session and welcomed the members.
His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop Catholicos addressed the members of the Suvishesha Sangham with inspiring messages.
His Excellency Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, the Chairman of the Suvishesha Sangham, Rev. Fr. Antony Kakkanatt, Executive Secretary, Rev. Sr Namitha SIC, Rev. Sr Mary Prasad DM and Rev. Sr Francina D M gave classes on various subjects.
Mr. Thomaskutty Panachickal, and Mrs Jiby Varghese, members of the 1st batch Suvishesha Sangham at ecclesial level shared their experience. His Excellency Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos celebrated the Holy Qurbono on the concluding day and gave message. Eucharistic adoration, confession, Holy Qurbono, etc., were part of the programme.
59 members from various Eparchies and ETRI participated in the training programme.