The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church celebrates the 82nd Reunion anniversary together with the consecration of the Cathedral of the new Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, with various programmes, from 17 to 21 September 2012.
His Beatitude Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, the Patriarch of the Maronite Syrian Catholic Church, is the chief guest of the celebrations. The celebrations began with the “Pathanamthitta Malankara Catholic Convention on 17 September. The convention was inaugurated by His Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum. The annual gathering of the members of MCA, MCYM and MCCL will be held on 20 September. Honourable Ministers Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, K.C. Joseph, and P. J. Joseph will participate in the meetings. On the same day at 2.00 p.m., a grand reception will be accorded to His Beatitudes Moran Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos and all the Bishops of our Church. It will be followed by the consecration of the newly constructed Cathedral of the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta. The Patriarch of the Maronite Syrian Catholic Church will give the homily. This will be followed by a public meeting which will be inaugurated by His Beatitude,the Catholicos. Representatives of various Churches and leaders from social and political fields will participate in it.
The solemn Pontifical concelebrated Holy Qurbono of the Reunion Day will be at 8 a.m. on 21 September. His Eminence Cardinal Mar George Alanchery, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church will deliver the homily during the Holy Qurbono. It will be followed by the public meeting which will be presided over by His Beatitude the Catholicos. Sri Oommen Chandy, the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala will inaugurate the meeting. His Beatitude Moran Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi will give the benedictory address. Prof. P.J. Kurian, the Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha and other dignitaries from social and political fields will participate in it. The celebrations will conclude with the Re-union Day Rally to the Sacred Heart Malankara Syrian Catholic Church Mylapra.