119th Maramon Convention to Get Under Way from Today
By Express News Service | Published: 09th February 2014 11:07 AM |
The eight-day 119th Maramon Convention, one of the largest Christian gatherings in the world, will begin on the sandbed of Pampa at Maramon, near Kozhenchery on February 9.
The convention, organised under the auspices of Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association, will begin at 2 pm with the introductory prayer headed by Valiya Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom. Mar Thoma Church supremo Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan will inaugurate the convention at 3 pm. Association president Thomas Mar Timotheos will preside over the meeting. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan, Geevarghese Mar Athanasius, Euyakim Mar Coorlios, Joseph Mar Barnabas, Isaac Mar Philexenos and Abraham Mar Paulos will be present at the inaugural session.
Bishop De Chikera of Sri Lanka, Peter Meydon of England and Rev Wyani Neybola of South Africa will be among the speakers who will deliver homily during the convention days. Valiya Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom will deliver the sermon at 10 am on February 11. Public meetings will be held at 10 am, 2 pm and 6.30 pm on the convention days. Separate Bible classes will be held for male and female faithful between 7.30 and 8.30 am from Monday to Saturday. Heads of various Church denominations will take part in the Ecumenical meeting to be held at 10 am on February 12.
CSI Moderator G Devasirvadom and Patriarch representative Archbishop Mattha Mor Timoteos Alkhoori will participate in the Ecumenical meeting.