July 26th 2014
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. (Proverbs 9:11)
Our most beloved and respectful Vicar Very. Rev. Thelappillil Sakariya Cor-episcopa turned 60 years. This delightful occassion was celebrated by the parishoners with great zeal and enthusiasm. The program was specially blessed by the presence of ArchBishop His Eminence Mor Titus Eldho. The guests included members from the sister churches, relatives and friends of Achen from different parts of United States including Rev. Fr. Abi Chacko (Vicar/President of St. Mary's Malankara Orthodox Church, Chicago) and family.
The evening started with prayer led by His Eminence Mor Titus Eldho. Church Secretary Mr. Roy E. Mathew welcomed and greeted the gathering. Followed by the welcome speech, Archbishop His Eminence Mor Titus Eldho spoke and congratulated Achen for successful and blessed 60 years, dedicated to Church. The senior members of the Church came over and shared their memorable experiences with Achen. The Choir dedicated melodious devotional songs to Achen who loves when parishoners gather and stay together.
Mrs. Jinoo Varghese presented her own choreographed 'Bharatanatyam' performance on three miracles and Great Sacrifice of Jesus. The kids and teens presented their dancing skills in front of a thrilled audrience. The senior members of the Church also presented fun-filled programs and made every moment joyful.
The cultural programs was followed by Achen cutting the Birthday cake. The Committee members came together on stage for giving birthday gifts to Achen on behalf of entire Church. To the surprise to our Archbishop, the birthday of His Eminence was also celebrated in the occassion by cutting a cake. The brilliance of all red decorations which is Achen's favorite color, smiles and happiness all around; it was a just the perfect way to express our love and affection to Achen!
In the return, Achen expressed his hearfelt thanks to the Church, which he refers always as 'extended family'. Mr. Joji Kuriakose thanked Archbishop, relatives and the guests who made the evening memorable. The Choir team from the Church closed the program by singing superhit Malayalam songs. Mr. Rajesh and Mrs. Rani MC'd the whole program and kept the audience engaged.
Those were great moments of joy where the entire Church came together and attempted to give back a little share of the love and care they received for last 32 years from Achen. The entire Church wish Achen and family many more happy, healthy and blessed years !.