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Annual feast at St Antony’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral - Jeppu

Annual feast at St Antony’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral - Jeppu


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, Jan 25, 2012: The renovated Church today stands magnificently, much to the delight of the  members of the community. It is now a land mark of Mangalore. This is one of the biggest Jacobite churches outside Kerala, with the main throne dedicated to St. Antony and others dedicated to St. Mary, St. George, St. Gregorios Chathuruthil and St. Ignatius Elias III.


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The St Antony’s Jacobite Syrian Church, at Jeppu established in the year 1937 comes under the purview of the Honavar Mission and is under the direct and supreme leadership of His Holiness Moran Mar Ignatius Zakha I, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Damascus in Syria. the renovated Church was re-consecrated on 30 & 31. Jan,2010 and declared as a Cathedral in Mangalore.


The founder of St Antony’s Jacobite Syrian Church in Mangalore is Fr George Pinto, a Mangalorean by origin who is also the Founder of the Honavar Mission. The Mission is also running around 32 schools, orphanages and oldage homes in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts under a registered organization named St Antony’s Educational Society.


After the demise of Fr George Pinto in Mumbai in 1954, Rev Jacob Kurikkal Cor Episcopa took charge as the Director of the Honavar Mission and even served the church in Jeppu. In the later years, Fr Philip Pallichera, Fr MP George (Now HV Geevarghese Mor Polycarpose) Rev Thomas Cor-Episcopa, Rev.  PJ Jacob Cor Episcopa (now HG Yacob Mor Antonios), Fr PK Abraham, Fr Kuriakose Kavanatil, Fr Jacob Markose (Now HG Markose Mor Christostamus) served as Vicars in the Church.


The Church since its inception has been giving due importance to charity and has never looked back in  extending financial aid to orphanages and old age homes apart from helping  education of poor students and extending monetary aid for the marriages of girls hailing from  economically backward families. The developmental and charitable activities of the Church got a further boost after His Holiness HV Geevarghese Mor Polycarpose took charge as Director of the Honavar Mission.


The present Vicar Fr Sunny John has been serving the Church since 2003 and has been playing a pivotal role in the progress of the church. Issac EP is a senior member on the church management.


THE FEAST PROGRAMME:


25.Jan, 2012:{Wednesday}                                               26.Jan,2012: [Thursday]
-6.00pm: Welcome and Honour to:                                      -8 am: Morning Prayer.
              Thier Graces the Metropolitans.                            -9 am: HOLY MASS - By the Metropolitans   at  5 altars.
-7.00pm: Evening Prayer.                                                   -11 am:Message.
-8.00pm:Message.                                                            - 12 noon: Procession.
-9.pm:Fellowship Dinner.                                                   - 1 pm: Fellowship Lunch.


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