Saint Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church

Perunnal and Koodosh Etho Conference

St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church, Bensalem, PA will be celebrating the 114th Memorial Feast of St Gregorios on November 4th, 5th and 6th.

Very Rev. PM Zacharia Corepiscopa (NY), Rev. Fr. Dr. Ninan K. George (Professor, Orthodox Theology Seminary, Kottayam), Rev. Fr. Shinoj Thomas (Vicar, St. Gregorios, Clifton, NJ) and Philadelphia area Orthodox Priests will lead this years Perunnal.

We cordially invite you to this blessed occasion.

 

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Holy Ordination of Rev.Dn.Eby Paulose

Dn Eby Paulose

 

The Holy Ordination of Rev. Dn. Eby Paulose to the order of priesthood will be held on Monday May 30th at 7:30 at St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church. 
Schedule – Ordination Service:
  •      Morning Prayer: 7.30 am
  •      Holy Qurbana: 8.15  am
  •      Holy Ordination: 9.15 am 
  •      Public meeting: 11.00 – 11.45 am.
  •      Luncheon : After 12:00
Parking Arrangements
  • Early  arrivals (before 8 AM), can park at the unreserved parking spots at the church
  • After 8 AM, church members should park at the strip mall or as per the direction of the Parking Team. 
    Exception will be made to  those who are physically challenged and elderly.              
  • Due to parking limitations carpooling is encouraged.
In the Sanctuary;
  • The front row is reserved for priests and guests. 
  • No personal cameras or cell phone clicks are allowed during the service, only assigned personals are allowed to take pictures during the service. After the fellowship Lunch, there will be opportunity to take pictures with the Newly Ordained.  
  • Please try to keep the crying babies at the cry room during the service.
  • Books for the Ordination service can be found in the pew pockets. 
Fellowship Luncheon: 
  •      Priests & Family – Parsonage Basement
  •      Guest + Parishioners – fellowship hall
Live Streaming:
 
Please keep the Holy Ordination, the Chief Celebrant ( H.G ) , the Candidate ( Rev.Dn. ) and all  the arrangements in your valuable prayers. 

 

SGMOC Parish Day

Dear Beloved in Christ,

St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church in Bensalem is celebrating the Parish day of our Church on May 21st, 2016 from 11am-2:30pm.

Please join us for an afternoon of delicious North Indian and South Indian food, entertaining cultural songs and dances by SGMOC members, short felicitations by Bensalem community leaders, a video documentary on the history of the Indian Orthodox Church and much more!

OBITUARY – Dr. Shibu Kuncheriah

Shibu Kuncheriah

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr. Shibu Kuncheriah (43), who was called to the Eternity  on Tuesday, April 5 at San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Shibu is the beloved husband of Mrs. Lincy, our member till her marriage, the beloved brother of Mrs. Shyla George and the beloved brother in law of Mrs. Princy Mathai.
SGMOC parish family offers heartfelt condolences and prayers. May God give peace and rest to the departed soul and comfort the family.
May Dr. Shibu’s memory be eternal!

The funeral will be streamed through this link https://streamup.com/sebin-varghese & https://video.nest.com/live/ycnEMz

The viewing & funeral

Locations:
Puente & Sons Funeral Chapel
14325 Judson rd,
San Antonio TX 78233

Times and Services:
Friday, April 8 – Viewing: 5pm-9pm
Saturday, April 9 – Viewing: 8am-9:30am
Service: 9:30am-10:30am
Holy Cross cemetery:
17501 Nacogdoches rd,
San Antonio TX 78266
Saturday, April 9 – Procession to Cemetery and Service: 10:30am-12pm
All times noted are Central time zone

 

SGMOC 5k Run or 1 mile Walk

Come Join…An Awesome family event – May 7th 2016 at 10:00 AM!
5k Run or 1 mile Walk on the trails, along the Delaware river at the picturesque Neshaminy State Park, 3401 State Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
For more information SGMOC 5k Run

OBITUARY – Aniyan Philip

Aniyan Philip

It is with saddened heart and tears, we inform you, the heavenly departure of our beloved Aniyan Philip (53), after a long and tireless battle with Cancer. He was called to Eternity, Thursday, February 25th at 7 PM, peacefully, after receiving all sacramental rites and surrounded by the family with prayers and tears. He is survived by, wife – Mrs. Suja Philip and Children- Arun Philip & Austin Philip (our beloved Acolytes ). Aniyan Philip was a righteous man, lived his life according to the faith and practice of the Holy Orthodox Church, silently with smiling face. He was basically a family man, worked tirelessly with his job at Red Cross, for the welfare of his family. we acknowledged his sincere and efficient service to the Managing Committee of the parish for the year 2013. The selfless Service of Mrs. Suja Philip and the Sacred Service of Mr. Arun Philip & Austin Philip as acolytes are priceless. The SGMOC family, offers all support and prayers to the bereaving family in this difficult time. May God give Rest and Peace to the departed soul and console the family with HIS Everlasting peace.

Please follow the schedule:
  1. Memorial Prayer Service: On Saturday, February 27th at 6.30 pm at the Residence of Mr. Aniyan Philip & Suja.
  2. Viewing Service: On Sunday, February 28th, from 4:00 pm till 8.30 pm at SGMOC.
  3. Funeral Service: On Monday, February 29th form 9:00 am till 10.15 am at SGMOC.
  4. Internment – On Monday, February 29th at 10.30 am at SGMOC Cemetery, Rosedale Memorial Park, 3850 Richlieu Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.

 

OBITUARY – Jokline Joseph

Jokline 2015Trusting in the perfect will of God, and with the hope of resurrection, Let me  inform you all about the sudden demise of our sister Jokline Joseph (39), yesterday  evening at the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. She was survived by his beloved husband Mr. Jacob Philip (Joint Treasurer of our parish), and children Joshua, Anna and Christin.

I know it’s a very tough time for the family and the parish family. Let us face it and get through this by the Grace and Mercy of the Lord. The only thing we can do at this time is to pray for the departed soul, and to give comfort and support to the family.

Remembering the love, and service of Philip family to our parish especially the silent service of Jokline. May God comfort the family.

 

Tentative schedule:

Memorial Prayer Service:

Thursday and Saturday @ 6.30 PM at the house of Jacob Philip & Jokline, 1124 Willian Penn Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020.
There will be a prayer service at the residence of Jokline’s parent’s house on Tuesday evening.
Monday and Wednesday, there will be evening prayer at Jacob’s house.

Viewing Service: On Sunday, (November 8)

3 PM – 4 PM: family and church family.
4 PM – 8 PM: Public viewing.

Funeral/Interment Service: Monday, (November 9)

9 AM – 10 AM – Viewing followed by funeral service and interment at SGMOC Cemetery at 11.30 am.

All service related with viewing and funeral will be at our church.

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Lord Have Mercy,
IN CHRIST
Shibu Achen.

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Announcement

  • His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II Visit

    His Holiness will celebrating Holy Qurbana at St.John’s Church :  Requesting all members to make every effort to attend the Holy Qurbana this Saturday and let us all seek the blessings and the words of wisdom from His Holiness.

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