Mar Thoma Church is eagerly waiting for April 27th 2017 which is a historical day for the Church. Our Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan is entering into the 100th year. Thirumeni is an exceptional personality in the demographics of Church by serving as an Evangelist, Semsano, Kasseesa, Ramban, Episcopa, Suffragan Metropolitan, Officiating Metropolitan, 20th Metropolitan and Valiya Metropolitan.
The Birth Centenary Celebrations of the Valiya Thirumeni is scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, the 27th April 2017 at Sabha Head Quarters at Thiruvalla. This Birthday Celebration is also the culmination of all the Birth Centenary Celebrations conducted by the different Dioceses of the Mar Thoma Church.
The Birth Centenary celebration will begin by the Holy Communion and Thanksgiving service at 8:30 AM at St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church Thiruvalla. His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan will celebrate the Holy Communion service.
A public meeting is arranged at Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan Smaraka Auditorium, Thiruvalla at 11 am which will be presided by the Mar Thoma Metropolitan. The guests will be received by 100 Sunday School children to the venue. Shri. L.K. Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the function. Prof. P.J.Kurian, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Mor Clemis Daniel, Archbishop of Beirut, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch, Cardinal Mor Baselios Cleemis , Smt. Sreya Joby IAS will deliver felicitations.
During this occasion, Mar Thoma Church is inaugurating a project namely, Navodaya Movement- for the upliftment of the Third Gender community. Also financial assistance will be given to build 100 houses from the Metropolitan’s fund. Indian Postal Department is publishing a special postal cover in honour of Chrysostom Thirumeni.
DSMC, the music Department of Mar Thoma Church will lead the singing session in the meeting.
Source: Website of The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church (marthoma.in)