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Ollur St. Antony's Forane Church Shrine of Archangel St. Raphael Popularly Called LITTLE ROME in Festival Mood - Mathrubhoomi Interviews Prof. George Menachery .





Gulf Middle East Christians Kuwait SMCA weeklong Seminars .


Syro Malabar History Exhibition & Seminar .


Syro Malabar Cultural Association (SMCA), Kuwait is conducting a History Exhibition & Seminar from July 8, 2012 to July 12, 2012 at St Alphonsa Hall at Abbassiya. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Rev Fr Mathews Kunnelpurayidom, Vicar General of Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. Chevalier Prof George Menachery, the veteran historian of Syro Malabar Church will be leading the History Seminar which will be conducted from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on these days. The priests from all Catholic churches in Kuwait will be the moderators in the History Seminar. The formation of the Catholic faith in India from the first century onwards will be described in the exhibition and seminar. These will also enable the new generation to know more about the history of Syro Malabar Church.



History Exhibition & Seminar of Syro Malabr Church As part of the St. Thomas Day celebrations of this year, Syro Malabar Cultural Association, Kuwait is conducting History Exhibition & Seminar of Syro Malabr Church from Sunday, 8th July to Thursday 12th July, 2012 at St. Alphonsa Auditorium in Abbassiya, near United Indian School.

The Exhibition will be inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Mathews Kunnelpurayidom, Vicar General of Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, Kuwait at 6:00 PM on 8th July 2012. The Seminar will be led by the famous historian of Kerala Catholic Church Chevalier Prof. George Menachery.

SMCA Kuwait The Syro Malabar Cultural Association of Kuwait St. Thomas Day Celebrations 2012 .

Detailed program for Prof. George Menachery will be as below:

5th Thursday Morning 9.00- GM arrival Kuwait

5th n o Kuwai4.30 pm = meeting with the vicar general Rev Fr. Mathews Kunnelpurayidom 8.00 pm = meeting with the vicar Rev. Fr. Mathai Madathikunnel OFM Cap

6th Friday 9.30 am to 10.30 am baladeepthy seminar for teens Inagural session
Talk by Prof. George Menachery for 30 mins
Sub: Knowing the teen, as a college professor

6th Friday 5.15 pm = Holy Mass in connection with the St Thomas Day

7th Saturday 10am to 12 noon - Talk to Teens by Prof. GM
“My community, values, and tradition”

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th- ( Sunday to Thursday)
6.00 pm - exhibition starts
7.00 pm to 8.30 pm - inter family unit quiz ( preliminary and final)
Quiz Master- Bijoy Palakunnel
Prof George Menacherry will be the moderator

8.30 pm to 9.30 pm Talk by Prof George Menacherry(All 5 days)
Sub: Development of Catholic faith in India through centuries, with special emphasis on the history of the Syro Malabar Church
9.30 pm to 10.00 pm - Interactive Session- with Prof George Menacherry

13th Friday: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm SMCA's cultural events in connection with St thomas day and sabhadinam

6.20 pm Talk by Prof George Menacherry ( 15 mins)
Concluding the week long efforts of history orientation.
Dates: 8th Sunday to 12th Thursday July 2012
8.30 PM Introduction by the Moderator:
8.35 PM Talk By: Chevalier Prof George Menacherry (Each Day)
9.30 to 9.50 Question Answer Session
9.50: Concluding Remarks by the Moderator

Subjects and Moderators date wise:
8th : Cultural Heritage of theThomas Christians
Moderator: Fr. Jose Nirappil OFM Cap

9th: The Beginnings: 1. Apostle Thomas in India
2. St. Bartholomew
3. Thomas Cana (Kynayi)
Moderator: Fr. Albert S Raj OCD

10th: Cana to the Synod of Diamper
Moderator: Fr. Joy Marangattikala SDb
11th: Diamper to the Vathemanappusthakam
Moderator: Fr. Mathai Madathikunnel OFM Cap

12th: 19th & 20th Centuries up to the present & Vision for the future.
Moderator: Fr.Mathews Kunnelpurayidom OCD

13th Friday: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm SMCA's cultural events in connection with the St Thomas Day and Sabhadinam
6.20 pm Talk by Prof George Menacherry ( 15 mins)
Concluding the week long efforts of history orientation.


Prof. George Menachery elected General Secretary of CHAI (Church History Association of India)

SHILLONG, May 10
At the Church History Association of India (CHAI) Triennial General Body Meeting held at the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) , Shillong, Prof. George Menachery was elected General Secretary of the Association for the next three years. He was working as national vice-president for the last three years.

Dr. O.L. Snaitang, Meghalaya (President), Rev. "Cardinal" Thomas Edmunds, Tamil Nadu (Vice- President), Dr. Agnes de’Sa, Maharashtra (Joint Secretary), S. Edathikavil, DVK, Karnataka (Treasurer), were also elected. Dr. Verghese Perayil (Aroor), Dr. George Oommen (Deradun) were the other members elected to the Board of Trustees, . Dr. A. M. Mundadan will continue as the Editor-in-Charge of the ongoing History of Christianity in India project while Dr. Joe Kalappura (Patna) was appointed editor of the CHAI Journal, Indian Church History Review (ICHR).

The 14th Triennial of the Southern India region will be held in Thrissur in October, 2009 while the 15th Triennial of the National Association and the Platinum Jubilee will be hosted by the Southern India Branch.

The Vice-Chancellor of the NEHU, Dr. Pramod Tandon inaugurated the meet, presided over by the President of CHAI, Dr. Kranthi Farias. The Key Note address was delivered by Dr. J. Kalappura, Secretary.

The NE regional president Dr. O. L. Snaitang, secretary and Registrar cum Controller of the NEHU Dr. David Syiemlieh were the main organisers of the meet at which more than 20 papers on the Theme of the Conference "Christianity and the Marginalised in India" were presented by scholars from every region of india.
The Editor Prof. George Menachery