Consecration, dedication of St Gregorios Orthodox Church, Mathikere

BENGALURU: The consecration and dedication of the reconstructed church of the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church at Mathikere, Bengaluru, will be held on May 26, 27 and 28, Friday, 2017.
The consecration services will be led by His Graces Dr Yakoob Mar Irenaios (Metropolitan, Kochi Diocese), Dr Youhanon Mar Demetrios (Metropolitan, Delhi Diocese) and Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim (Metroplitan, Bengaluru Diocese).
The consecration ceremony will be held in two parts on May 26 from 6 pm and May 27 from 6.30 am followed by blessing of the cross tower and church hall.
Meditation sessions are also scheduled on May 24 and May 25. The celebrations will be rounded off with a holy liturgy on May 28 from 8 am along with a public meeting and benediction.
Fr Varghese Philip Idichandy, Vicar, St Gregorios Church, says the newly reconstructed church is unique having the specialty of 8 icons installed at the top of the domes having 8 arches. The 8 icons represent various phases from Annunciation of the Lord to Pentecost, which makes the church the only one among all other Orthodox churches in Bengaluru to have this.
Fr Idichandy along with the church committee under Mathew K Samuel (Treasurer), C Yohannan (Secretary), and L Thankachan (Church building coordinator), have extended their invite to grace the occasion with prayers and presence.
The consecrated church is located at # 264, 10th Main Road, Mathikere Extension, Mathikere, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054. Phone: +91 80 2360 8307