MUSCAT: His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan, has launched a mobile application for Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) Muscat, in IOS and Android, during the Apostolic visit of His Holiness on December 7, at St Thomas Church, Ruwi.
HG Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, helped the Catholicos punch the key on the mobile to launch the application along with His Holiness. The mobile application will serve as a step towards the Unified Member Communication System which enables the MGOME members to keep connected and fully aware about various church activities.
Mar Yulios, who explained the salient features, mentioned that with this launch, Muscat Maha Edavaka will be the first parish among all Malankara Orthodox churches to have such a unique facility wherein church information becomes readily available on your fingertips.
The features of the application include notification alerts, circulars, parish directory, prayers books, prayer request, social media links, church calendar, events, news feeds from church, spiritual organisations, service and worship timings, photo, video gallery, quick downloads, GPS locator and member login.
HG Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan, Bombay Diocese, HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos, Metropolitan, Niranam Diocese, Fr Mathai Pallath, Vicar/President, MGOME, and Fr Bejoy Varghese, Associate Vicar, were also present during the occasion.
Others include Biju Parumala, Parish Trustee, Jabson Varghese, Co-Trustee, Binu Joseph Kunchattil, Secretary and Diocesan Council Member, Boban Mathew Thomas.
Koshy M Tharakan, was the General Convenor, who devised the mobile application, along with the MGOME Web Media-Gulf Orthodox TV committee team consisting of Benson Skaria, Aji P T, and Sabu Chandy.