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The Holy Episcopal Synod Concludes with Emphasis on Family and Youth

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018

The 22nd Malankara Catholic Ordinary Holy Episcopal Synod was held from February 19 to 23 to discuss the topics “The Ecclesial Establishment and Sanctification of Families” and “The Formation and Year of the Youth.” The Synod was conducted at the Catholicate Center in Pattom with His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Major Archbishop-Catholicos as the Chairperson. The Synod commenced with the celebration of Holy Qurbono. The late prelate Most Rev. Dr.

10th Malankara Catholic Convention registration kickoff conducted

  • Posted on: 19 February 2018

The 10th Malankara Catholic Convention registration kickoff was conducted at the conclusion of the Pastoral Council Meeting, held at the newly blessed and inaugurated St. Peter Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Blauvelt, New York on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and General Conver, Very Rev. Augustine Mangalath presented the first convention registration form to the Pastoral Council Secretary, Mr. John P. Varghese at the conclusion the meeting.

Rockland Parish celebrates Inaugural Qurbono at the new location

  • Posted on: 19 February 2018

St. Peter’s Syro-Malankara Parish of Rockland, NY was blessed with the realization of their long-term dream of owning a facility for worship and community fellowship. The facility, consisting of a church building and a separate building housing an auditorium and classrooms, was purchased on January 5, 2018. The inaugural Holy Qurbono was offered on February 18th by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. Vicar Fr. Augustine Mangalath, and Fr. George Oonnoonny were co-celebrants.

New Eparchy Website Launched

  • Posted on: 13 February 2018

In order to better reflect the elevated status of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy, comprising of the territories of United States of America and Canada, the organization's official web domain name ("URL") has been changed from to

With the approval of the Eparchy Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos the Web Team acquired the new URL and immediately started the project plan.

Memorial Holy Qurbono for Most Rev. Mar Divannasios of Happy Memory

  • Posted on: 17 January 2018

A Memorial Holy Qurbono was celebrated for the beloved and late Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios thirumeni on January 17th Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at Elmont Cathedral. Our Bishop, Bishop Stephanos Mar Philipos was the main celebrant and the homilist. In his homily, Bishop Stephanos recalled the life and virtues of the late bishop. His Excellency emphasized the sagatious life, the humble dealings, profound intellect, and musical affinity of Bishop Divannasios. The Holy Qurbono was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Fr. Aloysius OIC, and Fr. Jerry Mathew.

Bishop Geevarghese Mar Divannasios called to eternal rest

  • Posted on: 17 January 2018

His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios Ottathengil (67) Bishop Emeritus of Puthoor Diocese of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 at 2.30pm at Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala. His Excellency went to the Lord peacefully a few hours ago after battling various health complications for some time.

The funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 St. John's Cathedral, Thiruvalla, Kerala.

Feast of Bishop Stephanos celebrated

  • Posted on: 13 January 2018

The feast of our bishop Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was celebrated on January 13, 2018. The celebration included Holy Qurbono followed by a brief felicitation meeting. The Holy Qurbono began at 8:30 am with Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos as the celebrant. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil, Rev. Fr. John Puthenvila, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew were the concelebrants.

Pastoral Council Meeting held on January 13, 2018

  • Posted on: 13 January 2018
The Pastoral Council was convened on January 13, 2018 to discuss matters related to the upcoming Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention in Stamford, Connecticut. This was the first Pastoral Council under the leadership of Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos after becoming the bishop of the Eparchy. The Pastoral Council discussed the details of the venue and elected Chairperson and Secretary for each of the committees necessary for the planning and preparation of the Convention.

Blessing of the new Daughters of Mary Convent in Yonkers

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
The new Daughters of Mary Convent of the Marthandom Province in Yonkers was blessed on November 19, 2017. The convent was blessed by Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and was attended by priests and Rev. Sisters including Msgr. Peter Kochery, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Mother Provincial Rose Francis, Rev. Fr. George Ooonnoony, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, Rev Fr. Jos Kandathikudy, Rev. Fr. Deny Pulivelil, Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew, Sr. Ancillin, and Sr. Divya.