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Feast Day Celebration of H.E. Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos

  • Posted on: 11 January 2022
On Saturday, January 8, 2021, St. Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy celebrated the Feast Day of the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The day was marked with the celebration of the Holy Qurbono with His Excellency as the Main Celebrant, and the Cathedral Rector, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth as the homilist. The Protosyncellus, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Fr. Liju Thundiyil, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas also concelebrated the Holy Qurbono. The Rev. Sisters and lay faithful of the tri-state area were in attendance representing the entire Eparchy.

Malankara Catholic Mission Niagara Region (Canada)

  • Posted on: 27 November 2021
On November 27, 2021, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission Niagara Region was officially established by the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, and His Excellency has appointed Rev. Fr. Aji Varghese as the priest in charge of this Mission. The Coordinator of the Malankara Catholic Missions in Canada and Syncellus of the Eparchy, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gigi Philip, Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose, and Rev. Fr. Paul Vellakunnath joined Rev. Fr. Aji Varghese in concelebrating the Divine Liturgy with the Faithful of the Niagara Region at 7:30 PM on November 27th at St.

Visit of Seminarians from St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston

  • Posted on: 30 October 2021
On Sunday, October 31, 2021, Rev. Fr. Eurel Manzano, the Rector of St. Mary’s Seminary of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Fr. Michael Earthman, Director of Liturgical Formation, Fr. Richard Hinkley, Director of Spiritual Formation, Fr Jasper Leejo, Spiritual Father and 31 seminarians from visited St. Peter’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish in Houston, Texas, and attended the Holy Qurbono.

Pastoral Council Meeting

  • Posted on: 23 October 2021
On October 23, 2021, a meeting of the Eparchial Pastoral Council was held in the Eparchial Chancery at 11 AM. The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos presided over the meeting. The agenda of the meeting was the Eparchial level inauguration on the sharing of the theme of “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,” which is to be held in the universal church in 2023 in Rome, to provide an update and development of the proposed Pastoral Center, and pastoral planning of the Eparchy.

Eparchial Day

  • Posted on: 23 October 2021
The 2021 Eparchy Day celebration was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral in Elmont, New York. The celebrations began with the solemn concelebrated Holy Qurbono at 9:00 a.m. with the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the Main Celebrant. The celebration concluded with agape in the Cathedral Hall in which everyone could share the joy of Eparchial fellowship once again.

Synod 2021-2023: For A Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission

  • Posted on: 22 October 2021

Pope Francis has approved a new three-stage process for the next gathering of the Synod of Bishops; this process continues his efforts to reform the Catholic Church in accordance with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. His aim is to involve the whole church at diocesan, national and continental levels through a process of “listening and discernment” on the important theme of synodality: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.”

“A Day of Prayer for Our Families”

  • Posted on: 20 October 2021

The Family Apostolate of the Eparchy will be conducting a "Day of Prayer for Families" on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral (1500 Depaul Street, Elmont, New York, 11003).

The schedule of the day's event is as follows:
8:30 am - Holy Qurbono
10 am – 5 pm Chain Rosary every hour
5 pm - Evening Prayer
6 pm – Benediction

For further details, please see the flyer below, or contact Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil, the Director of the Family Apostolate:

Appointment of Rev. Noby Ayyaneth as Director of Malankara Catholic Pastoral Center

  • Posted on: 15 October 2021

The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Philipos Mar Stephanos, has appointed Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth as the Director of the Malankara Catholic Pastoral Center. He took charge of this office on October 16. The Eparchy offers its prayerful best wishes to Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth on this new endeavour.

Bishop Stephanos attends Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

  • Posted on: 11 October 2021
The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas attended the 44th annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on October 11, 2021. The annual Mass celebrates Italian heritage and the unique contribution of Italian Americans to New York City and the country. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, was the principal celebrant.