News Archive


  • Posted on: 21 July 2020
Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew who have successfully completed their Licentiate studies. Fr. Michael received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage & Family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C., and Fr. Jerry received his Licentiate in Theology with specialization in Youth Ministry from the University of Salesian Pontifical University.

Mar Ivanios Day

  • Posted on: 20 July 2020
Mar Ivanios Day was celebrated at St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral, Elmont on July 12, 2020. The Solemn Memorial Qurbono was celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the bishop of the Eparchy, and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, the Cathedral Rector, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas. After the Holy Qurbono, Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas spoke about the relevance and legacy of Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios in connection to the history of both the Malankara and Universal Church. Following the commemoration talk by Rev. Fr.

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord (Suloko)

  • Posted on: 18 May 2020

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord (Suloko) will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 6:30 PM. This will be broadcast live from St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral Church in Elmont, New York and will be available on the Eparchial YouTube channel ( & Facebook page (

Covid-19 Information Guide

  • Posted on: 27 April 2020
The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Eparchial Commission for Social Service and Charity has prepared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information guide as a resource for all the faithful of the Eparchy, and for the greater public during this difficult period. A copy of this guide can be downloaded for your convenience.

New Initiative by the Youth Empowerment & Integration Commission of the Pastoral Council

  • Posted on: 6 April 2020

The Youth Empowerment & Integration Commission of the Eparchy has undertaken a new podcasting project. They will be releasing podcasts every so often, and it will be about topics regarding our faith and daily lives.

This first podcast is by the vicar of the cathedral parish, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, and you can find the audio on the Eparchial Facebook & YouTube pages!

Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing from Pope Francis on March 27

  • Posted on: 26 March 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis will offer an extraordinary blessing of Urbi et Orbi on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 1 PM Eastern Time (6 p.m. Rome time). All those who are present for the blessing via TV, radio or the internet, and who are truly sorry for their sins, can have the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence. The Urbi et Orbi blessing (which means “to the city of Rome and to the world”) is performed from the balcony to St. Peter’s Square when a new pope is elected and on Christmas and Easter Sunday. On this occasion, St.

Northeast Regional Bible Convention 2020

  • Posted on: 15 March 2020
The Northeast Bible Convention of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy led by Rev. Fr. Daniel Poovannathil & team will be held on July 9 -12, 2020 at St. Vincent De Paul Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Elmont, New York. This Bible Convention is open to anyone who would like to attend, however, there are a limited number of seats available. You can register here

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Geevarghese Mannikarottu Corepiscopo is called to eternal rest

  • Posted on: 29 February 2020
Rt. Rev. Geevarghese Mannikaottu Corepiscopo entered his eternal rest at 3 AM (IST) on February 29, 2020, at Kims Hospital, Trivandrum. He will be brought home at Kaithaparampu near Adoor, Kerala at 6 pm on Sunday. His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis will officiate prayers at Mannikarottu Corepiscopo's home at 1 pm on Monday and the funeral service will be at Manchadimukku St. Ignatius Syro Malankara Catholic Church at 2.30 pm on Monday.

New Marriage Assessors and Notary for the Eparchial Tribunal.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2020
The Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, has appointed two marriage assessors to the Eparchial Tribunal. The new appointees are Mr. George James & Dr. Jasmine Thomas. Their roles as assessors are to help evaluate the evidence (proofs) for the Tribunal who will judge the case. Both Mr. George James and Dr. Jasmine Thomas took the oath of fidelity in the presence of the Eparchial Bishop and Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny, the Judicial Vicar of the Eparchial Tribunal. Along with these two appointments, His Excellency has also appointed Rev. Fr.