News Archive

New Cor-episcopoi for the Eparchy

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

The Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church has graciously accorded to confer the Sacred Priestly Honor of ‘Cor-episcopo’ to Rt. Rev. Monsignor Peter Kochery and Rt. Rev. Monsignor Augustine Mangalath of our Eparchy. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos has kindly consented to officiate the function on July 6, 2019 Saturday at 9.30 AM. Congratulations to both the Monsignori.

Convention Souvenir Release

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

The souvenir of the 10th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention held from August 2 to 5 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut was released on April 11. His Excellency Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos released the souvenir and handed over the first copy to Mr. Philipose Mathew, Secretary of the Eparchial Pastoral Council and Mr. John P. Varghese, General secretary of the 10th Syro Malankara Catholic Convention . The Chairman of the Souvenir Committee, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth thanked all the members of the committee and all the sponsors. The valuable service of Deacon Jobin Thomas, Mr.

Sunday School Eparchial Board Members Meeting

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

A meeting of the members of the Sunday School Board of the Eparchy was held at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchial Chancery, on February 2nd, 2019. The meeting was presided over by the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The following members attended the meeting: Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose, Eparchial Sunday School Director, Rev. Sr. Dr. Jocelyn Edathil, S.I.C; Rev. Sr. Anjali, D.M; Mrs. Jasmine Thomas ( Elmont); Mr. Sunny Thomas ( New Jersey) and  Mrs. Elizabeth Kalampanayil ( Washington D.C).

MCYM East Regional Retreat

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

On March 9, 2019, MCYM East had a Lenten retreat from 9 AM to 4 PM at St. Mary’s Yonkers Church. The topic was “Being United in Christ in All Things” and the main speaker was Mr. Savio Paul, a second-year seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of New York. Approximately 25 youth from the Eastern region, participated in the retreat, which was a blessed occasion for all who attended. Deacon Jobin Thomas and Sr. Jocelyn Edathil were also present during the retreat.

Visit of Bishop John Barres

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

On Sunday, February 17, Most Rev. John O. Barres, the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre made a friendly visit to the Eparchial Chancery. The Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos warmly greeted Bishop Barres and they had breakfast.

India Catholic Association

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

On Saturday, February 9, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos attended the 2019 Committee Inauguration and Handing Over ceremony for the India Catholic Association of America (ICAA). His Excellency delivered the inaugural speech and emphasized the value of life and the need to continue to bear the witness of Christ to the world, especially in light of the new abortion legislation signed by New York Governor. Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth also delivered a speech during the meeting. Mr.

Pastoral Council Meeting

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

On January 26, 2019, the Pastoral Council meeting was held at 10 AM in the Eparchial Chancery, Elmont, NY. His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos presided over the meeting. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gigi Philip offered the opening prayer and made a reflection on the duties and responsibilities of the Pastoral Council Members.

His Excellency extended a formal welcome to the newly constituted Pastoral Council members and gave the orientation talk and announced the names of the nominated Pastoral Council members.


  • Posted on: 12 July 2019

The Department of the Family Apostolate of the Eparchy conducted a Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation) Course on Saturday, February 23 at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (86-45 Edgerton Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432). 20 people participated in the course.