Cherukode Church Blessed
Posted Date:April 7, 2017
The newly constructed church at Cherukode, in the Ecclesiastical District of Kattakada was blessed by His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis on March 12, 2017. A long cherished dream of the parishioners has come true; a dream that was highly acclaimed and generously supported. With Father Anoop Thomson, the vicar of the church, the parishioners went an extra mile in setting up whatever that would build a church. A great decision and hard toil were companions all along the way until there were smiles on their faces. Providence was alone the foundation on which they could stand and hold their heads high in appreciation towards everyone who came as agents in fulfilling God’s plan for them. His Beatitude being the first one in the line-up was more than involved and supportive in their efforts of building this new church, and Father Saji Mukkottumannil extended his generous support with an aid of 15 lakhs rupees for the construction of the church.
On the day of the blessing, in the afternoon, His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis and His Excellency Samuel Mar Irenios were accorded a liturgical reception at the main entrance of the church. After the prayers of the ninth hour, the consecration began. The blessing ceremony was concluded by 5pm after which His Beatitude addressed the gathering and Father Anoop proposed the vote of thanks. It was followed by the solemn celebration of holy Qurbono by His Beatitude.