Reunion Committee Meeting
Posted Date:April 7, 2017
The first meeting of the general body of the various committees constituted for smooth conduct of the 87th reunion day celebrations to be held at Adoor under the auspices of the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum was convened under the leadership of His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis at Holy Angels School, Adoor. In the meeting started at 3.30 pm His Excellency Samuel Mar Irenios officially welcomed the gathering and it was followed by the address of His Beatitude. In his talk His Beatitude preached on the importance of the commemoration of the Reunion Day stating that it is not an event to be celebrated but an occasion to herald the living Jesus Christ, amid other Christian denominations and non Christians. It should be an occasion to thank God immensely for all that we have received from His magnitude. It should be an occasion to take care of the least of the brethren who miss out on the basic facilities of life. It should be an occasion to uphold and strive for what Mar Ivanios dreamt for the Malankara Catholic Church, he added. His Beatitude said that the Church spares a thought for the afflicted in name of Jesus Christ. The Malankara Catholic Church sets herself close to the heart of Jesus Christ and brings forth His love to those who have lost everything only because they have professed their faith in Jesus Christ. His Beatitude is divinely tenacious that all that we do and arrange for the Reunion Day Celebrations should converge on this great virtue of our being one with those who live and die for Jesus Christ.
The various committees had separate meetings where the members discussed how the arrangements be made for the reunion day celebrations. Each committee presented the report of the modus operandi. His Beatitude made the concluding remarks reminding the members of the great responsibility they are to undertake for the Reunion Day Celebrations. After the prayers of the hour the meeting drew to a close by 8pm.