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Silver Jubilee Convention Photos and Slide Show

Covering an event like Silver Jubilee Convention was not easy. The programs stretched four days plus. There were sometimes 5 events running concurrently in different locations. We tried to give you a flavor of what was happening in this picture albums. Our aim was to showcase people and try to go behind the scenes. Very few pictures are "posed". Only the best photos that conveys the "spirit" of the event is presented here. Enjoy. (Selection, editing, compilation and then programming had been a major task. So, please bear with us as we slowly go through the process.)


Heritage Procession

This very colorful event is often the highlight of any convention. This year, it was not any different. 2000+ people wearing regional dresses carrying ceremonial umbrellas, chendas (local drum from Kerala) and crosses and proudly displaying Patriarchal flags was a sight to see and enjoy.

We covered the event from the beginning - the time the churches started lining up in the parking lot. As far as practical, we tried to cover the people aspect. Achans resting under trees to escape from the hot sun; bishops resting under the parapet; chenda group and the marching band displaying their talents etc. The procession was covered from 4 vantage points - beginning point, mid point, end point near the convention hall entrance and finally inside the convention hall. With this extensive coverage, you got to see some people you recognize. Thank you.

(A special thanks to the photographers, Dr. Jacob Mathew, Dr. Kurian Mani, Baby Ouseph, Gigin Paulose, and Robin Roy.)

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Historic 25 - in mel Qurbana

It was the first time in the history of North America that a con celebration of the Holy Qurbana on 25 altars simultaneously was held. The con-celebration on the main altar was performed by HE Yeldho Mor Theethose, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese in North America and HE Karim Thirumeni, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the Syrian Archdiocese in North America. It was indeed an unforgettable event for all those who participated in the event.

Part 1 : Saturday Night Altar Set up and Sunday Morning Preparations and the Procession
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how the altars were set up on late Saturday night early Sunday morning. An intimate look at the bishops, priests, deacons and altar assistants who were part of the 25 in-mel qurbana as they get ready to go for the qurbana in a colorful procession wearing kappa and official garments.
(Photos courtesy of Dr. Jacob Mathew)

Part 2: Qurbana
Mariam Deelethok, Trisagon, Gospel Readings, Blessing of the Censer, Nicene Creed
Anaphora of the faithful: Kiss of peace, celebration of the Sosaffa, blessings, Sarasum Corda, Diptichs, anpudayone (crucifixion and resurrection), Elevation of the Holy Mysteries (ascension), Prayer with incense (dhoopa prarthana)

(Photos courtesy of: Dr. Jacob Mathew, Dr. Kurian Mani, Baby Ouseph, Gigin Paulose, and Robin Roy.)

Part 3: Procession of Holy Mysteries (Second Coming)
Awe inspiring part of the service where we get a taste of our savior's second coming. When it is done by 25 bishops/corepiscopas/priests together, the result is unbelievable!!

(Photos courtesy of: Dr. Jacob Mathew, Dr. Kurian Mani, Baby Ouseph, Gigin Paulose, and Robin Roy.)

Part 4: Final Blessing (Dismissal); Giving Qurbana to the faithful; Final Team Photos

(Photos courtesy of: Dr. Jacob Mathew, Dr. Kurian Mani, Baby Ouseph, Gigin Paulose, and Robin Roy.)

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