1st National Gospel Convention and Lenten Retreat-2018
(above) 2018 National Convention
More Pictures from 2018 Convention

2nd National Gospel Convention And Lenten Retreat
St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church
173 North Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ
April 5-6, 2019 9AM - 5 PM

Retreat Leaders

His Grace  Zacharias Mor Philaxinos
Mor Gregorian Retreat Center,
Thoothootty, Thiruvanchoor, Kerala

Philaxinos Thirumeni is a well known retreat leader who has conducted retreats worldwide. From his retreat center in Thoothootty, near Manarcadu church, Thirumeni conducts week-long retreats for hundreds of people. Thousands also participate in his retreat online. We are extremely privileged to have Thirumeni conduct our retreat. Don't miss this!

Rev Fr Abraham Elayasseril
Rev. Fr. Abraham Elayasseril
Vicar, St. George Syriac Orthodox Church
Charlotte, NC

Rev. Fr. V. A. Abraham Elayasseril is from Kuttoor, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta.
Studied at Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Served 40 years as Priest (Knanaya senior priest). He is a well-known convention preacher.

Other Speakers

Archbishop His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho

His Eminence Mor Yeldho Titus
Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar
Malankara Archdiocese of The Syriac Orthodox Church in North America

Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Chief Editor and Founder, Malankara World
Regional Coordinator, St. Paul's Men's Fellowship

Mrs. Elmy Paul, St. Mary's League
Mrs. Elmy Paul
Treasurer, St. Mary's Women's League


Arrangements for private confession during the convention are available. You can sign up during the morning on Friday or Saturday. We will match you with a priest in the afternoon in a private area above the convention floor. This way, you can have your confession without missing much of the convention. If you have any questions, please check with any volunteer.


Tentative Program (in pdf)

Lenten Retreat Song Book 2019

Lenten Retreat Songbook

Convention Flyer
Flyer (regular size, 10 MB)
Flyer (condensed, small size, 122KB)
Flyer (pdf, for printing, large size, 20MB)


St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church, Begenfield, NJ

St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church
173 North Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Parking : Parking on city streets around the church is permitted.
On Saturday only, you can also park on the Parking lot of the city center.

Need Info on venue? Please contact the following :
Chev. CK Joy  201- 355-6892
Rev. Fr. Paul Parambath 610-356-2532
Mr. Suresh Baby 732-763-6665
Mrs Ammini Mathew 845-826-2963

Organized by

St. Mary's Women's League
V. Rev. Mathews Edathara CorEpiscopos
Very Rev. Mathews Edathara Cor Episcopos
Vice President, St. Mary's Women's League

Mrs. Shija Geevarghese, Secretary
(732) 678-7072


St. Paul's Men's Fellowship

Rev. Fr Paul Thotakat
Vice President, St. Paul's Men's Fellowship

Mr. Raju Abraham, Secretary

Convention Registration

Registration is Free.
Please pre-register with your church secretary so we can estimate the food reqd.
(If you could not register, you can register onsite, free.)
All are welcome

Pictures From 2018 Gospel Convention

In 2018, we had the first Gospel Convention and Lenten Retreat. It was held at the Aramana Cathedral. The whole area was filled. Learning from the experience, we are holding the convention in larger quarters this year.

See photos from last year's inaugural convention. Photos by Malankara World