Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oriental and Eastern Orthodox to meet in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (Orthodox Herald) - A camaraderie meet of the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in UAE against the backdrop of its year-long celebration of the 1960th anniversary of the establishment of Christianity in India and the centenary anniversary of the Catholicate’s establishment in Malankara.

The event ‘En Christos-2012′ will be held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Abu Dhabi under the the initiative of the Orthodox Christian Youth Movement of the parish, on Friday, the 12th of October 2012 from 6 PM onwards.

Clergy members, choristers and representatives from the Armenian, Coptic, Russian, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Churches will share the dais in the event titled ‘En Christos-2012′ which means – we are one in Christ.

The program will have three different sessions. Salah Vespers or the evening prayer; Brahmabhavana to celebrate the Orthodox chanting of hymns and perform traditional art forms; and Agape- to nurture the unconditional bonding of fellowship with a ceremonial dinner.

“The event is a first of its kind in the Gulf region and is offering a unique opportunity to these Churches in UAE to acknowledge and celebrate the spiritual unity of the valuable inheritance in its cultural diversity that dates back to the Apostolic age” says the organizers.

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