Recognizing the prominence and activities, H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas with his blessed Apostolic Bull, St. George Universal SOC have been elevated to a Reesh Church (Valiyapalli). On 3rd December the declaration of 37 year old parish to a Reesh Church is being celebrated with all pomp and glory during a tri mass with Catholicos His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I as the chief celebrant and assisted by Diocesan metropolitan and patriarchal vicar H.E. Mor Theodosius Mathews and H.E. Mor Mathews Aphrem. A grand public meeting will be held on the same day evening with well known dignitaries and religious leaders with Reesh Church members celebrating the occasion.
St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, Kuwait was established in 1973, with 13 Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian families having allegiance to the Patriarch of Antioch, for worship and to cater to their spiritual needs. Currently with, over 500 families and around 2000 members Kuwait St. George church is a shining jewel of Syrian Orthodox Church.
St. George Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Kuwait is the mother church of the two other Syrian Orthodox Churches in Kuwait which were established in 2002 and 2005.